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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China: Antique Bronze, small Ding from the Qing Dynasty

China: Small antique Bronze, Ding. Qing Dynasty.

 

China: Attractive, small, 3-legged bronze, Ding. Warm, dark patina, minimal verdigris under the upper rim. The object is either from the early or Mid-Qing-Dynasty.

Diameter: 47 mm, Height: 40 mm, 60 gram. Minimal blemishes ( A small hole has been professionally restored, minor scratching at bottom ).

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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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China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei

China Qing Leisure Seal, Shou Shan with Landscape, by Pan Zhengwei 潘正炜

 

Nice, old Chinese seal made of yellow-brown Shou Shan – Stone from the later Qing-Dynasty. Engraving of a landscape scene with 2 scholars. The shades of the stone have been well used – impression of mist over the bridge. 4 characters as actual seal: Li Zi Suo Wan (李子所玩).

Carving with the name of the seal carver, the well known and important seal carver Pan Zhengwei ( 潘正炜 1821-1861).

潘正炜 (清)字季彤,号听颿楼主人,道光、咸丰(1821—1861年)间番禺(今广州)人。精鉴别,富收藏书、画。著听颿楼集贴、听颿楼书画记、听颿楼续刻书画记。印章有【季彤审定】(明清书画印鉴)

Old, very well carved stone in very fine condition.

2 x 1,0  x  1,5 inches (50 x 25 x 39 mm). 61 gram.

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Boris Christoff: Tinted Photo with Autograph and Dedication. CoA

Boris Christoff Autograph and Dedication on Photo. CoA

 

Boris Christoff, early tinted Photo with autograph and dedication from 1942

3,8 x 5,6 inches. Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Христов (1914 -1993) was a Bulgarian opera singer, one of the greatest basses of the 20th century.

After several guest appearances and recitals in Austria in 1944 and 1945, Christoff returned to Italy in December 1945. He emerged as a worthy heir to the grand tradition of Slavonic basses as exemplified by Fyodor Stravinsky, Lev Sibiriakov, Vladimir Kastorsky, Feodor Chaliapin, Alexander Kipnis and Mark Reizen, among others. He sang mostly in Verdi and the Russian repertoire, although he also proved to be a refined performer of vocal chamber music.

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老 中国 照片 要卖. Impressive old China Photo, Cizhou City Wall

Impressive old China Photo, Cizhou City Wall

Atmospheric, old Chinese Photo of Cizhou (Hebei). The photo depicts the Cizhou city-Wall, the entrance-gate, baskets piled along the wall and men with a wheel-barrow.

The photo is from pre-1925.

5,8 x 4,2 inches. Fine condition.

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10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968

10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968

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10 scarce Posters Jimi Hendrix and others. Bill Graham 1968.

Most desirable lot of 10 Pop posters from the late 1960s. (1967-1969) Bill Graham concerts, presented in San Francisco. Authentic posters, no reprints. App. 14 x 23,5 inches each poster.

The lot includes rarities like the Jimi Hendrix concert poster. All are very colorful and in typical POP era style with psychedelic influence in designs: The music bands announced are: Jimi Hendrix Experience, Iron Butterfly, Chuck Berry, Buffalo Springfield, Chamber Brothers, Richie Havens, The Yardbirds, Cicil Taylor, It’s a Beautiful Day, Vanilla Fudge, Steve Miller Band, Sonny Terry & Brownie Mc Ghee, Butterfield Bluesband, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Bo Didley, Big Brothers and The Holding Co, Santana and others.

Qing Dynasty Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo李鸿章照片

Old Chinese Photo Album with Li Hongzhang Photo.

Antique Japanese lacquer photo-album, well filled ( both sides front and reverse) with photos from the end of the 19th century.

Remarkable are the photos with Li Hongzhang or Li Hung-chang 李鸿章 (1823 – 1901), who was a leading statesman of the late Qing Empire. He quelled several major rebellions and served in important positions of the Imperial Court, including the premier viceroyalty of Zhili. In the 1860s he visited Germany, meeting Bismarck and Wilhelm II.

The other photos are mostly about this group of artists, who visited China and performed there. Some photos of military, ship crew and even a photo of Coatham Road Redcar (UK), probably the hometown of the group.

The album is 7,4 x 5,4 inches (18,7 x 13,4 cm). Folding album with one fold separated and another roughly repaired. The photos are mostly in good quality.

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Russian Poster from D. Moore Workers Unite

Russian Poster from D. Moore Workers Unite

russian poster by D. Moore

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Capitalist and worker, face to face, agitators and fighters in the rear. No postcard, 14,6 x 10,4 cm.

Very good condition. It depicts a famous poster by D. Moore. 10,4 x 15 cm, good condition.

D. Moor Russian: Д. Моор) was the professional name of Dmitry Stakhievich Orlov (Russian: Дмитрий Стахиевич Орлов, 1883, Novocherkassk – 1946, Moscow), a Russian artist noted for his propaganda posters. Moor’s allegories gained power in enlargement, with haunting contrasts of then and now, enemies versus heroic allies, imperialism against workers’ struggles, to which he added a simple slogan: Death to World Imperialism.

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Tribunal in Mukden. Chinese Vintage Postcard

Tribunal in Mukden. Old Chinese Postcard

Chinese vintage postcard with tribunal scene, executioners, torture devices with sword. “Un tribunal a Moukden”.

Russian and French imprints. Unused, very fine condition.

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