China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei

China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei 潘正炜

 

Nice, old Chinese seal made of yellow-brown Shou Shan – Stone from the later Qing-Dynasty. Engraving of a landscape scene with 2 scholars. The shades of the stone have been well used – impression of mist over the bridge. 4 characters as actual seal: Li Zi Suo Wan (李子所玩).

Carving with the name of the seal carver, the well known and important seal carver Pan Zhengwei ( 潘正炜 1821-1861).

潘正炜 (清)字季彤,号听颿楼主人,道光、咸丰(1821—1861年)间番禺(今广州)人。精鉴别,富收藏书、画。著听颿楼集贴、听颿楼书画记、听颿楼续刻书画记。印章有【季彤审定】(明清书画印鉴)

Old, very well carved stone in very fine condition.

2 x 1,0  x  1,5 inches (50 x 25 x 39 mm). 61 gram.

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Hermann Hesse Autograph in a scarce Publikation from 1949. CoA

Hermann Hesse Autograph. Signature in a scarce Publication 1949. CoA

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Hermann Hesse Autograph from 1949: Private print of a booklet „An einen jungen Kuenstler“ (For a Young Artist).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,7 x 20,8 cm, 12 pages, clean inside, some aging at outside cover which can be easily cleaned, traces of vertical bend.

Hermann Hesse (1877 – 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968

10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968

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10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968.

Most desirable lot of 10 Pop posters from the late 1960s. (1967-1969) Bill Graham concerts, presented in San Francisco. Authentic posters, no reprints. App. 14 x 23,5 inches each poster.

The lot includes rarities like the Jimi Hendrix concert poster. All are very colorful and in typical POP era style with psychedelic influence in designs: The music bands announced are: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Iron Butterfly, Chuck Berry, Buffalo Springfield, Chamber Brothers, Richie Havens, The Yardbirds, Cicil Taylor, It’s a Beautiful Day, Vanilla Fudge, Steve Miller Band, Sonny Terry & Brownie Mc Ghee, Butterfield Bluesband, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Bo Didley, Big Brothers and The Holding Co, Santana and others.

Ca. 1910: Attractive, scarce, unusual Carnival Postcard – col7731

Ca. 1910: Attractive, scarce, unusual Carnival Postcard. Most decorative lithographed postcard with a strange content: A Harlequin with sabre dominates the left side of the postcard. The right upper part shows a crowd in the street watching a burning house.

The inscription reads: “ 10,000 Gun Licenses. Prince Carnival is a humdinger this year „.

So what’s the story? Thieves stole 10.000 gun licenses from the magistrate in old Prague and set the house on fire afterwards.

unusual Carnival Postcard

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业奉棋 鼻烟壶. Desirable, beautiful Crystal Rock Snuff Bottle by Ye Fengqi

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
inches.

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.

Coral stopper, Silver spoon. Fine condition.

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Arnulf Rainer Autogramm: Hand-signed Postcard. CoA

Arnulf Rainer artist-postcard, hand-signed


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The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Color postcard after the original painting: 4 Monkeys ( The Monkey-Family). 1969/71.

Arnulf Rainer is an Austrian painter and is internationally renowned for his abstract informal art.

In his early years, Rainer was influenced by the Surrealism. In 1950, he founded the Hundsgruppe (dog group) together with Ernst Fuchs, Arik Brauer and Josef Mikl. After 1954, Rainers style evolved towards Destruction of Forms, with blackenings, overpaintings and maskings of illustrations and photographs, dominating his later work. He was close to the Vienna Actionism, featuring body art and painting under drug influence.

His works are shown in the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. As the culmination of the appraisal of his work, in 1993 the Arnulf Rainer Museum opened in New York, United States.

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Jewish Refugee in Shanghai 1940 Document

Authentic Document Jewish Refugee in Shanghai 1940

Directory of Jewish Refugees form of an Austrian Jewish lady, who fled to Shanghai at the beginning of World War II.

Violet: „Committee for the Assistance of European Jewish Refugees in Shanghai. Disbursement and Housing Committee” – strike (犹太避难民调查表). Green strike April 1940 .

22 x 30 cm. Folded, minor foxing otherwise good condition.

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Portugal: Very scarce Misprinted Stamp on 1935 Cover

Red Cross, Portugal: Red Cross cover with a double imprinted stamp. Added is a sheet of an old stamp dealer, explaining the history of the stamp: ” These exceedingly rare stamps, there being but 50 of each used on cover in existence, …….”.

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Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

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The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs

The 3 Tenors: Great Photos with Authentic Autographs.

Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras: Desirable lot of 3 photos, each one with authentic signature.

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The Luciano Pavarotti autograph is from 1984, Placido Domingo autograph from 3 Tenors Autographs 1981 and the Jose Carreras signature from, 1983. All 3 have been signed in Wien. 3 single photos, same size: 4 x 6 inches. They would match perfectly if matted for display.

All 3 are in very fine condition and they come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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W.W.II.: Authentic Yellow Badge, Star of David, with Certificate

W.W.II.: Authentic Yellow Badge, Star of David, with Certificate

Authentic Jewish-badge, unused, good condition.
This Yellow Badge comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The yellow badge (or yellow patch), also referred to as a Jewish badge, was a cloth patch that Jews were ordered to sew on their outer garments in order to mark them as Jews in public. This one comes from a family in Wien.

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