Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo

China: Opium Smoker. Old Photo

Old China Photo with Opium Smoker.

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Shanghai Opium smoker. Old, authentic Chinese photo, depicting a Chinese man on a bed, smoking Opium.

This is an original photo from the early 1920s.

6,5 x 45,8 inches (16,5 x 12 cm). Fixed on thin cardboard at the upper 2 corners.

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Unique Salvatore Dali Object, signed, 1972 CoA

Salvatore Dali Art Object CoA

Salvatore Dali Art Object

Salvatore Dali signature

Salvatore Dali: Unusual art object with large signature by the outstanding artist Salvatore Dali.

Box top „Saks Fifth Avenue“, large signature Dali 1972 and a crown over character“D“.

The objects comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

26,2 x 18,6 x 2,3 cm (10,4 x 7,5 x 0,9 inches), good condition.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (1904 – 1989), known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.
His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

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China 1907 Scarce Tsingtao Cancellation on Letter

China Jiaozhou Letter with Scarce Cancellation 1907

Chinese Postal History

 

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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Francis Bacon Autograph on Artist Postcard. CoA

Francis Bacon Autograph. Hand signed Artist Postcard. CoA

Francis Bacon Autograph

 

Francis Bacon Artist postcard: Chimpanzee, 1955. Published in Switzerland. Hand signed: Francis Bacon.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

4,1 x 5,9 inches

Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) was an Irish figurative painter. He was a collateral descendant of the Elizabethan philosopher Francis Bacon. His artwork is known for its bold, austere, and often grotesque or nightmarish imagery.

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Antique Chinese carved Boxwood Card Case

Antique Chinese export Cantonese Boxwood carved Card Case

China, and of 19th – beginning of 20th century: Decorative carved boxwood card case.

The whole box intricately detailed with many levels of figures in domestic and pagoda scenes with elaborate foliate and floral ornaments.

The face all with individual, strong expressions.
11,5 cm 7,5 cm ( 4,6 x 3 inches). Repair at one side of the lid (not easy to see), otherwise good condition.

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Scarce Postcard by Friedrich Schiff. Chinese Juggler Girl

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.

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任淦庭篆刻: Leisure Seal with Dragon Motif. 1916

Chinesisches Leisure Seal with Dragon Motif by Ren Ganting. 1916

Ren Ganting Leisure Seal

Attractive Shoushan leisure seal by Ren Ganting, master of Zisha painting and craft.

Grey-beige stone with dragon and baby-dragon as handle. Delicately carved.

As actual seal engraved are 7 characters: Shu bei cui mo mo bo 书被催成墨末波 (Books are memories, the ink not thick).

2,1 x 2,1 x 1,6 inches (72 x 72 x 38 mm), very fine condition. (The string has been replaced recently).

The artist Ren Ganting (1889-1968) was THE Master of Zisha painting and craft. All oft he later great Zisha artists, like Xu Hantang 徐汉棠, were influenced by his art and teaching.

His seals are hard to find.

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Korean Emperor Gwangmu 고종. Vintage Postcard. Scarce. 光武帝

The Emperor of Korea. Vintage Postcard

Emperor Korea Postcard

 

Korean b/w vintage postcard depicting the Emperor of Korea ( Empaier (!) of Korea).

Published in Japan. Fine condition.

Gojong proclaimed the Korean Empire in 1897 to justify its independence from tributary status of China. He tried to promote the ultimately unsuccessful Gwangmu Reform.

The Japanese military consistently attained victory in the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905). Following the Protectorate Treaty of 1905 between Korea and Japan, which stripped Korea of its rights as an independent nation, he sent representatives to the Hague Peace Convention of 1907 in order to try to re-assert his sovereignty over Korea. Although the Korean representatives were blocked by the Japanese delegates, they did not give up, and later held interviews with newspapers.

One representative warned forebodingly of Japanese ambitions in Asia: “The United States does not realize what Japan’s policy in the Far East is and what it portends for the American people. The Japanese adopted a policy that in the end will give her complete control over commerce and industry in the Far East. Japan is bitter against the United States and against Great Britain. If the United States does not watch Japan closely she will force the Americans and the English out of the Far East.”

As a result, Gojong was forced to abdicate by the Japanese and Gojong’s son, Sunjong succeed to the throne.

Gojong (Hangul: 고종; Hanja: 高宗; RR: Gojong; MR: Kojong), the Emperor Gwangmu (Hangul: 광무제; Hanja: 光武帝; RR: Gwangmuje; MR: Kwangmuje)

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Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

 

Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.

Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.

Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.

The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.

Authentic Alphonse Mucha Tete Byzantine Metal Bas Relief c. 1890

Most attractive old Alphonse Mucha Tete Byzantine Metal Bas Relief c. 1890

Alphonse Mucha: Two authentic, stunning metal bas reliefs, TETE BYZANTINE , pretty girls with Art Nouveau headdress.

Both are signed Muchá. Attractive original patina, sparsely use of turquoise color.

The bronzes have been cast in Germany and have imprints at reverse: “Gesetzlich geschützt ST. W.” (Hall mark of the Fürstlich Stolbergsches Hüttenamt Ilsenburg c. 1890).

Each one has a product number embossed.

Diameter: 22 cm, 1168 gram, good condition. They really stand out and make an exquisite gift.

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