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.
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.
China, Cultural Revolution: Authentic print depicting a poster by Ha Qiongwen (哈琼文), The title of the poster is xue Daqing jingshen (学大庆精神) grasp the spirit of the Daqing workers.
Size: c. 13 x 18 cm (5 x 7 ½ inches). A few pinholes at top otherwise very good condition.
The Daqing Oil Field (simplified Chinese: 大庆油田), formerly romanized as “Taching”, is the largest oil field in the People’s Republic of China, located between the Songhua river and Nen River in Heilongjiang province.
The fact that Mao Zedong promulgated his Supreme Directive, In industry, learn from Daqing, in the 1960s reflects how important a role Daqing has historically played in industry in China.