1929: Switzerland. Scarce Courvoisier Postcard as Air Mail Entire – col7687

This is a postcard has been designed by Jules Courvoisier ( artist signed ) and has been issued for fundraising ( Schweizer Nationalspende ).

Courvoisier was famous as designer for posters. At the front side we see 2 boy scouts with the Swiss flag.

Courvoisier Postcard
Courvoisier Postcard

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Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports Medal: Decorative Bronze, 1930

Sports medal, decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen, trying for the laurel wreath. They are depicted as naked, classical Creek athletes. The medal was awarded for the second best in a running competition.

The inscription at the back reads: “ II ÖPM 1930, 800m Lauf 2 P “. Size: 1.5 x 2 inches. Fine patina. Black spot at upper left side otherwise very fine condition.”

decorative Bronze depicting 2 sportsmen
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瞿应绍 茶壶. Outstanding Qing Dynasty Teapot. Very attractive and unusual

China: Outstanding Qing Dynasty Teapot. Very attractive

 

Imperial China: Very attractive tea pot from the Mid Qing-Periode. Yixing-type, glazed, blue tines on dark brown subsurface. Floral decor, which almost looks like Art Deco. Square shape, unusual design.

Burned-in bottom seal: Hu Gong Ye Fu 壶公冶父. This refers to the famous producer of tea pots, Qu Yingshao 瞿应绍 (1780 – 1849).

Qu Yingshao’s works can be found in specialized books on antique Chinese tea post, his works are had to find, can be found in museums and are treasured among collectors.

7 x 4 x 5 inches. With guaranty that the object is older than 100 years.

The tea pot is in good condition, there are no cracks or fissures. At the bottom rim are 4 minor flaws. (Since the floral decor is convex, the borders of the deco- units easily can become chamfered)

The object really stands out when displayed since it’s design is so unusual and special.

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Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in a Heart

Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard

Decorative Art Nouveau postcard by Raphael Kirchner. It is a scarcer one.

It depicts the portrait of a pretty young lady in a heart.

Artist signed: Raphael Kirchner Paris. B.K. W.I. 539. III

Good condition. A few lines at reverse but you used as postcard.

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Raphael Kirchner

Silver Cigarette Box from 1917. War Gift from Comrades

Silver Cigarette Box from 1917. War Gift from Comrades
Cigarette box WW1
Cigarette box WW1

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Austria, World War 1: Decorative silver cigarette box, ornate border, lines, initials of owner’s name „ J. C. „.

The cigarette box was a present from war comrades between 1914-17. Attractive Art Nouveau-style dedication at the inside of the box.

11,3 x 8,7 cm (4,5 x 3,4 inches). Solid sliver, 175 gram, 2 small silver marks. Minor wear, good condition..

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Art Deco Postcard with Nude and Waran. 1922

Art Deco Postcard, Nude and Waran. Germany 1922

Art Deco postcard waran

„A Request“, Art Deco postcard by the German painter Professor Richard Mueller, Berlin 1922.

The postcard depicts a nude with a fan hiding her head and a waran delivering a letter.

3,9 x 5,9 inches (9,8 x 14,8 ). Unused, fine condition.
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