Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Antique Austrian Postcards: Lower Austria

We have added a new lane: Vintage postcards from old Lower Austria. All are scarce postcards, like this one:
Greetings from Maria Enzersdorf:

Monday, December 14, 2009

China: Antique Jade with Monkey and Lotus Leaf.

China: Antique Jade with Monkey and Lotus Leaf.

China: Antique Jade, brown at the outer part, white at the centre. The colors have been used very well, making the brown a lotus leaf and the white a monkey with a peach.

20 x 36 x 15 mm. 13 gram.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

1898: Canton Postcard. Paquebot Ligne N. to Wien

Imperial China 1898: „Greetings from Canton“. b/w postcard, depicting the wheel-steamer Han-Kow, boats and junks.

Sent as postcard per Ligne N Paquebot Fr. No. 7 to Wien.

Thge stamp most probably has been replaced, otherwise fine condition.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Antonietta Stella Autograph on Tinted Photo. CoA

Antonietta Stella: Portrait Photo ( Studio Fayer, Wien) hand signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 3,4 x 5,2 inches.

Antonietta Stella is an Italian operatic soprano, one of the finest Italian spinto sopranos of the 1950s and 1960s, possessing a beautiful and ample voice, and particularly associated with Verdi and Puccini roles.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Antique China Seal. Shou Shan Stone, Scholar with Fan. 1893

Old Chinese seal, Qing Dynasty, 1893. The sides of the seal depict a scholar with a fan, followed by a huge bat.

Very fine cutting of the actual seal: „ Ting Ying Jiang Yue “ – The Pavillon and the Moon are reflected in the River.

Beautiful Shou Shan stone in warm gray tones. The pale gray part well used to depict the Scholar.

The artist’s name is engraved at the side of the seal, Bai Shi.

0,7 x 0,7 x 3,35 inches, 52 gram. Very fine condition.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Japanese Kids in Litter. Tinted Albumen Photo, 1880s

Antique Japan Photograph: Albumen photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners. The photo depicts two Japanese children, carried in a sedan by 2 men.

3,5 x 5,5 inches, sharp photo, fine condition, app. 1880.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Antique Japanese Albumen Photo. Amidaike Osaka. 10 x 8

Decorative, antique Japanese Albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners. Fine condition.

Text in plate: 345 Amidaike Osaka.app. 1880.

The photo depicts Buddha statues at Amidaike temple.

More Japanese Albumen Photos HERE

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Antique Chinese Brush Washer and Spoon. Porcelain

Lovely old, white porcelain brush washer, actually a water dipper with spoon to add water on the ink stone for grinding the ink. It is in shape of a toad.

There is a red wax seal at the bottom, stating that it is antique. It has been certified by a Chinese authority in the 1970s.

Size; 2,5 x 1,4 x 1 inches.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

China, Agate Snuff Bottle, attractive Structure.

Beautiful, Chinese Agate snuff-bottle with Jade stopper and spoon.

2,2 x 4 x 1,2 inches. 224 gram.

The snuff-bottle is app. 100 years old, the stopper has been added later

Nice structure of the stone, somehow resembling a landscape. Very fine condition.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Emil Scaria CdV. Photo by Luckhardt.

Austrian bass Emil Scaria (1838 - 1886) made his début (1860) in Budapest as Saint-Bris (Les Huguenots). He made appearances in Dessau, Leipzig, and Dresden.

In 1863 he appeared with the Leipzig Opera; in 1864 he was working in Dresden. He was engaged by the Vienna State Opera in 1872.

From 1873 until his death Scaria was engaged at the Vienna Hofoper. While in London performing a Ring Cycle he suffered a mental breakdown. He continued to sing but in 1886 he again suffered a mental breakdown and soon after died insane.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Old China. 2 small wooden Figurines. Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty, 2 wooden figural pendants Guan Yin and Lu Tongpin. ( holes for jointing at head and base-parts ).

55 and 60 mm, Fine condition. Nice, antique carvings.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Antique Chinese Seal of Scarce Stone. 2 Characters

Antique Chinese Siegel made of Gui Hua Shi (siliceous sinter, silicea sinter). Attractive designed seal with flower/stone motif decoration as side carving. Engraved as seal are 2 characters „overtake oneself".

Diameter: 10 mm, Height: 50 mm. Very fine condition. App. 19th century.

Seals made of siliceous sinter are scarce and expensive.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Knowels Hare signed Litho Postcard. Girl with huge Hat.

Attractive, lithographed Art Nouveau postcard, depicting a pretty girl with huge hat, entitled Eloise.

Uses as postcard in Graz in 1914. Fine condition.

John Knowles Hare was born in 1884. He was a member of the Society of Illustrators in New York. In the early 1900s he designed many magazine covers like "Sympathy", "The Saturday Evening Post" oder "The Country Gentleman".

Hare died in 1947 in Montclair, New Jersey.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Continental Art Nouveau Postcard with Plane from 1917

Very decorative, Germen advertising postcard for Continenatal company "Continental-Aeroplanstoff". The image shows a small plane and scared watchers.

Text at reverse, fine condition. MORE such Postcards

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stunning China Snuffbottle made of Liuli Glass.

Old Chinese Liuli-Glass Snuff-bottle. Colorful design. The snuffbottle is from the Republic period ( 1920ies?), the stopper is rather new.

42 x 27 x 67 mm. Fine condition, delicate work.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

August Strindberg. Scarce Art Nouveau Postcard by Carl Larsson.

August Strindberg: Vintage postcard, portrait August Strindberg, after a graphic by Carl Larsson. Text: „ AVG Strindberg. Furusund. Juli 1899. Ritadt af Hans Gamle van. C. L.".

Used as postcard in Austria in 1924. Fine condition.

Carl Larsson (1853 - 1919) was a Swedish artist. He is considered to be one af the most famous Swedish artists.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Chinese Porcelain Seal. Song-Dynasty.

Authentic, antique seal from the Song-Dynasty - app. 1000 years old.

Made of porcelain with 2 characters as actual seal.

25 x 14 x 11 mm. Very fine condition, no faults, scarce.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Japanische Poster Postcard for Military Actions in China

Decorative Japanese postcard from app. 1918. It depicts Japanese soldiers and corpsmen under a Japanese flag.

Some writing at the reverse but not postally used. Fine condition, scarce.

More Japanese Postcards: HERE

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Very old Tsingtao Postcard with Iltis Casern.

China pre 1900: Tsingtau ( Qingdao ). Litho postcard with view at the German Iltis-Caserns.

Published by Max Grill, Kaufhaus, Tsingtau, China.

Ink-spot at the upper left corner of the reverse. Minor aging.

More Qingdao postcards HERE

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Antique China Seal, Qing, Bronze: Taoist Society. Scarce.

Antique Chinese seal made of bronze. It belonged to a Taoist society, who also distributed their own paintings, calligraphy and book with this seal's impression on them.

The seal is from the Qing-Dynasty, app. 2-300 years old. There probably was a kind of handle at the upper part to make the printing easier.

2 x 2 inches. Scarce seal with historical value.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

Friday, April 24, 2009

Old China Seal with Dragon. Desirable Antique Chop

Old, larger Chinese Seal made of black stone. At the top is a squatted dragon, the actual seal consists of 6 characters which have been skilfully engraved.

Very fine condition.

46 x 46 x 44 mm, 69 gram.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Emile Sauret Card de Visite. French Composer.

Émile Sauret CdV. Photo by Joseph Rziwanek in Wien.

Émile Sauret (22 May 1852, Dun-le-Roi, France - 12 February 1920, London) was a French violinist and composer. Sauret wrote over 100 violin pieces, including a famous cadenza for the first movement of Niccolò Paganini's First Violin Concerto and the "Gradus ad Parnassum" (1894).

He began European tours at the age of eight. Sauret made his American debut in 1872. Liszt performed sonatas with him. In 1873, Sauret married Teresa Carreño (1853-1917), the Venezuelan pianist and composer.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Austrian Painter Olga Wisinger-Florian. Signed CDV. 1868.

Olga Wisinger-Florian. Carte de Visite from 1868 with dedication to the artist Friedricke Lucca and signature at the reverse, signed on Julv 11, 1868 in Franzensbad.

Minor aging, very scarce.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Olga Wisinger-Florian (1844 - 1926) was an Austrian impressionist painter, mainly of landscapes and flower still lifes. She was a notable representative of Austrian Mood Impressionism.

From 1881 she regularly showed paintings at the annual exhibitions mounted at the artist's house and later often showed at Vienna Secession exhibitions.

Work she showed at the Paris and Chicago international exhibitions earned her worldwide acclaim and she awarded numerous distinctions and prizes.

Her late work is notable for a lurid palette, with discernible overtones of Expressionism. With landscape and flower pictures that were already Expressionist in palette by the 1890s, she was years ahead of her time.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2 old China Postcards made of Stamps. 2 Gods.

China ca. 1920. Two postcards with mythological figures, hand painted and made of stamps.

The front side is in fine condition, at the reverse are paper remnants from an album and the postcard with the goddess has a band. Unused.

More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE