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.
Collection of 5 Chinese Seals by important Artists
Small lot of five seals by well known or important seal carvers from the Republic Period: Shen Yi (Monk „Da Xiu“ carved at Hanshan-Monastary), 慎仪 大休作于寒山寺 (寺住持) Hai wai gui lai shi du shu ( Jian Jinglun, also famous as calligrapher), 海外归来始读书 (千石) (简经纶) Tou tou shi dao (Song Zhishan), 头头是道 芷山刻 (宋芷山)Huan hai ( Sha Menghai 1900 – 1992 also famous as calligrapher), 欢海 石荒刻 (沙孟海)Ku gua zi wei (Yang Tianji 1880-1960 also famous as calligrapher), 苦瓜滋味 (千里) 杨天骥
All 5 seals are rather small, 22- 45 mm, but of good quality ( 2 of them are Shoushan-stones) and in good condition.
Antique Chinese seal made of stone. It is either from 1914 or 1854. Delicately carved Fu-Lion at topof the seal and artistically carved actual seal, carved by the artist Wu Zhi: „ Zhen Zi Xiao Wu” ( in the meaning of: The real Self is of no importance” ).
At the left side of the seal is a carving by the artist, stating date, receiver and name of the seal-carver.
1,2 x 1,2 x 5,1 inches. Great seal in fine condition.
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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).