Dead Birds and Hunting Equipment in a Landscape (source)
Dead swan (source 1, 2)
Monkey and dog beside dead game and fruit (source)
The White Peacock (source)
Falconer’s Bag detail
Still lifes and dead games by Dutch painter Jan Weenix or Joannis Wenix (b 1639, 1643– d 1719), known for his hunting scenes.
Hubert the roast swan cake by by Conjurer’s Kitchen.
It looks totally real but is actually made of pink coloured white chocolate mudcake, with rice krispie treats in the neck and wings.
Spooky ex-votos (votive offerings to a saint or to a divinity) illustrating people that have miraculously survived the fall, due to Saint Mary that was present at the scene of the accident.
Check the full collection and more info in original post.
Check some more ex-votos here and here.
Guillotine children’s toy made during the time of French revolution (ca. 1794), from the book: Children’s Toys of Bygone Days: A History of Playthings of All Peoples from Prehistoric Times to the XIXth Century by Karl Grober, published in 1928 by B.T. Batsford ltd.
“..the nineteenth century it was the custom in Italy to tie a string to the leg of living birds or big cockchafers and give them to children as a toy to play with. The custom was so universal that we even see such living playthings represented in the hands of the Christ Child, especially in pictures of the Italian Renaissance. A curious example of a similar kind was to be found among the usually so simple and harmless German toys, as a Nuremberg catalog of the eighteenth century proves (image bellow). These were comic figures with space inside to hold a bird which in its struggles gives to the figures all kind of motions. As the catalog says: ‘No one would imagine that a living bird was inside, but would suppose that it was clock-work which made the head, eyes, and beak of the bird move.”
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Drawings from artist Shademeister on Deviant art
via dark silence in suburbia
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Silver skeleton necklace from Stephanie Inagaki‘s macabre jewelry line Miyu Decay, on Etsy