Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal 高山流水

Decorative, old Chinese Leisure Seal in Shape of Rock

Old Chinese Seal in decorative design of a solid rock.

The sides of the seals are carved and depict 2 scholars at a rock, trees and houses at the reverse.

At the right upper part 4 characters are engraved, which are also the actual seal: gao shan liu shui – 高山流水 (water is flowing from the high mountains).

44 x 20 x 59 mm, 55 gram. Very fine condition, it feels good in hand and comes in a (newer) box.

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Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

Antique Chinese Wood Carving Rider and Qilin

China, Qing Dynasty: Gilded wood carving with a rider (immortal) on a mythical creature, a Qilin, holding a big piece of gold.

Hand carved wood that has been gilded over red lacquer. Detailed work, strong facial expression of the rider.

40 x 80 x 120 mm, good condition.

 

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Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving.

Qing Dynasty, 1829: Ivory Seal, delicate Carving of a Poem.

Attractive, antique China seal made of ivory. The actual seal print consists of 2 characters, Da Ji ( ultimate luck ).

A poem is engraved in very delicate, small „xing-shu” – script, as well as the name of the artist, Zhang Heng. Furthermore details to the period it has been carved: Dao Guang (1821 und 1850) in the year 1829.

12 x 45 mm, very fine condition, warm flair.

At the other side of the seal we find a landscape engraved.

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Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish

Antique Chinese Boxwood Toggle with movable Fish


Old Chinese toggle

Attractive old Chinese boxwood carving from begin of last century (Netsuke, Toggle) in shape of a lotus leaf next a lotus calyx Form.

The leaf forms a river with a fish which can be moved back and forth.

By moving the fish one can conjure prosperity. The lotus seeds can be moved too.

2,4 x 2,4 x 1,1 inches (5,9 x 5,8 x 3,1 cm). Good condition.

Minor surface irritation at upper part, left of the calyx but no crack.

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Antique Bird Feeding Dishes and Shutter for Birdcage. Carved Wood.

Feeding Dishes and Shutter for Birdcage. Carved Wood. China, Qing Dynasty

Two feeding dishes for a bird cage and a carved panel for opening /shutting. Hard wood, delicately carved with figurative motifs and landscape.

They are more than 100 years old and in very condition.

Size: 2 x 1,5 inches are the feeding dishes, 2,2 x 1 in. is the panel.

Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.

Chinese Leisure Seal. Shou Shan, very attractive.

 

Attractive Chinese Shou Shan seal ( Shou Shan Qiao Se Qi Jiang 寿山巧色旗降. Rich light brown tone with darker enclosures. Bigger white enclosure at the top has been used to carve a dragon.

Carved by the seal carver Cai Zhaofu 蔡招夫. Engraved are 2 characters, 墨趣 ( Mo Qu – attracted by ink).

Side-carving with text, dedication and the name of the seal carver.

Old, well carved stone in very fine condition.

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Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

 

Imperial China, 1895: Beautiful Shou-shan seal with Fo-lions ( mother and small one ) as handle. The well balanced, skillful seal inscription reads: “Ormosia and Moon in my Cold Studio”.

Artificial side carving with dedication and details to carver and date.

Size: 1,75 x 1,25 x 3,55 inches, 274 gram. Fine condition.

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