China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

China Bronze Seals: Set of 12 Zodiac Signs

Chinese Seals: Complete Set of 12 zodiac signs in bronze. The cast seals have different characters as actual seals, all carved by hand, which is rather difficult to do.

The seals are from the beginning of last century. Warm patina with some spots of green rust.

Size each: 0,6 x 0,6 x 0,9 each ( 14 x 14 x 25 mm) app. 20-23 gram.

Scarce set in fine condition.

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Zino Davidoff Autograph on Photo, CoA

Zino Davidoff Autograph, Famous Cigar Producer. CoA

Zino Davidoff portrait photo with authentic signature.

The photo depicts Zino Davidoff in business suite with one of his famous cigars in hand.

From this family developed a brand which was to represent the essence of perfect enjoyment. Signed “Z. Davidoff” in very bold black pen.

9 x 12.4 cm, good condition.

Zino Davidoff was born in 1906 in Kiev, Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine to a Jewish family. He was the eldest of four children born to tobacco merchant, Henri Davidoff.

In 1970, Zino sold his small but highly successful tobacco shop in Geneva to the Max Oettinger Company. Zino stayed on as Davidoff’s ambassador until his death in 1994 at the age of 87.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Dong Xiaochi 董小池

Chinese Leisure Seal by Dong Xiaochi

Oval-shaped Chinese leisure seal, beige-grey Shou-shan-stone with darker enclosures at one side.

Artist signed: Dong Xiaochi 董小池.

As actual seal 5 characters have been carved: 乐子之无知  le zi zhi wu zhi (the ignorance of the happy son)

22 x 15 x 55 mm, good condition.
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Japanese Post in Tianjin: Scarce Cancellation on Postcard

Old China, Tientsin: Tinted postcard with nice street view at the Japanese Concession. Tram, Rickshaw, police-man…

Tientsin Tinted postcard Tientsin postcard

Franked with a 1 Sen stamp with China – imprint. Scarce cancellation ( phantasy strike ? ) .

Sent by a soldier of the 16th regiment of the Infanterie Coloniale, Arsenal de l’ Est , sent to Graz in Austria.

Very fine condition.

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Korea: 1 Won Stamp, Certified. Key Value, MNH Scott 32.

Imperial Korea: 1 Won Stamp, Certified. MNH

Imperial Korea 1 Won Stamp

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Imperial Korea: MNH 1 Won stamp, Scott#  32. Versifier signature as small pencil mark at reverse.

MNH, pristine condition. A gem. Clean, fresh colors, good perforation.

Scarce stamp though with a high catalog value!

We started a new catalogue with stamps from Imperial Korea, North- and South-Korea: HERE

Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape – 袁松年扇面

Yuan Songnian Fan Painting with Landscape from 1948

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Atmospheric landscape painting on a fan by the important Chinese painter Yuan Songnian (1895-1966).

Mounted, 67,5 x 40 cm. Wear at the margins, the fan itself is clean with no faults – just normal aging.

Yuan Songnian was member of the “Hai-Pai” (Shanghai-school), graduated at the St. John’s University, was teacher at the Academy in Shanghai, and leading member of the Shanghai Artist’s Association.

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袁松年(1895 – 1966)又名十,字鹤文。广东番禺人。海派山水画名家。毕业于圣约

翰大学。曾任上海中国画院画师,中国美术家协会上海分会会员,上海文史馆馆员,

黄浦区政协委员.

Antique Chinese Brush Pot blue white Porcelain

Antique Chinese Brush Pot blue white Porcelain

China, Qing Dynasty: Attractive porcelain brush pot, scene with 2 swords-men.
Diameter: 3,9 in (9,7 mm). Height: 6,2 in (15,7 mm).

Minor aging, small dark spot on upper rim (inside). No fissures or other faults.

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Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

Antique Chinese Brush Container made of Bamboo

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bamboo brush pot
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Very decorative, antique Chinese brush container made of bamboo.

Deeply carved at front side, depicting stems of bamboo.

At the reverse Iris and a calligraphy have been carved. Artist signed.

Height: 17,3 cm, Diameter: 13,3 cm. Quite light: 377 gram (old bamboo brush pots are light).

This brush container is from the beginning of last century.

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Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Kulangsu Amoy Panorama Postcard threepart, CTO

Scarce, tripartite Chinese vintage postcard: Kilangsu-Amoy Full view. Franked with 2 stamps, one cancelled to order, tied by a bilingual Amoy 1922 – cancellation.

Unused, good condition, minor aging at left and right side.

Postcard after a photo by Ying Fong.

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