Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

 

Chinese vintage postcard after a cartoon by Friedrich Schiff, an Austrian Jew who lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 40s.
In 1930 Schiff visited Shanghai and ended up living there for 14 years,until 1947 when he moved to Buenos Aires.

His amusing caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, from beggars and expats to sailors and sing-song girls became famous world wide.

The Viennese Friedrich Schiff society (oegcf. Prof. Gerd Kaminski) has a huge collection of his paintings, drawings and cartoons and set up a permanent exhibition of his works.

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Pair of Qing Dynasty Plates on Stand, 18. Century 三星盘

China: Pair of Qing Dynasty Plates on Stand, 18. Century

Imperial China, Qing Dynasty: Pair of blue-white plates with 3 men on each. ” men are visiting a higher ranking official and present gifts. 2 bats symbolize good luck

Diameter: 6,1 inches ( 15,5 cm). There are a few minor knocks at the rim otherwise good condition.
The objects are from 18th century, Yong Zheng periode (1723-1736) 雍正青花盘, 民窑..

Plates with this motif are known as san xing pan 三星盘.

The stands are new.

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The Hollies: Early Autographs on Polydor Postcard – col8442

The Hollies: Early Autographs on Polydor Postcard – col8442

The Hollies: Polydor Promotion Postcard for “ Another Night “.

Signed by : Tony Hicks ( guitar, vocals ) Bobby Elliot ( drums ) Allen Clarke ( guitar, vocals ) Bernie Calvert ( bass ).

By 1965 The Hollies were established as one of Britain’s pre-eminent singles bands, and they enjoyed huge chart success in many countries in the mid-Sixties, releasing a string of classic harmony-pop hits including “Bus Stop”, “I’m Alive”, “Stop, Stop Stop”, “Carrie Anne”, “On A Carousel” and “Look Through Any Window”. Drummer Bobby Elliot is also considered by many to be one of England’s best drummers; together with longtime bassist Bernie Calvert, the Hollies enjoyed a solid, almost jazz-oriented backbeat. Tony Hicks and Graham Nash shared the guitar spotlight, while frontman Allan Clarke sang in his distinctive nasal tenor.

The item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Slight traces at corners from album otherwise fine condition.

Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal with Scholars

Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Leisure Seal
Leisure Seal

 

Attractive ocher-brown Shou-Shan boulder. Leisure seal with beige layer, well cut to shape a landscape with 4 scholars.

4 characters as actual seal, name of the seal carver at side (under the pillar of the bridge).

60 x 25 x 80 mm, good condition.

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Katherine Hepburm Autograph. Attractive, signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburm Autograph
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Katherine Hepburn portrait-photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 –2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted “box office poison”.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy’s death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Antique Chinese Seal by Chen Xun

Antique Chinese Seal by Chen Xun

old Chinese Seal
 old Chinese leisure Seal

 

Attractive, antique leisure seal by the artist Chen Xun.

Amber Shou Shan seal with Foo lion as handle. 6 characters as actual seal:

A color doesn’t seek for a place in autumn.

Side engraving with the artist’s name Ye Chi.
19 x 19 x 52 mm. Good condition.

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Chinese Leisiure Seal by Qi Yanming 齐燕铭

Chinese Leisure Seal by Qi Yanming

Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming
Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming
Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming

 

Attractive Chinese leisure seal, carved by the important seal carver 齐燕铭  Qi Yanming (1907 – 1978). As actual seal 4 characters have been engraved: 得之象外 de zhi xiang wai (to obtain the spirit outside the appearance).

Long side inscription with details to the meaning of the seal and signature. 目眛心,手在耕耘,不問果自能得象外意  燕銘

20 x 20 x 93 mm, good condition.

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