Small Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting Fish and Lotus

Small Snuff Bottle with Inside Painting

Small, antique Chinese snuff bottle for ladies. Rock crystal, well hollowed, inside painting with goldfish and lotus.

Signed and dated. 30 x 20 x 47 mm without stopper, very good condition.

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German War Ship Gefion Postcard Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer S. M. Gefion Trading Card Coffee. Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer Gefion postcard

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Decorative vintage postcard depicting the German WWI steamer Gefion. Portrait of Prince Heinrich.
Used as advertising postcard: “Thüringer Kaffee-Würze, feinste Kaffeeverbesserungsmittel”.
Unused postcard in very good condition.

Gefion initially served with the main German fleet and frequently escorted Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht Hohenzollern on trips to other European countries, including a state visit to Russia in 1897. In late 1897, Gefion was reassigned to the East Asia Squadron; she arrived there in May 1898.
The ship took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in June 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
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China Seal with Tiger and long Text as Side Inscription.

China Seal with Tiger and long Text as Side Inscription.

 

China, End of Qing Dynasty: Nice old seal with bas relief of a tiger as handle. Long text at front and reverse. Text with very small characters, written in Kaishu.

3 characters as actual seal, name of the studio of the artist.

0,9 x 0,4 x 3,1 inches (24 x 11 x 77 mm), 50 gram, fine condition.

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chinese Agate Snuff Bottle Cameo

Agate Cameo Snuff Bottle

 

Attractive, small Chinese Agate snuff bottle, beige-grey, Cameo front side with a person cut of the white layer.

30 x 22 x 45 mm, coral-stopper, good condition.

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Autographs by Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva, 1972. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva Autographs. Signed Photo. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva: b/w Real-photo ( Teatro Alla Scala photograph), signed on 3. 20. 1972 in Wien.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The photo depicts Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva and Fernand Corena.
5,5 x 4,1 inches (14,7 x 10,5 cm), fine condition.

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Old Chinese Ink Container in Cicada Shape

Old Chinese Ink Container in Cicada Shape

China, Republic period. Attractive metal-box (brass/alpaca), ink container in shape of a cicada with swing out wings. Ying Yi Chang mall mark at bottom.

38 x 66 x 20 mm, very good condition.

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Buddha Avalokiteshvara Thangka Painting. Tibet 17 – 18. Ct.

Small Thangka Painting Tibet 17 – 18. Ct. Buddha Avalokiteshvara

Tibet app. 17th to 18th century: Small, delicately painted Thangka-painting, depicting am eight-armed Buddha Avalokiteshvara with a 11 headed top.

Small Tibetan characters at the reverse

80 x 104 mm, slightly darkened along the margins, minor aging at upper middle part. Matted and framed it would come out very well.

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Chinese Collector Seal by Qin shi shan ren, 琴石山人

Chinese Collector Seal for Yang Shaohou. Pink Shoushan

Attractive, old Chinese seal , pink shou-shan seal, engraved as collectors seal for the famous intellectual Yang Shaohou 杨少侯 (1862 – 1930), who is considered as one of the most influential experts for shadow boxing (taiji-quan).

A seal engraved are 4 characters: shao hou zhen cang 少侯珍藏

Pictorial side engraving with 2 men under a pine tree and artist signed: Qin shi shan ren

25 x 12 x 50 mm, good condition.

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Sir Alec Guinness Autograph. CoA – col8879

Sir Alec Guinness Autograph. CoA – col8879: “b/w – photo showing Sir Alec Guinness, in a great pose. Clear, distinctive autograph.

The item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches

A member of a generation of British actors that included Sir Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson, Sir Alec Guinness possessed an astonishing versatility that was amply displayed over the course of his 66-year career.

Dubbed „the outstanding poet of anonymity“ by fellow actor Peter Ustinov, Guinness was a consummate performer, effortlessly portraying characters that ranged from eight members of the same family to an aging Jedi master.

In 1939, Guinness’ stage version of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Seven years later, Lean would cast Guinness in the novel’s screen adaptation; the 1946 film was the actor’s second screen engagement, the first being the 1934 Evensong. Guinness won bona fide international recognition for his work in Robert Hamer’s Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)…………….@ curioshop – rubylane

 

Sir Alec Guiness Autograph
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Chinese Seal by Xi Ling Society Vice President Fang Jiekan

Chinese Seal by Xi Ling Society Vice President Fang Jiekan 方介堪

Beautiful Chinese seal made of Xi Guan Tian stone 溪管田 ( Shou Shan ), engraved are 3 characters <朱紫虹 ( Zhu Zi Hong – red-violet rainbow).

The seal was engraved in 1935 be the known artist Fang Jiekan 方介堪 ( 1901-1987), who was Vice-president of the important seal carver society Xi-ling Yin-she 西玲印社

Details with artist’s name, date as side-carving.
0,9 x 0,9 x 4,1 inches (24 x 23 x 105 mm), 149 gram, very fine condition.

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方介堪(1901 – 1987),原名文渠,字溥如,后改名岩,字介堪,以字行,永嘉城区(今温州鹿城区)人。篆刻家,曾任西泠印社副社长、全国书法家协会名誉理事、中日兰亭书会名誉顾问。

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