Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

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.

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Wolfgang Hutter: House of Friends Authentic Autograph

Wolfgang Hutter: House of Friends. Authentic Autograph:

Wolfgang Hutter autograph

Wolfgang Hutter Autograph on Artist postcard titled ” Haus der Freundinnen”

Size: 4 x 6 in. Very fine condition.

Hutter, Wolfgang, born 1928 in Wien is one of Austria’s most famous Artists and founder of the so called The Vienna Phantastic Realists. ( Wiener Schule des Phantastischen Realismus ).

Between 1945 and 1950 he has been studying at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with his father Anton Paris Guetersloh as teacher and Ernst Fuchs, Rudolf Hausner as colleagues.

He is famous for his dream like, fairy tale – like paintings which are delicately executed and stand for highest art standard.

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Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

 

Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.

Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.

Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.

The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.

Franz Herterich Autograph, letter 1935

Franz Herterich Autograph, letter 1935

Franz Herterich Autograph

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Franz Herterich famous actor during the early silent movie area.

‘Das Auge des Buddha’ 1919, ‘Prinz und Bettelknabe’ 1920, ‘Inferno’ 1920, ‘Samson und Delilia’ 1922 , ‘Sodom und Gomorrha’ 1922. Weitere grosse Erfolge mit Tonfilmen: ‘Burgtheater’ 1940, ‘Der Feuerteufel’ 1940, ‘Wen die Götter lieben’ 1942, ‘Kolberg’ 1945, ‘Maria Theresia’ 1951, ‘1. April 2000’ 1952.

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Zino Davidoff Autograph on Photo, CoA

Zino Davidoff Autograph, Famous Cigar Producer. CoA

Zino Davidoff portrait photo with authentic signature.

The photo depicts Zino Davidoff in business suite with one of his famous cigars in hand.

From this family developed a brand which was to represent the essence of perfect enjoyment. Signed “Z. Davidoff” in very bold black pen.

9 x 12.4 cm, good condition.

Zino Davidoff was born in 1906 in Kiev, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine to a Jewish family. He was the eldest of four children born to tobacco merchant, Henri Davidoff.

In 1970, Zino sold his small but highly successful tobacco shop in Geneva to the Max Oettinger Company. Zino stayed on as Davidoff’s ambassador until his death in 1994 at the age of 87.

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Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Fayer Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich autograph

 

Legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino. Photo by Fayer, hand-signed by Fritz Wunderlich with a quote of The Magic Flute: Ach wie herrlich. Herzlich Fritz Wunderlich.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 c. Good condition.

Friedrich “Fritz” Karl Otto Wunderlich (1930 – 1966) was a German lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder. He died in an accident when he was only 35.

Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory. Of special importance is a recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, conducted by Karl Böhm, in which Wunderlich gave a critically acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino, opposite baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the role of Papageno. There is also a live performance of The Magic Flute recorded in 1960 at the Salzburg festival, and several recordings as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Recordings also exist of lesser-known Mozart operas such as Zaide and La Finta Giardiniera.

Wunderlich’s crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction, and intelligent, restrained interpretation also led him to impressive renditions of the lieder cycles of Schubert and Schumann with pianist Hubert Giesen. His famous recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe remains a gold standard of this genre. Many tenors since have emulated Wunderlich’s interpretation of this cycle.


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Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

 

Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

Most attractive Mela Köhler postcard depicting a lady with big, decorative scarf.

 

The black background highlights the details of the scarf and dress.

Artist signed: Mela Köhler.

B. K. W. I. 384-6

Unused, scarce, very good condition.

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Archduke Karl. Austrian Fleet Union. Arnold Hartig Bronze Plaque

Archduke Karl. Oesterr. Fleet Union. A. Hartig Plaque

Decorative bronze plaque by Arnold Hartig (1878 – 1972), issued by the Austrian Fleet Union.

Portrait of he Austrian- Habsburg Emperor Karl I. (Archduke by that time) . War ships at reverse and a line OESTERR. FLOTTENVEREIN . KRIEGSFUERSORGE – 1914-1915.
Signed: A. HARTIG.

Fine condition.

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Tenor Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

Peter Anders Autograph, CoA

 

 

Peter Anders as Saenger in Rosenkavalier, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

10 x 14,5 cm, good condition.

Peter Anders (July 1, 1908 – September 10, 1954) was a German operatic tenor who sang a wide range of parts in the German, Italian, and French repertories.

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