China, Qing Dynasty: 4 Paintings Dream of Red Mansions 红楼梦

China, Qing Dynasty: 4 Paintings Dream of Red Mansions

Four antique scroll-paintings as set with scenes from the famous novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of Red Chamber).

The paintings depict nightly scenes so the faces are in dark color.

Qing Dynasty paintings, artist signed, painted on silk, mounted as scrolls.

Each one is 8 x 40 inches ( 20,3 x 115 cm ) + margins. The wax-seals added at the cover were needed for export.

Very fine paintings of high artistic standard.

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Attractive Chinese Fan, hand painted with Birds and Calligraphy

Chinese Fan: Hand Painted with Birds and Calligraphy

Decorative old fan, paper in wooden frame. Four scenes with birds and longer calligraphy right of the paintings. Artist signed and seal-imprints of the artist.
Nice paintings and very neat hand writing.

 

The fan comes from a well cultivated collection and is in very good condition.

Size: 18 x 10,9 inches ( 47 x 27 cm).

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Art Deco Postcard with Nude and Waran. 1922

Art Deco Postcard, Nude and Waran. Germany 1922

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„A Request“, Art Deco postcard by the German painter Professor Richard Mueller, Berlin 1922.

The postcard depicts a nude with a fan hiding her head and a waran delivering a letter.

3,9 x 5,9 inches (9,8 x 14,8 ). Unused, fine condition.
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China: Antique Deco-Inkstone in Wooden Cassette

China: Antique Deco-Inkstone in Wooden Cassette

China, End of Qing, beginning of Republic period. So called  Xi-stone from Xi County of Anhui Province: Decorative inkstone for grinding ink. The flat stone shows an ornate carving with pine tree and clouds. Fine, wooden box.

3,4 x 2,9 x 0,6 inches. Fine condition.

Imperial China Postal Card, 1 Cent. Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China 1 Cent Postcard, Scarce French Variety.

Imperial China: Postal card with 1 Cent imprint„Chinese Imperial Post“. Scarce French variety „Chine. Carte Postale Avec Response Payee“ – imprint at reverse.

The front page shows an old scholar with his pupil.

Unused, moderate aging, no tears or creasing.

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Authentic Art Nouveau Drawing by Austrian Artist. The Kiss.

Most decorative, authentic drawing from ca. 1910. It depicts a female and a male angel, kissing while they fly.

 

art nouveau drawing
the kiss art nouveau drawing

The artist was Austrian. The drawing is signed at the very right margin but not very clear.

Size of the whole sheet ( drawing + margins ): 15 x 7,2 inches.

Size if the actual drawing: 11 x 3,5 inches.

Slight overall aging, bend at upper part ( can be covered if matted ) some foxing at margins, some satins at margins, some corrections in the drawing ( e.g. left foot ) made by the artist.

It looks great when matted and framed and would make a perfect gift for many occasions.

Old Chinese Scroll Painting with 100 Sparrows. Qing Dynasty

Old Chinese Scroll with 100 Sparrows. Qing Dynasty Painting

Delicate, antique Chinese painting, depicting 100 sparrows in prunus, bamboo, and flowers. Qing Dynasty.

Signed and with seal by Wang Wu (王武), but painted much later in 18-19th century.

Long scroll: 17 1/4″ x 133″ (338 x 44 cm is the actual painting but broader and longer with margins).

Some 50-60 years ago the scroll has been professionally remounted and space has been added before and after the painting to leave space for calligraphy in case one wants to add some.

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Chinese Painting of a Peke, Ink and Color on Silk, framed

Chinese Silk Painting of a Peke, framed

Cute old Chinese painting, depicting a Pekingese (Peke). Delicate painting in gongbi-technique, ink and colors on silk.
Matted in traditional Chinese way and later on put in a western frame. Size: 6 x 8 inches ist he actual painting – 11,2 x 13,2 inches is the frame.

Some soiling at the cardboard at the reverse not affecting the painting. The painting is from the first half of last century, Small red artist’s chop at lower left corner.

Scarce Snuff Bottle from the Cultural Revolution Period

Snuff Bottle from the Cultural Revolution Period. Inside painting

Chinese Snuff Bottle

Scarce Chinese snuff bottle from the Cultural Revolution period. Inside painting with revolutionary content and title 亚非人民情谊深 “The Friendly Feelings between Asian and African Peoples are deep ”.

People from Asian and African continent are painted all around.

Snuff bottles from the Cultural Revolution are hard to find.

55 x 30 x 77 mm, good condition.

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Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934

Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934 – the famous movie ” The black Whale ” ( Zum schwarzen Walfisch ) by Fritz Wendhausen, starring Emil Jannings.

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Size: 11 x 9 in. ( complete item incl. margins, 7.7 x 5 in is the size of the graphic )

Scarce item. Artist signed SB 34

Artist Hans Sussenbeck was designer for posters, postcards, magazines. Monarchist before WWII, politically right during the Nazi regime and awarded with States honors afterwards. German actor Emil Jannings made his professional stage debut at 18. In 1906 he was invited to join Max Reinhardt’s theater in Berlin.

In 1927 Paramount signed him and he moved to Hollywood. Jannings won the very first Best Actor Academy Award for his first two American films, The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927). Because of his thick German accent, the advent of sound ended his American career. He returned to Germany in 1929.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he was enlisted to participate in the state’s propaganda machine. At war’s end Jannings was blacklisted by the Allied authorities, and he never made another film. He died five years later, lonely and bitter. Fritz Wendhausen was a popular film director in the 1920-40s. His Peer Gynt, was rather an adaptation of of Ibsen’s motifs which presented ideology and propaganda of that time though.”