Vintage Agate Snuff Bottle with Dancer. Coral Stopper

Agate Snuff Bottle with Dancer

 

Chinese snuff bottle, brown agate with darker spots. Depicted are a dancer, rocks and a house. Coral top with metal-spoon.

51 x 28 x 62 mm, very good condition.

 

Old Chinese Snuff Bottles HERE

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Imperial China 1897: Half Cent up to 1 Dollar. Used Stamps.

Imperial China Stamps ( Imperial Chinese Post ). Scott# 86 – 95, used, all with Dollar Daters.

Imperial China Stamps

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No thins. All in all good perforation of the stamps ( looks like the 30 cents is shorter – mis- perforated. The 1 $ stamp has a short tooth ( might be a perforation reason since it doesn’t look like a torn tooth ). The lower right corner has a repair or just a paper remnant with a proof-mark “L”. Slight creasing.

The right lower corner of the 50 cents stamp has a slight rose toning ( probably has been pasted on a Red-Band-Cover ). The 4 cents val comes in a colour variety, brown and olive.

More Chinese Stamps: HERE

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Chinese Leisure seal by Lu Zhenyu 罗振玉

chinese seal by Lu An old Chinese leisure seal luo zhenyu

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Luo Zhenyu. Old Chinese leisure seal, marbled stone, by the artist 罗振玉  Luo Zhenyu (? – 1940).
4 characters as actual seal: xiu wu zhi shi 修武之事 (embellish military matters).Side engraving with his artist name: 陆庵 Lu An.

9 x 9 x 59 mm, good condition.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

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Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish

Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish


Old Chinese toggle

Attractive old Chinese boxwood carving from begin of last century (Netsuke, Toggle) in shape of a lotus leaf next a lotus calyx Form.

The leaf forms a river with a fish which can be moved back and forth.

By moving the fish one can conjure prosperity. The lotus seeds can be moved too.

2,4 x 2,4 x 1,1 inches (5,9 x 5,8 x 3,1 cm). Good condition.

Minor surface irritation at upper part, left of the calyx but no crack.

More Chinese Antiques: HERE

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German War Ship Gefion Postcard Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer S. M. Gefion Trading Card Coffee. Boxer Rebellion

German Steamer Gefion postcard

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Decorative vintage postcard depicting the German WWI steamer Gefion. Portrait of Prince Heinrich.
Used as advertising postcard: “Thüringer Kaffee-Würze, feinste Kaffeeverbesserungsmittel”.
Unused postcard in very good condition.

Gefion initially served with the main German fleet and frequently escorted Kaiser Wilhelm II’s yacht Hohenzollern on trips to other European countries, including a state visit to Russia in 1897. In late 1897, Gefion was reassigned to the East Asia Squadron; she arrived there in May 1898.
The ship took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in June 1900 during the Boxer Rebellion in China.
More vintage Postcards: HERE

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Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Gu Yuan 顾沅

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Gu Yuan


Antique Chinese Seal by Gu Yuan

Antique Chinese Seal by Gu Yuan

Chinese seal, greenish Shou shan stone, engraved by the important seal carver 顾沅 Gu Yuan.

4 characters as actual seal: 虚而不屈 xu er bu qu (void but not wrong).

Side engraving with details.20 x 20 x 43 mm, good condition.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

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Attractive White Jade Snuff Bottle

Attractive Jade Snuff Bottle

Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Chinese Jade Snuff Bottle

Decorative Jade snuff bottle.

White Jade, margin piece with brown spots, skin.

45 x 22 x 47 mm, good condition.

Pink stone with metal-spoon.

More Chinese Snuffbottles: HERE

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Christo Autograph Display with Wrapped Reichstag Wrapping Piece, CoA

Christo Autograph Display, Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo Autograph

Christo Autograph on Artist Postcard Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo 1977, Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Der Deutsche Reichstag – Berlin). Display with artist postcard, hand-signed by Christo and an original piece of the fabric used for wrapping the building. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size of the framed display: 9,4 x 9,4 inches (23 x 23 cm), very good condition, glass.

Christo (born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев, June 13, 1935) was married to Jeanne-Claude (born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) . They created environmental works of art.After the project “The Umbrellas” Christo and Jeanne-Claude concerned themselves again, with wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin.

With the support of the President of the Parliament, Rita Süssmuth, Christo and Jeanne-Claude worked to convince the elected Members of Parliament, going from office to office, writing explanatory letters to each of the 662 delegates and innumerable telephone calls and negotiations. On 25 February 1995 after a 70 minute debate at the Parliament and a Roll Call vote, the Bundestag allowed the project to go ahead.Just under 100,000 m2 of fireproof polypropylene fabric, covered by an aluminum layer, and 15 km of rope were needed. The wrapping began on 17 June 1995 and was finished on 24 June. The spectacle was seen by five million visitors before the unveiling began on 7 July.

More Autographs by Artists: HERE

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" bear " – related collectibles in Collect.at @ rubylane

Vintage photos related to Teddy Bears: bear* in Collect.at @ ruby lane

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Old Chinese Seal, Lotus, 2 Characters

Old Chinese Seal with Lotus Leaf as Handle and 2 Characters


Chinese Leisure Seal grey

Old Chinese Seal: White-grey stone with a lotus-leaf as handle and 2 characters as actual seal.

Date, name of the seal carver as side inscription.

1,1 x 0,4 x 2,8 inches (27 x 18 x 72 mm), 78 gram, Fine condition.

More Chinese Seals: HERE

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