Rare Art Replica Vapheio Cup by by Emille Gillieron 19th Century

A rare art copy of a Vapheio cup, late 19th century, Emile Gillieron (Swiss, 1850 – 1924) marked “E. Gillieron Athens”. Reproduction of a Gold Vapheio Cup. Gilt copper-alloy electrotype.

The cup comes from the famous Dr. Walter Heihs collection and has the inventory nr. 522 marked at the bottom.

The National Gallery of Athens, where an entire gallery is devoted to Gillieron replicas of works from Greece’s Bronze Age, also contains this object.

Height of the cup: 7,4 cm, diameter 13,5 cm incl. handle. (3 inches by 5 1/4 in diameter).

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

rare art copy of a Vapheio cup

Overlay Snuff Bottle with Vanquisher of Ghosts Zhong Kui

Attractive overlay Snuff Bottle with Vanquisher of Ghosts Zhong Kui

Most decorative Chinese overlaid snuff bottle. It depicts the famous vanquisher of ghosts, Zhong Kui (Chinese: 钟馗). Three layers of colours ( red, black and brown) have been well carved to depict this scene with Zhong Kui, his pupil with Lingzhi (mushroom) and bats.

Liuli stopper with metal spoon. Size: 46 x 22 x 44 mm

Artist signed, small carved seals. Very good condition.

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Aquarium for Seawater Animals. Chromo Lithograph from 1902

Attractive chromolithograph depicting different kinds of animals in a seawater aquarium.

Size: 30,5 x 24,6 cm ( 9.5 x 12 inches), broad margins.

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Colorful lithograph, delicately executed.

Fishes, lobster, snails, sea cucumber, jellyfish and many others can be found.

Litho by Meyers Germany 1902.

Vertical center-fold, good condition.

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Tsar Nicholas II, Mocking Card from WW1, Artist signed Lenhard

Tsar Nicholas II, Artist signed Mocking Card from WW1

1914, Lithographed, artist signed ( Lenhard ). The Tsar in uniform, flags of the Allied Countries all over his body. Scarce postcard in fine condition.

Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia (18951917), born near St Petersburg, Russia, the son of Alexander III.

His reign was marked by the alliance with France, an entente with Britain, a disastrous war with Japan (19045), and the establishment of the national assembly, or Duma (1906). He took command of the Russian armies against the Central Powers in 1915. Forced to abdicate at the Revolution, he was shot with his family at Yekaterinburg by the Red Guards.

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Overlaid Snuff bottle with Dragon Fish, very decorative.

Most attractive overlaid Snuff bottle with Dragon Fish

Most attractive overlaid snuff bottle with Dragon-fish chasing small fish.

Subtle colors of black on green against white background. At the reverse is a flower motif and seals by the artist: Fu shan weng.
42 x 32 x 58 mm (without stopper). Metal stopper, very good condition.

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Chinese Snuff Bottle White Jade, 和田玉鼻烟壶

 

Old Chinese Snuff Bottle White Jade

 

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Attractive Chinese snuff bottle of white Jade (He Tian Yu 和田玉 – can not be scratched).

Very detailed carving at front and reverse with plum blossoms and chrysanthemum, Chinese characters at upper right sides.

These kind of snuff bottles was for decoration and thus not hollowed thoroughly.

The stopper is made of Cui Jade.

37 x 16 x 60 mm, 78 gram. Good condition.


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Old Chinese Scholar’s Rock made of Shou Shan Stone

Old Chinese Scholar’s Rock, Shou Shan Stone

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Attractive, semi-transparent Shoushan stone a so-called scholar’s rock, resting on a fitting stand. Beige-rose color, very pleasing shape. Margin piece with “skin”.

Height: 8,5 cm. Horizontal line as part of the stone, not going through the whole stone.

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