Gottfried Helnwein. Authentic Autograph. Hand-signed Postcard.

Gottfried Helnwein Autograph. Hand-signed Postcard. CoA

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Gottfried Helnwein, authentic, hand-signed Art-postcard after one of his water-colors: „ My Friend”, 1978.

4 x 6 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Postcard Austrian Legation in Peking. Special Cancellation

Peking Postcard Austrian Legation. Special Cancellation

Imperial China: Old color postcard with view at the building of the Austrian Consulate in Beijing.

1 Cent stamp with Lutai – cancellation. The same strike at reverse. Additional, scarce ( non-postal) cancellation of the Austro-Hungarian Legation „Legation Imperiale et Royale d’Autriche-Hongarie en Chine“.

Unused, fine condition.

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Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Old postcard depicting “The Taotai of Kashger (!)”. ( A Taotai was an official at the head of the civil and military affairs of a circuit, which consists of two or more fu, or territorial departments- in this case Kasghar).

The postcard was published in Japan. Inscription in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Brown toning of the upper margin otherwise fine condition. Unused, scarce.

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Imperial China: Postcard with Missionaries. Tsintau Cancelation

1898: b/w postcard depicting German missionaries on the leave. German soldiers and Chinese seeing them off.

Attached is a German 10 Pfennig stamp with a China imprint, tied by a TSINTAU China 26/12 98 – cancellation. Wilhelmshaven arrival mark.

Slight wear, a few brown spots form aging at the top border.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

1902 Postcard Russian Officers in China

Russian Officers at Tianjin Station 1901 Boxer RebellionRussian Officers at Tianjin Station postcard

China, Boxer Rebellion Period. Vintage postcard with “Group of Russian officers at the station in Tientsin”.

A French 5 Centimes stamp is attached, tied by a “Tresor et Postes aux Armees Chine 8 Aout 1901”- strike.

Pre-cancelled, unused, scarce.

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Wiener Werkstätte Postcard. Hebrew Inscription.

Extremely decorative Art Nouveau postcard, published by Wiener Werkstätte.

decorative Art Nouveau postcard
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“Stoffmuster” design by W. Jonas. ( Design for textiles ). New Year’s Greetings in Hebrew and German. Mint, perfect condition.

Wiener Werkstätte (en: Viennese Workshops), was founded in 1903. Two of the founders were the artists Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser.

Important members of this workshop were the painter Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Emilie Floge, Max Lenz, Wilhelm Lizst, Emil Orlik, Dagobert Peche, Eduard Wimmer Wisgrill, Leopold Bauer, Oskar Kokoschka, Vally Wieselthier, Otto Prutscher, Emanuel Margold, Hans Ofner, C.O. Czeschka, Michael Powolny, Carl Moll and Maria Likarz.

The Wiener Werkstätte created works of craftsmanship in a very distinctive style, the Wiener Werkstätte Style. The workshop mainly dealt with creating jewelry, fabrics for clothing, ceramics and pottery, and furniture, all characterized by simple shapes, minimal decoration and geometric patterning.

Due to poor finances, the Wiener Werkstätte closed in 1932.