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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