Vintage hand painted Chinese collage postcard of Samurai warrior and servant, elaborate costumes, pencil, paints, gilt, postcard never used

$12.31

VINTAGE HAND PAINTED CHINESE COLLAGE POSTCARD (161149)

DESCRIPTION
This may be a postcard, but it is also a beautiful original work of art.
The background has been hand drawn with black pencil or pen and colored with watercolor paints.
Superimposed on the background are two hand drawn and hand painted collages of men. One is a Samurai warrior and the other appears to be his servant.
Both are wearing elaborate costumes and headpieces. The warrior is holding a long sword. Both costumes have lots of fine details and plenty of gilding.
The paint used on the collage appears to be gouache.
Materials used in the art work are black pencil or pen, watercolor paints, gouache paints, and gilt.
The paper is cream colored cardboard.
The postcard has never been used. On the back is stamped:
"Union Postale Universelle
Post Card
Made in China."
The postcard would look wonderful framed with a wide border and hung on a wall.
This isn't a print or a reproduction. It is an original work of art.

I have included a photo of the 6 postcards that I originally had.
This listing is for the last one left.

SIZE
The postcard is 5.5 inches / 14 cm wide by 3 and five-eighths inches / 9.25 cm tall.

AGE
The age of the postcard is unknown. The use of the term "Made in China" dates back to the 1940s so it may be from that era.

CONDITION
The postcard has no rips or tears or damage. It has what looks like age related foxing, which is either what it is, or the art work has been painted onto paper that has been made to look foxed in order to add a look of antiquity to the postcard. In any event, it actually adds to the postcard's overall appeal.

SHIPPING
Items are shipped with Australia Post.

MULTIPLE PURCHASES SHIP FOR ONE FLAT RATE
If you purchase more than one item in the same transaction, you will pay a flat shipping rate, regardless of the number of items you purchase.
You will pay the shipping cost of the largest / heaviest item only.
All other items will be shipped for free.
This will be automatically calculated at checkout.

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Payments

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Shipping from Australia

Items will be shipped within 3 business days of payment, usually sooner.
I ship almost exclusively with Australia Post. I sometimes use a courier service within Australia.
I charge one flat shipping rate for multiple purchases.
If you purchase more than one item in the same transaction, you will pay a flat shipping rate, regardless of the number of items you purchase.
You will pay the shipping cost of the largest / heaviest item only.
All other items will be shipped for free.
This will be automatically calculated at checkout.
Custom fees vary from country to country and payment of them is the responsibility of the buyer.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If a buyer wants to seek a refund, the buyer must get in touch with me within 14 days of receiving the item.
I will refund if you change your mind about the item - the cost of the item only, not the postage costs. The item must be returned to me in the same condition it was sent.
If an item is damaged in transit to such an extent that it can't be used, I will refund the cost of the item and the postage cost paid by the buyer. If the item is slightly damaged, but is still usable or repairable, I will discount the price. I will require proof of damage - an emailed photo will usually suffice.
If an item is lost in transit, I will refund the cost of the item and the postage cost.
If an item with a tracking number tracks as having been delivered and you didn't receive it, you must take this up with the carrier. The carrier won't allow me to do this on your behalf.
I will refund if the item is not as described. I may ask the buyer to return the item to me. In that case, I will pay for the cost of postage both ways as well as the cost of the item. If the buyer would like to keep the item at a discounted price, I will negotiate a price with the buyer.

Additional

Please don't ask for a discount. I probably won't respond to your request.

All of the goods I sell are vintage and most will have had prior owners. For this reason, they are likely to show some signs of age or wear. This is normal and I will only mention specific issues that I think you should know before deciding to purchase.

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