Friday, May 20, 2016

Greetings from Liezen 1898 Postcard Austria

Greetings from Liezen Styria Vintage Postcard 1898

Greetings from Liezen Styria Vintage Postcard 
Greetings from Liezen Postcard 1898 
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Austria Styria province: b/w lithographed vintage postcard with 3 views at Liezen, Panorama view, Grafenegg castle and Lower Marketplace. Sent Liezen to Ischl in 1898. Good condition.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Old Japanese Frog Netsuke, Hard-wood

Old Japanese hard-wood Netsuke in Shape of a Frog

Japanese Hard-wood Netsuke Frog Artist signed 
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Old Japanese hard-wood netsuke in shape of a frog/toad. Delicately carved. 

Artist signed: 夻利 Height: 51 mm Very good condition.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Lina von Schauroth Postcard Art Nouveau Frankfurt

German Art Nouveau Postcard by Lina von Schauroth

Postcard by Lina von Schauroth 

Exciting Art Nouveau postcard promoting the import-exhibition in Frankfurt in 1919.

Lithographed using the colors blue, green gold and black only. Very powerful design. Used as postcard in Germany in 1919. Good condition. Lina von Schauroth, b. Holzmann (1874 - 1970 ) was an artist and artisan from Frankfurt. She became famous for her designs of glass-windows and mosaics used in public buildings. During the 2 wars she engaged in social-politic welfare, later she engaged in animal welfare.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Alexandra of Denmark Queen Alexandra of England Autograph CoA

Queen Alexandra of England Carte de Visite with Autograph CoA

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Queen Alexandra of England born Princess of Denmark carte de visit. Hand signed by Queen Alexandra.

The Autograph comes with a Certificte of Authenticity.

Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress consort of India as the wife of King-Emperor Edward VII.

Her family had been relatively obscure until her father, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was chosen with the consent of the great powers to succeed his distant cousin, Frederick VII, to the Danish throne. At the age of sixteen, she was chosen as the future wife of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, the heir apparent of Queen Victoria.

They married eighteen months later in 1863, the same year her father became king of Denmark as Christian IX and her brother was appointed to the vacant Greek throne as George I. She was Princess of Wales from 1863 to 1901, the longest anyone has ever held that title, and became generally popular; her style of dress and bearing were copied by fashion-conscious women.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Summer Palace in Peking Photo from 1902

The Summer Palace in Peking. Old large Photo from 1902

The Summer Palace in Peking photo 

China, Bejing: Authentic old photograph depicting the old Summer Palace in Peking. The photo is from 1902. from a German counsel. 

Hand writing at the back „ Sommerpalast Peking Mittel-Pagode“.

Size: ca. 10 x 7 inches (25,1 x 18,4 cm), good condition.

The Summer Palace has a long history. The origins of the Summer Palace date back to the Jurchen-led Jin dynasty in 1153. In 1860, the British and French destroyed parts of the Summer Palace at the end of the Second Opium War while looting and burning down the nearby Old Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan).

The destruction of the palaces was ordered by Lord Elgin, the British High Commissioner to China, and was undertaken in response to the torture and killing of two British envoys, a journalist for The Times, and their escorts.

The destruction of large parts of the Summer Palace still evokes strong emotions among some people in China. Between 1884–95, during the reign of the Guangxu Emperor (r. 1875–1908), Empress Dowager Cixi ordered three million silver taels, originally designated for upgrading the Qing navy (the Beiyang Fleet), to be used for reconstructing and enlarging the Summer Palace to celebrate her 60th birthday.

In 1900, towards the end of the Boxer Rebellion, the Summer Palace suffered damage again when the forces of the Eight-Nation Alliance destroyed the imperial gardens and seized many artifacts stored in the palace. The palace was restored two years later.

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Monday, April 04, 2016

Old Chinese postcard with Torpedo Officers

Old Chinese postcard with Torpedo Officers

Chinese Torpedo Officers Vintage Postcard
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Old Chinese postcard (printed in Germany) “Chinesische Torpedo-Officiere”.

The postcard depicts four officers in traditional uniform. Used in Berlin in 1902, good condition.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Singapore Vintage Postcard Malay Street 1929 to Germany

Singapore Vintage Postcard Malay Street

Singapore Vintage Postcard Malay Street 
Singapore Vintage Postcard Malay Street 
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Old Singapore photo postcard “Malay Street, Singapore”.
Attractive view with Rickshaw and shops.

The postcard has been shipped to Germany in 1929. Good condition.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

Art Nouveau Menu. Alphonse Mucha signed in Plaste

Old Art Nouveau Menu. Alphonse Mucha design.

  Mucha graphic 

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Decorative old menu from Austria, front page designed by Mucha. Artist signed “Mucha” in plate.

This menu on glossy paper is more than 50 years old, but not from Art Nouveau period.

It comes from a Viennese printing company ( closed down some 30-40 years ago ). They had a small quantity of this menu in their stock ( in green and in red ). Originally it was printed for a dinner in 1910.

Size: 8,5 x 11,8 inches. 4 pages. At the back is an advertising for a Viennese brewery. Bend at lower right corner.

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