China Chinkiang Post. Local Post Stamps on Postcard 1900

Imperial China 1900: Chinkiang Post. Peking vintage postcard (railway station and coal hill ) with 3 Jinjiang ( Chinkiang ) stamps.

Chinkiang Post
Chinkiang Post

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Sent as postcard from Chinkiang to Altenburg in Germany. Forwarded by French Post in China. Altenburg – arrivalmark.

Franked by a 15 Cents and 2 Half-cents local stamps, tied by bilingual Chinkiang Postal Service – cancellations.

Fine condition. Very scarce!

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Chinese Seal by Shun Fu, 顺甫, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Seal by Shun Fu. Qing Dynasty.

Decorative, antique, Chinese seal, brown-ochre stone.

As actual seal engraved are the characters: zhi zhi qu zhi, zhu ren wang ren, zhu de bu de.

主知去知, 主仁忘仁, 主德不德.

The master has knowledge and neglects knowledge
the master knows humane and forgets about humane
the master know morals and is not moral

Fo-lion as handle, side engraving with artist name, Shun Fu, 顺甫.
It might be by the important seal-carver Qian Shanyang 钱善扬 ( 1765-1807) , whose artist name was Shu Fu 顺甫 . No guarantee.

29 x 19 x 54 mm, 63 gram, fine condition.

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Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal from Qing Dynasty

Antique Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Qing Dynasty: Attractive Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal. Brown-ocher stone with scenic side engraving, depicting scholars amidst pine trees and rocks.

As actual seal 6 characters are engraved: 白雲深處是吾廬 – The dense white clouds are my hut. (Bai yun shen chu shi wu lu).

Engraved in very beautiful Zhuan-Style.

Side engraving with details to date and seal carver: 佑之刻 You Zhi, April 1851

1,8 x 0,8 x 2,9 inches (40 x 22 x 70 mm), 101 gram. Very fine condition.
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Qing Dynasty: Chinese Water Dispenser with Spoon, Silver

Old Chinese Water Dispenser with Spoon, Silver

Qing Dynasty: Decorative, Chinese water dispenser (for painters and calligraphers). Silver, with hall mark and matching old spoon.

The object is from app. 1900.

Shape of a leaf with twine, snake, frog and bat.

74 x 48 x 24 mm, 33 Gramm. Fine condition.
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Chinese Seal made of Bamboo, 18.-19. Ct.

Antique Chinese Seal made of Bamboo

Decorative, old Chinese leisure seal made of bamboo, from the part the roots begin.

The original shape of the bamboo has been well used to design the seal and keep it’s natural touch.

6 characters in antique script form the actual seal-imprint.

1 x 1,1 x 2,1 inches (26 x 27 x 74 mm). A few wormholes exist. Otherwise fine condition.

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Weird 17-18th CT Copper Engraving with Chinese Idols

17-18th Century Copper Engraving: Chinese Idols. Weird.: “Vitel ou Ninifo, Copper Print, 8.6 x 6,4 in ( actual image print size ), by the famous artist Bernard Picart ( 1673 – 1733 ), engraver on wood and metal, draughtsman and miniaturist.

Copper Engraving Chinese Idols

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The image shows a huge Buddha statue in a Chinese Temple, rather looking kike a western church. Demons an both sides of the statue, Chinese worshiping.

This is an original, NO reproduction.”

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Very attractive China Seal with Dragon signed 牧石

Very attractive Chinese Seal with Dragon

Very attractive Chinese chop, dragon with pearl as handle. Grey Shou-Shan stone with lighter part as handle. Skillful carving, using the lightest part for carving of the pearl.

As actual seal engraved are 4 characters: Jia Qi Shi Jiang 嘉气始降 (auspicious power is coming down).

Engraved in spring 1872, signed Mushi 牧石.

Very good side engraving with details to seal, date and seal carver.

1,2 x 1,2 x 3,5 inches (31 x 30 x 88 mm), 200 gram, very fine condition.
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Set of Qing Dynasty Wooden Wine Cups

Six Chinese Wooden Cups from Qing Dynasty

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Six antique Chinese wooden cups, outside carved, inside coated. Two characters hallmark at inner bottom of the cups. Plum blossoms- and pine tree-motifs have been carved round the cups.

The cups stand 38 mm and are in good condition with minor wear.

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China 1907 Scarce Tsingtao Cancellation on Letter

China Jiaozhou Letter with Scarce Cancellation 1907

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Old China, Qingdao: Small letter with a German Kiautschou 1 Cent brown stamp, tied by a clear Tsingtau 30. 03. 1907 cancellation.

No details of time as it should be. ( Usually the hour would follow. This kind is the Type 11a after German BDPh Colony stamp catalogue ).

Sent as printed matter to Gelsenkirchen in Germany, very good condition.

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Attractive Chinese Bowl from Song Dynasty

Conical Chinese Bowl from Song-Dynasty Guan Typ

Chinese Bowl from Song-Dynasty Guan Typ

Chinese Bowl from Song-Dynasty Guan Typ


Conical bowl from the Southern Song Dynasty 11.-12. Jhdt. So-called greenware in Guan style with craquelure. White-grey with greenish tone, most green at bottom.

Diameter 17,7 cm, height: 5,2 cm, good condition, no cracks or fissures.

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