Attractive pair of leisure seals by the seal carver Ma Gongyu 马公愚 (1890 – 1969).
Foo lions as handles, side engraving with signature: Ma Gongyu.
As actual seals 12 characters have been engraved: 聊浮遥以相羊 and 聊浮游以道遥 liao fu yao yi xiang yang (and) liao fu you yi dao yao. (just floating it looks like a goat in the distance – just floating and swimming like a path in the distance).
Old Chinese Stone Seal with good Carving by Gui Zhi
China 1916: Brownish-grey soapstone, with frosted gloss. Very charming carving with powerful expression. The handle depicts a delicately, skilfully carved lion. The seal reads: ” Ye bai Tang hei ” ( A white leaf in a dark room ).
Date of carving and carvers name at the seal side.
Size: 2 x 2 x 4,8 cm, 44 gram, very fine condition.
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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.
A pair of ocher-brown stone seals, carved by the important seal carver 谢磊明 Xie Leiming (1884 – 1963).
As seal engraved are the characters: 江山为助笔纵横 笔补造化天无功 jiang shan wei zhu bi zhongheng, bi bu zaohua tian wu gong. (Rivers and mountains halp the brush to weave [landscapes], the brush corrects what heaven failed to create).
It is a line from a Tang-Dynasty poem.
Side engraving with details and each signed: Xie Leiming.
謝磊明Xie Leiming was an early member of the famous Xiling Seal-society, 西泠印社.Each one is 29 x 30 x 42 mm, good condition.