Possible post-mortem of a dog from the Thanatos archive.
Most of you probably know that post-mortem photography is a desirable area of collecting, but photos of pets are, too. This is because it’s difficult to get an animal to sit for the duration of the exposure time.
Lina Jaros - Beyond The Walls
“A Bull’s Mouth shell carving, set in a high-carat yellow gold archaeological granulated and corded mount, circa 1870. The subject is based on the Fuseli painting The Three Witches [after 1783], depicting the three witches from Macbeth; yet stylized in a mythological form, portraying the goddess of Retribution, Nemesis [centre] holding her finger to her lips to command silence and flanked by Themis, a personification of Justice and the nymph, Adrasteia. The carving is fine, capturing a sense of movement and purpose.”
Lots of Victorian treasures.
(Source : etsy.com)
DON’T READ IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE SPOILED!
I punched the air when he finally acknowledges his feelings for River. Best. Kiss. Ever. I hope it wasn’t *actually* goodbye.
I am waiting to get over my OTP excitement so I can be angry about what a hurried and disorderly mess the finale was, just like the rest of the series. I think it was definitely the most poorly written series to date, which makes me worry about the future of the show.
Even though I read the spoilers about John Hurt, I’m a bit shocked that they turned out to be true. This could be either a really cool and exciting game-changer, or ruin the series. :/
I know everyone is freaking out about the fact that this makes Matt Smith the TWELFTH Doctor, which means that he only has one generation left. What everyone seems to forget is that Doctor Who is bonafide institution AND a franchise that generates millions: I seriously doubt the BBC is going to call it quits any time soon. I’m sure when the Doctor reaches the “end,” the writers will pull some stupid timey-wimey thing out of their arses that gives the Doctor more regenerations. This show has bent its own rules so many times that frankly, I’m surprised we all still watch it.
Maybe it’s the cheekbones and the bow tie that keep me going at this point.
Can you spot the hidden profiles in this rose, shamrock, & thistle print from 1815? Each one is a British or European leader in coalition against Napoleon. It’s from my collection, and the only other one I can find is from Yale’s Rare Books & Manuscripts Library.
A keeper, then.
A peek at the decor of a Finnish taxidermy collector…
(Source : ravishingbeasts.com)
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New in the shop: Antique pink lustreware cups and saucers.
(Source : etsy.com)