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

Christo Autograph Display with Wrapped Reichstag Wrapping Piece, CoA

Christo Autograph Display, Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo Autograph

Christo Autograph on Artist Postcard Wrapped Reichstag and Piece from Wrapping, CoA
Christo 1977, Wrapped Reichstag (Project for Der Deutsche Reichstag – Berlin). Display with artist postcard, hand-signed by Christo and an original piece of the fabric used for wrapping the building. The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size of the framed display: 9,4 x 9,4 inches (23 x 23 cm), very good condition, glass.

Christo (born Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, Bulgarian: Христо Явашев, June 13, 1935) was married to Jeanne-Claude (born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935 – November 18, 2009) . They created environmental works of art.After the project “The Umbrellas” Christo and Jeanne-Claude concerned themselves again, with wrapping the Reichstag in Berlin.

With the support of the President of the Parliament, Rita Süssmuth, Christo and Jeanne-Claude worked to convince the elected Members of Parliament, going from office to office, writing explanatory letters to each of the 662 delegates and innumerable telephone calls and negotiations. On 25 February 1995 after a 70 minute debate at the Parliament and a Roll Call vote, the Bundestag allowed the project to go ahead.Just under 100,000 m2 of fireproof polypropylene fabric, covered by an aluminum layer, and 15 km of rope were needed. The wrapping began on 17 June 1995 and was finished on 24 June. The spectacle was seen by five million visitors before the unveiling began on 7 July.

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Imperial China Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911

Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond

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Imperial Chinese Government Hukuang Railways Gold Bond from 1911.
Decorative stock certificate from the Imperial Chinese Government, 5% Hukuang Railways Sinking Fund Gold Loan for £20.

Vignette of a locomotive and ornate border around it, biggest part of coupons still exist.

Issued by Banque De L’Chine in Paris.

Horizontal center-fold, very fine condition (in terms of scripohily). Clean and vivid colors. It stands out when framed.

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Dirigable Captive Balloon Authentic Photo from Trial Run

Authentic Captive Balloon Photo Trial Run

Captive Balloon Authentic Photo
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Original b/ photo of a trial rum with a dirigible captive balloon with 2 drivers in Friedrichshafen. The balloon just leaves the hangar and gets ready for the start.

Photograph by Presse-Photo GmbH Berlin.

16,6 x 12 cm (6,5 x 5 inches). Good condition.

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Willy Brandt Nobel Prize Winner Autograph

Willy Brandt Autograph: Hand-signed Photo. CoA

 

Willy Brandt Portrait Photo, hand-signed.

3,5 x 5,5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Glue remnants at reverse.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Willy Brandt, (1913 – 1992), was a German politician, Chancellor of West Germany 1969–1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) 1964–1987.

Brandt’s most important legacy was Ostpolitik, a policy aimed at improving relations with East Germany, Poland, and the Soviet Union. This policy caused considerable controversy in West Germany, but won Brandt the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971.

In 1974, Brandt resigned as Chancellor after Günter Guillaume, one of his closest aides, was exposed as an agent of the Stasi, the East German secret police.

 

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Paul Getty Autograph on Photo and Card with Compliments

Paul Getty Autograph: Signed Photo, and Compliments. CoA


Paul Getty Autograph

Paul Getty Autograph

 

Paul Getty: Authentic signature on portrait photo. Along with this autograph comes the postal cover it was sent and a sheet: “ With the Compliments of J. Paul Getty, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford, Surrey”.

The autographed photo is 3,5 x 5,5 inches. Fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

J. Paul Getty (1892-1976) Oil executive and was the son of an oil millionaire. Getty began buying and selling oil leases in Oklahoma in 1913. He acquired Pacific Western Oil Corp. in 1932 and soon gained control of several independent oil companies. He renamed his oil concern Getty Oil Co. in 1956. His most lucrative venture was a 60-year oil concession in Saudi Arabia.

He hit oil himself in 1916 and made his first million. Since a million dollars was some serious money in 1914, he was able to retire in luxury. After a couple years of living the life of the idle rich, he got back into the oil business. Both he and his father were very successful, and young J. Paul became even richer.

By the end of the 1920’s, his personal fortune had grown to more than three million dollars and J. Paul owned one third of Getty Oil Co. At his father’s death, J. Paul became president of of Getty Oil. During the 1930’s, he ventured into real estate and took control of Pacific Western Oil Corporation, a major oil company in California.

After World War II, J Paul Getty defied conventional wisdom and invested in the Middle East, buying oil rights in Saudi Arabia through deals with King Saud. This huge risk made him a billionaire, the richest man in the world.

He died at Sutton Place, his London estate, on June 6, 1976

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Sven Hedin Autograph on Photo, signed twice

Sven Hedin Autograph. Photo signed twice

 

Sven Hedin: Portrait photo-postcard signed by Hedin twice, at front and at reverse.

4,1 x 5,9 inches (104 x 148 mm). Very fine condition.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sven Anders Hedin (1865 – 1952) was a Swedish geographer, topographer, explorer, photographer, and travel writer, as well as an illustrator of his own works. During four expeditions to Central Asia he discovered the Transhimalaya (once named the Hedin Range in his honor) and the sources of the Brahmaputra, Indus and Sutlej Rivers, Lake Lop Nur, and the remains of cities, grave sites and the Great Wall of China in the deserts of the Tarim Basin. The posthumous publication of his Central Asia atlas marked the conclusion of his life’s work.

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Autographs by Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva, 1972. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva Autographs. Signed Photo. CoA

Teresa Berganza and Luigi Alva: b/w Real-photo ( Teatro Alla Scala photograph), signed on 3. 20. 1972 in Wien.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

The photo depicts Teresa Berganza, Luigi Alva and Fernand Corena.
5,5 x 4,1 inches (14,7 x 10,5 cm), fine condition.

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Chairnan Mao Print from Cultural Revolution Period

Mao Poster from Cultural Revolution Period

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Authentic small print in poster-style with chairman Mao in pose, some slogans and graphic.

6,9 x 10,2 inches (17,5 x 25,6 cm), some foxing (top) app. 1970.

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Queen Elizabeth II Autograph. Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

Queen Elizabeth Autograph. Hand signed Photo, co-signed Prince Philip. CoA

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Wedding photo.
Hand-signed by both.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Size: 9,5 x 12,3 cm (3,8 x 4,9 inches) Good condition.

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is also head of state of the Crown Dependencies.

On her accession in 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. Between 1956 and 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Her reign of 60 years is the second longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer. Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee is being celebrated during 2012.

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