Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard with authentic Autograph. CoA

Cary Grant Autograph: Hand-signed Ross Photo, 1935. Scarce

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard, published by German  Ross, hand-signed by Cary Grant on Sept. 17th 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,6 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Archibald Alexander Leach (1904 –1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite peaceable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man: handsome, virile, charismatic and charming.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Grant was a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock, notorious for disliking actors, who said that Grant was “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.

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Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottles, Mutton-Fat Jade

Pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles Mutton-Fat Jade, Qing

pair white jade snuffbottles Qing Dynasty
pair white Qing Dynasty jade snuffbottles

Very attractive pair of white Jade snuff bottles from Qing Dynasty, mutton-fat Jade.

Both are of flattened rounded rectangular form, raised on a shallow foot.

3 x 1,2 x 6 cm and 2,2 x 1,5 x 4,8 cm, good condition.

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Imperial China: Short Stamp Set 1898. Mint

Chinese stamps from1898: 10 stamps from the London prints, Scott 98 – 109 in generally fine condition, with 2 colour varieties of the 5 vents val.

½ cent to 5 cents MNG, 10 cents to 5 Dollars with original gum, hinged. One of the 5 cents stamps has slight faults at upper margin. The 5 Dollar stamp has a slightly short tooth at the lower right corner.

Clean and fresh lot, no thins.

Antique wooden Garuda Sculpture, China. Qing Dynasty

18 – 19th century sculpture of a bird-headed Buddhist god: Wooden Garuda with a layer of lacquer, gilded.

7,5 x 7 x 2,8 inches. 548 gram. Fine condition. ( Only minor surface aging which is quite usual for such an old piece – the gold partly rubbed off. No parts missing, no splits ).

 

antique Garuda statue wood
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In Buddhism, the Garuda is said to be a huge bird, his wings spanning several miles! He is said to have amazing power, intelligence, strength and wisdom and can change to human form at will. There are some stories which even talk of Garuda kings having romantic dalliances with human women. The Buddha, in the Mahasamyatta Sutra, is shown as making peace, albeit temporarily, between the Nagas (serpents) and the Garudas.

The concept of Garuda is also seen in Indonesian, Thai, Japanese and Mongolian culture. While the Garuda is the national symbol of both Thailand and Indonesia, it is the symbol of Ulan Bator, the capital city of Mongolia.

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China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

China, Qing Dynasty 3 Paintings on Rice Paper

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China, Qing Dynasty: Three paintings, depicting persons from the Imperial Court. One depicts an Emperor on his peacock-throne, one a lady and one a mandarin.

Painted on brittle rice paper. Beginning of last century. Both paintings come matted and framed.

Size: 11,5 x 13,5 and 16 x 14 inches. (29 x 38,6 and 40 x 35,4 cm). Some faults in paper.

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Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

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Antique Photo of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Antique Photo: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

 

Most attractive antique photograph of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Size: 9,8 x 7,4 is the actual photo, 13 x 9,8 is the photo including margins.

The photograph is from pre-1900 and in fine condition. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

 

Imperial China, 1895: Beautiful Shou-shan seal with Fo-lions ( mother and small one ) as handle. The well balanced, skillful seal inscription reads: “Ormosia and Moon in my Cold Studio”.

Artificial side carving with dedication and details to carver and date.

Size: 1,75 x 1,25 x 3,55 inches, 274 gram. Fine condition.

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