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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Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle with Qilin 麒麟

Chinese Agate Snuff Bottle with Qilin

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.

Agate-metal stopper.

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

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1930: Malaya – Johor / Singapore. Registered Letter with 7 Stamps:

1930: Malaysia. Registered letter, multicolor franking, sent Kota Tinggi to Singapore.

 

 Malaysian Registered Letter

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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. Signed Photo. CoA

John Woo Autograph: Nice, large photo by Stephen Vaughan, hand signed by John Woo in 1998.

10 x 8 inches. Very fine condition.

John Woo Autograph

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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Chinese Leisure Seal by Carver Wo Po, 吴朴印章

Chinese Leisure Seal by Carver Wo Po, 吴朴. Good Carving

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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Chinese Painting of a Peke, Ink and Color on Silk, framed

Chinese Silk Painting of a Peke, framed

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.

Japan: Ladies, personal Hygiene. Albumen Photo 1880. Stillfried

Japan: Ladies, personal Hygiene. Albumen Photo 1880. Stillfried

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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Qingdao Photo Street with Hotel Kiaotschou, 1902

Old Qingdao Photo Street with Hotel Kiaotschou

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