Chinese Leasure Seal by Zhao Heqin 赵鹤琴

Chinese Leasure Seal by Zhao Heqin


Old Chinese leisure seal, brown-beige-grey stone, engraved by the artist (painter, calligrapher, seal-carver) 赵鹤琴 Zhao Heqin (1894 – 1971). As actual seal engraved are the characters: 长留天地间 chang liu tian-di jian (stay long between heaven and earth [means: to live long]).

Side engraving with details and signature.

20 x 17 x 45 mm, good condition.

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Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle Peking Glass 北京玻璃鼻烟壶

Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle Peking Glass

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Attractive, old Chinese snuff bottle made of Peking glass. Pleasing, rich color. At both sides a woven string has been attached with pearls of ivory woven. At the bottom pieces of ivory and coral have been added.

The snuff bottle is 48 x 25 x 60 mm and in good condition. It is from the end of Qing Dynasty beginning of Republic period.

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George Savage. Ceramics for collectors. Limited de Luxe.

Savage, George Ceramics for the Collector: An Introduction to Pottery and Porcelain.

Published by Theodore Brun Ltd, 1949. Limited. Leather, hard cover, 224pp.

Limited edition – copy no. 120 of 200.

Savage George Ceramics for the Collector
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Slight scuffing to edges of covers, a few scratches at the back of the cover, a few brown spots. 8.75″ by 5.75″. Quite a few photos of objects.

Art Nouveau Sculpture by Marie Louise Sarre, Resistance

Scarce Marie Louise Sarre sculpture from the beginning of last century. Artist signed ML which refers to Marie Louise Sarre.

Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

The sculpture is in very fine condition with no faults.

Marie Louise Sarre sculpture
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Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

Marie-Louise Sarre lived in Berlin before World War II. Her friends called her “Puppi,” meaning “small doll” in German. She didn’t have much of a doll when she became active in the German resistance against Hitler. In the summer of 1944 she was involved in a scheme to secure the support of none other than Heinrich Himmler in a plan to assassinate Hitler.

After the failed coup attempt of July 20, 1944, she and many others were arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She managed to escape and fled to Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived until her death at age 95, in 1999.

Her father was Friedrich Sarre, the first director of the Department of Islamic Art at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (today’s Bode Museum) in Berlin. Her maternal grandfather was Carl Humann, the discoverer and excavator of the Pergamum Altar in Turkey in the 1880s.

Her father also was member of The Solf Circle (German: Solf-Kreis) which was an informal gathering of German intellectuals involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany. Most members were arrested and executed after attending a tea party held near Heidelberg on September 10, 1943, at the residence of Elisabeth von Thadden. The group’s downfall also ultimately led to the demise of the Abwehr in February 1944.

Chinese seal by Yu Yun 俞云印章


Chinese Seal by Yu Yun


Chinese seal by Yu Yun Chinese seal by Yu Yun

Attractive, small, Chinese chicken-blood-stone leisure seal. Cut by the artist Yu Yun 俞云 (1864 – 1938). As actual seal 2 characters have been engraved: 言鄞 yan Yin.

Signed at front end with his artist name: 即佛 Ji Fo.

13 x 13 x 35 mm. Good condition.

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19. Century Measures. Scarce Antique Set from Europe.

19th Century full set of portable and stacking Measures. The exact country of origin is unknown, most probably it is Dutch.


19th Century Measures
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Weight: 4,4 kg ( 8.8 pounds ). Size: Diameter 4.2 inches. Height: 4.5 inches.

At the top and at the bottom are embossed coat of arms ( different patterns ).

There are no blemishes. The hinging and locking mechanism is in very fine condition too.

Very unique and unusual set in perfect condition.

Chinese leisure Seal by Fu Yan 傅岩

Chinese leisure Seal by Fu Yan

Old Chinese leisure seal, dark stone, small Foo lion as part of handle.

Engraved are the 7 characters: qian shou shi-jing wan hu hou 千首诗轻万户侯 (Thousand poems is a small number for the noble men of ten thousand families).

Side carving with details. Signed 傅岩 Fu Yan. (道光辛丑上已日粟夫篆后,傅岩刻)

25 x 25 x 63 mm, good condition.
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Qing Dynasty: Blue-white Porcelain Box Double-Happiness

Antique Chinese Porcelain Box Double-Happiness

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China, Qing Dynasty, round blue-white porcelain box with a double-happiness pattern at the top.
Diameter: 3,8 inches, height: 2,2 inches. Minor wear, no cracks.

Those boxes were popular gifts for newly married.

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