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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