A postcard with an image that incorporates postage stamps, circa 1910. And that might even be a cloud of incense. What a lovely piece of vintage mail art.
Postcard of an incense burner from British Honduras, today’s Belize, from the collection of the Heye Foundation.
Postcard by Austrian artist Raphael Kirchner (1876-1917)
Postcard of an incense burner from the Musée Cernuschi, an Asian art museum specializing in works from China, Japan and Korea. A note: The word “Email” is French for “enamel.”
I love the art on HEM incense packages.
I got mine at Incense Warehouse.
A postcard by Austrian artist Gottlieb Theodore Kempf von Hartenkampf (1871-1964). In its section on postcard artists, the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York notes, “Kempf attended the Academy in Vienna between 1888 to 1896 supplemented by studies in Rome and Paris. He began his career as an illustrator producing work for the magazine Meggendorfer Blatter, and he was designing postcards by 1899. That same year he showed with the Vienna Secession. He was a member of the Siebener Club, Wiener Kunstlerhaus, and in 1903 he founded an artists group in Fahrafeld. Kempf was also a painter and etcher whose style was influenced by both Art Nouveau and Symbolism.”
The three Wise Men, two bearing incense, drawn in 1900 by J.C. Leyendecker.