German Post in China. Postcard with Tschinkiang Strike.

1909: b/w b/w Nervi Postcard Jinjiang ( Chinkiang ) in China. Scarcer cancellation TSCHINKIANG Deutsche Post.

Postcard Jinjiang

Fine condition.

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Old Thai relief-sculpture with Deva

Attractive Thai Figure. Deva and Ornament


Old Thai figurine

Thai sculpture

Old Thai relief-sculpture with Deva on a stand and ornament around the figure. 2 deities next her legs and one at upper part.

At the back is some writing in Thai and in the middle a group of man with the young King Bhumibol.

It is made of stone-ware and stands 16 inches high. The weight is 3 kg.

At the upper part of the back is a fissure from burning process, at the upper part a small part is missing.

Moderate aging, several white and greenish dots (mold). Delicately shaped and standing out.

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Mao Zedong Portrait Reverse Painting. Cultural Revolution.

PR China: Portrait of Chairman Mao – reverse painting on glass. These are 2 plates of glass, fixed by a metal frame.

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Diameter: 5,8 inches. Some aging of the paint only, authentic object with original hanger.

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Old Japanese Albumen Photo: Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885

Old Japan Albumen Photo, Bell of Kammakura. app. 1885

Old Japan: Large albumen photo, depicting the famous Bell of Kamakura. Antique Japanese albumen Photo, tinted, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.

Size: 7.8 x 10,4 inches. Fine condition, app. 1885.

The bell from the Kamakura Hongaku-ji Temple, built in 1410, initially belonged to a temple from Chiba Prefecture, but one day, Nisshutsu, the chief priest from Hongaku-ji Temple, won a religious debate with the priests from Chiba and, as a prize, he received the bell.

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Antique Chinese Ink Block. Qing Dynasty, Qian Long, Yi Zhai- Studio

Antique Chinese Ink Block. Qing, Qian Long

antique Chinese ink block antique Chinese ink block

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Antique Chinese ink. Red ink-block with scholar in a pagoda amidst trees.Very decorative.

Qing Dynastie: 乾隆年制 Qian Long Nian Zhi – mark at one end and 抑斋藏墨 Yi Zhai Zang Mo at the other.

The ink-block is in good condition and there are only some surface fissures due to age.


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Old Chinese Snuff Bottle Inside Painting

Old Chinese Snuff Bottle Inside Painting

 

Chinese snuff bottle
Attractive old Chinese glass snuff bottle, inside painting with landscapes. Scenes with thatched huts, bamboo groves, bridges and birds at both sides.

Signed: Chen Kunshan 陈坤山

Very atmospheric painting in good technique.

47 x 29 x 62 mm. Green Jade stopper, good condition. It probably is from 1921.

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Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79. Here is an old Autograph by her when she was young.

Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79. Autograph. Hand signed. CoA

Liz Taylor Autograph

 

Elisabeth Taylor autograph: Early signature, ink on photo postcard.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor DBE ( 1932 – 2011) was an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British-American actress.

Her trademark were her violet eyes framed by a double row of eyelashes. Known for her acting skills and the depth of her personality along with her beauty, she is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity.

The American Film Institute named Taylor among the Greatest Female Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 7.

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Marcel Prawy Autograph: Letter from 1968

1968: Letter by Dr.

Marcel Prawy

to Dr. Theo Cieplik. Dr. Prawy expresses his thanks for a letter by Dr. Cieplik and sends his warm greetings to the “Johann-Strauss-Orchestra” and Mr. Eduard Strauss. He states that he was very happy to read about the success they had.

 

Marcel Prawy autograph

Marcel Prawy signature

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The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,2 x 11,6 inches. Fine condition.

Marcel Horace Frydmann, Ritter von Prawy (born December 29, 1911 in Vienna – February 23, 2003 in Vienna) was an Austrian dramaturg, opera connoisseur and opera critic.

Prawy was born into a Jewish Austro-Hungarian noble family.

As secretary of the tenor Jan Kiepura, he emigrated to the USA when persecution of the Austrian Jews became unbearable in the late 1930s. With the help of his confidante Mártha Eggerth he became acquainted with American musicals and music in general. After the end of the Second World War, Prawy returned to Vienna and brought with him the musical Kiss Me, Kate. It was received by the Viennese with great reservation as they feared the arrival of the American-style musical would spell the end of the traditional Viennese operetta. Nonetheless, Prawy succeeded and was considered henceforth as the one who made German language musicals acceptable and popular.
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Antique Chinese Mirror

Antique Chinese Mirror

 

Ming Dynasty mirror

Decorative, antique Chinese bronze mirror from 14th – 16th century. Stylized dragon amidst clouds,

Chinese characters and different patterns round the mirror.

Moderate aging and moderately rusted.

Diameter: 12 cm (4,8 inches)

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Pair of blue white Chinese Dishes, Qing Dynasty

Pair of blue white China Dishes, Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty Plates

Attractive pair of small Chinese blue and white saucers with flower decorations at the center.

They are from early Qing Dynasty.

Diameter: 14,9 cm, good condition.

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