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.”
Vintage photo-postcard depicting Maria Jeritza, Alfred Piccaver and Rudolf Hofbauer – and a dog.
Hand signed by Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver.
The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
8,8 x 13,4 cm, good condition.
Maria Jeritza (1887 – 1982) was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera (1912–1935) and the Metropolitan Opera (1921–1932 and 1951).
Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname “The Moravian Thunderbolt”.
On 16 November 1926, she starred in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot in its North American premiere at the Metropolitan, where she was as popular at the Metropolitan as in Vienna, especially as Tosca or Carmen.
Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo hand-signed by Carl Orff.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
4,1 x 5,8 inches, fine condition. (The writing at the reverse is not by Carl Orff).
Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.
Adele Sandrock (1863 – 1937) was a German actress. After a successful theatrical career, she became one of the first German film stars.Sandrock was born as Adele Feldern-Foerster in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She achieved success in the town of Meiningen, where her first role was Luise in Friedrich Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe.
In 1889 she moved to Vienna, where she created a number of major roles for modern playwrights including Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Schnitzler, with whom she had a notoriously stormy affair.In 1911 Sandrock made her silent film debut in Marianne, ein Weib aus dem Volk, a short subject.
She acted in more than 140 films, working with a number of directors including Reinhold Schuenzel and Hans Hinrich. Her autobiography, Mein Leben, was published in 1940.
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.