MAXFIELD PARRISH AND AN OLD FRENCH SODA BOTTLE
Today I'm participating in Vintage Thingie Thursday hosted by Colorado Lady. Please click on the button on my side bar if you would like to participate or see the other great posts to participate in this weekly event.
O.K. I know I have both items in the same picture; but that is just how I have them displayed in my home. First - the antique soda bottle. I purchased this from French Larkspur, she has a fabulous blog if you would care to visit.
The bottle came FULL OF SELTZER!! I was so shocked - but now I know why; when I tried to open the bottle, the top was completely fused on. It obviously had rusted in place after being forgotten in storage for so many years.
I love the ornate spout shaped like a bird with its mouth open. I can just imagine someone in Paris mixing themselves a whiskey and seltzer at cocktail hour. Can't you?
My second find was an art print by the American artist Maxfield Parrish. He was very popular in the early l900's as an art illustrator. He flourished in the art print market.
The print behind my seltzer bottle is entitled "Daybreak" and was painted in 1922.
He used a method of layering several coats of oil and varnish in layers to obtain the ethereal and fantastical settings in his paintings. He is known for his blue - which was dubbed Parrish Blue.
Hopefully you have enjoyed my little trip down antique lane. I learned something from my post today about an artist I knew very little about. I like that - A LOT!
Blessings to you all,