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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Chaplin: 2 scarce, early vintage Postcards
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.