At the exhibit we got to ogle many gilded and ornate objects, some more beautiful than others. (I thought some of his bachelor choices were downright ugly.) I particularly liked this enameled tea set. The Frick owned multiple tea sets--of course--and while I am a regular tea drinker, I cannot imagine ever finding space in my schedule to enjoy all of them. It must have been hard work to be that rich.
Looking back, I didn't take very many photos, although this was allowed. I must not have been very impressed with the paintings as a whole, although I am fascinated by their late-medieval/early-renaissance religious scenes. These violet vases reminded me of this trip with my parents to the Meissen Porcelain Factory outside Dresden, when I was researching my dissertation.
Editor's Note: With so many monuments to this man's name--such as Frick Park--it's important we not forget the seedy, union-busting way in which he acquired his wealth: see my post on the Homestead Battle Foundation.