Antique Leisure Seal by Chen Lian 陈练, Shou Shan 18. Ct

Antique Leisure Seal by Chen Lian, Shou Shan 18. Ct

Leisure Seal by Chen Lian

Leisure Seal by Chen Lian

Antique, Chinese leisure seal, Shou Shan, by the important seal carver Chen Lian.

Engraved are 5 characters: yi song zhu wei xin (take your heart from pine tree and bamboo. Which means: study the character of pine tree and bamboo).
Side engraving with his courtesy name: Zai Zhuan
15 x 10 x 45 mm, very good condition.
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Old Chinese Scroll Painting with 100 Sparrows. Qing Dynasty

Old Chinese Scroll with 100 Sparrows. Qing Dynasty Painting

Delicate, antique Chinese painting, depicting 100 sparrows in prunus, bamboo, and flowers. Qing Dynasty.

Signed and with seal by Wang Wu (王武), but painted much later in 18-19th century.

Long scroll: 17 1/4″ x 133″ (338 x 44 cm is the actual painting but broader and longer with margins).

Some 50-60 years ago the scroll has been professionally remounted and space has been added before and after the painting to leave space for calligraphy in case one wants to add some.

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Chinese Calligraphy in Kai-shu, signed 范仲淹 Fan Zhongyan

Calligraphy in Regular Script, signed 范仲淹 Fan Zhongyan

 

Chinese calligraphy in Kai-shu, standard script, Qing Dynasty copy of the famous script by 范仲淹 Fan Zhongyan “岳阳楼记 Yue-yang lou ji”.

Folded, minor spots of aging, very margins have darkened by age.

Very good calligraphy.

32,5 x 132 cm..

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Unique Salvatore Dali Object, signed, 1972 CoA

Salvatore Dali Art Object CoA

Salvatore Dali Art Object

Salvatore Dali signature

Salvatore Dali: Unusual art object with large signature by the outstanding artist Salvatore Dali.

Box top „Saks Fifth Avenue“, large signature Dali 1972 and a crown over character“D“.

The objects comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

26,2 x 18,6 x 2,3 cm (10,4 x 7,5 x 0,9 inches), good condition.

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (1904 – 1989), known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters.
His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

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Chinese Painting of a Peke, Ink and Color on Silk, framed

Chinese Silk Painting of a Peke, framed

Cute old Chinese painting, depicting a Pekingese (Peke). Delicate painting in gongbi-technique, ink and colors on silk.
Matted in traditional Chinese way and later on put in a western frame. Size: 6 x 8 inches ist he actual painting – 11,2 x 13,2 inches is the frame.

Some soiling at the cardboard at the reverse not affecting the painting. The painting is from the first half of last century, Small red artist’s chop at lower left corner.

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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Antique Chinese Brush Container 36 Stratagems

Antique Chinese Brush Container 36 Stratagems

 

 

Exceptional, antique Chinese brush container made of bamboo. Very detailed carving of the 36 war strategies all along the outer wall.

Diameter: appr. 13 cm, Height: ca. 15,9 cm, ( 5,2 x 6,2 inches) good condition. The brush pot is from the beginning of last century.

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The Thirty-Six Stratagems (Chinese: 三十六計; Pinyin: sanshiliu ji)) was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction.

Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934

Authentic Movie Poster Draft for The black Whale, 1934 – the famous movie ” The black Whale ” ( Zum schwarzen Walfisch ) by Fritz Wendhausen, starring Emil Jannings.

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Size: 11 x 9 in. ( complete item incl. margins, 7.7 x 5 in is the size of the graphic )

Scarce item. Artist signed SB 34

Artist Hans Sussenbeck was designer for posters, postcards, magazines. Monarchist before WWII, politically right during the Nazi regime and awarded with States honors afterwards. German actor Emil Jannings made his professional stage debut at 18. In 1906 he was invited to join Max Reinhardt’s theater in Berlin.

In 1927 Paramount signed him and he moved to Hollywood. Jannings won the very first Best Actor Academy Award for his first two American films, The Last Command (1928) and The Way of All Flesh (1927). Because of his thick German accent, the advent of sound ended his American career. He returned to Germany in 1929.

When the Nazis came to power in 1933, he was enlisted to participate in the state’s propaganda machine. At war’s end Jannings was blacklisted by the Allied authorities, and he never made another film. He died five years later, lonely and bitter. Fritz Wendhausen was a popular film director in the 1920-40s. His Peer Gynt, was rather an adaptation of of Ibsen’s motifs which presented ideology and propaganda of that time though.”