27 May 2009,
Price realised HKD 375,000
Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000
A SQUARE TIANHUANG SEAL
QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Of cuboid form, each of the five facets finely carved in relief with a bat, providing the wufu, 'Five Blessings', in flight amidst ruyi clouds, inscribed on the upper facet with the artist's name, Gui Fu, the seal chop with the characters Gaoyan tiandan dunzhi yuan, the stone of a rich golden honey tone
1 3/8 x 1 3/8 x 1 5/16 (3.4 x 3.4 x 3.3 cm.)
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The master carver Gui Fu (1736-1805) is recorded in Zhongguo Meishu Jiaren Cidian, 1985, p. 734.
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