Chickenblood Stone Seal by Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦
Desireable, most attractive seal. Chickenblood-stone (鸡血石) with much red at all sides. Carved by the famous seal carver Zhao Zhiqian.
Zhao Zhiqian 赵之谦 (1829–1884) was a renowned Chinese calligrapher, seal carver and painter in the late Qing Dynasty, “the leading scholar-artist of his day.”
Zhao’s seal carving had profound influence on the later masters, such as Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi.
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