Qing Dynasty Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo李鸿章照片

Old Chinese Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo.

Antique Japanese lacquer photo-album, well filled ( both sides front and reverse) with photos from the end of the 19th century.

Remarkable are the photos with Li Hongzhang or Li Hung-chang 李鸿章 (1823 – 1901), who was a leading statesman of the late Qing Empire. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. In the 1860s he visited Germany, meeting Bismarck and Wilhelm II.

The other photos are mostly about this group of artists, who visited China and performed there. Some photos of military, ship crew and even a photo of Coatham Road Redcar (UK), probably the hometown of the group.

The album is 7,4 x 5,4 inches (18,7 x 13,4 cm). Folding album with one fold separated and another roughly repaired. The photos are mostly in good quality.

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Buddha Avalokiteshvara Bronze in Ming Style

Qing Dynasty Buddha Bronze in Ming Style.

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Qing Dynasty Bronze: Seated Buddha Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) with scepter, wearing an openwork crown.

Detailed, fine work, rich ornaments.

According Ming-style the figure has a large head and a gentle smile.

Attractive natural patina. The bronze is approximately 100 years old.

Height: 30,5 cm, width: 21 cm, weight: 3,9 kg. Very good condition.

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Antique Chinese Seal with Eight Immortals

Antique Chinese Seal. Hard Wood, Qing Dynasty

Antique Chinese hard-wood seal with very decorative carving of the actual seal print.
It seems to be a company seal. What makes it special is the carving of the border, which depicts the Eight immortals, delicately carved with strong expressions.

The seal is from the 18th century. At one side is a wax seal attached, which was needed to bring the seal out of China. It was bought in the early 1970s in Tianjin.

Size: 0,8 x 1,7 x 2,1 inches, 40 gram, fine condition.

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Norma Talmadge Autograph on Photo. CoA 6 x 8

Rare Norma Talmadge Autograph on Photo


Rare Norma Talmadge, famous silent movie star, hand-signed photograph, black fountain pen “To Jennifer Very Sincerely Norma Talmadge”.

The autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity,

Norma Talmadge (1893 –1957) was an American actress and film producer of the silent era. Her career reached a peak in the early 1920s, when she ranked among the most popular idols of the American screen.

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Desirable old Chinese Snuff Bottle Gold Hair Crystal

Scarce Chinese Snuff Bottle Golden Rutiliated Quartz

Desirable old Chinese snuff bottle, ovoid form, well hollowed.

Gold-hair crystal (golden rutiliated quartz) in attractive color.

Metal spoon with coral top.

2,2 x 1,1 x 2,4 inches (55 x 26 x 59 mm, without stopper), 67 gram. Very good condition.

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Ava Gardner Autograph, CoA

Ava Gardner Autograph, CoA
Ava Gardner Autograph

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Ava Gardner, authentic Autograph. Kolibri Photo-card, scene from „The little Hut“.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Ava Lavinia Gardner (1922 –1990) was an American actress. She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood’s leading actresses and was considered one of the most beautiful women of her day.

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Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard Girl in a Heart

Attractive Raphael Kirchner Postcard

Decorative Art Nouveau postcard by Raphael Kirchner. It is a scarcer one.

It depicts the portrait of a pretty young lady in a heart.

Artist signed: Raphael Kirchner Paris. B.K. W.I. 539. III

Good condition. A few lines at reverse but you used as postcard.

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Shirley Temple Autograph. Early Signature COA

Shirley Temple Autograph.

Early Signature on Ross Photo, Shirley Temple: Beautiful b/w Ross photo-print, depicting the young Shirley.

Authentic signature in outdated style, signed with blue pen.

Scarce. Size: 8,8 x 14,1 cm, good condition.

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Shirley Temple Black (née Temple; April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as Hollywood’s number one box-office star from 1935 through 1938. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.
Shirley Temple Autograph

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