Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

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Unusual Chinese Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

Unusual Chinese Leisure Seal with Manchurian Text. Qing Dynasty.

1799 (?) Interesting Chinese seal, grey – beige Shou Shan Stone with Chinese and Manchurian characters: Qin Xin Jian Qi 琴心剑气 (The heart of the zither has the power of a sword).

The seal was engraved by the famous seal carver Dong Xun ( 董洵 1740-1809), Artist name Xiao Chi 小池

Side engraving with details and seal carver’s name. Very fine condition.

董洵(1740–1809年)清代篆刻家。字企泉,号小池,又号念巢。浙江山阴人。曾官能判,弃官后,落拓京师,卖印为生。与同时人余集、黄钺、赵秉冲、罗聘等友善,

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Bronze Seal, Zhao Shuru 趙叔孺 accredited, 2 Characters 悲盦

Bronze Seal, Zhao Shuru accredited, 2 Characters

Attractive metal leisure seal, accredited tot he important seal carver Zhao Shuru 趙叔孺 (1874-1945).
Besides his seals Zhao is also famous for his paintings and calligraphy.

A standing man as handle an as actual seals 2 characters: Bei wan 悲盦 (container for sadness).

22 x 22 x 41 mm. Nice patina, fine condition.

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Chinese Leisure Seal by Li Zetai 黎泽泰

Old Chinese Leisure Seal by Li Zetai 黎泽泰

 

Chinese leisure seal, ocher-beige stone with pig as handle. Carved by the renown seal carver Li Zetai (1898-1978).

As actual seal 3 characters have been carved: 德之京 De zhi jing (capital of virtue).

Side engraving with signature 黎泽泰.

16 x 16 x 59 mm, good condition.

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Ning Fucheng Leisure Seal with Cicada. 宁斧成篆刻

 

Ning Fucheng Leisure Seal with Cicada.

 

Chinese seal by Ning Fucheng Chinese seal by Ning Fucheng

Decorative, larger Chinese leisure seal by Ning Fucheng 宁斧成 (1897 – 1966). Shape of a bamboo trunk with a cicada on it.

As actual seal 3 characters have been carved: dan mo gong 淡墨公 (made with thin ink)

Signed at the upper part as part of the seal: Fucheng  斧成.

50 x 50 x 85 mm, good condition.

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Chinese Seal by Qiu Tang 秋堂篆刻

Chinese Seal by Chen Yuzhong, Qiu Tang 秋堂篆刻

Chinese seal by Qiu Tang

Chinese leisure seal

Antique Chinese seal by the important seal-carver Chen Yuzhong 陈豫钟( 1762—1806).

Oval boulder with 5 characters as actual seal: xiao sui ming yue gui 笑随明月归 (the smile follows the bright moon on its return).

Side inscription with his artists name Qiu Tang 秋堂.

20 x 12 x 33 mm, good condition.


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Xiling-artist Jiang Chengzhi 江成之 – Pair of Leisure Seals

Pair of Leisure Seals by the Xiling-artist Jiang Chengzhi

Pair of grey stone seals with lion and dragon as handle. Carved by the well known seal carver and calligrapher Jiang Changzhi 江成之, who was member of the important seal carver society, Xiling Yin-she since 1947.

Each seal with 7 characters:
秦皇島外打魚船 – Qinhuangdao wai da yu chuan (a fishing boat at the sea near Qinhuangdao- island)
一片汪洋都不見 – Yi pian wanyang dou bu jian (boundless water – nothing to be seen).

One of the seals with signature by the artist: 成之作 – Chengzhi zuo

Each app. 16 x 16 x 32 mm, good condition.

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江成之,原名文信,以字行。号履盦,别属亦静居。出生于一九二四年,浙江嘉兴人。一九四三年拜西泠印社创始人之一王福庵先生为师,苦学四年。一九四七年加入西泠印社,为解放前入社至今健在的西泠印社早期社员之一。中国书法家协会会员,上海市文史研究馆馆员,上海市书法家协会顾问。

   江老从事福王庵先生研习浙派的同时,兼收各家之长,其印以汉印文字及古墨章法,从浙派的切刀中回顾了汉人之锥凿,宋人之切玉,兼及徽派之冲刀;其作品在光洁中有著锐劲之势,平稳中寓险意,对王福庵先生的浙派篆刻艺术做了进一步推动与发扬。江老为人淳朴,印如其人,德艺双馨,堪称一代尊师。

Chinese Leasure Seal by Zhao Heqin 赵鹤琴

Chinese Leasure Seal by Zhao Heqin

 

Old Chinese leisure seal, brown-beige-grey stone, engraved by the artist (painter, calligrapher, seal-carver) 赵鹤琴 Zhao Heqin (1894 – 1971). As actual seal engraved are the characters: 长留天地间 chang liu tian-di jian (stay long between heaven and earth [means: to live long]).

Side engraving with details and signature.

20 x 17 x 45 mm, good condition.

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Chinese Seal by Wu Yifeng 吴一峰篆刻

Chinese Seal by Wu Yifeng

 

Chinese seal by Wu Yifeng
Chinese seal by Wu Yifeng

A pair of attractive, valuable shou shan leisure seals by the important seal carver Wu Yifeng 吴一峰 (1907 – 1998).

As actual seal 8 characters have been carved: dan jiu ru xing 耽酒如性 (to abandon oneself to wine according ones nature) and: hao shi cheng chi 好诗成痴 ( a good poem making one crazy).

Each 26 x 26 x 41 mm and 30 mm. Good condition.

Signed at the front end Da Zou Ke 大走客, his artists name.

Wu Yifen was member of the Chinese Calligraphy Society and the Artist’s Association.

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