Old Chinese Brush Stand made of Yak-Horn

Old Chinese Brush Stand of Yak-Horn

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Decorative, Chinese brush stand from app. 1920-30s.

Carved Yak-horn, both sides with landscape scenes, pine trees and crane.

4,5 x 0,7 x 2,2 inches (11 x 2 x 6 cm), fine condition.

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Barbers in the Streets of Tientsin. Postcard, Russian Post. 1907

Barbers in the Streets of  Tientsin. Postcard, Russian Post. 1907

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Chinese vintage postcard, depicting barbers and their customers in Tianjin (Tientsin).
Franked with an overprinted 5 Kopek stamp, Russian cancellation from 1907.
Neat writing, fine condition.

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Jewish Refugee in Shanghai 1940 Document

Authentic Document Jewish Refugee in Shanghai 1940

Directory of Jewish Refugees form of an Austrian Jewish lady, who fled to Shanghai at the beginning of World War II.

Violet: „Committee for the Assistance of European Jewish Refugees in Shanghai. Disbursement and Housing Committee” – strike (犹太避难民调查表). Green strike April 1940 .

22 x 30 cm. Folded, minor foxing otherwise good condition.

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Portugal: Very scarce Misprinted Stamp on 1935 Cover

Red Cross, Portugal: Red Cross cover with a double imprinted stamp. Added is a sheet of an old stamp dealer, explaining the history of the stamp: ” These exceedingly rare stamps, there being but 50 of each used on cover in existence, …….”.

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Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

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Qing Dynasty Zi Tan Brushpot, signed

China, Qing Dynasty: Zi Tan Brushpot, signed

Qing Dynasty: Most attractive brushpot, made of heavy, dark rosewood, Zi Tan. Signed Wu Duming, 1844.

Diameter 5,5 inches (14 cm), height 6,2 inches (16 cm), weight 1,5 kg (!)

Carved at the front side are 2 warriors in heavy armor and a standard bearer. At the reverse a longer text in neat Xing-Shu is
engraved.
Very attractive brushpot, a really eye-catcher.

Please consider that our prices include all fees, including insured shipping.

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Great Katharine Hepburn Autograph on Letter from 1984

Katharine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Letter from 1984

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Authentic letter from Katherine Hepburn from May 15th 1984.

Typewritten letter ( she states that she doesn’t sign or send photographs, thanks the sender and wishes him good luck ).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Very fine condition. Size: 6 x 8 inches.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 – 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four, from 12 nominations.

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Silver Cigarette Box from 1917. War Gift from Comrades

Silver Cigarette Box from 1917. War Gift from Comrades
Cigarette box WW1
Cigarette box WW1

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Austria, World War 1: Decorative silver cigarette box, ornate border, lines, initials of owner’s name „ J. C. „.

The cigarette box was a present from war comrades between 1914-17. Attractive Art Nouveau-style dedication at the inside of the box.

11,3 x 8,7 cm (4,5 x 3,4 inches). Solid sliver, 175 gram, 2 small silver marks. Minor wear, good condition..

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Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner

Grazia Deledda Autograph: Signed Photo, 1931. Nobel Price Winner
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Grazia Deledda Autograph and dedication on a b/w photo-postcard from 1931. Scarce.

The postcard has been sent to the editorial staff of the magazine „ Das interessante Blatt“ in Wien.

There are glue- and paper remnants at the backside as it had been pasted in an album, the front side is in very fine condition.

3,4 x 5,2 inches. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Grazia Deledda ( 1871 – 1936) was a Sardinian writer whose works won her a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926.

Nell’azzurro, published by Trevisani in 1890 might be considered as her first work.

In 1903 she published Elias Portolu that confirmed her as a writer and started her work as a successful writer of novels and theatrical works: Cenere (1904), L’edera (1906), Sino al confine (1911), Colombo e sparvieri (1912), Canne al vento (1913), L’incendio nell’oliveto (1918), Il Dio dei venti (1922).

Cenere was the inspiration for a movie with the famous Italian actress Eleonora Duse.

Her work has been highly regarded by Luigi Capuana and Giovanni Verga plus some younger writers such as Enrico Thovez, Pietro Pancrazi and Renato Serra.

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Antique Chinese Opium Pipe, End of Qing Dynasty

Antique Chinese Opium Pipe, authentic

 

 

Antique, authentic Chinese Opium pipe. Brought to Europe at the beginning of last century by a German marine.

The mouth-part is bone, the pipe has lotus and characters engraved, the stopper at the short end has been replaced later.
Length: 54,5 cm (21,5 inches), good condition.

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Lotte Lehmann Autograph on Studio Photo.

Lotte Lehmann Autograph on Studio Photo

“Lotte Lehmann Autograph on Studio Photo by Setzer, Wien. Embossed studio stamp. Dedication: „ Frau Kaspar zur Erinnerung an Lotte Lehmann „, violett ink.

Lotte Lehmann Autograph

Very fine condition. 3.2 x 5.1 inches. Certificate of Authenticity.

The German soprano Lotte Lehmann (1888 – 1976) is considered to be one of the finest singing actresses of all time.

In 1914, she joined the Vienna State Opera, where she sang in the premieres of a number of Strauss’s operas, Ariadne auf Naxos (1916), Die Frau ohne Schatten (1919), Intermezzo, (1924), and Arabella (1933) as well as Vienna premiers of several operas of Puccini. Lehmann made her debut in London in 1914, and from 1924 to 1935 she performed regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

She also appeared regularly at the Salzburg Festival (1926-1937), performing with Arturo Toscanini, among other conductors. She also gave recitals there accompanied by the conductor Bruno Walter.

In 1930, Lehmann made her US debut in Chicago as Sieglinde in Wagner’s Die Walküre. ”

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