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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1919

    A SQUARE TIANHUANG SEAL

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    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.