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

Willy Brandt Nobel Prize Winner Autograph

Willy Brandt Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

 

Willy Brandt Portrait Photo, hand-signed.

3,5 x 5,5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Glue remnants at reverse.

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Willy Brandt, (1913 – 1992), was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969–1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964–1987.

Brandt’s most important legacy was Ostpolitik, a policy aimed at improving relations with East Germany, Poland, and the Soviet Union. This policy caused considerable controversy in West Germany, but won Brandt the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.

In 1974, Brandt resigned as Chancellor after Günter Guillaume, one of his closest aides, was exposed as an agent of the Stasi, the East German secret police.

 

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Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Early Otto Klemperer Autograph. Hand-signed Photo Card. CoA

Conductor Otto Klemperer: Portrait Photo as Photo-postcard (Photo: Mahrenholz, Berlin). Hand-signed by Otto Klemperer.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Otto Klemperer (1885 – 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

He enhanced his reputation as a champion of new music, playing a number of new works, including Leoš Janacek’s From the House of the Dead, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung, Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac.

In 1933, once the Nazi Party had reached power, Klemperer, who was Jewish, left Germany and moved to the United States. In the U.S. he was appointed Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

Following the end of World War II, Klemperer returned to Continental Europe to work at the Budapest Opera (1947-1950).

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Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau Postcard Geisha. USA to Switzerland

Raphael Kirchner Art Nouveau postcard depicting an older Chinese gentleman accompanied by a Geisha.

Heavy writing on the postcard, minor wear.

Sent as postcard from New York to Neuchatel, Switzerland.

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Brigitte Helm Autograph. Signed Ross Photo by Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph. Metropolis Actress. CoA

Brigitte Helm Autograph: Hand signed Photo from 1930s. CoA b/w portrait photo, published by Ross, hand-signed by Brigitte Helm.

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Size: 3,6 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,71 cm), fine condition.

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Brigitte Eva Gisela Schittenhelm (1908 – 1996 ) was a German actress, most famous for her role as Maria in Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film, Metropolis.

After Metropolis, which was her second film, Helm made over 30 other films, including talking pictures, before retiring in 1936.

Her other appearances include The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927), Alraune (1928), Gloria (1931), The Blue Danube (1932) and Gold (1934).

In 1935, angered by Nazi control of the German film industry, she moved to Switzerland where she later had 4 children with her second husband Dr. Hugo Kunheim, an industrialist. After her retirement from films she refused to grant any interviews concerning her film career.

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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)

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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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