Qing Dynasty China Arm Rest Dao Guang Period

China Qing Dynasty Arm Rest Porcelain Dao Guang

 

Chinese arm rest porcelain, Qing Dynasty Dao Guang period ( 1821 – 1851 ). Famille rose, open work corpus, good condition.

12,5 x 7,5 x 5 cm. Bottom mark: 大清道光年制 Da Qing Dao Guang Nian Zhi.

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Xiling-artist Jiang Chengzhi 江成之 – Pair of Leisure Seals

Pair of Leisure Seals by the Xiling-artist Jiang Chengzhi

Pair of grey stone seals with lion and dragon as handle. Carved by the well known seal carver and calligrapher Jiang Changzhi 江成之, who was member of the important seal carver society, Xiling Yin-she since 1947.

Each seal with 7 characters:
秦皇島外打魚船 – Qinhuangdao wai da yu chuan (a fishing boat at the sea near Qinhuangdao- island)
一片汪洋都不見 – Yi pian wanyang dou bu jian (boundless water – nothing to be seen).

One of the seals with signature by the artist: 成之作 – Chengzhi zuo

Each app. 16 x 16 x 32 mm, good condition.

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江成之,原名文信,以字行。号履盦,别属亦静居。出生于一九二四年,浙江嘉兴人。一九四三年拜西泠印社创始人之一王福庵先生为师,苦学四年。一九四七年加入西泠印社,为解放前入社至今健在的西泠印社早期社员之一。中国书法家协会会员,上海市文史研究馆馆员,上海市书法家协会顾问。

   江老从事福王庵先生研习浙派的同时,兼收各家之长,其印以汉印文字及古墨章法,从浙派的切刀中回顾了汉人之锥凿,宋人之切玉,兼及徽派之冲刀;其作品在光洁中有著锐劲之势,平稳中寓险意,对王福庵先生的浙派篆刻艺术做了进一步推动与发扬。江老为人淳朴,印如其人,德艺双馨,堪称一代尊师。

Antique Chinese Ink Slab in Bell Shape, 古砚 古寒山寺

Antique Chinese Ink Slab. 古砚

China: Decorative, antique ink slab in shape of a bell. Engraved reverse and sides. Gu hanshan-si (old monk Hanshan temple, – 古砚 古寒山寺).

Size: 4,9 x 6,8 x 1 inches (12,2 x 17 x 2,5 cm), 818 gram, used, in good shape with no blemishes.

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Two antique Chinese Silk Paintings Qing Dynasty

Two antique Chinese paintings Qing Dynasty

China 19. century (Dao Guang 1821-1851): Two paintings on silk, delicately executed. One shows a pair of herons, one a pair of Mandarin-ducks (Symbol of love).

Both were officially examined in China and a tag was added at the reverse (fixed with a yarn to the painting).

25,5 x 29 cm (10 x 11,5 inches) are the paintings, 30 x 37 (12 x 15 in.) incl. margins.

Some glue remnants at reverse as the sheets have been fixed in an album.

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Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle Peking Glass 北京玻璃鼻烟壶

Antique Chinese Snuff Bottle Peking Glass

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Attractive, old Chinese snuff bottle made of Peking glass. Pleasing, rich color. At both sides a woven string has been attached with pearls of ivory woven. At the bottom pieces of ivory and coral have been added.

The snuff bottle is 48 x 25 x 60 mm and in good condition. It is from the end of Qing Dynasty beginning of Republic period.


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Chinese Seal by Wu Yifeng 吴一峰篆刻

Chinese Seal by Wu Yifeng

 

Chinese seal by Wu Yifeng
Chinese seal by Wu Yifeng

A pair of attractive, valuable shou shan leisure seals by the important seal carver Wu Yifeng 吴一峰 (1907 – 1998).

As actual seal 8 characters have been carved: dan jiu ru xing 耽酒如性 (to abandon oneself to wine according ones nature) and: hao shi cheng chi 好诗成痴 ( a good poem making one crazy).

Each 26 x 26 x 41 mm and 30 mm. Good condition.

Signed at the front end Da Zou Ke 大走客, his artists name.

Wu Yifen was member of the Chinese Calligraphy Society and the Artist’s Association.

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Art Nouveau Sculpture by Marie Louise Sarre, Resistance

Scarce Marie Louise Sarre sculpture from the beginning of last century. Artist signed ML which refers to Marie Louise Sarre.

Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

The sculpture is in very fine condition with no faults.

Marie Louise Sarre sculpture
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Size: 8,5 x 6,5 x 3 inches.

Marie-Louise Sarre lived in Berlin before World War II. Her friends called her “Puppi,” meaning “small doll” in German. She didn’t have much of a doll when she became active in the German resistance against Hitler. In the summer of 1944 she was involved in a scheme to secure the support of none other than Heinrich Himmler in a plan to assassinate Hitler.

After the failed coup attempt of July 20, 1944, she and many others were arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo. She managed to escape and fled to Ascona, Switzerland, where she lived until her death at age 95, in 1999.

Her father was Friedrich Sarre, the first director of the Department of Islamic Art at the Kaiser Friedrich Museum (today’s Bode Museum) in Berlin. Her maternal grandfather was Carl Humann, the discoverer and excavator of the Pergamum Altar in Turkey in the 1880s.

Her father also was member of The Solf Circle (German: Solf-Kreis) which was an informal gathering of German intellectuals involved in the resistance against Nazi Germany. Most members were arrested and executed after attending a tea party held near Heidelberg on September 10, 1943, at the residence of Elisabeth von Thadden. The group’s downfall also ultimately led to the demise of the Abwehr in February 1944.

1944: German Occupation. Kotor. Italian Stamps. Misprints.

1944: Deutsche Besetzungsausgaben Kotor ( Cataro ). Stamps with horizontal Italian overprints: Deutsche Militaer-verwaltung Kotor. Michel Nr. 1-6.

All 6 stamps have misprints „Dentsche” instead of Deutsche. ( Field # 9 )


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Old catalogue value DM 3000. Mint never hinged, pristine.

Very hard to find complete misprinted set.

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Chinese Seal by Ding Fuzhi 丁輔之篆刻

Chinese Seal by Ding Fuzhi

Old Chinese leisure seal by the important Chinese seal carver Ding Fuzhi 丁輔之 (1897 – 1949).

As actual seal 6 characters have been carved: 大块假我以文章 da kuai jia wo yi wenzhang (a long vacation which I will use to write an article).

23 x 12 x 20 mm, good condition.

Side engraving with signature. Ding Fuzhi was an important artist and member of the famous Xiling-seal-society.

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丁辅之(1879年8月14日~1949年7月12日)近代篆刻家、书画家。原名仁友,后改名仁,字辅之,号鹤庐,又号守寒巢主,后以字行。浙江杭州人,系晚清著名藏书家“八千卷楼主人”丁松生从孙。其家以藏书之丰闻名于海内。嗜甲骨文,尝以甲骨文撰书楹联编成册,又喜篆刻,名印金石,代有收罗,尤以西泠八家印作为多。并擅画花卉瓜果,极其璀璨芳菲。幼承家学。一度同王禔供职于沪杭铁路局。公余之暇,探讨金石书画。