1865 CDV Photograph FAMOUS CHINESE GIANT Chang-Yu-Sing CIRCUS PERFORMER

1865 CDV Photograph FAMOUS CHINESE GIANT Chang-Yu-Sing CIRCUS PERFORMER
1865 CDV Photograph FAMOUS CHINESE GIANT Chang-Yu-Sing CIRCUS PERFORMER

1865 CDV Photograph FAMOUS CHINESE GIANT Chang-Yu-Sing CIRCUS PERFORMER
Own a piece of history – today! Chang-Yu-Sing Famous Circus Performer “The Chinese Giant” Original Carte-de-Visite Albumen Photograph circa 1865. A Rare Original Photograph. Chang grew to nearly 8 feet in height, married a beautiful “normal” named King Foo (her name literally means “the fair lily”). Photographed and published by The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company whose studio was situated on Regent Street, between 1865 and 1867. Chang-Yu-Sing was a famous circus and sideshow performer, and was prolific in the business. He performed with Barnum, Bailey, and Hutchinson. Standing at 7 feet and 8.75 inches (235.5 cm) tall, in some performances, he appeared with “Chung Mow, The Chinese dwarf, ” making a most dramatic contrast and most engaging performance. Early biographical accounts state that he was born in the city of Fychow in Au-Hwy province [Huizhou in Anhui], in Eastern China, a region in the basins of the Yangtse and Huai rivers. He was a man of exceptional intelligence, speaking at least 10 languages. He was well-travelled, owing to the nature of his work. In 1865, he was persuaded to tour London, and headed the call, departing from Shanghai with Lady Chang, Chung Mow, his interpreter, two other Chinese individuals Alook and A’Yang, and an agent James Marquis Chisholm. In London he held levĂ©es at the Egyptian Hall and was invited to Malborough House to visit the Duke of Cambridge. For several years he toured England. He was an attraction at the Paris Exposition of 1867, visited Ireland, then Scotland where he celebrated New Year’s Eve 1869 in Aberdeen. His agent at this time, since 1869 or earlier, was Edward Parlett. In 1870 he crossed the Atlantic to perform and be seen in America, arriving in New York in the summer. After touring the eastern states, he went across-country to California, then to Honolulu in September, where he attended a private party at Queen Emma’s residence. The party toured Dundedin, Nelson, and Christchurch, then proceeded to Australia in December. They arrived in Melbourne 24 January 1871, and then to Sydney on 24 April, followed by West Maitland, Singleton, Muswellbrook, Scone, Newcastle, Goulbourn, Wollongong, Brisbane, Warwick, Ispwich and Bathurst, to entertain and perform. Early in 1871 a conflict took place between the performers and agent Parlett, so Chang and his party continued without an agent. While in Australia, around April, he met his second wife Catherine Santley, who later bore him two sons, Edwin (born in Beijing) and Ernest (born in Paris). On 25 November 1871, Mr. Barnum enticed him to return to New York, to appear in Barnum and Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth” in December 1880. After this prestigious gig, he had been travelling the world 30 years, entertaining thousands as a marvelous attraction, and decided to retire. Subsequently Chang started a business importing Chinese goods into England. He and Catherine evidently lived on the Isle of Wight for a few years. In 1890, a medical diagnosis suspected Chang to have tuberculosis, and the family settled in Bournemouth, where they established an Oriental-bazaar and tea-room business at their home. The tea house was named Moyuen, possibly for the Moyune tea native to the Anhui region. He again became a popular local’attraction’ in Bournemouth when he and his wife enjoyed their evening strolls in the evenings, then becoming known more affectionately as’The Gentle Giant. He was always kind and friendly, but he sought a quiet life. In 1891 he became a’naturalized British subject’, the document noting that he was’an earnest Christian worker’. Heartbroken at the death of his wife in 1893, he died 4 months later on 5 November. Still mourning the loss of his wife, on his deathbed he requested a quiet funeral. His funeral was therefore kept a secret to prevent crowds of onlookers from attending. The invitees numbered approximately 100. He was buried in an unmarked grave alongside his wife in a coffin said to be eight and a half feet long. Please Note: Image may appear larger on screen than actual size. CDV measures 6 x 10 cm. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “voyagerpress” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Format: Carte de Visite (CDV)
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1850-1899
  • Subject: Circus
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Image Orientation: Portrait
  • Year of Production: 1865
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Image Color: Sepia
  • Antique: Yes
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Theme: History
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

1865 CDV Photograph FAMOUS CHINESE GIANT Chang-Yu-Sing CIRCUS PERFORMER

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare original cabinet card of the Chinese Giant Chang-Yu-Sing, by Bogardus, New York. Overall the cabinet card is in very good antique condition, though there is a pretty light crinkle in the bottom right corner of the mount that barely shows through to the back. Signed by Chang on the back. Dimensions: 6.5″ x 4.25″. Sideshow freak barnum circus 1800s antique vintage. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Subject: Circus
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Signed: Yes
  • Date of Creation: 1880-1889
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 PHOTO

EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 PHOTO
EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 PHOTO

EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 PHOTO
EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 ORIGINAL PHOTO POSTCARD. SIZE: 10.8 X 16.2 CM. I stand behind my goods, so you can shop at my store with confidence. Within 24 hours the items won are sent to winners. And please keep in mind that I can not influence any speed loss products reaching the destination. Please if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. Sometimes mistakes are made. Please contact me if you have any problems and I’m sure we can work it out. Thank you for your time and interest in my auctions. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “necunoscutuleu” and is located in this country: RO. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 7\
  • Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
  • Modified Item: No
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Subject: Celebrities & Musicians, Circus
  • Vintage: No
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Material: Paper
  • Photo Type: Snapshot
  • Featured Refinements: Chinese Photo
  • Image Orientation: Portrait
  • Date of Creation: 1900-1909
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Year of Production: 1900
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Finish: Matte
  • Image Color: Sepia
  • Antique: Yes
  • Color: Black & White
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Theme: circus
  • Type: Photograph

EXTREMELY RARE CHINESE TROOPS Circus TIENTSIN CHINESEN TRUPPE ANTIQUE 1900 PHOTO

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare original cabinet card of the Chinese Giant Chang-Yu-Sing, by Bogardus, New York. Overall the cabinet card is in very good antique condition, though there is a pretty light crinkle in the bottom right corner of the mount that barely shows through to the back. Signed by Chang on the back. Dimensions: 6.5″ x 4.25″. Sideshow freak barnum circus 1800s antique vintage. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Subject: Circus
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Signed: Yes
  • Date of Creation: 1880-1889
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed
Rare original cabinet card of the Chinese Giant Chang-Yu-Sing, by Bogardus, New York. Overall the cabinet card is in very good antique condition, though there is a pretty light crinkle in the bottom right corner of the mount that barely shows through to the back. Signed by Chang on the back. Dimensions: 6.5″ x 4.25″. Sideshow freak barnum circus 1800s antique vintage. The item “RARE CIRCUS SIDESHOW BARNUM FREAK THE CHINESE GIANT CABINET CARD PHOTO SIGNED” is in sale since Thursday, September 30, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Cabinet Photos”. The seller is “jack_mord” and is located in Pewee Valley, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Date of Creation: 1880-1889
  • Format: Cabinet Card
  • Type: Photograph
  • Antique: Yes
  • Photo Type: Cabinet Photo
  • Subject: Circus
  • Signed: Yes
  • Time Period Manufactured: Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print

Rare Circus Sideshow Barnum Freak The Chinese Giant Cabinet Card Photo Signed

Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus

Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus

Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus
Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus. Cabinet Card of Chang the Chinese Giant. London: London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, First Edition. Photographic cabinet card of Chang (Zhan Shichai), approximately 110mm x 165mm in size, n. Slightly creased across photographic image from the left hand edge to about an inch across, just catching the chest of Chang, heavy vertical crease to centre of card leaving it bowed. An attractive image of Chang and an unknown man, the reverse is printed with the details of the London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, with written details of Chang’s size, age and weight, (above 8 feet high, 33 years old and 26 stones in weight) with Chinese characters to either side. Chang apparently had acromegaly, and was advertised as’standing nearly nine feet high in his stocking feet’ (Bogdan,’Freak Show’, page 99), according to Wikipedia he retired in 1878 and lived out the rest of days in Bournemouth, but there is a Times article from 1880 noting that he is appearing with Brustad and Che-Mah at the Aquarium in London. For the London Stereoscopic Company see Hannavy. Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. View My Other Items For Sale. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. Auctiva gets you noticed! Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus” is in sale since Friday, May 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectables\Photographic Images\Antique (Pre-1940)\CDV/ Cabinet”. The seller is “zeteticbooks” and is located in Berkhamsted. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Chang, Chinese Giant, Cabinet Card, c. 1880, Acromegaly, Tall People, Freaks, Circus

Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus

Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus

Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus
DEMITASSE COFFEE MOKA CUP AND SAUCER. HEIGHT : 2.17 in (5,5 cm). OPENING : 2.36 in (6 cm). SAUCER DIAMETER : 4.33 in (11 cm). NO CHIP CRACK OR OTHER PROBLEM. YOU HAVE TO NOTE A LACK OF GILDING IN 3 PLACES. OF THE BASE OF THE CUP. 2 PLACES ON THE BORDER OF THE CUP. PHOTO 1 11 12. THE LE TALLEC MARK INCLUED THE L DATE CODE FOR 1946. PHOTOS ARE PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. The item “LE TALLEC PARIS ANTIQUE FRENCH DEMITASSE & SAUCER CIRQUE CHINOIS CHINESE CIRCUS” is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Cups & Saucers”. The seller is “leachat18″ and is located in Bourges. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Le Tallec Paris Antique French Demitasse & Saucer Cirque Chinois Chinese Circus

Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900

Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900

Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900
I’ve come across a few Chinese porcelain boxes within the community, but I have to say that the box shown above truly stands alone. It is unique not only in its stunning detailed depiction, but also in its quality, and condition. First and foremost – the piece from a material standpoint is something to behold. This piece is VERY heavy, weighing in at 326 Grams, or about 11.5 Ounces. The majority of this weight is derived from the antique box’s silver composition. This is not lightweight, cheaply made ensemble. Many years ago (when searching for the perfect antique Chinese porcelain box) I held in my hands probably upwards of two dozen of these beautiful pieces. One of the things I noticed back then, was so many of these boxes were incredibly lightweight. I had a difficult time justifying the asking prices of these boxes when they just didn’t “feel” substantial. The day I held this box – I knew I had found the one. When you hold this box… When you feel its weight pressing at the palm of your hands – there is a certain aura of “quality” that many of these boxes seem to lack. It should be noted as we progress into this antique Chinese porcelain boxes design that the silver can be polished to a bright shine. This is a piece with a 19th century creation date. While this box will indeed polish up to look “new, ” I myself would never elect to do so. Its age is part of what makes it so unique, so special.. To polish this piece up to a sparkling shine, would in essence erase an element of this box’s character. Send me a message specifying you would like the piece polished, and I will happily do the labor for you. Moving on to what is beyond a doubt that most captivating element of these antique Chinese piece – its handmade design. I’d like to start at the silver components of this piece – as it is easy to just focus on the porcelain, and ignore the exemplary silver work. This box is wonderfully shaped. Part of what I have always loved about the piece, is its imperfect shape. It starts off resembling a square, but then becomes more rounded at the top – especially the top left. Even in its shape – this box is just.. This box features two parts – a bottom and top, and splits in two. It is not hinged, but rather both parts separate completely – making cleaning this piece an easy undertaking. The box does indeed close and open, but you have to get the two pieces to match up correctly. The silver edgings can be shaped – but I’ve never felt the need to do any manipulating of the silver, as the close works as is! Take a close look at the edges sides of this box. It is at the sides, that some of my favorite work of artistry on this box is found. The engraved sides are absolutely mesmerizing! I do not know how one could look at this masterful attention to detail, and highly intricate design – and not be impressed. Both the top, and bottom parts of this box boast sides (wrapping around in full) that display 3 layers of raised silver design. There is a row of silver bezels, followed by a row of floral display (flower heads and leaves), and back again to a row of patterned silver bezels. While spectacular on their own, when you put the box together – the display is otherworldly. When put together, the three rows on the box’s top, and three rows of silver on the box’s bottom meet. A six layered silver design at all sides of the box…. : Call me biased, but I have to say I find this design detail nothing short of perfect. Of course, while the silver aspects of this piece are worthy of one’s admiration, it is ultimately the porcelain inlay at the top that steal the show. Before getting into the design itself, please note the condition of the porcelain. No broken parts, no deep cracks or fissures, it has been spared while enduring the test of time. The box’s porcelain design is one that I have yet to see replicated. It depicts that of an age old Chinese circus. Seven Chinese villagers are clad in colorful garb – all defined with incredible attention to detail. Everything from the expressions on their faces, to the hair on their heads is defined. The attention seems to be the unruly elephant calf near the pieces center. For whatever reason, the artwork displayed at the porcelain has always given me a “happy” feeling. Had the villager’s been given different facial expressions, the entirety of the artworks feel would read differently. However, their faces (and body postures) are so joyous! Even the little elephant seems to be smiling. Therefor, this piece becomes almost comedic… How many people does it take to manage a baby elephant? Well, more than seven apparently. The colors within the porcelain are beautiful, and (to this day) vibrant. This piece features yellows, greens, blues, orange, reds, blacks, browns, etc. It, in short, certainly covers the color spectrum! Additionally, I love that some elements of the porcelain were left as is. This unpainted porcelain is used throughout the design, and is responsible for the lovely white evidenced therein the villagers faces and appendages, the foreground, etc. What makes the porcelain so desirable in this piece, is a combination of things. The colors used, the depiction featured, the detail of the design, and — the porcelains excellent condition. I could sit here for hours and talk about this piece…. That said, even if I were to do so, it would leave you no closer to understanding all that this wonderful antique 19th century Chinese porcelain silver box is. You really do have to see it in person.. Feel it in person.. Hold it in person. This is a piece that is close to the heart, and one that took me many years of searching to finally acquire. My hope is that it goes to someone who appreciates it as much as I do. I debated for a long while whether or not to list this box – given my love for it. However, I started to feel guilty hoarding it away. It has been sitting in my office for so many years… I believe it is about time for a pair of eyes other than my own to have the chance to experience this lovely one of a kind piece. Dimensions: Height: 11 cm (4.33 Inches). Width: 12 cm (4.72 Inches). Thickness: 4.5 cm (1.75 Inches). I will get back to you promptly. The item “Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900″ is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Boxes”. The seller is “nae_mud_1iupyzywe” and is located in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Boxes
  • Region of Origin: China
  • Secondary Material: Silver
  • Depiction: Chinese Circus
  • Age: 1850-1899
  • Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery
  • Maker: Unmarked
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Theme: Elephants
  • Painted: Yes
  • Color: Multi-Color

Antique Chinese HEAVY 326 G Silver Box with Porcelain Circus Elephant Top Ca. 1900