Thursday, December 08, 2011

Decorative Chinese Seal with Motto

China Seal Toad on Lotus

Chinese vintage leisure seal with 5 characters as motto engraved: zhong xiao yi-sheng zhi 忠孝一生志 (loyalty and filial piety as ones life-long ideal).

A relief has been carved at one side of the seal, depicting a son pushing his father in a wheel chair. Jiang Xiang, a seal carver from the Republic period is the artist of this seal.

14 x 30 x 35 mm ( 0,6 x 1,2 x 1,4 inches), very fine condition.

Side engraving with details of the seal carver.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Imperial China: Ink Box with Inscription

antique Chinese Ink Box

China, Qing Dynasty: Square metal box, mostly used to store ink.

Inscription of 9 characters at the top. Oval producers stamp at the bottom of the box stating that it is Qing Dynasty. Polished surface.

2,9 x 2,95 x 0,9 inches (74 x 75 x 23 mm), fine condition.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Ivory Seal. Antique Chinese Chop. Attractive, antique Chinese seal from the Qing Dynasty. Warm color. Engraved are 4 characters, well carved.

0,7 x 1,1 x 2,3 inches (11 x 22 x 59 mm), 35 gram.

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Tang Yuanye Seal. Yellow Shou Shan, Leisure Seal 唐源邺

Chinese Leisure Seal Tang Yuanye

Fine leisure seal by the famous artist Tang Yuanye  唐源邺 (1886-1968).

Signed with his name Zui Shi ( drunken stone). Tang is also famous as calligrapher. At the top of this attractive seal a string is fixed.

As actual seal 4 characters are engraved: Zhu hua yin guan 驻花吟馆: Staying at the home of the chanting flowers

1,2 x 1,2 x 0,45 inches (31 x 32 x 18 mm). Fine condition.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chinese vintage Photo with Potter

China photo of potter

Authentic, old, professional Chinese Photo depicting a potter at work. Japanese explanations on an additional sheet.

The photo is from app. 1920.

3,9 x 5,8 inches (10 x 14,5 cm), fine condition.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

China vintage Seal Toad on Lotus Leaf, 4 Characters

ChinaSeal Toad on Lotus

寿山石 印章: Decorative, old Chinese leisure seal with a toad on lotus-leaf as handle and 4 characters as actual seal: junzi tan tang 君子坦汤 (the noble man is [of] broadminded [nature]). Referring to a quote by Confucius.

Side engraving with details of the seal carver.

1 x 1 x 2 inches (26 x 26 x 71 mm), fine condition.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Imperial Korea Vintage Postcard Man in Traditional Dress

Imperial Korea: b/w Vintage Postcard, depicting a Korean man in traditional dress. Unused postcard in fine condition.

Imperial Korea postcard

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

公豪篆刻: Chinese Leisure Seal by Gong Hao

Chinese leisure seal of grey stone by the artist Gong Hao 公豪.

 As actual seal engraved are 4 characters: 凤皇台客 Feng Huang tai ke (guest at Feng Huang-tai). Skillful side engraving with image of a phoenix and the name of the seal carver.

 0,65 x 0,65 x 2 inches (17 x 17 x 70), 37 grams.
 Very good carving of the 4 characters.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Antique Chinese Agate Snuff-Bottle

Old Chinesisches snuff-bottle, end of Qing – beginning of Republic Period. White agate.
One side plain white without pattern, one side with grey, mottled enclosures.

Antique Chinese Agate Snuff-Bottle

1,6 x =,5 x 2,1 inches. (42 x 29 x 53 mm). Very fine condition.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Old Chinese Water Dispenser with Spoon, Silver.

Qing Dynasty: Decorative, Chinese water dispenser (for painters and calligraphers). Silver, with hall mark and matching old spoon.

The object is from app. 1900.

Qing Dynasty water dispenser

Shape of a leaf with twine, snake, frog and bat.

74 x 48 x 24 mm, 33 Gram. Fine condition.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Chinese Brush Pot Porcelain Qing Blue White

Chinese brush pot from the End of the 19. century. Blue-white porcelain, depicting a wealthy man in his studio with books, porcelain, folding screen and 2 sons, playing.

Height: 115 mm, Diameter: 77 mm. No bottom mark. No cracks or fissures, minor aging.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chinese Vintage Seal by Wang Fuchang, Shou Shan

Attractive Shou Shan Stone, beige-green-red, with 4 characters as actual seal: Fang guang zi le (lit.: release, extensive, self, happy. Let go on a broad scale and feel happy)

Decorative, delicate carving of the four sides, depicting scholars enjoying a landscape.

27 x 27 x 117 mm, 236 gram. Fine condition.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Chinese Vintage Sea. Shou Shan, Scholar and white Moon

Attractive, brown Shou Shan Stone with 3 characters as actual seal: Jin Shi Shou (lit.: gold, stone longevity. The meaning is gaining longevity by love for seals and bronzes)

Decorative, delicate carving of the front side, depicting a pin tree, pagoda, boat and a scholar, looking at the sow white moon. This white space is part of the stone.

38 x 12 x 39 mm, 32 gram. Fine condition.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Overlay Snuff Bottle with Jade Top

Overlaid Snuff Bottle, Peking glass with Lotus and ducks at front and heron motif at reverse. The inside of the bottles has been delicately roughened (snowflake ground). Metal spoon with green jade stopper.

50 x 28 x 65 mm (without top), very fine condition. App. 1900-1920.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

China vintage Postcard Ladies with Lily Feet

Attractive Chinese vintage postcard from app. 1910, depicting 8 ladies with lily feet.

Unused postcard, published by Sternberg in Hong Kong.

Fine condition.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Attractive Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle with Coral Stopper

Attractive agate snuff bottle. White-brown stone, artful carving.

agate snull bottle

Coral, metal stopper.

41 x 20 x 70 mm, 49 gram.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hong Kong Postcard with Macao Steamer Building

Hongkong vintage postcard. Canton and Macao Steamers building with crowd in front of the office.
Published by Mee Cheung, Hongkong.

Macao Steamer Building postcard

Unused, fine condition.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art Deco Engraving. Austrian Artist. Study of a Head

Typical Art Deco graphic. Authentic etching by Ingrid (?) Heidenreich, an Austrian artist.
The printed part is 3,4 x 4,5 inches, the actual sheet is much larger. Signed with pencil. App. 1920.

Art Deco Engraving

It sure stands out when matted and framed and would make a unique gift.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Fine Watercolor from 1883. Country Scene

Nicely painted scene, depicting the edge of a village in Europe. Very detailed and harmonic colors.
Artist signed_ H. Drawe 1883.

pheasant lithograph

Size: 6,4 x 9 inches. Fine condition.

It looks great when matted and framed and would make a very unique gift.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Old Chinese Photo with Chinese Gentleman and Lantern

Chinese vintage photo from app. 1910. It depicts a Chinese gentleman in traditional dress, standing in a restaurant garden (?). In the foreground is a huge Chinese lantern with a large Chinese character Jiang on it.

5,4 x 3,2 inches (137 x 80 mm). Very fine condition, thin paper.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SMS Maria Theresia: Ship Postcard and Ship-Fieldpost 1915

Two S.M.S. Kaiserin und Koenigin Maria Theresia postcards.

Maria Theresia postcard
Maria Theresia field-post

s/w postcard depicting the cruiser, app. 1910. Mint.

Fieldpost , postal card, sent from the K.u.K. Kriegsmarine Kaiserin und Koenigin Maria Theresia. 4. 3. 1915.

Red censor mark, very fine condition. More Postal History HERE

Monday, April 11, 2011

Charleston City Railway Company Stock Certificate 1892

1892, South Carolina. Stock certificate for 33 shares. Small vignette of a horse-drawn trolley.
Lithographed with ornate border design. Signatures by president and secretary. Pen cancelled and fine.

Charleston City Railway stock

Issued to Mrs. Charlotte M. Grimball, a historic person.

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

Funny Vintage Easter Postcard from 1909

Somewhat strange Easter greetings postcard with a girl and a boy, pulling an egg with an Easter Bunny riding it. Artist signed.

Vintage Easter Postcard

Used in Austria in 1909. Fine condition.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Vintage Postcard Police Station in Andong Korea

b/w vintage postcard with view at the Chinese police station in Andong, Korea: „ Polis (!) station of China“. People in front of the gate.

Chinese police station in Andong

Published in Japan, unused, fine condition, app. 1905.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Old China Seal Shou Shan Stone Antique Style

Old Chinese seal, Shou Shan stone with character in antique style.
Decoration and details to the seal carver at one side oft he seal.

16 x 16 x 29 mm, 20 gram. Very well carved.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Art Nouveau Bronze Plaque by K. Perl

Decorative Art Nouveau bronze, depicting a horse and rider with spear, inscribed Sports.

2,5 x 2,1 inches (75 x 65 mm), 83 gram.

Artist signed. K. Perl. Fine condition.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Antique Chinese Ivory Carving, Oval Plate, 7 x 5 Inches

Antique Chinese ivory. Oval shaped plate with Palace scene, figures, pagodas, trees applied. App. 1900. On decorative, wooden stand.

The plate is 7 x 4,8 inches ( 18 x 12 cm), the whole object stands 9,8 inches (24 cm).

Very decorative, fine condition, no faults.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Japanese Albumen Photo Flower Seller

Old Japan: Albumen photo, depicting a young Japanese boy with his flower arrangements in bamboo baskets.

Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at the corners.

Size: 3.5 x 5.2 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wooden Cutlery Qing Dynasty China

Decorative ornament-cutlery with knofe, fork, spoon. The handles are in shape of dragons are hand-carved. The teeth of the fork have faults, the edge oft he knife a little rough, otherwise fine condition.

10,5 x 1 x 0,5 inches (27 x 3 x 1 cm).

This cutlery was brought from China in 1908 by a German marine.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Long Panorama Postcard with total View at Sarajevo 1901 3 Fold

Sarajevo 1901: Long b/w panorama postcard with total view at the town of Sarajevo in 3 coherent parts.

Fine condition, no creases or tears. Sent 1901 to Wien.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Imdmans Fatal Flight 1916. Photo with Wreck and Soldiers.

b/w photo with wreck of a plane and soldiers, inscribed. „Imdman‘s Todessturz 19. 6. 1916“

The photo-postcard has not been trimmed, the negative is higher at right side sot it looks like trimmed.

Unused, fine condition.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Emperor Franz Joseph Plaque. Bronze

Decorative bronze related to Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph. Scenes related economy, emperor, science, agriculture, craft.

80 x 50 mm, 131 gram.

Artist signed. Fine condition.

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Cruiser Kaiserin Augusta in East Asia Postcard 1899

S. M. Heavy cruiser Kaiserin Augusta in East Asia. Decorative, lithographed postcard from 1899.

Artist signed I. G. Siehl. Fine condition.

The S. M. Empress Augusta was used in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Japanese Albumen Photo Street Seller.

Old Japan: Albumen photo, depicting a young Japanese peddler with his portable stand, well sorted with masks, glass beads and other small objects.

Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at the corners.

Size: 3.5 x 5.2 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.

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