Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Chinese Ivory Seal, Name-Seal Wang Qinye

Chinese Ivory Seal, Name-Seal

Old Chinese name-seal made of ivory. Engraved are 3 characters, Wang Qinye.

14 x 14 x 65 mm. Good condition.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Decorative antique Chinese Brush Washer, Hall Mark

chinese brush washer

Antique Chinese Brush Washer, Silver, Hallmark

Decorative antique Chinese brush washer (for painters and calligraphers) made of silver. Small metal spoon. Hall mark at bottom. The object is from the early last century. Shape of a leaf with twines, snake, frog and butterfly 74 x 48 x 24 mm, 33 gram. Good condition.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Chinese Leisure Seal by Yang Daai 杨大爱

Chinese Leisure Seal by Yang Daai

Chinese leisure seal, marbeled grey-brown stone, carved by the artist Yang Daai in 1940. 4 characters as actual seal: jin de xiuye (move forward with your mind when you are in school. 

Side engraving with details. 30 x 30 x 44 mm, good condition.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Martha Moedl Autograph. Portrait Photo, signed twice

Martha Moedl Autograph. b/w photo signed at front and reverse,1949.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

9,4 x 14,2 cm, very good condition. Martha Moedl (1912-2001, in Stuttgart) was a German soprano, and later a mezzo-soprano. She specialized in large dramatic roles such as Isolde, Bruennhilde, and particularly Kundry, and is considered, along with Astrid Varnay and Birgit Nilsson, one of the three major postwar Wagner sopranos. She was among the preeminent Wagner sopranos—and most compelling singing actresses—of the twentieth century.

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Vintage Photograph of old Qingdao Harbor 1902

Chinese Photo from 1902. Harbor in Qingdao

The harbor of Qingdao: Attractive old photo with view at the lively Qingdao harbor with ships, junks and sampans. 138 x 96 mm, good condition.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Old Chinese Leisure Seal with Scholar

Chinese Leisure Seal with Scholar

Old Chinese leisure seal with a scholar reading a book as handle. As actual seal 2 characters are engraved: xing su 行素 (quite go) Side engraving with Details and artist’s name Ke ting shan ren. 柯廷山人

21 x 13 x 94 mm, good condition.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Antique Chinese Brush Wash Wood with Spoon

antique Chinese brush washer

Antique Chinese brush wash from Mid-Qing period. Wood, lacquered with metal spoon. Minor flaw it inner rim.

Diameter: 2,2 inches, height 2,25 inches (5,6 cm, height: 5,4 cm)

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Watercolour with Cardinal Birds in Winter

Watercolour with Cardinal Birds in Winter

water color Russian artist

Most attractive water color by a Russian artist, depicting Cardinal birds in winter.

Very detailed painting. Artist signed O. Natorp.

The actual painting measures 25,5 x 36 cm (10 x 14,4 inches), good condition.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chinese Snuff Bottle enameled Porcelain

Chinese Snuff Bottle enameled Porcelain

Attractive Chinese vintage snuff bottle, enameled porcelain, multi color, lotus, flowers, grass and insects. Bottom mark: Qian Long Nian Zhi, but later period (end of Qing – Republic period). Very good condition.

65 x 30 x 65 mm (without top). Metal stopper with lapis lazuli stone.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Raphael Kirchner Postcard from Geisha Series 1900

Raphael Kirchner Postcard Geisha 1900

Raphael Kirchner: Lithographed vintage postcard with Japanese lady and butterflies.

This one is the scarcer on of the Geish Series. Postal use in Germany in 1900. Good condition. Artist signed: RAPHAEL KIRCHNER

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Battlefield of Ryojun, Set of Japanese Postcards 1905

Set of Japanese Postcards Battle of Ryojun 1905

Complete set of eight b/w postcards „Postcard of Old Battlefield of Ryojun“.

Inscriptions in Japanese and Chinese. Images of monuments, battle field, canon, shrine, generals. (General Nogi is seated in the center next to Russian general Anatoly Stessel after Russian forces surrendered at Port Arthur on 2 January 1905).

The Ryojun Guard District (旅顺要港部 Ryojun Yōkōbu) was the major navy base for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Kwantung Leased Territory before and during Second Sino-Japanese War All postcards are unused and in very good condition, the sleeve shows light wear.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Decorative Raphael Kirchner Postcard, Mikado VI

Mikado VI Rafael Kirchner Postcard

Rafael Kirchner postcard Mikado

Raphael Kirchner: Lithographed vintage postcard with 3 Japanese ladies with huge fans.

Postally used in Germany in 1900. Good condition.


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Monday, June 03, 2013

Old Chinese Toggle Buddha with Boy, Artist signed 玉山

Old Chinese Toggle Buddha with Boy, Artist signed 玉山

antique Chinese toggle in shape of Buddha with boy

Charming old Chinese netsuke (toggle) with a Buddha Maitreya and a little boy, pulling his ear.

Very lively carving of stained boxwood. Artist signed : Yu Shan 玉山

37 x 26 x 35 mm, 14 grams. Very good condition. The netsuke is from early last century.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Chinese Photo from 1902. Bridge in Shanghai. Authentic Photograph

Chinese Photo from 1902. Bridge in Shanghai

Authentic, old Chinese photo depicting a well-known bridge in Shanghai with people passing.

Good condition. 14 x 9,6 cm. Original-photo by a German marine.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

China, Qingdao: Tinted old postcard from 1900 depicting the church 青島獨逸教會堂

Old Qingdao: Tinted Vintage Postcard of Church

China, Qingdao: Tinted old postcard from 1900 depicting the church on a low hill.

Unused, good condition.

The postcard is inscribed: 青島獨逸教會堂 - Qingdao duyi jiaohui-tang

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Simplizissimus Postcard Set of 6: Authentic, complete.

Simplizissimus Postcards: Authentic, complete Set of 6

Belle Époque – Art Nouveau: Hard to find complete set of First Series of Simplicissimus postcards (Tanz- und Faschingsbilder) by Ferdinand Freiherr von Řezníček.

All six in mint, very good condition. The set comes in the original sleeve (the envelope with some creasing, foxing and wear).

Ferdinand Freiherr von Řezníček (1868 1909 in Munich) was an Austrian painter, caricaturist, and illustrator. Born to a noble Austrian family of Czech descent, he was a half-brother of composer Emil von Řezníček. Von Řezníček's father was a military officer, and Řezníček became a cavalry officer before following his artistic inclinations. In 1888, he set up an art studio with Paul Hoecher. Řezníček worked first with industrial designers before becoming a contributor to the journals Jugend, Simplicissimus und Fliegende Blätter.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wiener Werkstatte Postcard Design for Fabrics

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard. New Year by E. Wimmer

Authentic Wiener Werkstaette postcard, design for fabrics by Architect E. Wimmer.

New Year’s wishes in Hebrew and German.

Unused, very good condition.

Wiener Werkstaette evolved from the Vienna Secession, founded in 1897 as a progressive alliance of artists and designers. From the start, the Secession had placed special emphasis on the applied arts, and its 1900 exhibition surveying the work of contemporary European design workshops prompted the young architect Josef Hoffmann and his artist friend Koloman Moser to consider establishing a similar enterprise.

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Pianist Alfred Gruenfeld Postcard

Pianist Alfred Gruenfeld Postcard

Alfred Gruenfeld postcard

Pianist Alfred Gruenfeld: Vintage postcard depicting the famous musician playing the piano.

Unused, good condition. Artist signed

Alfred Grünfeld (1852 –1924) was an Austrian pianist and composer. He studied in Prague and Berlin before he settled at Vienna in 1873, where he received the title of "Kammervirtuose". He made tours through Europe and the United States. During a visit to Germany Grünfeld was appointed court pianist to Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany. From 1897 he was a professor at the Vienna Conservatory.

Grünfeld was the first pianist of note to make a recording. His brother was musician Heinrich Grünfeld.

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Charlie Chaplin: 2 scarce, early vintage Postcards

Charlie Chaplin: 2 scarce, early vintage Postcards

vintage darling postcard

Two funny old postcards from app. 1920, depicting Charlie Chaplin with flowers.

Both have been published by ELUG (Germany) as number 707 and 708., Both are unused and in good condition.

Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE (1889 – 1977) was a British comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona "the Tramp" and is considered one of the most important figures of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from a child in the Victorian era to close to his death at the age of 88, and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chinese Leisure Seal with dark Enlcosure

Chinese Leisure Seal with dark Enlcosure

Attractive, old Chinese leisure seal, faint grey stone with dark grey enclosure at the upper part, well used to carve 2 goldfish.

As actual seal 4 characters have been carved: yu duo xia ri (grant may days of leisure) 20 x 20 x 82 mm.

Good condition. Side engraving with details most probably added later.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Vintage Postcards from Eastern Europe

Vintage Postcards from Eastern Europe

We have added several good old postcards from former Eastern Europe countries.
Some are lithographs, some from small towns.

Vintage Postcards from Eastern Europe: HERE

Monday, January 14, 2013

Darling Postcard with little Girls, Doll, Cat, 1918

vintage darling postcard

Decorative, lithographed postcard, depicting 2 little girls in Victorian dresses, one sewing, one reading from a book.

A little cat and doll in the cradle are on the floor.

Used as field post in Austria in 1918, censor-strike, upper right corner with a crease, otherwise good condition.

Artist signed: LD

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Japanese vintage Postcard with Birds and Flowers. 1907

Japanese vintage Postcard with Birds and Flowers. 1907

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal

Attractive postcard with Japanese motif, depicting birds on a tree, poppy flower, partly gold print.
Used in France in 1907. Good condition.