China, Qing Dynasty: Attractive antique silver censer. Floral desing with embossed Eight Treasures at the „petals“ (八宝,Pinyin: bābǎo ).
Bottom mark: duan fu zu yin 段府足银
Height: 10 cm (with handle up), diameter: 8,6 cm, 128 gram. Good condition.
(The socalled Eight treasures are: the wish-granting pearl (寳珠, “bǎozhū) or “flaming pearl”, he double lozenges (方勝, “fāngshèng”), the stone chime (磬, “qìng”), the pair of rhinoceros horns (犀角, “xījiǎo), the double coins (雙錢, shuāngqián), the gold or silver ingot (錠, dìng), coral (珊瑚, shānhú), wish-granting scepter (如意, rúyì ).
David Niven Autograph. Hand-signed Portait Photo from 1974. CoA
Desirable David Niven portrait-photo with dedication and signature.
The autograph comes in the original postal cover from 1974, sent from Chateau-d’Oex.
4,1 x 5,8 inches. Very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
James David Graham Niven ( 1910 -1983), known as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, best known for his roles as Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Litton, a.k.a. “the Phantom,” in The Pink Panther.
In 1967, he appeared as one of seven incarnations of “007” in the James Bond spoof Casino Royale. In fact, Niven had been Bond creator Ian Fleming’s first choice to play Bond in Dr. No. Casino Royale co-producer Charles K. Feldman said later that Fleming had written the book with Niven in mind, and therefore had sent a copy to Niven.
Niven was the only James Bond actor mentioned by name in the text of Fleming’s novels.