Antique Photo of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

Antique Photo: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy

 

Most attractive antique photograph of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy.

Size: 9,8 x 7,4 is the actual photo, 13 x 9,8 is the photo including margins.

The photograph is from pre-1900 and in fine condition. The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is a covered double arcade formed of two glass-vaulted arcades at right angles intersecting in an octagon; it is prominently sited on the northern side of the Piazza del Duomo in Milan, and connects to the Piazza della Scala. Named after Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of united Italy, it was originally designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.

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Attractive Leisure Seal, Guang Lü Stone, by Artist Zhang Hanyue

Artist Zhang Hanyue carved Leisure Seal: Guang Lü Shi

 

Very attractive Guang Lü – stone ( 广绿石 ), carved by the famous artist Zhang Hanyue (张寒月1906 – 2005 ). Zhan Hanyue was a student of Wu Changshuo (吴昌硕 ) – and like his teacher he also was a well know painter ( landscapes and figure-painting).

25 x 17 x 57 mm. Colophon as side carving with signature of the artist and details.

张寒月(1906 2005),一名张政,原名兆麟、兆,字莲光,号金石杵,斋名寒月斋,江苏苏州人。师从吴昌硕、赵古泥。好学于甲骨、钟鼎、秦玺、汉印,中得心源,年六十即功篆隶,四十年代曾有金石杵之誉。治印能溶书画、人像、山水风景为一体,清新流利、淳朴凝重,从不逾规矩。

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Early John Wayne Autograph on Photo CoA

Desirable, early John Wayne autograph: b/w photo postcard depicting John Wayne in Cowboy outfit. Hand-signed with ink.

 

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 8,7 x 13,6 cm. Good condition (glue remnants at reverse).

Hes name is misprinted at the reverse as Jhon (!) Wayne.

Marion Mitchell Morrison (1907 – 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne and by his nickname “Duke”, was an American film actor, director, and producer.

An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. An enduring American icon, for several generations of Americans he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height.

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Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

Chairman Mao: Scarce Porcelain Statue from the Cultural Revolution

 

Peoples Republic of China: Authentic porcelain figure of Chairman Mao from the Cultural Revolution period. Glazed porcelain. It shows Mao Zedong in his typical dress, holding a hat and standing on a platform, decorated with pine tree.

We guarantee the authenticity of the object.

The statue stands 22,5 cm (8 inches) high and is without damage. Darker spots at the surface can be cleaned easily cleaned. ” 抬 196 ” – is engraved at the bottom.

Please consider that the shipping costs are already included in our prices.

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Lauritz Melchior Autograph on Portrait Photo CoA

Lauritz Melchior Autograph on large b/w Foto, signed at lower margin.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

20,5 x 25,4 cm (8 x 10 inches) , bend at the lower right corner otherwise very good condition.

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Lauritz Melchior (20 1890 – 1973) was a Danish and later American opera singer. He was the pre-eminent Wagnerian tenor of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s and has since come to be considered the quintessence of his voice type. Late in his career, Melchior appeared in movie musicals and on radio and television. He also made numerous recordings.

Word of his talent spread and was heard of by Cosima and Siegfried Wagner at Bayreuth. There the re-opening of the Festival for 1924 was under preparation. Melchior was engaged to sing Siegmund and Parsifal. This prestigious contract opened the way to several other appearances such as a Wagner concert with Frida Leider in Berlin in 1923. Around this time several acoustic records were cut for Polydor.

On May 14, 1924 Lauritz Melchior made his debut, as Siegmund, at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London. The result was a smashing success. Some weeks later Melchior made his debut on the stage of the Festspielhaus in Bayreuth in the roles of Siegmund and Parsifal. In July 1925 Adolf Hitler attended a performance of Parsifal in Bayreuth as a guest of Winifred Wagner. According to Walpole, who was sitting in Wagner’s box next to Hitler, as Melchior sang, “the tears poured down Hitler’s cheeks”.

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Bronze Seal, Zhao Shuru 趙叔孺 accredited, 2 Characters 悲盦

Bronze Seal, Zhao Shuru accredited, 2 Characters

Attractive metal leisure seal, accredited tot he important seal carver Zhao Shuru 趙叔孺 (1874-1945).
Besides his seals Zhao is also famous for his paintings and calligraphy.

A standing man as handle an as actual seals 2 characters: Bei wan 悲盦 (container for sadness).

22 x 22 x 41 mm. Nice patina, 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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Albert Schweitzer Autograph 1952 Peace Nobel Price Winner

Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner

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Albert Schweitzer Autograph Peace Nobel Price Winner 1952

Authentic Albert Schweitzer autograph: Portrait photo-print with hand-written lines and signature.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

14,5 x 10,5 cm. At the upper margin at the back traces from glue can be found. The writing is slightly faded.

The text reads:

A mon table de Lambaréné à monsieur Antoine Fischer.
Albert Schweitzer. Lambaréné 2.1.1964

Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) was a French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician. He was born in the province of Alsace-Lorraine, at that time part of the German Empire, though he considered himself French and wrote mostly in French.

Schweitzer, a Lutheran, challenged both the secular view of Jesus as depicted by historical-critical methodology current at this time in certain academic circles, as well as the traditional Christian view. His contributions to the interpretation of Pauline Christianity are noteworthy because they concern the role of Paul’s mysticism of “being in Christ” as primary in importance rather than the secondary doctrine of Justification by Faith.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of “Reverence for Life”, expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa (then French Equatorial Africa). As a music scholar and organist, he studied the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach and influenced the Organ reform movement (Orgelbewegung).
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