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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1883

    A 'MYTHICAL BEAST' FURONG SEAL

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    A 'MYTHICAL BEAST' FURONG SEAL
    QING DYNASTY, JIYOU CYCLICAL YEAR CORRESPONDING TO 1909 AND OF THE PERIOD

    The mythical beast is modelled seated on its haunch, the head turned to one side with alert eyes, mouth agape, curling mane, and raised on a square platform, one side inscribed with the characters Jiyounian bayue Wujun zuo, 'Made on the eighth month in the Jiyou year by Wujun', the base carved with the ten-character sealmark in baiwen, intaglio
    1¼ x 1¼ x 2 1/8 in. (3.1 x 3.1 x 5.4 cm.), box


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    For a discussion of the artist, Wu Junqing, or better known as Wu Changshuo (1844-1927) see notes to lot 1874, for the pair of 'chicken blood' stone seals also by the same artist.