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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Weird 17-18th CT Copper Engraving with Chinese Idols

17-18th Century Copper Engraving: Chinese Idols. Weird.: “Vitel ou Ninifo, Copper Print, 8.6 x 6,4 in ( actual image print size ), by the famous artist Bernard Picart ( 1673 – 1733 ), engraver on wood and metal, draughtsman and miniaturist.

Copper Engraving Chinese Idols

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The image shows a huge Buddha statue in a Chinese Temple, rather looking kike a western church. Demons an both sides of the statue, Chinese worshiping.

This is an original, NO reproduction.”

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China, Qing Dynasty: Walnut Carving with Monks

China, Qing Dynasty: Walnut with Monks. Fine Carving

China, Qing Dynasty: Dry walnut with unique carving of many monks, immortals or Lohans (disciples of Buddha) sitting or standing among trees. This carving is by a well-know Qing Dynasty artist.
4 cm, good condition, no blemishes, cracks or other faults.

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Antique Chinese Container for Ink in Shape of Cicada

Old China: Container for Ink in Cicada Shape

antique Chinese Container for Ink

China: Antique metal-box (brass/alpaca) in shape of a cicada. It can be opened and closed at the wings. Embossed hall-mark „ Wan Li“ 莞礼.

The object is in fine condition.5,4 x 2,45 x 0,8 inches
(137 x 66 x 21 mm) when opened. 94 gram.

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Desirable old Chinese Chicken-blood Seal Stone. 鸡血石

Very attractive old Chinese Chicken-blood Seal Stone

chinese chicken-blood stone seal

Desirable Chinese seal stone, so called Ji Xue Shi (Chicken blood stone). It is meant for display, no seal engraving. The seal stone comes from an old collection from the end of Qing – beginning of Republic period. Quite some red spots on all 4 sides.

Attractive texture.

Size: 18 x 20 x 77 mm, 78 gram.

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Joseph Stalin: Chinese Embroidery from the Cultural Revolution

Joseph Stalin Portrait: Strange piece from the time of the Cultural Revolution in China.

Embroidery ( silk ) from one of the most famous weaving mills in China, Hangzhou.

Joseph Stalin embroidery

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Size: 3,5 x 5 inches plus margins. The embroidery has been fixed in a frame so there are bends and some stains along the margin ( can be fixed by ironing it ).

Fine condition, quite scarce.

Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, (1878 –1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. Stalin’s increasingly gained control of the Party from 1928 onwards and finally became the de facto party leader and the dictator of his country, in full control of the Soviet Union and its people. His crash programs of industrialization and collectivization in the 1930s and his campaigns of political repression cost the lives of millions of people. However it helped industrialize the Soviet Union making a Great power by 1931. By 1937 the Soviet Union had become the second largest industrial nation in the world.

Under Stalin’s leadership, the Soviet Union played the decisive role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War (1939-45) more commonly know as The Great Patriotic War in Russia and post-Soviet republics and went on to achieve the status of superpower, expanding its territory to a size similar to that of the former Russian Empire excluding most of Finland, Poland and Alaska.

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