Chinese Scroll Painting Bluebird in Tree. Silk-Painting
Old Chinese painting, mixed media on silk, depicting a bluebird perched on a large pine-tree.
Artist signed: Ying Bang (hua shi) 英邦画史 Two seals under signature: 稻薰之樵 (?) and 英邦 ( Ying Bang).
The painting is form early-mid last century. Good condition with a few tiny brown spots from aging.
Size 35 x 14 inches (89 x 35,6 cm)
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Jess Thomas (1927 – 1993) was a lyric and Wagnerian tenor. He was awarded the Wagner medal at Bayreuth, Germany in 1963. His many appearances in North America and Europe between the late 1950s and early 80s included 15 seasons in 95 performances of 15 roles at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
Debut in 1957 for the San Francisco Opera in Richards Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier performing as the Haufhofmeister. In 1958, he debuted in the title role of Lohengrin for the Karlsruhe Staatstheater at the commencement of a career in Germany. Thomas appeared as Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos at the Munich Festival.
It was at Bayreuth that he established his reputation as a Wagnerian tenor performing in Wagner operas as Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther in Meistersinger, Tannhäuser and Siegfried. In 1963, he joined the cast of the Metropolitan Opera appearing in 95 performances for 15 years. Amongst the highlights of his career with the Metropolitan Opera was appearing at the opening of the Lincoln Center hall in the first performance of Samuel Barber’s Anthony and Cleopatra with Leontyne Price.
Thomas’s farewell performance took place in Washington DC in a guest performance of Parsifal by the Metropolitan Opera in 1982. (Item #col8676)
collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Gwyneth Jones, great Soprano Autograph, 1978, Wien: “Gwyneth Jones, born in Wales, living near Zurich now, studied in Siena and Zurich.
She made her breakthough in 1964 when she stood in for Leontyn Price ( Il Trovatore, Royal Opera House production ).
But it was her Wagner roles ( Bayreuth Festivals in the late 1960s, early 70s ) which made her that famous. She is a darling in Vienna and this autograph is from 1978 there.
She was made a Dame of the British Empire in 1986.”
We recently added quite a few old Chinese postcards such as this one:
Vintage colour postcard China: „ German Club „Concordia“, Tientsin“.
Frant view of the German Club in Tianjin. Sent as postcard from Tientsin via Siberia to Michelau in Germany. „Tientsin Deutsche Post 15. 7. 08 „ – cancellation.
Scarce, black „ Lazarett des Ostasiatischen Detatchements Briefstempel „ – cancellation. ( Military hospital of the East-Asian Detachment – Stamp ). Stamp dropped otherwise fine condition.
collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles 1914: Emperor Francis Joseph Plaque: “Franz Joseph, Austrian Emperor commemoration medal in bronze, Art Nouveau design.
Artist signed in plate: R. Neuberger for the front image and A. Hartig for the back.
The font side is portrait of Franz Josef I, the back shows soldiers and a guardian angel.
Diameter: 2 inches, weight: 54 grams, very fine condition”
Paavo Nurmi Autograph. Legendary Gold Medal Runner. CoA
Legendary Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi: Authentic autograph on self made card. Hand signed in 1952.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 4,1 x 5,8 inches. Fine condition. Mounted on cardboard.
Paavo Johannes Nurmi (1897 – 1973) was a Finnish runner. Born in Turku, he was known as one of the “Flying Finns”; a term given to him, Hannes Kolehmainen, Ville Ritola and others for their distinction in running.
During the 1920s, Nurmi was the best middle and long distance runner in the world, setting world records at distances between 1500 m and 20 km.
Nurmi won a total of nine gold and three silver medals in the 12 events in which he competed at the Olympic Games from 1920 to 1928. In 1932, Nurmi was unable to compete at the Olympics, as he had received money for his running and was thus considered a professional.
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Nobel Prize Winner Willy Brandt Autograph.
Willy Brandt 1913 – 1992, fled from the Nazis form Lübeck to Oslo, devoted his work to fight Nazism.
1937: Went to Spain to work as political observer and representative of humanitarian organizations.
1938: Expatriated by Nazi regime.
Was captured in 1940, but not identified by Hitler’s regime and managed to flee to Norway, later Sweden.
1945-1946: Worked as correspondent.
1948: Started his political career, working for the Social Democratic Party.
1964-1987: Chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany ( SPD ).
1966-1969: Worked as Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor.
1969-1974: Became Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
1971: Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1976-1992: President of the Socialist International.
1987-1992 Honorary Chairman of the SDP.
Photo Postcard: 4.1 x 5.8
Stains of glue at the corners of the back, otherwise very fine condition.
2 decorative chromo lithographs, gem stones.
Two antique chromolithographs depicting 17 objects made of precious stones.
Artist signed: O. Guenther Nammburg.
Lithograph by Meyers 1900. each 6,2 x 9,8 inches (16 x 24 cm). Fine condition.
They look great when matted and framed.
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collect.at Antiques and unique Collectibles Republic of China: Inflation Cover 1948, 10 Stamps.: “Republic of China 1948: Registered Air Mail cover Tsunkow – Prague.
155,000 Dollar Franking. Interesting range of cancellations:
24. 04. 48 – Swatow, bilingual cancellation
26. 04. 48 – Swatow, Chinese cancellation
28. 04. 48 – Canton, bilingual cancellation
28. 04. 48 – Tsungkow ( Song Kou ), bilingual cancellation
28. 04. 48 – Hong Kong registered. G.P.O. – cancellation
Fine condition, scarce!”
Old China – Liao Dynasty: Buddhist Token from Grotto, blazed Clay – col8475: “Ancient China – Liao Dynasty ( AD 916-1125 ) token of blazed clay, depicting a Buddhist figure.
The condition is pretty good with many small details in the inner part. The outer border has a small fault at the upper right side – maybe part of the burning process.
It comes from a Buddhist grotto in the North Western part of China.”