Very nice Joe Walsh piece. Where did you pick that up from?
Picked it up on the local Craigslist.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars signed 2002. Dedicates to "David".
This is new in my collection. I am selling off another 2002 Bowie CD cover (Heathen) - I just don't keep doubles. I really like this one. Not the greatest contrast, but an excellent image to have signed. Nice dedication, inscription and unusually underlined signature and terminal period. Iconic image. I've seen a very few and none of them have popping contrast - it's the nature of the cover artwork. Cover photo by Brian Ward in monochrome 1/13/72 and then colored by Terry Pastor. It was fading light and raining at the time. Bowie had the flu when this photo was taken. The Royal Mail made a stamp of this image in 2010. These RykoDiscs (1990) were remastered from the original recording - Bowie himself requested the remainder not sold due to the high quality of the original music restoration.
This was a plaque I purchased about a year ago. I know it's different from the normal item appearing on the forum. But it's a signed piece netherless.
It's a genuine hand signed and sealed by chinese artist Xu Zhongnan (1873-1953). He was a member of the eight friends of zushan.
This particular plaque was at Sotheby's a year before hand with a reserve of 10k. I tried to buy it after it was passed in but the own refused all offers.
Low and behold a year later I find the very plaque with the sotheby's stickers attached at a small provincial auction. I managed to get it for $950.
Apparantly the former owner had sadly passed away. The estate did not know what it was and just disposed of it along with other items I suspect.
Anyway this is my main collecting atm. Chinese antiques etc etc.
The second image is a example of a similar plaque sold at christies. It was a huge amount. Typically genuine ones sell for about 10-15k.
Hope you like it.
I musrt admit I know nothing about this particular but it is a beautiful and classy piece and what an amazing bargain. I have a couple of chinese enamelled pieces .- its the vibrant colours and the attention to details that is so appealing
Thank you Michelle for you kind comments etc.
I was trying to invite you as a friend etc. But I am having difficulty atm with the process.
Perhaps if you wish you can proceed and ask me etc?
That's very interesting fragments you have. There are collectors out there who collect this period.
I don't personally. I stop at about 1940 with Japanese wares etc.
This is a very rare example of a imperial vase I just bought from the UK.
It's made by fukagawa and bears the gilt chrysanthemums (16 petals) along with gilt seal marks made by the said company.
It was given as a gift by Emporer Hirohito to Sir Stanley Tomlinson in about 1940 for services rendered as a ambassador.
I know it's getting off the track with signatures etc. But I thought you might appreciate it.