19th century good size Chinese scholar seal made out of a natural jadeite boulder with its original skin on three sides, and one side flattened to show the beauty of the stone. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholar’s table, pleasant matte finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with six raised characters that can be translated as HALL FOR THE CULTIVATION OF VIRTUE, red seal paste in the grooves. Off-white natural jadeite with beautiful apple green areas. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Length 2 13/16 inches, weight 180 grams.