Most attractive Chinese Yixing tea pot 宜兴茶壶. Brown corpus with „dents“ and scratched decor. Marked at bottom of the tea pot and under the lid.
12,5 x 8,5 x 7,4 cm, good condition.
Russian Japanese War. Mocking Postcard Russians: Funny caricature postcard depicting a Japanese soldier eating „Russians“ ( play with the term “ Russian “ for this kind of preserved fish. Artist signed: Ferenchich.
Slight wear, used in Austria.
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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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Attractive old Agate snuff bottle – 玛瑙鼻烟壶. Colors ranging from beige to brown and dark brown. The dark areas at the front have been well used to carve a scene. A Qilin (麒麟) is standing on a rock, watching the moon behind clouds.
50 x 33 x 65 mm (without stopper), 79 gram, well hollowed.
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1930: Malaya – Johor / Singapore. Registered Letter with 7 Stamps:
1930: Malaysia. Registered letter, multicolor franking, sent Kota Tinggi to Singapore.
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Multicolor franking including Block / 4 of Jahore 3 cents vals. Clear Kota Tinggi Dec. 27th 1930 cancellations.
Singapore arrival strike at back. Fine condition.
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John Woo Autograph: Nice, large photo by Stephen Vaughan, hand signed by John Woo in 1998.
10 x 8 inches. Very fine condition.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
John Woo Yu-Sen (Wú Yǔsēn, 1946) is an internationally and critically acclaimed Chinese film director and producer. Woo is widely known for his stylized movies which are renowned for their ballistic action sequences, Mexican stand-offs, and use of slow-motion.
He directed the notable Hong Kong action films, A Better Tomorrow, Hard Boiled, and The Killer. His English-language movies include Hard Target, Broken Arrow, Face/Off, and Mission: Impossible 2.
Woo has said he was shy and had difficulty speaking, but found making movies a way to explore his feelings and thinking and would “use movie as a language”.
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Attractive Chinese seal, carved by the known seal-carver Wu Po, 吴朴篆刻
Engraved as actual seal are 6 characters, a famous slogan by Mao Zedong: 江山如此多矫, Jiang-shan ru zi duo jiao – This land is so rich in beauty. ).
Very well carved seal in high quality. Side carving with details to date and seal carver. Very fine condition.
0,7 x 0,7 x 2,4 inches (19 x 17 x 65 mm). 45 gram.
Wu Po, 1922 – 1966, from Shaoxing, Jiangxi. He became famous after he carved a well-known seal for Chairman Mao.
吴朴(1922 – 1966)，字朴堂，号厚庵，浙江绍兴人。为王福庵侄女婿，篆刻师从王福庵。早年专师浙派，后以秦汉为法，旁及皖派。1963年，全国人大副委员长陈叔通推荐为毛泽东主席刻一方印。
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Cute old Chinese painting, depicting a Pekingese (Peke). Delicate painting in gongbi-technique, ink and colors on silk.
Matted in traditional Chinese way and later on put in a western frame. Size: 6 x 8 inches ist he actual painting – 11,2 x 13,2 inches is the frame.
Some soiling at the cardboard at the reverse not affecting the painting. The painting is from the first half of last century, Small red artist’s chop at lower left corner.
Antique Japanese Photograph: 2 Japanese ladies, one cleaning her face, one puts her face on.
Albumen studio-photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.
5,2 x 3,4 inches, fine condition, app. 1885.
Photo by the Austrian Baron Raimund von Stillfried.
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Antique Qingdao photo depicting the Hotel Kiautschou. Street-scene with Chinese pedestrians.
6,4 x 4,2 inches (15,8 x 10,7 cm). There was a small 4 mm tear at the lower edge which has been professionally repaired. Authentic photo from 1902.
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Album with Chinese Photos at flickr: HERE