Friday, December 21, 2012

Old Chinese Yi Xing Teapot 宜兴茶壶 unusual Shape

Old Chinese Yi Xing Teapot

Attractive old Chinese Yi-xing teapot from first half of last century. Unusual shape with a scholar and twigs of a pine tree.

The bottom mark reads ? 店葭制

There are 2 small chips at the lid, otherwise good condition.

7,2 x 3,2 x 4,2 inches (18,5 x 8,5 x 10,3 cm) 

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Temple of Buddha Canton, China 1843. Antique Etching

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal

Temple of Buddha Canton: Mid-19th century etching depicting the altar of the famous Cantonese temple with monks and musicians in front of the altar.

Engraved by W.H. Capone after a drawing by Thomas Allom.

Thick printing paper, 7,5 x 5 (19 x 12,6 cm) in is the actual print, 11 x 8,2 (27,6 x 20,5 cm) the complete sheet.

Good condition, clean and fresh. It looks great when matted and framed.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dimbur Postcard Gypsy Village, Suchohrad, Dimvar

Dimbur Postcard Gypsy Village, Suchohrad, Dimvar

Antique postcard with Gypsies on Dimvar

Suchohrad , Dimvar – Dimburg. Old s/w postcard: “Czigany tanya – Zigeuner Ansiedlung“ (Gypsy Village). 

The postcard depicts 3 Gypsy children in front of a Gypsy village.

Unused, very good condition. 1918 Suchograd (German: Dimburg, Hungarian: Dimvar) is a village and municipality in Malacky District in the Bratislava Region of western Slovakia close to the town of Malacky, north-west of Slovakia's capital Bratislava.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Mela Köhler Mas Postcard Girl and Toys

Mela Köhler X-Mas Postcard Girl and Toys

Mela Koehler Postcard

Mela Koehler: Art Deco Postcard, depicting a little girl kneeling in front of her Christmas tree and looking at her toys.

Published by Munk in Vienna as Nr. 1187.

Not postally used but a few lines with pencil at reverse. Good condition.

This one is not a common Mela Koehler postcard.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Drawing by Richard Geiger: Jewish Gentleman talking in the Streets.

Jewish Gentleman talking in the Streets. Authentic Graphic by Richard Geiger

Richard Geiger: Authentic drawing from app. 1910, depicting 2 Jews in a street, talking.

Artist signed: Geiger R. Size: 29 x 20 cm ( matted 31 x 7,8 cm) 7,8 x 10, 6 inches (matted 12 x 15 inches), good condition.

Richard Geiger (Austrian, 1870-1945) was active in Budapest and Paris. Richard Geiger began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Christian Grepenkerl and Eisenmengen. Later he went to Paris to work in the studio of L. Flameng. After 1893 Richard Geiger worked in Budapest als genre painter.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Friedrich Ludwig Arnsburg Photo with Autograph, CoA

Friedrich Ludwig Arnsburg Photo with Autograph, CoA

Friedrich Ludwig Arnsburg Portrait Photo with Autograph, CoA

Friedrich Ludwig Arnsburg Autograph: Portrait cabinet-photo, hand signed at reverse. Photo from the studio Zwickle in Wien. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Arnsburg,

Friedrich Ludwig, actor (1820-1891) started his career in 1839 in Bruenn. 1843 he became a member of the Riga theater-ensemble, later he performed in Koenigsberg and at the Hofburgtheater in Wien. 1853 he became „wirklicher Hofschauspieler“.

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Qing Dynasty Album Leaf Scholar and Girl. Qing Dynastie Album Leaf

Antique, Chinese ink painting. Album-leaf with elderly scholar reading a book and a young girl with her Qing Monochrome painting, only the censer painted in gold.

21 x 17 cm ( 29 x 23,5 cm with margins). Delicately executed.

The painting itself is clean and in good condition. The silk-coated margins show some aging but can be easily covered with a passepartout.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Decorative Bronze Plaque Swimming Clubs

Art Nouveau Bronze Plaque Swimming Clubs

Art Nouveau Bronze Plaque

Very decorative Art Nouveau Bronze Medal from app. 1915: „Verband der Oesterreichischen Schwimmvereine. Meisterschaft von Oesterreich“. (Association of Austrian Swinning Clubs. Austrian Tournament) Hellenistic head, statue, fish at left side, swimmer at right. 5,5 x 5 cm ( 2,1 x 1,6 inches),

Warm, natural patina, good condition. Unused, good condition.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tinted Christmas Postcard, VIENNE 1911

Merry Xmas. Vintage Postcard from 1911

Christmas postcard VIENNE

Attractive, tinted postcard, Merry Christmas.

The postcard depicts ladies and children in a snow-covered landscape. Published by VIENNE.

Used in Austria in 1911, good condition.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Lanfranco Felin Postcard with Cupid, Art Deco 1925

Lanfranco Felin postcard

Art Deco Postkarte Lanfranco Felin 1925 

„Nulla e' ignoto all' amore”. Attractive Italian Art Deco postcard with cupid.

Signed: Lanfranco Felin 1925

Unused, good condition.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

China Plate Kaolin 19. Century

China Plate with decorative Design of Shepherd and Temple. Kaolin 19. Ct

China Plate Kaolin

Decorative plate depicting herdsmen, a pagoda and 2 quails.

Ornate border with floral décor. Hall mark KAOLIN WARE Mandarin, hand numbered 1/538

The plate is from the 19. century.  Diameter: 26,5 cm (10,5 inches). A small chip exists – not visible from the front otherwise good condition.

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Antique Etching with Medieval Times Topic. 19th Ct.

Lansquenets with armour and knights accompany a chieftain passing a mountain. Down the hill we see a lady and her cortege.

Delicately executed copper engraving of highest standards.

Artist signed: L (at the trunk next the dog).

Size: 7,8 x 10,9 inches (19,5 x 27 cm) is the printed area (9,8 x 13,8 with margins). It stands out when framed and would make a great gift.

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Friday, August 31, 2012

2 antique Jewish wooden containers

2 Antique Jewish wooden Bins.

2 Antique Jewish wooden Bins.

 2 antique Jewish wooden containers.

The taller one is a kind of goblet with cover. The smaller one is a bin with lid.

The goblet stands 22,5 cm, diameter: 10 cm (9 x 4 inches). There is a crack in the lid and 2 cracks in the corpus. A small part at of the rim of the corpus is missing.

The bin stands 12 cm high, diameter is 6,8 cm (4,5 x 2,6 inches). The bin is in very good condition with no cracks or blemishes.

They are made of cherry wood.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chinese Leisure Seal with Beetle on Bamboo

Chinese Leisure Seal with Insect on Bamboo

Decorative Chinese Leisure Seal

Attractive, old Chinese leisure seal, depicting a beetle on top of a bamboo pole. Neat carving.

 19 x 19 x 74 mm (0,8 x 0,8 x 2,9 inches).

 Beige grey stone with a natural red enclosure at the top which has been well used to carve a beetle.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Korean Man, Etching from 1847, hand colored

Korean Man, Etching from 1847, hand colored

Korean Man antique Etching

Antique etching from 1847, depicting a Korean man in traditional outfit – seen by a western artist.

The upper 2 corners are fixed on cardboard. Size: 6 x 9,4 inches ( 15,4 x 23,7 cm).

Good condition, ready for being matted and framed.

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Friday, June 22, 2012

1898: Eggs of European Birds. 2 old Chromolithographs

1898: Eggs of European Birds. 2 old Chromolithographs

Eggs Chromolithographs

1898: 2 lithographs with Eggs of European Birds. Colorful Chromo lithographs depicting 104 eggs by birds from Europe.

Size: 12 x 9,5 inches, each. Vertical folds, good condition. Broad margins, vivid colors. They look great when matted and framed.

The lithographs have been printed by Bibliographisches Institut Leipzig. Litho by Meyers Germany 1898. Horizontal centerfolds.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heinrich Grünfeld: Authentic CdV from 1883

Heinrich Gruenfeld: Authentic Card de Visite. 1883

Heinrich Grünfeld CdV

Heinrich Gruenfeld CdV. 1883 Heinrich Gruenfeld (1855–1931) was a Bohemian-Austrian violoncellist; a brother of Alfred Gruenfeld. In 1876 he went to Berlin and for eight years taught at the Neue Akademie der Tonkunst.

In conjunction with Xaver Scharwenka and Gustav Hollaender (later with Emile Sauret, Max Pauer, and Florian Zajic), he arranged trio soirees which became very popular. In 1866 Gruenfeld was appointed court violoncellist to King William of Prussia.

Gruenfeld can be heard in an arrangement of Mendelssohn's Song Without Words op. 53, no. 2, together with violinist Alfred Wittenberg and pianist Moritz Mayer-Mahr, on acoustic Parlophon P 1736-I. These three artists toured widely as members of an established piano trio.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Antique Japanese Ivory Okimono with 2 Monkeys

Antique Japanese Okimono with 2 Monkeys, Ivory

Charming 18c ivory Okimono, with two playfull monkeys. Both with strong expressions. No restoration or damage.

Height: 52 mm, diameter: 25 mm. Nice patina and lively design.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Blue White China: Decorative Dish 年水庵喜三制

Antique blue white Dish, Chrysanthemum and Men. Bottom Mark

blue white dishblue white dish

Decorative, antique blue and white China. Four men, scholar, saint mythological figurines (?) and Chrysanthemums as decoration.

Bottom Mark:  年水庵喜三制  Since the bottom mark consist of 6 characters it is rather Japanese than Chinese.

The dish was bought in China some 30 years ago but it could have belonged to a Japanese who lived in China. It is app. 100 years old.

Diametre: 14 cm ( 5,5 inches), height: 3 cm ( 1,1 inches). One small knock at the rim otherwise fine condition.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Old Chinese Agata Snuff Bottle with Qin Player

Old Chinese Agata Snuff Bottle with Qin Player

Antique Chinese snuff bottle

Attractive vintage agate snuff bottle. White-brown stone, artful carving so that it depicts a scholar, sitting on a rock, playing the "Qin" (Chinese zither).

The color ranges from dark brown, light brown, yellow-beige to almost white at the right side. This makes the snuff bottle really stand out.

 Greenish Jadeite stopper. Well hollowed, 67 gram, good condition.
 48 x 23 x 62 mm.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Antique Chinese Canton Enamel Plate

Old Chinese Canton Enamel Plate

Antique Chinese document

Decorative, antique Chinese enamel plate. Floral motifs and scenes with people.

Overall good condition. There are a few minor surface scratches and there is a small repair of the rim at the reverse.

Diameter: 4,5 inches ( 11,3 cm) The plate is from early last century.

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Friday, April 06, 2012

New Orleans: Antique Etching with River Scene

New Orleans: Antique Etching

Antique Chinese document

Mid-19th century etching depicting people at the river, sailing boats and the town behind.

Engraved by Henry Winkles, 5,8 x 3,8 in is the actual print, 11,6 x 8,9 the complete sheet. Minor aging at outer part of borders not affecting the print itself. Clean and fresh. It looks great when matted and framed.

Henry Winkles (1801–1860) was an English architectural illustrator, engraver and printer, who, together with Karl Ludwig Frommel founded the first studio for steel engraving in Germany.

In 1836, with Benjamin Winkles, he produced and helped to engrave three volumes of "Winkles's architectural and picturesque illustrations of the cathedral churches of England and Wales". This featured illustrators such as Hablot Knight Browne (the famous "Phiz" of Charles Dickens fame) and architect Robert Garland (1808–1863), with text (and some engraving) by Thomas Moule. These books helped to inspire the 19th century Gothic revival in architecture in Britain.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Hermann Nothnagel CdV

Professor  Hermann Nothnagel  Carte de Visite

Hermann Nothnagel CdV

Hermann Nothnagel CdV by R. Lechner Wien. Carl Wilhelm Hermann Nothnagel (1841 – 1905) was a German internist born Germany.

Nothnagel studied under Ludwig Traube (1818–1876) and Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902) at the University of Berlin. From 1865 to 1868 he was an assistant to Ernst Viktor von Leyden (1832–1910). From 1882 until his death in 1905, he was a professor at the university clinic in Vienna. One of his better known students was Constantin von Economo (1876–1931). In 1879 he became a member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. In collaboration with other physicians, Nothnagel published Handbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie.

In 1876 he described the irregular pulse associated with atrial fibrillation. At the time he referred to this discovery as "delirium cordis". The eponymous "Nothnagel's syndrome" is named after him. Authentic CdV in fine condition.


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

收税票 - Antique Chinese Document

Antique Chinese Document

Antique Chinese document

Imperial China: Antique document (receipt for tax payment - 收税票).

Decorative design, woodblock print. Several red seals. Issued in the 21st year of reign of Emperor Guang Xu (光绪二十一年).

 8 x 9,4 inches (20 x 24 cm), fine condition.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Chinese Leisure Seal with poetic Text 月照碧梧桐影

Chinese Leisure Seal with poetic Text

Chinese Leisure Seal

Attractive leisure seal from 1921 (or 1961), marbled brown stone, side engraving with details to seal carver and date.

As actual seal 6 characters engraved: 月照碧梧桐影 yue zhao bi wu-tong ying – the moon is casting a faint-green shadow over the Wu-tong tree.

27 x 26 x 43 mm, fine condition.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Antique Tientsin Mosque. Chinese vintage postcard

Tientsin Mosque. Chinese vintage postcard

Tientsin Mosque postcard

China, Tianjin. Embossed postcard with image of the former mosque. “Tientsin, Mosque”.

Attached is a overprinted 3 cents stamp. Small faults. Lutai cancellation at reverse.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Old Chinese Leisure Seal 任侠自喜 Carving

Old Chinese Leisure Seal with Lion and 4 Characters

Chinese Leisure Seal

Attractive, old Chinese leisure seal. (hard, green stone, probably Jadeite). Foo-lion as handle.

4 characters as actual seal: ren xi zi xi 任侠自喜 (happy that a hero has found the right post). Side inscription with details. 30 x 20 x 50 mm, 68 gram, fine condition.

Side engraving with details of the seal carver 己卯秋月篆三桥居士.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Antique Chinese Metal Pipe

Antique Chinese Pipe

Antique Chinese embossed Metal Pipe

Decorative, antique Chinese water-pipe with a hand-embossed body with dragon motif at one and phoenix motif at the other side. It is from late 19th/early 20th century.

Complete, with all implements including brush. Complete sets are harder to find. The lid, when opened, is furbished so it works like a mirror. Good condition with no defect parts.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Vintage Bone Carving on Stand

Vintage Bone Carving on Stand

Decorative bone carving

Decorative vintage carving (probably bone) with floral design, stems and leaves (Red Water-Lily, Nymphaea lotus var.rubra).

It stands 7,8 inches ( 19,5 cm). Diameter 3 inches ( 7,7 cm). Wooden stand. Some minor faults.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

China: Authentic Photo of a Vendor at a Market

antique Chinese photo

China 1901 / 02: Authentic photo from the time of the Boxer Upraise.

This photo has been made by an Austrian marine who served in China at that time. The photo shows a Chinese lady selling pots and other small stuff. Destroyed houses in the back.

Size is 4,5 “ x 3 “ (12 x 9,5 cm ). Thin photo paper, fine condition.

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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Old Chinese Scholars Rock, partly semi transparent

Old Chinese Scholars Rock, partly semi transparent

Chinese Scholars Rock

So called Chinese scholar's rock on a stand. Flat. Partially semi-transparent stone. Both sides carved wit 2 scholars in landscape scene. The natural inclusions of the stone have been used to better work out the scenic impression.

These characteristic miniature rocks have always been treasured among the circles of literati in China for many centuries.

The stone stands 4,2 inches (without stand, simple wood), is 2,8 in. wide and 0.4 in deep. (2 of the image-details look that transparent because a torch was hold near).

Fine condition, no faults.

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