Antique Chinese Container for Ink in Shape of Cicada

Old China: Container for Ink in Cicada Shape

antique Chinese Container for Ink

China: Antique metal-box (brass/alpaca) in shape of a cicada. It can be opened and closed at the wings. Embossed hall-mark „ Wan Li“ 莞礼.

The object is in fine condition.5,4 x 2,45 x 0,8 inches
(137 x 66 x 21 mm) when opened. 94 gram.

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Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal with Scholars

Attractive Shou Shan Leisure Seal

Leisure Seal
Leisure Seal

 

Attractive ocher-brown Shou-Shan boulder. Leisure seal with beige layer, well cut to shape a landscape with 4 scholars.

4 characters as actual seal, name of the seal carver at side (under the pillar of the bridge).

60 x 25 x 80 mm, good condition.

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Antique Chinese Seal by Chen Xun

Antique Chinese Seal by Chen Xun

old Chinese Seal
 old Chinese leisure Seal

 

Attractive, antique leisure seal by the artist Chen Xun.

Amber Shou Shan seal with Foo lion as handle. 6 characters as actual seal:

A color doesn’t seek for a place in autumn.

Side engraving with the artist’s name Ye Chi.
19 x 19 x 52 mm. Good condition.

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Chinese Leisiure Seal by Qi Yanming 齐燕铭

Chinese Leisure Seal by Qi Yanming

Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming
Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming
Chinese Seal by Qi Yanming

 

Attractive Chinese leisure seal, carved by the important seal carver 齐燕铭  Qi Yanming (1907 – 1978). As actual seal 4 characters have been engraved: 得之象外 de zhi xiang wai (to obtain the spirit outside the appearance).

Long side inscription with details to the meaning of the seal and signature. 目眛心,手在耕耘,不問果自能得象外意  燕銘

20 x 20 x 93 mm, good condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Zhao Shi 趙石1921

Chinese Leisure Seal by Zhao Shi 1921

Zhao Shi seal
Zhao Shi seal from 1921

Chinese leisure seal, zisha-stone, carved by the important seal carver 赵石 Zhao Shi (1874-1933).
As seal engraved are 10 characters: 望云漸高鳥.臨水慚游魚 wang yun jian gao niao, lin shui can you yu (Watching a cloud slowly rising high as a bird, looking at the water I feel ashamed of the swimming fish).

Side engraving with date and artist name 辛酉十月古泥.

31 x 30 x 59 mm, good condition. The seal is from 1927.

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俞中理篆刻 – Old Chinese Seal by Yu Zhongli Qing Dynasty

Old Chinese Seal by Yu Zhongli. Qing Dynasty.

Attractive, Chinese seal from the Qing-Dynasty, by Yu Zhongli 俞中理 from 1829. Shou-Shan Gao Shan Jing – stone.

Engraved as seal print are 5 characters, a line from a Song-Dynasty poem: 春愁不自聊 Chun chou bu ziyan (the dejection of the spring is no soliloquyi).

19 x 18 x 67 mm. Very fine condition.

Very good side engraving with details to seal carver and date.

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Desirable old Chinese Chicken-blood Seal Stone. 鸡血石

Very attractive old Chinese Chicken-blood Seal Stone

chinese chicken-blood stone seal

Desirable Chinese seal stone, so called Ji Xue Shi (Chicken blood stone). It is meant for display, no seal engraving. The seal stone comes from an old collection from the end of Qing – beginning of Republic period. Quite some red spots on all 4 sides.

Attractive texture.

Size: 18 x 20 x 77 mm, 78 gram.

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任淦庭篆刻: Leisure Seal with Dragon Motif. 1916

Chinesisches Leisure Seal with Dragon Motif by Ren Ganting. 1916

Ren Ganting Leisure Seal

Attractive Shoushan leisure seal by Ren Ganting, master of Zisha painting and craft.

Grey-beige stone with dragon and baby-dragon as handle. Delicately carved.

As actual seal engraved are 7 characters: Shu bei cui mo mo bo 书被催成墨末波 (Books are memories, the ink not thick).

2,1 x 2,1 x 1,6 inches (72 x 72 x 38 mm), very fine condition. (The string has been replaced recently).

The artist Ren Ganting (1889-1968) was THE Master of Zisha painting and craft. All oft he later great Zisha artists, like Xu Hantang 徐汉棠, were influenced by his art and teaching.

His seals are hard to find.

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Chinese Leisure Seal 艾叶绿, Ai Ye Lue – Stone

Chinese Leisure Seal Ai Ye Lue – Stone

Chinese Leisure Seal

 

Nice old Chinese leisure seal, made of valuable 艾叶绿 Ai Ye Lue – Stone ( lit. mugwort leaf green due to it’s color; sub-category of Shan Keng – Stone).

The seal is app. 100 years old and has 2 characters as actual seal engraved, pointing to a cliff.

Side inscription with date (1851 or 1911) and artists name – not very clear.

13 x 13 x 48 mm. Fine condition.

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