This is really a nice one: Old Chinese snuff bottle from end of 19th – beginning of 20th Century. Yellow Peking glass opaque color.
Very fine condition ( what might appear as fault on screen – the brownish snout – is part of the design ).
Intact stopper with spoon.
2.5 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches, 51 gram.
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Antique Seal by Fang Junyi
Antique leisure seal by the artist Fang Junyi 方濬益 (? – 1899).
As actual seal 4 characters have been carved: xiang yin yi xin 相印以心 (appraise the seal by your heart).
Side inscription with details, dedication and signature.
50 x 18 x 46 mm, good condition.
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End of 18-19th Century. Object with images of 3 Buddhas sitting on Lotus Thrones. It comes from a Buddhist Grotto in the North-Western part of China.
The quality is fine, though there are s few small cracks from the burning process.
Size: 2.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches.
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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Republic of China: Inverted Surcharge. Scott# 623a, MNH: “Republic of China 1945: Martyrs 40 Cents for use in Hunan. Provisional surcharges on Hua Bei ( North China stamps ).
Surcharge in Green – inverted. Scott# 623a
Unused, original gum.”
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Japan: Ladies, personal Hygiene. Albumen Photo 1880. Stillfried
Antique Japanese Photograph: 2 Japanese ladies, one cleaning her face, one puts her face on.
Albumen studio-photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.
5,2 x 3,4 inches, fine condition, app. 1885.
Photo by the Austrian Baron Raimund von Stillfried.
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Claire Jeane Colinet Art Deco Sculpture
Claire Jeane Colinet gilt bronze, nude: Art Deco figure of Lady balancing balls. Signed Ch. Jr. Colinet in the base.
The figure stands 36 cm (47 cm including base), weight: 5,4 kg.
Very good condition.
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Old Qingdao Photo Street with Hotel Kiaotschou
Antique Qingdao photo depicting the Hotel Kiautschou. Street-scene with Chinese pedestrians.
6,4 x 4,2 inches (15,8 x 10,7 cm). There was a small 4 mm tear at the lower edge which has been professionally repaired. Authentic photo from 1902.
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Franz West Autograph on Invitation Card: Scarce. CoA
Franz West card (invitation to his exhibition in Museum Moenichgladbach).
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Autographs by Franz West are hard to find.
Franz West is an Austrian artist who currently resides in Vienna. West studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Bruno Gironcoli.
His first works included “ Passstuecke “ in 1976, and metal sculpture / furniture in the mid-eighties.
He held many exhibitions in Europe and overseas, including famous US galleries.
One of his sculptures could be found at the Broadway between 62 and 65th Streets & Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.
Size: 5.9 x 4 in.
This is an invitation card for his exhibition in Germany in 1996.
He deliberately signed very close to the upper margin. The card has not been cut, complete, in fine condition.
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Embossed Japanese Zeppelin Postcard from 1910
Japan 1910: Lithographed, embossed vintage postcard with portraits of 3 highly decorated officers. Image of a Zeppelin airship beyond.
The postcard has been distributed in China, published in 43th year of Meiji era.
Unused, good condition.
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Antique Chinese Leisure Seal by Jin Cheng, Qing Dynasty 1911
Qing Dynasty: Attractive old Chinese stone seal by the important painter, calligrapher and seal carver Jin Cheng 金城 (1878 – 1967). The seal has been carved in 1911.
4 characters as actual seal: 岂长贫贱 qi chang pinjian ( How long does one need to stay poor and lowly? The line is from an old erotic novel„Lan shi qiguan“ – 古典色情小说《浪史奇观》).
Side engraving with name and date June 1911.
32 x 23 x 36 mm, good condition.
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