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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Imperial Austria Postcard: Emperor Franz Josef attacked by Bull. Scarce Mocking Postcard

WWI Emperor Franz Josef Mocking Postcard Corrida Motif

WWI: Corrida de Toros. Per carta amico non lasciarti infilzare.

Lithographed mocking postcard depicting a torrero and Austrian Emperor Francis Josef, hit by a bull.
Artist signed. Unused, good condition.

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Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau postcard depicting an older Chinese gentleman accompanied by a Geisha.

Heavy writing on the postcard, minor wear.

Sent as postcard from New York to Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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Wiener Werkstaette Postcard by Urban Janke. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche

 

Wiener Werkstaette Postcard. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche

 

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard

Lithographed Wiener Werkstaette Postcard. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche. ( St. Michael’s Church )
W.W: Wien Nr. 140 ( Imprint in yellow at the back side ). Lithograph.
Sent to Mrs. Helene Hesshaimer, Kronstadt (the wife of the famous Ludwig Hesshaimer).
There is a nearly invisible 1 cm cut at the lover edge, corners slightly knocked, but no creasing.

Litho WW 134 Urban Janke.


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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.