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    Sale 12292

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part II

    11 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 844

    A BRONZE MANCHU OFFICIAL'S SEAL

    DATED 14TH YEAR OF QIANLONG CORRESPONDING TO 1749 AND OF THE PERIOD

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    A BRONZE MANCHU OFFICIAL'S SEAL
    DATED 14TH YEAR OF QIANLONG CORRESPONDING TO 1749 AND OF THE PERIOD
    The seal is of square form with a tapering columnar handle. The top and base of the seal are inscribed in Manchu and Chinese with the characters Xingbu Guangdong Qing lisi yin, li bu zao (Seal of the Ministry of Justice of the Guangdong Qing government, made by the Ministry of Rites). One side is incised with the characters Qian zi yiqian babai qishiqi hao (number 1877 of the series) and to the other side with Qianlong shisi nian wuyue ri zao (Made in the 5th month of the 14th year of Qianlong).
    4 ¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high


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    Compare the current seal to an example, also dating to the 5th month of the 14th year of Qianlong in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, accession number EA1970.19, with identical format of inscription but for the Transport Department, number 1884 of the series.

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