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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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.

China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese Seals: Complete Set of 12 zodiac signs in bronze. The cast seals have different characters as actual seals, all carved by hand, which is rather difficult to do.

The seals are from the beginning of last century. Warm patina with some spots of green rust.

Size each: 0,6 x 0,6 x 0,9 each ( 14 x 14 x 25 mm) app. 20-23 gram.

Scarce set in fine condition.

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瞿应绍 茶壶. Outstanding Qing Dynasty Teapot. Very attractive and unusual

China: Outstanding Qing Dynasty Teapot. Very attractive

 

Imperial China: Very attractive tea pot from the Mid Qing-Periode. Yixing-type, glazed, blue tines on dark brown subsurface. Floral decor, which almost looks like Art Deco. Square shape, unusual design.

Burned-in bottom seal: Hu Gong Ye Fu 壶公冶父. This refers to the famous producer of tea pots, Qu Yingshao 瞿应绍 (1780 – 1849).

Qu Yingshao’s works can be found in specialized books on antique Chinese tea post, his works are had to find, can be found in museums and are treasured among collectors.

7 x 4 x 5 inches. With guaranty that the object is older than 100 years.

The tea pot is in good condition, there are no cracks or fissures. At the bottom rim are 4 minor flaws. (Since the floral decor is convex, the borders of the deco- units easily can become chamfered)

The object really stands out when displayed since it’s design is so unusual and special.

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Antique Chinese Taoist Ritual Object 19. ct 五雷號令

Antique Chinese Daoist Ritual Object 19. ct

China, app. 18. Century. Well carved wooden ritual object used to expel ghosts.

At the front side a Daoist (exorcist) with sword, standing on a fire-wheel is carved. At the reverse and side a Daoist formula is engraved – wu lei hao ling (五雷號令).

More Daoist spells at both sides of the object (千千雄兵 萬萬孟將).

6 x 3 x 14 cm, good condition, natural patina, good condition. Scarce.

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Desirable old Chinese Snuff Bottle Gold Hair Crystal

Scarce Chinese Snuff Bottle Golden Rutiliated Quartz

Desirable old Chinese snuff bottle, ovoid form, well hollowed.

Gold-hair crystal (golden rutiliated quartz) in attractive color.

Metal spoon with coral top.

2,2 x 1,1 x 2,4 inches (55 x 26 x 59 mm, without stopper), 67 gram. Very good condition.

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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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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, …….”.

 Red Cross ostal histora
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Scarce cover in very good condition. Additional cancellation on flip side.

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