Chinese Seal with Classic Text, Qing Dynasty
Qing Dynasty, Chinese Seal: Marbled Shou Shan stone with 7 characters as actual seal: Qi wei gongming shi du shu – 岂为功名始读书 (How could one become of public importance without first reading books ).
Text, dedication, name of the seal carver, Bai Yuan, as side inscription.
1 x 1 x 4 inches (25 x 25 x 98 mm), 178 gram. Fine condition.
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