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A porcelain Sèvres milk bucket, designed for the dairy of Marie Antoinette in the Hameau (Hameau de la Reine) at the Petit Trianon, Versalles.  Cubo para la leche de las cabras de la reina. Extraordinario ejemplo de porcelana rococó. La Aldea de la Reina fue construida hacia 1783,  con diseño del arquitecto Richard Mique.

A porcelain Sèvres milk bucket, designed for the dairy of Marie Antoinette in the Hameau (Hameau de la Reine) at the Petit Trianon, Versalles. Cubo para la leche de las cabras de la reina. Extraordinario ejemplo de porcelana rococó. La Aldea de la Reina fue construida hacia 1783, con diseño del arquitecto Richard Mique.

Curta Mechanical Calculator, a small, hand-cranked mechanical calculator introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. It can be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and (with more difficulty) square roots and other operations.  considered the best portable calculators available until they were displaced by electronic calculators in the 1970s.

Curta Mechanical Calculator, a small, hand-cranked mechanical calculator introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. It can be used to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and (with more difficulty) square roots and other operations. considered the best portable calculators available until they were displaced by electronic calculators in the 1970s.

1859 Difference engine No. 3  George and Edvard Scheutz

1859 Difference engine No. 3 George and Edvard Scheutz

The many faces of Marie Antoinette from her arrival in France from Austria as the young bride to be of the Dauphin, Louis XVI, to her death by guillotine years later.

The many faces of Marie Antoinette from her arrival in France from Austria as the young bride to be of the Dauphin, Louis XVI, to her death by guillotine years later.

Tlingit (Alaska), Dagger and Sheath, wood/abalone/ivory/metal/beads/wool/cotton, c. 1850/60.    I suspect the sheath may be Tahltan

Tlingit (Alaska), Dagger and Sheath, wood/abalone/ivory/metal/beads/wool/cotton, c. 1850/60. I suspect the sheath may be Tahltan

Mississauga (Ontario, Canada), Bag, porcupine quills/leather, c. 1800.

Mississauga (Ontario, Canada), Bag, porcupine quills/leather, c. 1800.

A piece of a dress worn by Marie Antoinette at the Temple prison. This fragment sold at Christie’s for $76, 184.

A piece of a dress worn by Marie Antoinette at the Temple prison. This fragment sold at Christie’s for $76, 184.

This is a cyanometer, an 18th century instrument for measuring the blueness of the sky. Loved by @jonathanscho  #anotherloves #bluesky

This is a cyanometer, an 18th century instrument for measuring the blueness of the sky. Loved by @jonathanscho #anotherloves #bluesky

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