Juan Miro Autograph from 1972 on scarce limited Edition of 30. CoA

Juan Miro Autograph: Scarce signed Print, limited Edition of 30. CoA

Juan Miro: Hand-signed print which was part of a book, published as limited edition of 30 books.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The book has been published by the editor and gallery owner Adrien Maeght, who also published books about Chagall, Max Ernst, George Braques and partly Picasso ).

The catalogue has been published on the occasion of the opening of an exhibition in Zürich in1972. The catalogue was published in a limited edition of 30, contained 2 hand-signed lithographs and this hand-signed print.

Size: 46 x 31 cm ( 18 x 12,3 inches), good condition. Joan Miró i Ferrà (1893 –1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his birth city in 1975.

Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride.

Hermann Hesse Autograph in a scarce Publikation from 1949. CoA

Hermann Hesse Autograph. Signature in a scarce Publication 1949. CoA

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Hermann Hesse Autograph from 1949: Private print of a booklet „An einen jungen Kuenstler“ (For a Young Artist).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,7 x 20,8 cm, 12 pages, clean inside, some aging at outside cover which can be easily cleaned, traces of vertical bend.

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Ca. 1925. Ricardo Cortez Autograph on Ross Photo.

Ricardo Cortez ( originally Jakob Krantz ) was born in Austria and emigrated to New York. He started his career in Hollywood when Rudolph Valentino was the absolute star:

Paramount tried to make him the successor to Valentino. He acted in a number of romantic movies. The most important are ‘Argentine Love (1924)’ and ‘The Cat’s Pajamas (1926)’, ‘Pony Express (1925)’.

Cortez was the only actor who had his name above Greta Garbo when she appeared with him in her first American movie ‘The Torrent (1926)’.

Cortez made the transition from silent movie to modern cinema in late 1929 as Sam Spade and in the 1931 movie ‘Dangerous Female’ (The Maltese Falcon).

After 1937, Cortez started his career as a director but it ended after a half dozen movies and his screen career would soon follow. When he retired from the screen, he started in one of Wall Street’s top brokerage firms and was very successful.

 

Romy Schneider Autograph. Early, hand-signed Photo

Romy Schneider Autograph. Early, hand-signed Photo

Romy Schneider: Portrait photo of the young Schneider with an authentic signature, signed with dark blue ink.

Photo: Ufa – Film / Herzog.

Postcard size. 1 small paper remnant at the reverse, minor aging, fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Romy came to the movies very early starring in the very popular series ‘Sissi’.

She fell in love with Alain Delon and moved to Paris. This was the start of an international career working with famous movie directors as Luchino Visconti and Orson Welles.

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía of Spain. Signed Photo, 1974

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain signed Photo, 1974

 

King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain: b/w portrait photo (5 x 7 in.,13 x 18 cm) on cardboard with Royal crown ( 19,5 x 27 cm), signed by both in 1974.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The autographs come with a side letter and in the original cover with a violet „Casa de S.A.R. El Principe de Easpana“ – cancellation.

King Juan Carlos successfully oversaw the transition of Spain from dictatorship to parliamentary democracy.

Juan Carlos married Sophia of Greece and Denmark in 1962. The couple have three children and eight grandchildren.

Queen Sofía of Spain is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. By birth, she is a Princess of Greece and Denmark.

According to the Spanish Constitution, the monarch is also instrumental in promoting Ibero-American relations, the “nations of its historical community”.

In this capacity, the King of Spain serves as the president of the Ibero-American States Organization, representing over 700,000,000 people in twenty-four member nations worldwide. In 2008 he was considered the most popular leader in all Ibero-America.

Queen Sofía of Spain is the wife of King Juan Carlos I of Spain. By birth, she is a Princess of Greece and Denmark.

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Portugal: Very scarce Misprinted Stamp on 1935 Cover

Red Cross, Portugal: Red Cross cover with a double imprinted stamp. Added is a sheet of an old stamp dealer, explaining the history of the stamp: ” These exceedingly rare stamps, there being but 50 of each used on cover in existence, …….”.

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Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

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Antique Snuff Box. Horn with Tortoiseshell and Metal Marquetry

Antique Snuff Box. Horn with Tortoiseshell and Metal Marquetry

antique Snuff box

European 18. -19th century snuff box made of horn. The cask cover with floral marquetry, using tortoiseshell – and metal-strips.

On one small side is a short crack (5mm), at the front size the horn shows minor aging, otherwise good condition.

Size: 8,8 x 4,0 x 2,6 cm (3,5 x 1,6 x 1 inches), 63 gram.

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Leni Riefenstahl Autograph on Foto Postcard CoA

Leni Riefenstahl photo-postcard (Taschen), depicting Leni as director during the filming 1940 (preparations for Tiefland).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 11 x 16 cm, very good condition.

Riefenstahl started to develop the script for Tiefland in 1934, with the movie being shot between 1940 and 1944. However, it was not completed by the end of World War II and was eventually finalized and released on February 11, 1954.

It was listed as the feature film with the longest production time in history by the Guinness Book of World Records. Despite this record being surpassed by The Thief and the Cobbler (with 30 years of production from 1964 to 1995), Tiefland still stands as the live action film with the longest production time.

 

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Rare Art Replica Vapheio Cup by by Emille Gillieron 19th Century

A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.

The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.

The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.

Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup