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.

Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Authentic Jochen Rindt Autograph. CoA

Jochen Rindt: b/w real photo (Professional Photo by H. P. Kumpa)

Jochen Rindt (1942-1970) World champion 1970, deceased 1970 during training for the Italian Grand Prix.

8,4 x 6,5 inches. Minor condition problems at edges.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Jochen Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany, but after his parents were killed in a bombing raid in the Second World War, he moved to live with his grandparents in Graz, Austria, where he grew up and started motor racing.

Despite being very successful in Formula 2 (by winning for instance the 1964 London Trophy), Rindt kept on choosing the wrong F1 cars.

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Scarce Art Deco Xmas Postcard 1929. Lady with green Hat and Shawl.

Scarce Art Deco Xmas Postcard 1929

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Scarce, attractive Christmas postcard. Head of a young lady with green hat and long shawl against black background.

The surface of the background feels like velvet.

Used in Austria in 1929, some minor scratching at surface otherwise good condition.

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Austrian Artist Franz West Autograph. CoA

Franz West Autograph on Invitation Card: Scarce. CoA

Franz West card (invitation to his exhibition in Museum Moenichgladbach).

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Autographs by Franz West are hard to find.

Franz West is an Austrian artist who currently resides in Vienna. West studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Bruno Gironcoli.

His first works included “ Passstuecke “ in 1976, and metal sculpture / furniture in the mid-eighties.

He held many exhibitions in Europe and overseas, including famous US galleries.

One of his sculptures could be found at the Broadway between 62 and 65th Streets & Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Fifth Avenue and 60th Street.

Size: 5.9 x 4 in.

This is an invitation card for his exhibition in Germany in 1996.

He deliberately signed very close to the upper margin. The card has not been cut, complete, in fine condition.

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Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 Female Heads

Scarce, attractive Art Nouveau Postcard from 1906

Very attractive Art Nouveau postcard with 3 heads at the upper part of the postcard against golden background. Designed in best Art Nouveau style.

Very delicately executed, interesting golden background.

Used in Austria in 1906. Fine condition.

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Maria Jeritza Autograph along with Alfred Piccaver on Photo

Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver Autographs. CoA

Maria Jeritza Autograph

Vintage photo-postcard depicting Maria Jeritza, Alfred Piccaver and Rudolf Hofbauer – and a dog.

Hand signed by Maria Jeritza and Alfred Piccaver.

The Autographs come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

8,8 x 13,4 cm, good condition.

Maria Jeritza (1887 – 1982) was a celebrated Czech soprano singer, long associated with the Vienna State Opera (1912–1935) and the Metropolitan Opera (1921–1932 and 1951).

Her sensational rise to fame and spectacular beauty and personality earned her the nickname “The Moravian Thunderbolt”.

On 16 November 1926, she starred in the title role of Puccini’s Turandot in its North American premiere at the Metropolitan, where she was as popular at the Metropolitan as in Vienna, especially as Tosca or Carmen.

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Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

Emil Mario Vacano. Carte de Visite. Queer Artist.

 

Emil Mario Vacano (1840 – 1892 ) was an Austrian artist, circus rider andauthor.

Emil Mario Vacano a queer figure, gay. When he was young he became famous as female (!) circus rider. Later he lived as nun in an Abbey . In his autobiographic works he appears as male figure with the female name Speranza, calling himself as “neat boy”, and at the same time a “vain maiden”. Even a well know duke was attracted by that.

Vacano had contact with Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. With the help of his friend Emerich von Stadion he published quite a few historic novels and stories.

The photo comes from the Austrian Imperial photo studio J. Loewy in Wien. Decorative reverse.

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Fayer Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich Autograph on Photo CoA

Fritz Wunderlich autograph

 

Legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich as Tamino. Photo by Fayer, hand-signed by Fritz Wunderlich with a quote of The Magic Flute: Ach wie herrlich. Herzlich Fritz Wunderlich.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9 x 14 c. Good condition.

Friedrich “Fritz” Karl Otto Wunderlich (1930 – 1966) was a German lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder. He died in an accident when he was only 35.

Wunderlich achieved the highest distinction within the German repertory. Of special importance is a recording of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, conducted by Karl Böhm, in which Wunderlich gave a critically acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino, opposite baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the role of Papageno. There is also a live performance of The Magic Flute recorded in 1960 at the Salzburg festival, and several recordings as Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Recordings also exist of lesser-known Mozart operas such as Zaide and La Finta Giardiniera.

Wunderlich’s crystal-clear voice, exquisite diction, and intelligent, restrained interpretation also led him to impressive renditions of the lieder cycles of Schubert and Schumann with pianist Hubert Giesen. His famous recording of Schumann’s Dichterliebe remains a gold standard of this genre. Many tenors since have emulated Wunderlich’s interpretation of this cycle.


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Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

 

Decorative, scarce Mela Koehler Postcard

Most attractive Mela Köhler postcard depicting a lady with big, decorative scarf.

 

The black background highlights the details of the scarf and dress.

Artist signed: Mela Köhler.

B. K. W. I. 384-6

Unused, scarce, very good condition.

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Archduke Karl. Austrian Fleet Union. Arnold Hartig Bronze Plaque

Archduke Karl. Oesterr. Fleet Union. A. Hartig Plaque

Decorative bronze plaque by Arnold Hartig (1878 – 1972), issued by the Austrian Fleet Union.

Portrait of he Austrian- Habsburg Emperor Karl I. (Archduke by that time) . War ships at reverse and a line OESTERR. FLOTTENVEREIN . KRIEGSFUERSORGE – 1914-1915.
Signed: A. HARTIG.

Fine condition.

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