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Paste and Seal Boxes

Paste and Seal Boxes


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1970: Item # 1369259

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 $200.00 
Nice set of copper boxes with blue enameled lids usde to keep a calligrapher’s seal and seal paste. The seal box has the famous Lantingji Xu - “Preface to Poems at the collected at the Orchid Pavilion”, written during the Eastern Jin Dynasty, incised on the back. This is considered to by many Chinese literati to be the greatest example of calligraphy of all time. These date are pre 1970 possibly much earlier and were made at the same workshop. Good condtion no damage. The seal box is H: 9.7cm/3.8in, W:7.5cm/2.5in and side W:3.7cm/1.5in- the paste box is H: 3.3cm/1.3in and D:8.8cm/3.5in.