Qing Dynasty Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo李鸿章照片

Old Chinese Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo.

Antique Japanese lacquer photo-album, well filled ( both sides front and reverse) with photos from the end of the 19th century.

Remarkable are the photos with Li Hongzhang or Li Hung-chang 李鸿章 (1823 – 1901), who was a leading statesman of the late Qing Empire. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. In the 1860s he visited Germany, meeting Bismarck and Wilhelm II.

The other photos are mostly about this group of artists, who visited China and performed there. Some photos of military, ship crew and even a photo of Coatham Road Redcar (UK), probably the hometown of the group.

The album is 7,4 x 5,4 inches (18,7 x 13,4 cm). Folding album with one fold separated and another roughly repaired. The photos are mostly in good quality.

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Qing Chinese Seal with Cicada, Collectors Seal by 元白

Old Chinese Seal, Cicada, Collectors Seal, Qing

Qing Dynasty, Chinese Seal: Grey Shou Shan stone with a cicada as handle and 4 characters as actual seal: 元白藏书 Yuan Bai Cang Shu (Book Collection Yuan Bai).
Text, name of the seal carver, Bai Yuan, as side inscription.
0,8 x 0,8 x 2 inches (22 x 22 x 50 mm), 54 gram. Fine condition.

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Buddha Avalokiteshvara Bronze in Ming Style

Qing Dynasty Buddha Bronze in Ming Style.

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Qing Dynasty Bronze: Seated Buddha Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) with scepter, wearing an openwork crown.

Detailed, fine work, rich ornaments.

According Ming-style the figure has a large head and a gentle smile.

Attractive natural patina. The bronze is approximately 100 years old.

Height: 30,5 cm, width: 21 cm, weight: 3,9 kg. Very good condition.

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Antique Chinese Seal with Eight Immortals

Antique Chinese Seal. Hard Wood, Qing Dynasty

Antique Chinese hard-wood seal with very decorative carving of the actual seal print.
It seems to be a company seal. What makes it special is the carving of the border, which depicts the Eight immortals, delicately carved with strong expressions.

The seal is from the 18th century. At one side is a wax seal attached, which was needed to bring the seal out of China. It was bought in the early 1970s in Tianjin.

Size: 0,8 x 1,7 x 2,1 inches, 40 gram, fine condition.

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Antique Chinese Jade. Charming Toggle of little Tiger

Antique Chinese Jade Toggle of little Tiger

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Charming, antique Chinese Jade. It looks to be a little tiger, sprawled out. Good carving with strong expression.
2,2 x 1,4 x 0,6 inches (56 x 35 x 17 mm), fine condition.

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Pagoda Anchorage in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. Antique China Photo from 1903

 

The Great Pagoda in Fuzhou. (Pagoda anchorage). Authentic, large original photograph from 1903.

View at the strand with junks, simple houses and the pagoda at the hill

21 x 15,4 cm, good condition.

Fuzhou; Cantonese: Foochow, is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian province, People’s Republic of China.

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Tribunal in Mukden. Chinese Vintage Postcard

Tribunal in Mukden. Old Chinese Postcard

Chinese vintage postcard with tribunal scene, executioners, torture devices with sword. “Un tribunal a Moukden”.

Russian and French imprints. Unused, very fine condition.

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Chinese Bowl from Song Dynasty 宋代 湖田窑 笔洗

China: Song Dynasty Bowl


Song Dynasty Bowl

 

Antique, small Chinese bowl from the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Luscious, green-grey glazing. Monochrome, floral design at the bottom of the dish. (湖田室宋朝 笔洗)

Diameter: 94 mm, height: 15 mm. Very fine condition.

The protection box is rather new. The object comes from a well-kept European collection.

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Liu Shuduo Leisure Seal with meaningful Words

Chinese Leisure Seal by Liu Shuduo 刘叔度 with meaningful Words

 

Decorative stone-seal wit a stylized dragon a the front side an details beneath (date, signature).
Great carving of the 6 characters: 君子之量容人 junzi zhi liang rongren [the tolerance of the noble man towards Fellow) men]. The seal is from 1932.

34 x 14 x 34 mm. Good condition. (What looks like knocks at the upper rim surely was deliberately made by the seal carver. This artifice was mostly used at the bottom side to make the seal look old or just to break up the neat borders).

劉叔度, Liu Shuduo 1894 – 1942 was a know seal carver oft he late Qing. Qing- and Republic-periode.

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Antique Chinese Vase, blue white Craquelure, End of Qing Dynasty

Qing Dynasty Vase, blue white Craquelure

Chinese porcelain vase, from the end of Qing Dynasty.

Round stand, slim corpus with lid.

Floral decoration with birds in blue color against white, sparsely crackled background.

Dark brown rim and stand with floral décor.

Cheng Hua-bottom mark but from later period, 18- 19th century.

Diameter corpus: 8,5 cm, Height: 25 cm. Good condition.

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