Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal by Yao Yuanzhi 姚元之

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal by Yao Yuanzhi Gourd Shape

 

Attractive, antique leisure seal, carved by the seal carver 姚元之 Yao Yuanzhi (? – 1852). Black-green stone, well carved.

As actual seal 8 characters have been carved: 大學士方岳貢之章 Da xue-shi fang yue gong zhi zhang (seal which tributes to the great, honest scholars).

Side inscription: 元之作 Yuanzhi zuo

60 x 55 x 33 mm, good condition.

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Antique Japanese Albumen Photos for sale

2 Japanese Girls. Tinted Albumen Photo

We have added a new venue: Antique Japanese Photos. We will be adding some 100 related photos in the near future. They will include works by Raimund Freiherr Stillfried von Rathenitz, Adolfo Farsari, Felice Beato, Kusakabe Kimbei, Ogawa Kazumasa and others.

Antique Japan Photograph: Albumen photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners. The photo depicts two pretty, young Japanese girls in attractive Kimomo.

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Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl Autograph, hand written Album Page from 1908. COA

 

Wilhelm Kienzl autograph
Wilhelm Kienzl autograph

Wilhem Kienzl: Album-page with a line from Evangelimann: „Selig sind, die Verfolgung leiden“, „Leben ist Streben“, date 1908 March 16th and his signatur: Dr. Wilh. Kienzl“

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

11,1 x 18,6 cm, very good condition.

Wilhelm Kienzl (1857 – 1941) was an Austrian composer.

In 1894, he wrote his third and most famous opera, Der Evangelimann, but was unable to match its success with Don Quixote (1897). Only Der Kuhreigen (1911) reached a similar level of popularity, and that very briefly.

In 1917, Kienzl moved to Vienna, where his first wife, the Wagnerian soprano Lili Hoke, died in 1919, and he married Henny Bauer, the librettist of his three most recent operas, in 1921.

 


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Antique Seal by Zhang Xiong 19. Ct 张熊篆刻

Antique Seal by Zhang Xiong 19. Ct 张熊

 

Antique seal, grey-green stone, carved by the important seal carver Zhang Xiong 张熊, 1803 – 1886.
As actual seal 12 characters have been carved: 抱清静以独立,兮超万古而久长 bao qingjing yi duli, xi chao wangu er jiu chang (embrace the silence to become independent, transcend thorugh the ages and become age-old).

30 x 31 x 20 mm, good condition.

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Ding Yanyong Leisure Seal 丁衍庸印章

 

Ding Yanyong Leisure Seal

 

Attractive Chinese leisure seal, white crystal, carved by the artist Ding Yanyong 丁衍庸 (1902 – 1978).

Signed at the front side: Shu Dan Zhi yin 叔旦治印

As actual seal 2 characters have been carved: yong zhuo 用拙 (use the clumsy [i.e.: not to go the handsome way in painting and calligraphy]). So this seal also looks clumsy at first sight.

29 x 18 x 30 mm, good condition.