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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Japanese Post in Tianjin: Scarce Cancellation on Postcard

Old China, Tientsin: Tinted postcard with nice street view at the Japanese Concession. Tram, Rickshaw, police-man…

Tientsin Tinted postcard Tientsin postcard

Franked with a 1 Sen stamp with China – imprint. Scarce cancellation ( phantasy strike ? ) .

Sent by a soldier of the 16th regiment of the Infanterie Coloniale, Arsenal de l’ Est , sent to Graz in Austria.

Very fine condition.

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Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape – 袁松年扇面

Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape from 1948

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Atmospheric landscape painting on a fan by the important Chinese painter Yuan Songnian (1895-1966).

Mounted, 67,5 x 40 cm. Wear at the margins, the fan itself is clean with no faults – just normal aging.

Yuan Songnian was member of the “Hai-Pai” (Shanghai-school), graduated at the St. John’s University, was teacher at the Academy in Shanghai, and leading member of the Shanghai Artist’s Association.

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袁松年(1895 – 1966)又名十,字鹤文。广东番禺人。海派山水画名家。毕业于圣约

翰大学。曾任上海中国画院画师,中国美术家协会上海分会会员,上海文史馆馆员,

黄浦区政协委员.

Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

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bamboo brush pot
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Very decorative, antique Chinese brush container made of bamboo.

Deeply carved at front side, depicting stems of bamboo.

At the reverse Iris and a calligraphy have been carved. Artist signed.

Height: 17,3 cm, Diameter: 13,3 cm. Quite light: 377 gram (old bamboo brush pots are light).

This brush container is from the beginning of last century.

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Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Scarce, tripartite Chinese vintage postcard: Kilangsu-Amoy Full view. Franked with 2 stamps, one cancelled to order, tied by a bilingual Amoy 1922 – cancellation.

Unused, good condition, minor aging at left and right side.

Postcard after a photo by Ying Fong.

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American Peoples. Impressive, ancient Chromo Lithograph 1898

Indians: Most decorative, ancient Chromo Lithograph, 1898

 

Most decorative old chromo lithograph depicting 33 Indian Ethnic groups like Blackfeet Indians, Tikuna, Pueblo Indian, Eskimos, Mexican Indians, Indians from South American countries, Sioux, Apaches and many more.
Though older than 100 years the colors of this chromo lithograph look extremely fresh and vivid.

Artist signed G. Mützel. Vertical centerfold.

The graphic has been published by Meyers, Germany, in 1898. Size: 10 in. x 12 in. Fine condition. It looks great when matted and framed.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard with Prisoners and Western Soldiers

Chinese Prisoners and Western Soldiers. Vintage Postcard

Old Chinese postcard with 2 Chinese prisoners in Kangs and 6 western soldiers.
3 overprinted stamps.

From Shanghai to Tianjin to Poiters in France. Clear cancellations, good condition.

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Desirable, early Wilhelm Furtwaengler Autograph

Desirable, early Wilhelm Furtwaengler Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,4 x 5,5 inches.  Very fine condition. No postcard, real photograph. Photo by Hans Dietrich & Co, Wien.

Wilhelm Furtwaengler (1886 -1954) was a German conductor and composer.

At his first concert, he led the Kaim Orchestra (now the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra) in Anton Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony. He subsequently held posts at Munich, Luebeck, Mannheim, Frankfurt, and Vienna, before securing a job at the Berlin Staatskapelle in 1920, and in 1922 at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra where he succeeded Arthur Nikisch. Later he became music director of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Salzburg Festival and the Bayreuth Festival, which was regarded as the greatest post a conductor could hold in Germany at the time.

Towards the end of the war, under extreme pressure from the Nazi Party, Furtwaengler fled to Switzerland. It was during this troubled period that he composed what is largely considered his most significant work, the Symphony No. 2 in E minor.

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Charlie Chaplin Autograph. Hand-signed, early Photo

Charlie Chaplin Autograph. Hand-signed, early Photo

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Charlie Chaplin: Large, early portrait photo, signed at the lower margin: „Best Wishes Charlie Chaplin“.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The photo is 7 x 10,3 inches ( 17,7 x 26,2 cm ) and mounted on cardboard. The signature is slightly smeared at a few spots, otherwise fine condition,

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (1889 –1977), known as Charlie Chaplin, was an English comic actor and film director of the silent film era. He became one of the best-known film stars in the world before the end of the First World War.

His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914.

Chaplin was one of the most creative and influential personalities of the silent-film era. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Chaplin the 10th greatest male screen legend of all time.

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Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

 

Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

Most attractive Mela Köhler postcard depicting a lady with big, decorative scarf.

 

The black background highlights the details of the scarf and dress.

Artist signed: Mela Köhler.

B. K. W. I. 384-6

Unused, scarce, very good condition.

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