Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

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Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

 

Imperial China, 1895: Beautiful Shou-shan seal with Fo-lions ( mother and small one ) as handle. The well balanced, skillful seal inscription reads: “Ormosia and Moon in my Cold Studio”.

Artificial side carving with dedication and details to carver and date.

Size: 1,75 x 1,25 x 3,55 inches, 274 gram. Fine condition.

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清朝 花瓶. China: Qing Dynasty Vase. Monochrome Cracked Glaze. CoA

China: Qing Dynasty Vase.

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Attractive Vase from the early-mid Qing Dynasty.

Monochrome cracked glaze-style.

Diameter 3 inches, Height: 4,8 inches.

2 Certificates of Authenticity. No faults.

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Postcard Austrian Legation in Peking. Special Cancellation

Peking Postcard Austrian Legation. Special Cancellation

Imperial China: Old color postcard with view at the building of the Austrian Consulate in Beijing.

1 Cent stamp with Lutai – cancellation. The same strike at reverse. Additional, scarce ( non-postal) cancellation of the Austro-Hungarian Legation „Legation Imperiale et Royale d’Autriche-Hongarie en Chine“.

Unused, fine condition.

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Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Old postcard depicting “The Taotai of Kashger (!)”. ( A Taotai was an official at the head of the civil and military affairs of a circuit, which consists of two or more fu, or territorial departments- in this case Kasghar).

The postcard was published in Japan. Inscription in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Brown toning of the upper margin otherwise fine condition. Unused, scarce.

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Antique China Seal, 1914 or 1854, Stone: Very good Seal.

Antique China Seal, 1914, Stone: Very good Seal.

 

Antique Chinese seal made of stone. It is either from 1914 or 1854. Delicately carved Fu-Lion at topof the seal and artistically carved actual seal, carved by the artist Wu Zhi: „ Zhen Zi Xiao Wu” ( in the meaning of: The real Self is of no importance” ).

At the left side of the seal is a carving by the artist, stating date, receiver and name of the seal-carver.

1,2 x 1,2 x 5,1 inches. Great seal in fine condition.

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China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard

Scarce early, lithographed color postcard entitled„ Nur immer rein in den deutschen Bund!” (Just come in and join the German League). The postcard depicts Germans and an American black man with a beer mug. A Chinese soldier with pigtail and a German spiked helmet stands in a door.

1899 sent from Muenster to Dortmund. Slight wear, scarce.

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Antique Chinese Red Lacquer Box

Antique Chinese Lacquer Box

 

 

China, Qing Dynasty – begin of Republic period: Chinese round red lacquer cinnabar box with rocks in the sea and a pine tree at front.

Decorative design. The inside and bottom of this box are black lacquer. The box is from app. 1900.

Diameter: 3,5 inches (90 mm), height: 2 inches (48 mm).

Fine condition, no damages.

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Chinese Vintage Postcard Foot Binding. 缠足

Lily Foot. Foot-binding in China. Vintage Postcard app. 1900

Chinese b/w vintage postcard depicting a bound foot

Published by Denniston & Sullivan, Shanghai. Unused, very fine condition.

Foot binding was a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

To enable the size of the feet to be reduced, the toes on each foot were curled under, then pressed with great force downwards and squeezed into the sole of the foot until the toes break.

This was all carried out with no pain relief, causing the girl to experience severe pain. The broken toes were then held tightly against the sole of the foot. The foot was then drawn down straight with the leg and the arch forcibly broken.

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