Inside Painted Snuff Bottle with Grass Hopper

Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting Grass Hopper

Old Chinese snuff bottle from first half of last century. Inside painting with a grass hopper on cabbage (app. 1920-30).

Glass bottle with carved lacquer rims and lacquer stopper.

Height: 75 mm (without stopper), weight: 42 grams (without stopper).

Good condition, no faults.

More Chinese Snuff Bottles: HERE

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Wiener Werkstätte Postcard. Hebrew Inscription.

Extremely decorative Art Nouveau postcard, published by Wiener Werkstätte.

decorative Art Nouveau postcard
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“Stoffmuster” design by W. Jonas. ( Design for textiles ). New Year’s Greetings in Hebrew and German. Mint, perfect condition.

Wiener Werkstätte (en: Viennese Workshops), was founded in 1903. Two of the founders were the artists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

Important members of this workshop were the painter Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Emilie Floge, Max Lenz, Wilhelm Lizst, Emil Orlik, Dagobert Peche, Eduard Wimmer Wisgrill, Leopold Bauer, Oskar Kokoschka, Vally Wieselthier, Otto Prutscher, Emanuel Margold, Hans Ofner, C.O. Czeschka, Michael Powolny, Carl Moll and Maria Likarz.

The Wiener Werkstätte created works of craftsmanship in a very distinctive style, the Wiener Werkstätte Style. The workshop mainly dealt with creating jewelry, fabrics for clothing, ceramics and pottery, and furniture, all characterized by simple shapes, minimal decoration and geometric patterning.

Due to poor finances, the Wiener Werkstätte closed in 1932.

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Scarce Baden Varieties

We found some scarcer Baden-stamp varieties:

Germany. Scarce Baden Stamp: 1949 Congress Pair with Misprint.
1949: Allied Occupation, French Zone Baden: Pair of 30 Pfennig stamps „ Ingenieur Kongress Konstanz” . Michel Nr. 46 I/II. variation „ N” and „G” in „KONGRESS” linked. (Plate 25).


and a “broad B – variety of the same stamp:
1949: Allied Occupation, French Zone Baden: 30 Pfennig stamp „ Ingenieur Kongress Konstanz” . Michel Nr. 46 II. variation „ broad loop B „.

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Edward G. Robinson Autograph on Photo. CoA

Edward G. Robinson Autograph on Photo. CoA

Edward G. Robinson Autograph

 

Edward G. Robinson portrait photo with dedication and signature, hand signed.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,7 cm (5 x 7 inches). Good condition.

Edward G. Robinson (Yiddish: עמנואל גאָלדנבערג Emanuel Goldenberg; 1893 –1973) was a Romanian-born American actor.

A popular star during Hollywood’s Golden Age, he is best remembered for his roles as gangsters, such as Rico in his star-making film Little Caesar and as Rocco in Key Largo.

More such Autographs: HERE

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Chinese Headsmen. Vintage Postcard from China.

b/w vintage postcard, entitled “Chinesische Scharfrichter” ( Chinese executioners ).

It shows 2 headmen with their swords. Published by Max Grill in Tsingtao.

Unused, very fine condition, scarce.

More old Chinese Postcards

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph CoA

 on Sony Trading Card CoA

Nikolaus Harnoncourt Autograph

 

Nikolaus Harnoncourt: Portrait trading-card by Sony, hand signed by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
10,5 x 14,8 cm, very good condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929 – 2016) was an Austrian conductor, particularly known for his historically informed performances of music from the Classical era and earlier.
Starting out as a classical cellist, he founded his own period instrument ensemble, Concentus Musicus Wien, in the 1950s, and became a pioneer of the Early Music movement.
Around 1970, Harnoncourt started to conduct opera and concert performances, soon leading renowned international symphony orchestras, and appearing at leading concert halls, operatic venues and festivals.
His repertoire then widened to include composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. In 2001 and 2003, he conducted the Vienna New Year’s Concert. Harnoncourt was also the author of several books, mostly on subjects of performance history and musical aesthetics.

More Autographs by Conductors: HERE

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Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved, Qing – Republic

Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved

Antique Chinese Arm Rest Bamboo with Characters engraved

Decorative, antique Chinese armrest made of bamboo, hand-carved with 10 characters engraved. Signed: Zhi Xing 知行.

Interesting shape with one side heavily curled.

220 x 68 x 35 mm (8,8 x 2,7 x 1,3 inches), good condition. End of Qing period – beginning of Republic.

More Chinese Studio Antiques: HIER

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Vaclav Havel Autograph. Signed Photo. CoA

President Václav Havel: Portrait photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 4 x 6 inches, very fine condition.

Vaclav Havel Autograph
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Vaclav Havel, born 1936 in Prague was always very close to the intellectual and artist community in Czechoslovakia.

As an outcome of the Second World War Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet Russian and Communist domination in 1948 with serious effects on Havel’s family. Vaclav Havel worked as a laboratory technician and took night classes to finish high school. As he grew into manhood he showed signs of dissent against the Czech Communist authorities’ ongoing suppression of artistic and literary freedoms.

Havel was somewhat involved in the Prague Spring of 1968, an episode where Czech intellectuals enthusiastically supported moves, then being sponsored by Alexander Dubcek, for a liberalizing reform of the Czech Communist system.

A Soviet invasion of August 1968 suppressed the Prague Spring. Havel protested with the result that the authorities banned his works. The authorities offered him several opportunities to leave the country but he declined as he had decided to remain in Czechoslovakia and work for change holding the view that ‘the solution of this human situation does not lie in leaving it.’

In 1977 he helped orchestrate and produce Charter 77, a document supported by hundreds of Czech intellectuals, that demanding that Czech citizens be afforded basic human rights such as had seemed to be promised in the Helsinki Agreements…….

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China 1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic,1912: Short Stamp Set. First President, mint

China Republic stamp set

Republic of China 1912: Honouring the 1st president of the republic, Yuan Shi-kai. Short stamp set 1 Cent up to 1 Dollar. Scott# 190 – 199 ( less 198, 200, 201 ).

Fine lot – some stamps have original gum ( also the 1 $ val. )

More Chinese Stamps from Republic Period

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Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

More Imperial China Postal History: HERE

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