Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

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Two 19. Ct Canton Porcelain Plates

Chinese Plates Canton Ware 19. Ct
Antique Canton porcelain

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Two Chinese plates from app. 1850. Canton ware with red green, blue and gold.

One plate has scenes with people and birds and flowers. Scenes with people are around the outside.

The plate has a diameter of 23,5 cm. It was broken and has been repaired.

The other plate is in the same colors with different flower and bird-motifs.

Diameter: 26,7 cm. 4 cm fissure otherwise good condition.

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Chinese Yixing Tea Pot. Very decorative. 蒋蓉宜兴茶壶

Chinese Yixing Tea Pot. Very decorative.

 

 

Old Chinese Yixing tea-pot, decorative with red-dotted glaze and leaves as decoration at lid and one side of the tea pot, handle in shape of a twig.

Marked inside the lid and at bottom Jiang Rong 蒋蓉.

Appr. 18,2 x 12 x 8,5 cm. Good condition, good quality.

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Old Chinese Silver Bracelet with Cinnabar Panels Art Deco

Old Chinese Silver Bracelet with Cinnabar Panels Art Deco

Desirable Chinese Art Deco bracelet with red carved cinnabar bracelet, delicate silver filigree.

The three red cinnabar panels depict the Chinese character shou (寿) longevity and floral decor.

Iit is in perfect condition with a hidden slide clasp and a daintily slim chain. It is hallmarked China Silver and it is very collectible.

Measurements: 7 ½ x 1 5/8 inches (190 x 43 mm), weight 59 gram.

Condition: Very good with no chips or nicks to the cinnabar. This most attractive bracelet shows normal age and is free of verdigris. The clasp is shutting secure.

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Large Blue White Brush Container Qing Dynasty Kang Xi Bottom Mark

Large Blue White Brush Container Qing Dynastie

 

Large blue-white Chinese brush container for Qing Dynasty period. The image depicts an official with his men visiting a scholar. Good painting. 康熙年制 Kang Xi nian zhi – bottom mark but later date.

Diameter: 19,7 cm. Height: 15,5 cm. Good condition, no blemishes.

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Set of Qing Dynasty Wooden Wine Cups

Six Chinese Wooden Cups from Qing Dynasty

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Six antique Chinese wooden cups, outside carved, inside coated. Two characters hallmark at inner bottom of the cups. Plum blossoms- and pine tree-motifs have been carved round the cups.

The cups stand 38 mm and are in good condition with minor wear.

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Chinese Painting of a Peke, Ink and Color on Silk, framed

Chinese Silk Painting of a Peke, framed

Cute old Chinese painting, depicting a Pekingese (Peke). Delicate painting in gongbi-technique, ink and colors on silk.
Matted in traditional Chinese way and later on put in a western frame. Size: 6 x 8 inches ist he actual painting – 11,2 x 13,2 inches is the frame.

Some soiling at the cardboard at the reverse not affecting the painting. The painting is from the first half of last century, Small red artist’s chop at lower left corner.