Old Chinese Certificate with Sun Yat Sen Portrait and Building

Old Chinese Certificate with Sun Yat Sen Portrait and Building


China, app. 1930, probably a receipt, 27.8 x 18.2 cm (8,5 x 11 inches), blue, black, one corner repaired, vignette of Sun Zhong Shan and of an government building.
Larger red seal imprint, 2 smaller ones in red and a black fee-stamp, additional Qingdao strike in violet and some writing by hand.

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Siegfried Wagner Autograph. Handwritten Postcard

Siegfried Wagner Autograph. Handwritten Postcard

Siegfried Wagner (1869-1930) German composer, conductor and movie director, son of Richard Wagner. Handwritten Postcard, signed with full name. Written in Bayreuth 10.10.1911, addressed to Hotel Hungaria in Budapest. „Euer Wohlgeboren theile ich mit, dass ich mit Graefin Gravina am 20. Nachmittags eintreffe.“ (Announcement of arrival along with countess Gravina at Hotel Hungaria in the afternoon of 20th)

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Graefin Gravina, Blandine von (1863-1941) was the second daughter of Cosima Wagners (marriage with Hans von Buelow). She was married to the Italian Count Biagi(n)o Gravina (1850-1897), who committed suicide.

Display with option to show the front or the reverse oft he postcard. Photo of Siegfried Wagner at the upper part. The matted object has been in a frame and can be framed easily again.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Han Dengan. 韩登安图章

Chinese Leisure Seal by Han Dengan. Slogan

Attractive Chinese seal carved by the known seal carver Han Dengan (1905 – 1976). Engraved is a slogan, (Ban Zhu Yi Zhi Qian Di Lei  – Owner of 1000 Trops of Tears,斑竹一枝千滴泪

Side-carving with rock and bamboo and the name of the seal carver, Hang Ren Han Dengan Ke 杭人韩登安刻.

Very well carved stone in very fine condition.

0,6 x 0,8  x 2,8 inches (13 x 20 x 64 mm). 44 gram.

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Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal by Cun Lifu

Attractive grey shou-shan seal by the famous Chinese seal carver Cun li fu (邨立夫, 村立夫, 1890—1978).


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As actual seal 14 characters have been carved: 沥酒顾从今日后,更逢二十度花开, 2 lines from a Tang Dynasty poem by Wang Jian (王建).
Very well designed and carved.

24 x 24 x 18 mm, good condition.

Signed: Lifu (立夫)

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Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦 Chickenblood Stone Seal

Chickenblood Stone Seal by Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦

Desireable, most attractive seal. Chickenblood-stone (鸡血石) with much red at all sides. Carved by the famous seal carver Zhao Zhiqian.

Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦 (1829–1884) was a renowned Chinese calligrapher, seal carver and painter in the late Qing Dynasty, “the leading scholar-artist of his day.”

Zhao’s seal carving had profound influence on the later masters, such as Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi.

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Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.

Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.


Attractive Chinese Shou Shan seal ( Shou Shan Qiao Se Qi Jiang 寿山巧色旗降. Rich light brown tone with darker enclosures. Bigger white enclosure at the top has been used to carve a dragon.

Carved by the seal carver Cai Zhaofu 蔡招夫. Engraved are 2 characters, 墨趣 ( Mo Qu – attracted by ink).

Side-carving with text, dedication and the name of the seal carver.

Old, well carved stone in very fine condition.

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Attractive old Chinese Pa Tong Box 永宜昌白铜

Beautiful old Chinese Pa Tong container with lid. Diameter in floral petal shape. Engravings with plum-blossoms, bamboo and pine tree. Well executed.

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Bottom mark: Yong Yi Chang 永宜昌

Height: 16,5 cm, diameter: 84 mm.

Seems there was some heavy patina (still at inside of lid and bottom) which has been carefully removed years ago. Now again a very pleasing shade of age can be seen all over the box.

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Old Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Old Chinese Leisure Seal Shou Shan

Decorative, old Chinese Shou Shan leisure seal. At the front side a wanderer is carved, at the reverse a temple.

As actual seal 2 characters have been carved: Zhu Mei 竹楣 (bamboo lintel).

The seal is from the Republic period.

35 x 14 x 60 mm, good condition.

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Bruno Walter Autograph

Conductor Bruno Walter: b/w portrait photo, hand-signed with ink-pen. Embossed stamp by photo-studio Illinger in Salzburg). The photograph is from 1935.


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84 x 136 mm, good condition.

Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, 1876 – 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer.

Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped to establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered to be one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

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