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.