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, …….”.

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

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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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Chinese Studio Photo of a Soccer Player. 1920s

China: Studio Photo of a Soccer Player. 1920s

 

联华足球队队员. Scarce, Chinese Studio-Photo of a young soccer player in the National Team, 庄等发 Zhuang Dengfa.

Embossed Studio Name at the lower right corner. The edges have darkened as the photo was kept in a frame.

3,8 x 5,6 inches (9,2 x 14,5 cm). Minor aging.

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Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded wood carving with a rider (immortal) on a mythical creature, a Qilin, holding a big piece of gold.

Hand carved wood that has been gilded over red lacquer. Detailed work, strong facial expression of the rider.

40 x 80 x 120 mm, good condition.

 

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Otto Muehl Autograph on Photo, CoA

 

Otto Muehl Autograph on 8 x 6 Photo, CoA

 

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Otto Muehl: b/w photo of the controversial artist of Viennese Actionism, hand-signed.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

20,2 x 15,2 cm, very good condition.

Otto Muehl ( 1925 – 2013) was an Austrian artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune.

In 1943, Muehl had to serve in the German Wehrmacht. There he registered for officer training. He was promoted to lieutenant and in 1944 he took part on infantry battles in the course of the Ardennes Offensive.

After the war, he studied teaching German and History, and Pedagogy of Art at the Wiener Akademie der bildenden Kuenste.

In 1972 he founded the Friedrichshof Commune, which has been viewed by some as an authoritarian sect, and that existed for several years before falling apart in the 1990s. In 1991, Muehl was convicted of sexual offences with minors and drugs offences and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment. He was released in 1997, after serving six and a half years, and set up a smaller commune in Portugal. After his release, he also published his memoirs from the prison (Aus dem Gefaengnis).


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