Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal with Scholars

Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Leisure Seal
Leisure Seal

 

Attractive ocher-brown Shou-Shan boulder. Leisure seal with beige layer, well cut to shape a landscape with 4 scholars.

4 characters as actual seal, name of the seal carver at side (under the pillar of the bridge).

60 x 25 x 80 mm, good condition.

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Katherine Hepburm Autograph. Attractive, signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburn Autograph. Signed Photo, CoA

Katherine Hepburm Autograph
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Katherine Hepburn portrait-photo, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907 –2003) was an American actress of film, stage, and television. After a few early film successes, including her first Academy Award, for Morning Glory, Hepburn endured a string of flops, which led to her being voted “box office poison”.

Throughout her six-decade career, Hepburn co-starred with screen legends including Cary Grant (Bringing Up Baby, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story), Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen), John Wayne (Rooster Cogburn), Laurence Olivier (Love Among the Ruins) and Henry Fonda (On Golden Pond). Her most successful pairing was with Spencer Tracy, with whom she made a string of hit pictures, starting with 1942’s Woman of the Year. The last of their nine films together was Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed shortly before Tracy’s death.

Hepburn holds the record for the most Best Actress Oscar wins with four out of 12 nominations. She won an Emmy Award in 1976 for her lead role in Love Among the Ruins, and was nominated for four other Emmys, two Tony Awards and eight Golden Globes. In 1999, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star in the history of American cinema.

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Jules Massenet Autograph. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph: Signed Postcard, 1902. CoA

Jules Massenet Autograph

Jules Massenet Autograph. Portrait postcard (Photo Boyer, Paris) with keys at upper left, signed Wien 24 May 1902.

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Jules Emile Frederic Massenet (1842 –1912) was a French composer best known for his operas. His compositions were very popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he ranks as one of the greatest melodists of his era. Soon after his death, Massenet’s style went out of fashion, and many of his operas fell into almost total oblivion. Apart from Manon and Werther, his works were rarely performed. However, since the mid-1970s, many operas of his such as Thaïs and Esclarmonde have undergone periodic revivals.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Zhao Shi 趙石1921

Chinese Leisure Seal by Zhao Shi 1921

Zhao Shi seal
Zhao Shi seal from 1921

Chinese leisure seal, zisha-stone, carved by the important seal carver 赵石 Zhao Shi (1874-1933).
As seal engraved are 10 characters: 望云漸高鳥.臨水慚游魚 wang yun jian gao niao, lin shui can you yu (Watching a cloud slowly rising high as a bird, looking at the water I feel ashamed of the swimming fish).

Side engraving with date and artist name 辛酉十月古泥.

31 x 30 x 59 mm, good condition. The seal is from 1927.

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Antique Chinese Porcelain Paper Weight 慎德堂制

Antique Chinese Paper Weight with Landscapes

Antique, decorative paper weight (also to be used as arm rest).

Porcelain with landscape scene at top.

Red 4 character bottom mark: Shen de tang zhi 慎德堂制

Size: 12,5 x 6,6 x 4,6 cm. Good condition.

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Art Nouveau Iridiscent Glass Vase by Ferdinand v Poschinger

Art Nouveau Iridiscent Glass Vase by Poschinger

Decorative, iridescent Art Nouveau vase by Ferdinand von Poschinger with intricate floral decor. The vase is from the renowned Buchenauer Poschinger glass factory.
Good condition with no blemishes.

Height: 25 cm, Width 14,5 cm. (9.5 x 5.5 inches).

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Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA

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Legendary Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi: Authentic autograph on self made card. Hand signed in 1952.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 4,1 x 5,8 inches. Fine condition. Mounted on cardboard.

Paavo Johannes Nurmi (1897 – 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the “Flying Finns”; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running.

During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.

Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.

 

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Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China 27th year, 1938

Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China 1938


Chinese Gold Bond 1938

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Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China, with all Coupons, 1938

China 1938: 27th Year Gold Loan of the Republic of China (1938) for US-$ 10, #772486, 27.3 x 17.1 cm (13.5 x10.5 inches), buff, brown, green, red, black, vertical fold, Chinese Revenue Stamp, text in English and Chinese, all coupons. Dark blue strike: 華僑 (Overseses Chinese).

Very fine condition.

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Chinese Leisure seal by Wang Botang, 1907

Chinese Leisure seal with Foo Lion, 1907

Chinese Leisure seal

Chinese leisure seal with guardian lion as handle. Reddish soap stone, part of the lion’s head is light grey.

As seal engraved are 8 characters: 山云当幕夜月为钩 shan yun dang mu ye yue wei gou (the mountain clouds are the curtains of the night and the moon is the hook).

20 x 21 x 77 mm, good condition.
Side engraving with details. Cut by 望伯唐 Wang Botang, 1907

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