19th century Chinese bronze seal with rectangular base and stele shaped finial with a hole for hanging. Nice piece with very good casting and chiseling, beautiful patina on the surface, raised knob on one side indication the orientation of the seal. Deeply carved 4 characters on the base, traces of old red seal paste in the grooves. Very pleasant to the touch, wonderful piece for scholar’s desk. 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 inch, base length 9/16 inches.