Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese temple boxwood seal of square section with original matching bottom container covering the printing surface. Excellent quality crisp carving of 6 characters in regular script, old red seal paste in the grooves. Metal stud on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina on the surface of wood. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). Height 1 1/4 inches, base 9/16 inches square.