Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl
Chinese vintage postcard after a cartoon by Friedrich Schiff, an Austrian Jew who lived in Shanghai during the 1930s and 40s.
In 1930 Schiff visited Shanghai and ended up living there for 14 years,until 1947 when he moved to Buenos Aires.
His amusing caricatures of the city’s inhabitants, from beggars and expats to sailors and sing-song girls became famous world wide.
The Viennese Friedrich Schiff society (oegcf. Prof. Gerd Kaminski) has a huge collection of his paintings, drawings and cartoons and set up a permanent exhibition of his works.
Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China 1938
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Gold Loan Certificate of the Republic of China, with all Coupons, 1938
China 1938: 27th Year Gold Loan of the Republic of China (1938) for US-$ 10, #772486, 27.3 x 17.1 cm (13.5 x10.5 inches), buff, brown, green, red, black, vertical fold, Chinese Revenue Stamp, text in English and Chinese, all coupons. Dark blue strike: 華僑 (Overseses Chinese).
Shanghai 1941: Censored Cover from Shanghai to Denmark
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Shanghai 1941: Cover from Shanghai to the Copenhagen, multicolor franking, 2 x SYS 30 Fen + martys 20 Fen, tied by bilingual Shanghai cancellation. Nazi censored, red Oberkommando der Wehrmacht strike.
More letters from Jewish Refugees in Shanghai HERE
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.
Crystal Rock Snuff Bottle, inside Painting, Ye Fengqi.
Desirable, beautiful crystal rock snuff bottle by Ye Fengqi, a son of master Ye Zhongsan and brother of the also famous Ye Xiaofeng.
The snuff bottle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 2,5 x 1,2 x 3,4
One side of the bottle shows the poet Li Taibo with a pupil. At the reverse is a dedication to the famous master of Peking Opera, Shang Xiaoyun (1900-1976), an important actor of Dan-roles.
Signed Ye Fengqi, 1931.