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

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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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