seafaring & crockery

 Interior view from a peepshow, 18th century.

 Frigate in ivory, gold and iron, Jacob Zeller, 1620.

Porcelain plate, 1880, anon. Rebus riddle saying 'Quand on veut commander on doit savoir obeir', or 'If you want to be able to give orders, you must first be able to obey.'

Delft tile with depiction of a peepshow, 1880, anon.

Images capturing something of the spirit of the things that are rushing through my head at the moment… Peepshows / turbulent waters / full sail, sails furling / wind capturing apparatus / historical warships / old men of the sea / feasts on boats - looking out to sea / delft blue.