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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 708

    A PAIR OF SOAPSTONE SEALS AND A ROCK CRYSTAL SEAL

    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF SOAPSTONE SEALS AND A ROCK CRYSTAL SEAL
    QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
    The square soapstone seals are each surmounted by a tortoise and the sides are incised with poetic inscriptions. The stone is of a celadon green and russet tone. The rock crystal seal is of square form surmounted by a wedge, the seal face reads jiu he si tun hai, which is a poetic inscription.
    The soapstone seals, 1 ¾ in. (4.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Property of a private East Asian collector (d.1994)


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EAST ASIAN COLLECTOR (D. 1994)