4845 - 5051 FINE ARTS - VARIA, DEVOTIONALIA, OLYMPICS, PAPER, PICTURE POSTCARDS, POSTERS, TEXTILES etc.
- Some occas. small marginal imperfections; many cards w. manuscript menu; some unused; two cards by Cacao Suchard cut short.
= Nice lot including 14 cards issued by LIEBIG Antwerp, i.a. showing scenes from theatre pieces and 1x w. stamp on verso dated 1890, 4 cards by the Hamburg-Amerika Linie, 1 by Carl Hiller Berlin (menu dated 1882), 1 unused "Menu Strasbourg, 16 Mars, 1886" and 1 "Kegelclub "Excelsior" Diner 14 November 1900".
- One corner restored; top lid perhaps reattached; one ball foot sl. shorter, making the box standing wobbly.
- Rubbed spots. = J.H.J. Jollie was the captain of the "Ernestine" in 1875.
- Partly foxed, sl. creased and frayed.
AND 4 triangle shaped paper banners (20th cent., incl. 1 duplicate).
- All leaves numbered in pencil in lower outer corner and several leaves w. small numbers in pencil (all easily erable); otherwise contents fine. Backstrip dam. at spine-ends; corners worn.
- Ties worn/ partly lacking; binding rubbed/ sl. worn along extremities; both joints starting; corners worn; covers sl. scratched/ rubbed.
= Remarkable laid darkblue paper leaves of varying thickness and without watermark.
- Rubbed along extremities; corners sl. showing. A few lvs. loosening; some lvs. trifle/ sl. chipped.
- Four sm. holes in paper.
= Rare late 18th cent. Dutch decorative paper. Haemmerle col. plate XVIII and p.155: "Auch die Niederlande (...) können prächtige Kattunpapiere aufweisen, z.B. das reizende Schäferblatt um 1780, dessen etwas hölzener Charme an den modernen französischen Illustrator Peynet erinnert".
- A few leaves sl. dam.
- A few leaves w. fold sl. frayed/ dogeared. Otherwise clean and well kept white sheets.
= Churchill 419 (dating from 1683 onwards).
- A few unobtrusive imperfections.
AND 1 other framed 19th cent. paper cutting (fine).
- Frame sl. worn. = The artist not traced. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
- A few small imperfections.
= Nice cuttings, showing 3 pollard willows reflected in a pond (signed "Ernst St[...] 1938", titled "Alle Heiden"(?) and "Original-Motive" in pencil), the Holy Family in a forest (signed "Helofsky", titled "Flucht" and "Scheerenschnitt" in pencil) and 6 cuttings by the same anonymous artist showing i.a. landscapes and children playing.
= Many portraits made on (world) exhibitions such as that in Liège in 1905, Brussels in 1910 and Ghent in 1913, partly on specially printed souvenir postcards (occas. also w. printed dec. on recto). Incl. some nice double portraits of couples. Some silhouettes identified, partly because the postcard was written and sent. Also incl. a small stack of silhouettes showing children at play and similar scenes (partly drawn in pen and ink, monogrammed "SA" and 1x dated "1922"), ±20 'magical' portraits (silhouettes printed in 'negative' to stare at for 40 seconds, after which the image is seen 'correctly' when looking at a blank surface), and 5 silhouettes of erotic nature (2x w. printed "Danse du Ventre" and 1x referring in print on verso to 'private parties' that can be booked with E. Lambert de Montoison in Paris).
- Many lvs. (formerly) stuck together (due to opposite paper samples sticking together), with damages to samples. Sold w.a.f.
= Very rich sample album from an unidentified fabrics and paper supplier, containing ±330 samples of dec. paper, ±60 of cloth, ±180 of stiff paper w. relief (i.a. "jaspé" and imitation gilt leather) and ±45 of paper with jute tissue(?). All samples have a stamped serial number, and the margins are largely filled up with annots. in Dutch (pen and ink or pencil), i.a. names or other specifications of the fabric/ paper present, sizes, dates (quantities sold on which dates?), stocks, etc. Contains some striking modernist designs. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE LXXXVI.
= Various themes, incl. wishing cards, humorous cards, sweet children, elegant ladies, animals and fantasy cards.
= Varied collection, incl. foreign (Germany, Belgium, Madeira, Bali) as well as Dutch topography and a few nice fantasy postcards (witches).