Antique Chinese Vase, blue white Craquelure, End of Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty Vase, blue white Craquelure

Chinese porcelain vase, from the end of Qing Dynasty.

Round stand, slim corpus with lid.

Floral decoration with birds in blue color against white, sparsely crackled background.

Dark brown rim and stand with floral décor.

Cheng Hua-bottom mark but from later period, 18- 19th century.

Diameter corpus: 8,5 cm, Height: 25 cm. Good condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal. Attractive Furong Shou Shan. 4 Characters

Chinese Leisure Seal. Attractive Furong Shou Shan. 芙蓉寿山石

Beautiful Chinese seal made of Furong Shou Shan Stone 芙蓉寿山石, beige -red, with lotus leaves and lotus flower as handle. Engraved are 4 characters: Wen Wu shuang Quan 文武双全( Literature and the art or war are both perfect kinds of art). Side carving with the name of the seal carver.

1,3 x1,4 x 2,8 inches (33 x 35 x 70 mm), 173 gram, very fine condition.

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Montgomery Clift Autograph on 10 x 8, 1966. CoA

Montgomery Clift Autograph on 10 x 8, 1966. CoA

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Montgomery Clift Autograph on The Defector Photo, 1966. CoA

Montgomery Clift: Authentic autograph on larger display photo, signed in 1966, the year of his death.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

10 x 8 inches, very good condition.

Edward Montgomery (Monty) Clift (1920 –1966) was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted his portrayal of “moody, sensitive young men”.

Clift starred in the ground-breaking 1950 docu-drama The Big Lift.

He often played outsiders and “victim-heroes”; examples include the social climber in George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun, the anguished Catholic priest in Hitchcock’s I Confess, the doomed regular soldier Robert E. Lee Prewitt in Fred Zinnemann’s From Here to Eternity, and the Jewish GI bullied by antisemites in Edward Dmytryk’s The Young Lions.

Later, after a car crash in 1956 that scarred Clift’s face, and alcohol and prescription drug abuse, he became erratic.
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Silent Movie Actress Constance Talmadge Autograph on Ross Photo, 1931. CoA

Constance Talmadge Autograph on Ross Photo, 1931. CoA

 

Constance Talmadge: Authentic autograph on German Ross Photo, 1931.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,5 x 5,5 inches, very good condition.

Constance Talmadge (1898 –1973) was a silent movie star born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and was the sister of fellow actresses Norma Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge.

She began making films in 1914, in a Vitagraph comedy short, In Bridal Attire (1914). Her first major role was as The Mountain Girl and Marguerite de Valois in D.W. Griffith’s Intolerance (1916).

Griffith re-edited Intolerance repeatedly after its initial release, and even shot new scenes long after it was in distribution. Grace Kingsley found Talmadge in her dressing room at the Fine Arts Studio, in Los Angeles, in the midst of making up for some new shots.

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业奉棋 鼻烟壶. Desirable, beautiful Crystal Rock Snuff Bottle by Ye Fengqi

Crystal Rock Snuff Bottle, inside Painting, Ye Fengqi.

 

Desirable, beautiful crystal rock snuff bottle by Ye Fengqi, a son of master Ye Zhongsan and brother of the also famous Ye Xiaofeng.
The snuff bottle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 2,5 x 1,2 x 3,4
inches.

One side of the bottle shows the poet Li Taibo with a pupil. At the reverse is a dedication to the famous master of Peking Opera, Shang Xiaoyun (1900-1976), an important actor of Dan-roles.
Signed Ye Fengqi, 1931.

Coral stopper, Silver spoon. Fine condition.

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Arnulf Rainer Autogramm: Hand-signed Postcard. CoA

Arnulf Rainer artist-postcard, hand-signed


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The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Color postcard after the original painting: 4 Monkeys ( The Monkey-Family). 1969/71.

Arnulf Rainer is an Austrian painter and is internationally renowned for his abstract informal art.

In his early years, Rainer was influenced by the Surrealism. In 1950, he founded the Hundsgruppe (dog group) together with Ernst Fuchs, Arik Brauer and Josef Mikl. After 1954, Rainers style evolved towards Destruction of Forms, with blackenings, overpaintings and maskings of illustrations and photographs, dominating his later work. He was close to the Vienna Actionism, featuring body art and painting under drug influence.

His works are shown in the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. As the culmination of the appraisal of his work, in 1993 the Arnulf Rainer Museum opened in New York, United States.

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Tito Gobbi Autograph. Hand signed Photo from 1959. CoA

Tito Gobbi Autograph from 1959. CoA

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Tito Gobbi b/w portrait print with authentic autograph from 1959, signed in Wien.

11,8 x 15,6 cm. Minor aging at edges.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Tito Gobbi (1913 –1984) was an Italian baritone who appeared in twenty-five films, in both singing and speaking roles. He sang the role of Baron Scarpia in the 1964 Franco Zeffirelli production of Puccini’s Tosca at Covent Garden with Maria Callas in the title role.
Gobbi and Callas had previously sung their roles in the classic 1953 EMI recording of the opera, with Giuseppe di Stefano as Mario Cavaradossi and Victor de Sabata conducting. The performance is considered to be one of Callas and Gobbi’s best works.

Gobbi was announced as 1969 King of Moomba by the Melbourne Moomba festival. He retired from the operatic stage in 1979. He was brother-in-law of the Bulgarian bass Boris Christoff.

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Attractive Chinese Fan, hand painted with Birds and Calligraphy

Chinese Fan: Hand Painted with Birds and Calligraphy

Decorative old fan, paper in wooden frame. Four scenes with birds and longer calligraphy right of the paintings. Artist signed and seal-imprints of the artist.
Nice paintings and very neat hand writing.

 

The fan comes from a well cultivated collection and is in very good condition.

Size: 18 x 10,9 inches ( 47 x 27 cm).

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Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace 圓明園

Original China Photo destroyed Old Summer Palace

Authentic, old photo with view at the ruins of Yuan Ming Yuan, the Old Summer Palace, 圓明園.

The photo is from 1902.

21 x 15,5 cm, good condition, no reproduction but original.

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