Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

Anna Pavlova Autograph. Russian Prima Ballerina

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Anna Pavlova postcard with the famous Russian dancer as „Dying Swan“ in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Sea. The postcard comes for a well know collection.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Anna Pavlovna (Matveyevna) Pavlova (Russian: Анна Павловна (Матвеевна) Павлова; (also Pawlowa 1881 – 1931) was a Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev. Pavlova is most recognized for the creation of the role The Dying Swan and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.

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Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal 高山流水

Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal in Shape of Rock

Old Chinese Seal in decorative design of a solid rock.

The sides of the seals are carved and depict 2 scholars at a rock, trees and houses at the reverse.

At the right upper part 4 characters are engraved, which are also the actual seal: gao shan liu shui – 高山流水 (water is flowing from the high mountains).

44 x 20 x 59 mm, 55 gram. Very fine condition, it feels good in hand and comes in a (newer) box.

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Zhang Changjia Leisure Seals, Set of 6 Shou-shan, 张昌甲印章

Set of 6 Leisure Seals by Zhang Changjia 张昌甲 (1827 – ?)

Qing Dynasty: Six brown-grey, (smoke-colored) shoushan-seals, all 6 very well carved by the important seal carver Zhang Changhua (1827 – ?).

Each seal with side engraving 隽生 Jun Sheng, the courtesy name of 张昌甲 Zhang Changjia.

10 x 10 x 50 mm, good condition.
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Leo Katz Autograph on Postcard from 1910

Leo Katz: Postcard sent by Leo Katz to Mr. Charles Bieger c/o L. J. Katz in New York.

The postcard shows the Waiting Room at New Union Station, Washington D. C.

Clear signature. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Leo Katz studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna Austria between 1905-1909. He traveled extensively and continued his studies while painting portraits between 1910-1914.

Between 1915 and 1921 Leo Katz painted many famous portrait studies including those of the Vanderlip family. Mr Frank Vanderlip later sponsored Leo to come to the United States where he then taught the first courses on Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum in NY and completed a one man show of portraits at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

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American Peoples, Indians: Decorative Chromo Lithograph, 1898

 

American Peoples, Indians: Decorative Chromo Lithograph, 1898

Indian peoples lithograph

American Peoples: Decorative old chromolithograph depicting 14 Indian peoples, Aleútes, Black-feet Indians, Pueblo Indians, Eskimos, Mexican Indians, Indians from South American countries, Sioux, Apaches and many more.
Though older than 100 years the colors of this chromo lithograph look extremely fresh and vivid. The graphic is matted ( simple matting between 2 sheets of cardboard).

Meyers, 1898.
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Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Photo, CoA

Franco Bonisolli Autograph on Fayer Photo. CoA

 

Franco Bonisolli: Hand-signed color-photo (Studio Fayer), signed in Wien in 1984.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Franco Bonisolli (1938 –2003) was an Italian operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian repertory, notably as Manrico and Calaf.

Bonisolli made his debut in Spoleto, as Ruggero, in 1962 and quickly established himself throughout Italy, appearing first in lyric roles such as, Nemorino, Duca di Mantua, Alfredo, Rodolfo, des Grieux, Hoffmann, etc.

He began an international career in the early 1970s, with debut at the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, etc., and began expanding his repertory to include more dramatic roles, notably Arnold, Don Jose, Manrico, Radames, Otello, Cavaradossi, Calaf, etc.

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Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Jiang Biao – 江标篆刻

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Jiang Biao

 

Decorative, old Chinese leisure seal, engraved by the well know artist Jiang Biao 江标 (1860-1899), who most of all is known for his calligraphy. Long side engraving and signature.
As actual seal one character has been carved: Xu 虚 (void).
52 x 25 x 52 mm, good condition.

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China, 五雷号令, Ming Dynasty Ritual Object for Daoists Expelling Ghosts

China, Ming Dynasty Ritual Object for Daoists

 

China, Ming Dynasty: Scarce wooden ritual object for Daoists practicing exorcism. The object is hollow, closed and filled with some tiny parts so it makes a rattling sound.
Delicately carved hard-wood with Zhong Kui, the legendary ghost expeller at front side and characters with spells at reverse and both sides.

Natural patina. 60 x 158 x 24 mm (2,4 x 1 x 6,2 inches), good condition.

More Chinese Antiques: HERE

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Boxer Rebellion. War in China: Litho Postcard from 1900.

Boxer Uprising: Lithographed mocking postcard: China as old lady barricaded behind Peking city gate. In front of the gate are the western allies, trying to get in.

Inscription: „Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, ahnt, was wir leiden.” ( Who knows yearning only knows about our suffering ).

Sent as postcard from Weissenkirchen to Wolfsburg in Carynthia. Fine condition.
More Chinese Vintage Postcards HERE

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Old vintage Postcards from Singapore for collectors

We added some Singapore vintage postcards: Old vintage Postcards from Singapore for collectors

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