Chinese Leisure Seal. Attractive Furong Shou Shan. 芙蓉寿山石
Beautiful Chinese seal made of Furong Shou Shan Stone 芙蓉寿山石, beige -red, with lotus leaves and lotus flower as handle. Engraved are 4 characters: Wen Wu shuang Quan 文武双全( Literature and the art or war are both perfect kinds of art). Side carving with the name of the seal carver.
1,3 x1,4 x 2,8 inches (33 x 35 x 70 mm), 173 gram, very fine condition.
China, Ming Dynasty: Scarce wooden ritual object for Daoists practicing exorcism. The object is hollow, closed and filled with some tiny parts so it makes a rattling sound.
Delicately carved hard-wood with Zhong Kui, the legendary ghost expeller at front side and characters with spells at reverse and both sides.
Natural patina. 60 x 158 x 24 mm (2,4 x 1 x 6,2 inches), good condition.
Chinese Seal by Zi Hou 子厚: Shou Shan, Qing Dynasty
China, Qing Dynasty, 1887: Attractive marbled Stone with 3 characters engraved: He wei gui – 和为贵( Peace is the most precious. A term used by Confucius, from the Analects ). The seal has been carved by the famous seal carver Zi Hou, who’s seals are treasured among collectors.
Very beautiful Shou Shan stone, marbled.
1,1 x 0,6 x 1,8 inches (27 x 14 x 77 mm), very fine condition.