Old Chinese Leisure seal. Tian Huang Stone. 天黄石 图章

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Tian Huang Stone. Very attractive.

Old Chinese seal, Qing Dynasty or early Republic period. Scarce, beautiful Tian Huang Stone.

Very fine cutting of the actual seal: „ Yun Hai “ (?) (a sea of the clouds).

Beautiful tian-huang stone in warm yellow/ocher tones.

The artist’s name is engraved at the side of the seal.

1,2 x 0,6 x 1,1 inches, 30 gram. Very fine condition.

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Qing Dynasty: Antique Chinese wooden Sculpture. Man with Pipe

Qing Dynasty: Antique Chinese wooden Sculpture. Man with Pipe

清 朝 雕 塑 Qing Dynasty, China: Huang-mu sculpture (黄 木 雕 塑<) . 4,5 x 4,1 x 12,5 inches.
Delicate carving, depicting a Chinese man with “pigtail”, in traditional outfit, smoking a pipe.

No faults, nice natural patina, warm flair.


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Qing Dynastie Seal by Duan Fang 陶斋 1895

Qing Dynastie Seal by Duan Fang 陶斋

 

Old Chinese leisure seal, black stone. As actual seal engraved are 10 characters: yi zhau wu ling guiqu buru xian zao (to give back a military grave means less than a relaxed morning).

Side inscription with date (1895) and name Tao Zhai 端方 (hao of Duan Fang).

Duan Fang 陶斋 (1861 bis 1911) a member of the Manchu Plain White Banner, was a late Qing dynasty politician, educator, and collector.

30 x 30 x 68 mm, good condition.

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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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Old Shanghai Postcard Iltis Memorial 1899

Old Shanghai Postcard sent To Germany in 1899

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old Shanghai postcard
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Old Chinese postcard: “Unveiling of the Iltis Monument”. The postcard depicts the monument with 2 German marines.

Franked with a pair of 5 Pfennig overprinted stamps. Shanghai Deutsche Post 17/4 1899 – cancellation.

Sent as postcard to Freising in Bavaria. Lower left corner creased otherwise good condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal: Hong Hua Fu Rong Shou Shan, 4 Characters

Chinese Leisure Seal:  Hong Hua Fu Rong Shou Shan, 4 Characters

Nice, old Chinese seal made of Shou Shan Hong Hua Fu Rong – Stone 寿山红花芙蓉石. Engraving of a landscape on all 4 sides with 2 scholars standing next a pine tree. 4 characters as actual seal: Bu He Shi Yi  不合时宜 ( untimeliness).

Side-carving with the name of the seal carver, Shi San 石三.
Valuable, beautiful stone, well carved and in very fine condition.

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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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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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Qing Chinese Seal with Cicada, Collectors Seal by 元白

Old Chinese Seal, Cicada, Collectors Seal, Qing

Qing Dynasty, Chinese Seal: Grey Shou Shan stone with a cicada as handle and 4 characters as actual seal: 元白藏书 Yuan Bai Cang Shu (Book Collection Yuan Bai).
Text, name of the seal carver, Bai Yuan, as side inscription.
0,8 x 0,8 x 2 inches (22 x 22 x 50 mm), 54 gram. Fine condition.

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Buddha Avalokiteshvara Bronze in Ming Style

Qing Dynasty Buddha Bronze in Ming Style.

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Qing Dynasty Bronze: Seated Buddha Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) with scepter, wearing an openwork crown.

Detailed, fine work, rich ornaments.

According Ming-style the figure has a large head and a gentle smile.

Attractive natural patina. The bronze is approximately 100 years old.

Height: 30,5 cm, width: 21 cm, weight: 3,9 kg. Very good condition.

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