Old Chinese Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Old Chinese Leisure Seal Shou Shan

Decorative, old Chinese Shou Shan leisure seal. At the front side a wanderer is carved, at the reverse a temple.

As actual seal 2 characters have been carved: Zhu Mei 竹楣 (bamboo lintel).

The seal is from the Republic period.

35 x 14 x 60 mm, good condition.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

Paul Hindemith Autograph, signed Libretto, CoA.

Paul Hindemith Autograph, Mathis der Maler, signed Libretto. CoA

Paul Hindemith: Hand-signed libretto for Mathis der Maler, published in 1935.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.13 x 19,7 cm, 56 pages, complete, good condition.

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher and conductor.

Notable compositions include his song cycle Das Marienleben and opera Mathis der Maler.

In 1940, Hindemith emigrated to the United States. At the same time that he was codifying his musical language, his teaching and compositions began to be affected by his theories, according to critics like Ernest Ansermet. Once in the U.S. he taught primarily at Yale University where he had such notable students as Lukas Foss, Graham George, Norman Dello Joio, Mel Powell, Yehudi Wyner, Harold Shapero, Hans Otte, Ruth Schonthal, Leonard Sarason, and Oscar-winning film director George Roy Hill.

During this time he also gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard, from which the book A Composer’s World was extracted (Hindemith 1952). Hindemith had a long friendship with Erich Katz, whose own compositions were influenced by him.He became an American citizen in 1946, but returned to Europe in 1953, living in Zürich and teaching at the university there. Towards the end of his life he began to conduct more, and made numerous recordings, mostly of his own music.

MORE Autographs: HERE

Wiener Werkstaette Postcard by Urban Janke. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche

 

Wiener Werkstaette Postcard. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche

 

Wiener Werkstätte Postcard

Lithographed Wiener Werkstaette Postcard. Wien: Die Michaelerkirche. ( St. Michael’s Church )
W.W: Wien Nr. 140 ( Imprint in yellow at the back side ). Lithograph.
Sent to Mrs. Helene Hesshaimer, Kronstadt (the wife of the famous Ludwig Hesshaimer).
There is a nearly invisible 1 cm cut at the lover edge, corners slightly knocked, but no creasing.

Litho WW 134 Urban Janke.


MORE Postcards:

Pair of Chinese Qing Dynasty Snuff Bottles, Mutton-Fat Jade

Pair of Chinese Snuff Bottles Mutton-Fat Jade, Qing

pair white jade snuffbottles Qing Dynasty
pair white Qing Dynasty jade snuffbottles

Very attractive pair of white Jade snuff bottles from Qing Dynasty, mutton-fat Jade.

Both are of flattened rounded rectangular form, raised on a shallow foot.

3 x 1,2 x 6 cm and 2,2 x 1,5 x 4,8 cm, good condition.

More Chinese Snuffbottles: HERE

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

General Franco Autograph from 1937 on Photo. CoA

General Franco Autograph on Photo. CoA

General Franco autograph

Spanien 1937: b/w photo of General Franco plus side letter (typed and hand signed), plus Original-envelope (opened at 3 sides). Violet stamp of Franco office.

Francisco Franco y Bahamonde (1892 –1975) was a Spanish military leader who ruled as the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death. He came to power during the Spanish Civil War while serving as the Generalísimo of the Nationalist faction.

Franco led the Nationalists to victory in the civil war and went on to become the longest-ruling dictator in European history.

More Autographs: HERE

Early John Wayne Autograph on Photo CoA

Desirable, early John Wayne autograph: b/w photo postcard depicting John Wayne in Cowboy outfit. Hand-signed with ink.

 

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,7 x 13,6 cm. Good condition (glue remnants at reverse).

Hes name is misprinted at the reverse as Jhon (!) Wayne.

Marion Mitchell Morrison (1907 – 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne and by his nickname “Duke”, was an American film actor, director, and producer.

An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, for several generations of Americans he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

More Autographs HERE and HERE

Unusual Chinese Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

Unusual Chinese Leisure Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

1799 (?) Interesting Chinese seal, grey – beige Shou Shan Stone with Chinese and Manchurian characters: Qin Xin Jian Qi 琴心剑气 (The heart of the zither has the power of a sword).

The seal was engraved by the famous seal carver Dong Xun ( 董洵 1740-1809), Artist name Xiao Chi 小池

Side engraving with details and seal carver’s name. Very fine condition.

董洵(1740–1809年)清代篆刻家。字企泉,号小池,又号念巢。浙江山阴人。曾官能判,弃官后,落拓京师,卖印为生。与同时人余集、黄钺、赵秉冲、罗聘等友善,

More antique Chinese Seals: HERE

Art Deco Porcelain Dancer from Austria by Dakos, Keramos

Art Deco Dancer. Dakos Porcelain figurine from Austria by Keramos

Decorative Austrian China: Keramos (Wiener Kunst-Keramik und Porzellandmanufaktur AG) dancer in red dress, done in glossy finish, the figure is marked with the Keramos shield along with the notation “WIEN” and “Made in Austria”. Limited edition, numbered 6/2118. Hall mark: WIEN Keramos made in Austria.
Very good condition and very clean.

Size: Width: 17,5 cm ( 7 inches), height: 21 cm (8,4 inches). App. 1920-30.

More at our curioshop at rubylane: HERE