Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese Snuff Bottle. Red Overlay. Qing Dynasty.

Chinese snuff bottle overlay

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Antique Chinese snuff bottle. Transparent glass with an overlay of ruby-red glass, carved in relief, with motives of scholars under pine trees, playing chess and reading a scroll.

Rather large object: 3,5 x 4,4 x 1,5 inches (88 x 110 x 35 mm). Very fine condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal Collection

Collection of 5 Chinese Seals by important Artists

lot of chinese leisure seals five chinese leisure seals

Small lot of five seals by well known or important seal carvers from the Republic Period: Shen Yi (Monk „Da Xiu“ carved at Hanshan-Monastary),  慎仪 大休作于寒山寺 (寺住持) Hai wai gui lai shi du shu ( Jian Jinglun, also famous as calligrapher), 海外归来始读书 (千石) (简经纶) Tou tou shi dao (Song Zhishan), 头头是道 芷山刻 (宋芷山)Huan hai ( Sha Menghai 1900 – 1992 also famous as calligrapher), 欢海 石荒刻 (沙孟海)Ku gua zi wei (Yang Tianji 1880-1960 also famous as calligrapher), 苦瓜滋味 (千里) 杨天骥

All 5 seals are rather small, 22- 45 mm, but of good quality ( 2 of them are Shoushan-stones) and in good condition.

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Old Chinese Porcelain Set for Artists 文房四宝

Old Chinese Porcelain Set for Artists

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china studio porcelain set

文房四宝: Chinese porcelain set for artists, consisting of a brush container, arm-rest, paper weight, seal-box, brush stand.

The bigger items have Qian Long bottom marks, but produced later, end of Qing-beginning of Republic era.All in good condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Xu Sangeng 徐三更

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Xu Sangeng

Old Chinese leisure seal, grey-brown stone with lion as handle. Seal by the famous seal carver Xu Sangeng 徐三更 , Qing Dynasty.
Engraved are 4 characters: 一切吉祥 yi qie ji yang (everything lucky).

24 x 22 x 55 mm, good condition.

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China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded Buddha Akshobhya.

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded Buddha Akshobhya.

Qing Dynasty, Chinese Bronze-Buddha Akshobhya, fire-gilded.

3,2 x 2,2 x 4,4 inches (83 x 53 x 110 mm), 290 gram.

The gilding is partly worn out but intact on the larger part of the figure.

The content in the body oft he Buddha is still existent, the base-plate is uneven.
The Object comes from the important Dr. Walter Heihs collection.

Buddha Akshobhya, “the Unshakable”, is the Buddha touching the Earth with his right hand, while his left hand is resting in his lap to accept alms.

This position is known as the Bhumisparsha Mudra.

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Imperial China Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911

Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond

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Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911.
Decorative stock certificate from the Imperial Chinese Government, 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan for £20.

Vignette of a locomotive and ornate border around it, biggest part of coupons still exist.

Issued by Banque De L’Chine in Paris.

Horizontal center-fold, very fine condition (in terms of scripohily). Clean and vivid colors. It stands out when framed.

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Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal by Yao Yuanzhi 姚元之

Qing Dynasty Leisure Seal by Yao Yuanzhi Gourd Shape

 

Attractive, antique leisure seal, carved by the seal carver 姚元之 Yao Yuanzhi (? – 1852). Black-green stone, well carved.

As actual seal 8 characters have been carved: 大學士方岳貢之章 Da xue-shi fang yue gong zhi zhang (seal which tributes to the great, honest scholars).

Side inscription: 元之作 Yuanzhi zuo

60 x 55 x 33 mm, good condition.

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Composer Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

Carl Orff Autograph on Photo. CoA

 

Carl Orff: b/w portrait photo (studio Fayer, Wien) hand-signed by Carl Orff in 1963.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

3,3 x 5,5 inches, fine condition.

Carl Orff (1895 -1982) was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his oratorio Carmina Burana (1937). In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential method of music education for children.

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