China: Antique Cap for Kids. Silver Applications.

China: Antique Cap for Kids. Jade- and Silver Applications.

China, Qing Dynasty: Cute, scarce silk bonnet for children, with ears and delicate embroidery. Jade and silver applications, the latter with magic Chinese characters to keep off demons. The top is open to let the “qi” flow.

Minor wear, no essential blemishes.

8,5 x 4 inches (21 x 10 cm) flat.

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Chinese Snuffbottle in Shape of a Calabash. Hard Wood

Chinese Snuff Bottle made of Hard Wood

hardwood snuff bottle
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Attractive, old, Chinese snuff-bottle in shape of a calabash. Carving with calabash decor all around. Hardwood, good condition.

Diameter: 40 mm, Height: 61 mm.

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Queen Elizabeth II Autograph. Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

Queen Elizabeth Autograph. Hand signed Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Wedding photo.
Hand-signed by both.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9,5 x 12,3 cm (3,8 x 4,9 inches) Good condition.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is also head of state of the Crown Dependencies.

On her accession in 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Her reign of 60 years is the second longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer. Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated during 2012.

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Very attractive Chinese Seal, Gao Shan, Dragons, Zhang Yanchang 张燕昌

Chinese Leisure Seal, Qing. Attractive Gao Shan Stone by 张燕昌.

Very attractive Chinese seal, dark red-white beige Shou Shan Gao Shan Stone with a dragon and her baby as handle. Engraved are 4 characters: Chu Yu Tian Chu 出于天出 (deriving from heaven).

The seal as a whole has been delicately carved and the artist used the different shades of the stone in an exciting way: The white for the baby-dragon, the beige for the smoke out of the mouth.

The seal was engraved by the famous calligrapher and seal carver Zhang Yanchang (张燕昌 1738-1810).

Side engraving with details and seal carver’s name.

0,8 x 0,8 x 3,8 inches (21 x 22 x 98 mm), 99 gram, very fine condition.

张燕昌(1738-1814)字芑堂,号文鱼(耕砚田斋笔记作字文鱼,号芑堂),又号金粟山人,浙江海盐人。乾隆四十三年(一七七七)优贡,嘉庆元年(一七九 六)举孝廉方正。擅篆、隶、飞白、行、楷书,精金石篆刻、勒石,工画兰竹,兼善山水、人物、花卉,皆攸然越俗,别有意趣。为丁敬高弟。初及门时,囊负南瓜 二枚为贽,各重十馀斤。敬欣然受之,为烹瓜具饭焉。有金石契、飞白书录、鸳鸯湖札歌、石鼓文释存、芑堂印谱

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Mela Koehler Art Nouveao Postcard Lady with Roses

Mela Koehler Postcard, Lady in colourful Dress

Mela Koehler: Art Nouveau postcard, lithographed. Lady with ornamental dress and roses in her hands.

Artist signed Mela Koehler. Very good condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Tang Huishu 唐惠淑. Qing Dynasty

Chinese Leisure Seal by Tang Huishu 唐惠淑. Qing Dynasty

Attractive Leisure Chinese seal from the Qing Dynasty, carved by the important female seal-carver Tang Huishu 唐惠淑 ( artist name Bing Xin 冰心). Greyish Fu Rong – Shou Shan stone 芙蓉寿山石.

Engraved as actual seal are 4 characters: Guo Hai Shen-Xian 过海神仙 ( crossing the sea to find immortality ).Precious stone, very well carved. Side carving with details to date and seal carver. Very fine condition.

1,1 x 1,2 x 2,15 inches (26 x 29 x 56 mm). 102 gram.

Tang Huishu was born in Jin Shan in Jiangsu province. She was also a known painter, calligrapher and wrote a few books.

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Old Chinese Ink Stone. Turtle Motif

Old Chinese Ink Stone. Turtle Motif

Attractive, old Chinese stone for grinding ink. Motif of a tortoise in water. At the reverse Chinese characters are carved.

6,7 x 3,9 inches (9,5 x 17 cm), 497 gram.

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Magda and Romy Schneider Autograph. CoA

Magda and Romy Schneider Autograph. CoA

Romy Schneider and Magda Schneider: Early, hand-signed postcard. Signed by Romy Schneider and her mother Magda Schneider.

The Autograph is 4,1 x 5,8 inches . Some wear, 2 small tears at right margin.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Romy Schneider (23 September 1938 – 29 May 1982) was an Austrian-born German film actress who also held French citizenship.
Schneider’s breakthrough came with her portrayal of Elisabeth, Empress Consort of Austria, in the romantic biopic Sissi (1955) and its two sequels, Sissi – The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi – Fateful Years of an Empress (1957), all with Karlheinz Boehm, who became a close friend.

Less stereotypical films during this busy period include Robinson soll nicht sterben (The Legend of Robinson Crusoe) (1957) putting her among a stellar cast and opposite a young Horst Buchholz, and Monpti (1957), directed by Helmut Kaeutner and again opposite Buchholz.

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Overlaid Chinese Snuff bottle with Turquoise Stopper

Overlaid Chinese Snuff bottle

 

Old, Chinese snuff bottle, overlaid wine-red on yellow background. Two stretched dragons at front and reverse. Metal spoon with turquoise

40 x 27 x 47 mm (without top), good condition.

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Old Chinese Certificate with Sun Yat Sen Portrait and Building

Old Chinese Certificate with Sun Yat Sen Portrait and Building

 

China, app. 1930, probably a receipt, 27.8 x 18.2 cm (8,5 x 11 inches), blue, black, one corner repaired, vignette of Sun Zhong Shan and of an government building.
Larger red seal imprint, 2 smaller ones in red and a black fee-stamp, additional Qingdao strike in violet and some writing by hand.

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