17 postcards have been added today. Old vintage Post cards from Peking – Beijing
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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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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Chinese Silk Painting of a Peke, framed
Cute old Chinese painting, depicting a Pekingese (Peke). Delicate painting in gongbi-technique, ink and colors on silk.
Matted in traditional Chinese way and later on put in a western frame. Size: 6 x 8 inches ist he actual painting – 11,2 x 13,2 inches is the frame.
Some soiling at the cardboard at the reverse not affecting the painting. The painting is from the first half of last century, Small red artist’s chop at lower left corner.
Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang Stamp Set CTO
Chinese stamp set 1962 „Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang“.
Original gum, well centered, fresh gum, no aging. Very fine condition – the stamps come from a well cultivated European collection. Cancelled to order.
Scott# 620 – 627. Michel Nr. 648-655.
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Imperial China Postcard Boxer Rebellion
Imperial China, Boxer Upraise 1901: Imperial Chinese Post 1 Cent postal-card.
Peking Deutsche Post 20/1 01 – cancellation.
Square violet strike: S. B. 1/l Oa. J. R. and Bestellt – strike. Good condition.
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Crystal Rock Snuff Bottle, inside Painting, Ye Fengqi.
Desirable, beautiful crystal rock snuff bottle by Ye Fengqi, a son of master Ye Zhongsan and brother of the also famous Ye Xiaofeng.
The snuff bottle comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. 2,5 x 1,2 x 3,4
One side of the bottle shows the poet Li Taibo with a pupil. At the reverse is a dedication to the famous master of Peking Opera, Shang Xiaoyun (1900-1976), an important actor of Dan-roles.
Signed Ye Fengqi, 1931.
Coral stopper, Silver spoon. Fine condition.
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Boxer Uprising: Lithographed mocking postcard: China as old lady barricaded behind Peking city gate. In front of the gate are the western allies, trying to get in.
Inscription: „Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, ahnt, was wir leiden.” ( Who knows yearning only knows about our suffering ).
Sent as postcard from Weissenkirchen to Wolfsburg in Carynthia. Fine condition.
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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles The Great Wall of China – Thomas Allom Graphic: “Old China: “ The Great Wall of China ”. After a drawing by Thomas Allom.
Nice etching, engraved by J. Sands, after a drawing by Thomas Allom.
Rich Chinese, carried in sedan chairs, with escort along the Great Wall.
Size: 10,9 x 8,2 inches is the complete sheet, 7,8 x 4,9 inches is the actual etching.
Very fine condition, clean and fresh.
Published by Fisher & Sons, London & Paris.”
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