Illustration for the perfumery Floralia by Rafael de Penagos, 1926
John Singer Sargent
A traditional hunter’s trophy called “charivari,” the silver ornaments worn with lederhosen in southern Germany and Austria.
Made with a silver standard no longer used in Germany, so most likely dates to the first half of 20th century or earlier. Made of real marten (wild weasel) jaw in fine silver 835 mount.
Mounted Beauchene skull
Maison Vasseur, Tramond successeur
Paris, c. 1880
Surgeon and anatomist Edmé François Chauvot de Beauchêne invented in the 1810s the technique of taking apart the individual bones of the skull and resassembling them in “exploded” fashion on a frame for better viewing.
The Warren Anatomical Museum in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Edward Frenkel and Laurent DeRobert “Existential Love and Math”