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A Viennese Dance Card from the Alpine Walking Club. The ball was held March 17, 1894. Manufactured by the firm of "Fried. Wessely. Specialist in Tanz-Orgnungen. VI. Blaugasse Nr.I." Dances included works by Strauss, Botschaft, Bizet, Fahrbach, von Schrammel, von Suppe, von Horny, Size: 8.5" tall and 6" wide with the green and white banner extended. Condition: if there was a hook, it is not evident where it was attached, otherwise in nice condition showing its one night use and age. The piece is almost 130 years old. Price: $295.00.
# 4092. An Imperial Hapsburg World War One document box. Hand carved wood. Circa 1916. The translation of the carved lettering is: "K & K Military Construction Administration" (The Corps of Engineers). Size: 17.75" x 14.5" x 4.25" > with the carving the box is 5.5" deep. Condition: minor losses to some of the raised carved wood decorations. Key included. Price: $2,500.00.
A Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, commemorative bronze medallion: dated 1916-1926. Text in Hungarian. Size: 4.25" diameter. Condition: without issue. Price: $295.00.
No. FJ 1. Pictured is a rare lithopane: porcelain that displays a picture when held up to a light on the back side: originally a candle. Depicting Emperor Franz Josef of Austria Hungary. Size: 5 3/4" x 7 5/8". Condition: a visible crack on the right front side starting about 3" from the base running through the Emperors hand and reaching to within a 1/2" of the bottom of the lithopane. A young Emperor, circa 1855. A rare piece. Price: $1,250.00.
No. FJ 2. Pictured is a rare porcelain statue of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria Hungary. Size: 9" tall. The figure represents a very young Emperor, circa 1855. Unmarked. Price: $1,250.00.
FJ 4. A Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, dance favor. Originally held a wrapped chocolate candy on the back side. The photo is of the Emperor. These party favors were popular during the reign of the Emperor depicting different Imperial family members. Size: 3.25" x 3.75". Condition: missing the chocolate candy, a couple of the sparkle and colors decoration may be missing. Price: $395.00.
FJ 5. A Franz Josef, Emperor of Austria-Hungary, dance favor. This example still holds a wrapped chocolate candy on the back side. The photo is of the Emperor. These party favors were popular during the reign of the Emperor depicting different Imperial family members. Size of the framed picture is 2" x 2.5". Condition: folds and discoloration to the paper wraps, losses to the feathers and lace decorations. Price: $325.00.
FJ 6. A WWI Lapel set of medals from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Size: 3.5" long. Condition: without issue. Price: $295.00.
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