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19c Chinese scholar STONE SEAL

19c Chinese scholar STONE SEAL


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1427447
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Rather unusual late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese seal carved out of a natural dense stone with numerous cream to brown colored layers wonderfully resembling flowing hair, and it is not soapstone. The impression of the seal is shown on the first photo (image is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). Beautiful surface, wonderful flow to the texture of the stone, one side is left in its natural state in a very clever nod to a scholar’s sensibility. Four carved sunken characters on the bottom that can be translated as MADE FOR THE GREAT TREE HALL, wonderful patina, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Pleasantly heavy, great scholar’s object. Base is about 1 7/8 inches square.