China 1905: German Infantry Vintage Postcard. Army Cachet

German Infantry in China. Vintage Postcard

Germany, China 1905: b/w postcard, depicting German infantry on horses.

Tianjin Postcard with violet „2. (Berittene) Kompanie, 2. Ostas. Inftr. Regts“ – square cachet .
Tientsin to Neu-Ruppin 1905.

Minor wear.

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Antique Chinese Scholars Bruh Container with Ladies and Children

Famille Rose Scholar’s Brush Container from Qing Dynasty

 

Decorative, antique Chinese scholar’s porcelain brush pot from the Qing Dynasty. Scene with ladies and children. Famille rose porcelain, Jia Qing period bottom mark (大清嘉庆年制) but probably later made, before ca 1875.
Diameter: 8 cm, height: 11,5 cm. Good condition, well painted.

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Chinese Lizhidong-Stone Pendant – 荔枝洞. Buddha Figure

Pendant made of Lizhidong-Stone. Buddha Figure

Most attractive, semi-transparent Lizhi-dong stone (荔枝洞). It has its name because it almost looks like the Lizhi-fruit.

It is similar to the Kangtoujing-Stone抗頭晶 or Kangtou shui-dong-stone (炕頭水洞) but of warmer white.

Very good carving with strong expression of the Buddha Maitreya (Mi-Lo-Fo).

46 x 25 mm. The string is rather new.

Warm, pleasant tone of the stone.

This kind of stone belongs to the Shou-Shan specis. The Lizhidong stones are quite expensive, especially when nearly transparent.

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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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Frank Zappa Autograph Signed Photo CoA + Autograph of his Daughter Moon Zappa

Desirable, hand signed photo by the music genius Frank Zappa. (Photo: Teve Schapiro). Emi photo. Additional autograph of his daughter Moon Zappa.

The Autographs come with Certificates of Authenticity.

Size: 12,6 x 17,8 cm, very good condition.

Frank Vincent Zappa (1940 – 1993) was an American musician, activist and filmmaker. His work was characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture.

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his generation.

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Rare Art Replica Vapheio Cup by by Emille Gillieron 19th Century

A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.

The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.

The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.

Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

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Overlay Snuff Bottle with Vanquisher of Ghosts Zhong Kui

Attractive overlay Snuff Bottle with Vanquisher of Ghosts Zhong Kui

Most decorative Chinese overlaid snuff bottle. It depicts the famous vanquisher of ghosts, Zhong Kui (Chinese: 钟馗). Three layers of colours ( red, black and brown) have been well carved to depict this scene with Zhong Kui, his pupil with Lingzhi (mushroom) and bats.

Liuli stopper with metal spoon. Size: 46 x 22 x 44 mm

Artist signed, small carved seals. Very good condition.

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Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving.

Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving of a Poem.

Attractive, antique China seal made of ivory. The actual seal print consists of 2 characters, Da Ji ( ultimate luck ).

A poem is engraved in very delicate, small „xing-shu” – script, as well as the name of the artist, Zhang Heng. Furthermore details to the period it has been carved: Dao Guang (1821 und 1850) in the year 1829.

12 x 45 mm, very fine condition, warm flair.

At the other side of the seal we find a landscape engraved.

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Vintage Agate Snuff Bottle with Dancer. Coral Stopper

Agate Snuff Bottle with Dancer

 

Chinese snuff bottle, brown agate with darker spots. Depicted are a dancer, rocks and a house. Coral top with metal-spoon.

51 x 28 x 62 mm, very good condition.

 

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Imperial China 1897: Half Cent up to 1 Dollar. Used Stamps.

Imperial China Stamps ( Imperial Chinese Post ). Scott# 86 – 95, used, all with Dollar Daters.

Imperial China Stamps

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No thins. All in all good perforation of the stamps ( looks like the 30 cents is shorter – mis- perforated. The 1 $ stamp has a short tooth ( might be a perforation reason since it doesn’t look like a torn tooth ). The lower right corner has a repair or just a paper remnant with a proof-mark “L”. Slight creasing.

The right lower corner of the 50 cents stamp has a slight rose toning ( probably has been pasted on a Red-Band-Cover ). The 4 cents val comes in a colour variety, brown and olive.

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