18 – 19th Century: Old Buddhist token, earthenware.

End of 18-19th Century. Object with images of 3 Buddhas sitting on Lotus Thrones. It comes from a Buddhist Grotto in the North-Western part of China.

 

Buddha image

 

The quality is fine, though there are s few small cracks from the burning process.

Size: 2.1 x 2.7 x 0.5 inches.

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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Republic of China: Inverted Surcharge. Scott# 623a, MNH

collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Republic of China: Inverted Surcharge. Scott# 623a, MNH: “Republic of China 1945: Martyrs 40 Cents for use in Hunan. Provisional surcharges on Hua Bei ( North China stamps ).

Surcharge in Green – inverted. Scott# 623a

Unused, original gum.”


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Japan: Ladies, personal Hygiene. Albumen Photo 1880. Stillfried

Japan: Ladies, personal Hygiene. Albumen Photo 1880. Stillfried

Antique Japanese Photograph: 2 Japanese ladies, one cleaning her face, one puts her face on.

Albumen studio-photo, thin paper, fixed on paper with small glue spots at he corners.

5,2 x 3,4 inches, fine condition, app. 1885.
Photo by the Austrian Baron Raimund von Stillfried.

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Claire Jeane Colinet Art Deco Sculpture Nude Balancing Balls

Claire Jeane Colinet Art Deco Sculpture

Claire Jeane Colinet gilt bronze, nude: Art Deco figure of Lady balancing balls. Signed Ch. Jr. Colinet in the base.

The figure stands 36 cm (47 cm including base), weight: 5,4 kg.
Very good condition.

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Qingdao Photo Street with Hotel Kiaotschou, 1902

Old Qingdao Photo Street with Hotel Kiaotschou

Antique Qingdao photo depicting the Hotel Kiautschou. Street-scene with Chinese pedestrians.

6,4 x 4,2 inches (15,8 x 10,7 cm). There was a small 4 mm tear at the lower edge which has been professionally repaired. Authentic photo from 1902.

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Album with Chinese Photos at flickr: HERE

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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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Japanese Zeppelin Postcard from 1910 Embossed and Lithographed

Embossed Japanese Zeppelin Postcard from 1910

old Japanese Zeppelin Postcard

 

Japan 1910: Lithographed, embossed vintage postcard with portraits of 3 highly decorated officers. Image of a Zeppelin airship beyond.

The postcard has been distributed in China, published in 43th year of Meiji era.

Unused, good condition.

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Leisure Seal by Jin Cheng, Qing Dynasty. 金城篆刻

Antique Chinese Leisure Seal by Jin Cheng, Qing Dynasty 1911

Qing Dynasty: Attractive old Chinese stone seal by the important painter, calligrapher and seal carver Jin Cheng 金城 (1878 – 1967). The seal has been carved in 1911.

4 characters as actual seal: 岂长贫贱 qi chang pinjian ( How long does one need to stay poor and lowly? The line is from an old erotic novel„Lan shi qiguan“ – 古典色情小说《浪史奇观》).

Side engraving with name and date June 1911.
32 x 23 x 36 mm, good 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.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Xu Sangeng 徐三庚图章

Xu Sangeng Seal. Chinese Leisure Seal Qing Dynasty

Chinese Leisure Seal Xu Sangeng

 

Shoushan leisure seal by the famous seal carver Xu Sangeng (1826-1890).

Engraved are 15 characters shi yue bu jian Huang shu duo ze bi-li zhi xin fu sheng yi ,時月不见黄叔度,则鄙吝之心复生矣, for a long time I did not see uncle Huang but instead the heart of a vulgar has been reborn. (A line by Zhou Ziju 周子居 for the period of the Eastern Han Dynasty).

18 x 18 x 54 mm, good condition.

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