China, 五雷号令, Ming Dynasty Ritual Object for Daoists Expelling Ghosts

China, Ming Dynasty Ritual Object for Daoists

 

China, Ming Dynasty: Scarce wooden ritual object for Daoists practicing exorcism. The object is hollow, closed and filled with some tiny parts so it makes a rattling sound.
Delicately carved hard-wood with Zhong Kui, the legendary ghost expeller at front side and characters with spells at reverse and both sides.

Natural patina. 60 x 158 x 24 mm (2,4 x 1 x 6,2 inches), good condition.

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陳師曾篆刻 Chen Shizeng Leisure Seal

Chen Shizeng Leisure Seal. Black Shou Shan Stone.

Chen Shizeng Leisure Seal. Black Shou Shan Stone.

Attractive leisure seal by the famous and very important seal carver Chen Shizeng. Black Shou Shan stone, polished with 1 corner deliberately untreated.

Engraved are 2 characters: 神闲 Shen Xian ( idle mind).

Side engraving with his literary name 朽道人 Xiu dao-ren.
The seal is extremely well carved and is surely one of the better seals by Chen Shizeng 陈师曾.

0,8 x 0,8 x 2,2 inches, fine condition.

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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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Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦 Chickenblood Stone Seal

Chickenblood Stone Seal by Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦

Desireable, most attractive seal. Chickenblood-stone (鸡血石) with much red at all sides. Carved by the famous seal carver Zhao Zhiqian.

Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦 (1829–1884) was a renowned Chinese calligrapher, seal carver and painter in the late Qing Dynasty, “the leading scholar-artist of his day.”

Zhao’s seal carving had profound influence on the later masters, such as Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi.

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard with authentic Autograph. CoA

Cary Grant Autograph: Hand-signed Ross Photo, 1935. Scarce

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Cary Grant: Desirable photo-postcard, published by German  Ross, hand-signed by Cary Grant on Sept. 17th 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,6 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Archibald Alexander Leach (1904 –1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor. With his distinctive yet not quite peaceable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man: handsome, virile, charismatic and charming.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Grant was a favorite actor of Alfred Hitchcock, notorious for disliking actors, who said that Grant was “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.

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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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China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard

Scarce early, lithographed color postcard entitled„ Nur immer rein in den deutschen Bund!” (Just come in and join the German League). The postcard depicts Germans and an American black man with a beer mug. A Chinese soldier with pigtail and a German spiked helmet stands in a door.

1899 sent from Muenster to Dortmund. Slight wear, scarce.

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Antique China Qian Long Mug for Export 18 Ct

Chinese Mug from Qing Dynasty, Qian Long

Antique Chinese mug Qian Long

Antique Chinese mug Qian Long

Attractive, antique Chinese mug from 18th century, Qing Dynasty, Qian Long era.

Decorative center part with mandarin, his ladies and child next a pavilion at front side and boat and landscape behind. Ornamental decor surrounding the painting. Well painted.

Small knocks at the rim and a part missing at the upper part of the handle.

Diameter: 4 inches, height: 5 inches.

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Wu Changan Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty 乌长安鼻烟壶

Wu Changan Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty

Wu Changan snuffbottle Qing Dynasty

Attractive snuff bottle by the important artist Wu Changan. Inside painting of a father and son (the young Emperor?) at one side, calligraphy at reverse. The snuff bottle is from the first year of Emperor Xuan Tong’s reign, 1908.

60 x 33 x 70 mm, very good condition.

Wu Changan 乌长安 was one of the most famous snuff bottle artists of the late Qing Dynasty.

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