Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl
Chinese vintage postcard after a cartoon by Friedrich Schiff, an Austrian Jew who lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 40s.
In 1930 Schiff visited Shanghai and ended up living there for 14 years,until 1947 when he moved to Buenos Aires.
His amusing caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, from beggars and expats to sailors and sing-song girls became famous world wide.
The Viennese Friedrich Schiff society (oegcf. Prof. Gerd Kaminski) has a huge collection of his paintings, drawings and cartoons and set up a permanent exhibition of his works.
Two antique chromolithographs depicting 17 objects made of precious stones.
The objects include a Chinese Jadeite jug, a Ludwig XIV rock crystal goblet, a Lapis lazuli dish from 1600, a Bycantine ock crystal mug, an agate goblet 16th Ct., a rose quartz bowl and many others.
Artist signed: O. Guenther Nammburg.
Lithograph by Meyers 1900. each 6,2 x 9,8 inches (16 x 24 cm). Fine condition.
Authentic P. SEGA (French 20th century) figurine, circa 1920-25. Cast metal with marble stand and figurine inscribed “P. Sega France”.
This is a distinctly marked “France” and “P.Sega” on each of the girl pictured.
The unique shaped base is beautiful multi colored marble and is in great shape with nothing more than minimal nicks.
Size: c. 34 x 13 x 22,5 cm (c. 13,5 x 5 ¼ x 8 ¾ inches)
There a holes at the bottom side where the figurine is fixed to the base plate.
One of the bolts is a little loose and should be replaced to make it stable again. As it are screws with US winding (inches) I cannot get one here to replace it. If not replaced it is stable too, just not as stable as before.
The figurine has not been cleaned and there is only moderate patina.