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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1873

    A TIANHUANG SEAL

    Price Realised  

    A TIANHUANG SEAL
    QING DYNASTY, FIRST HALF OF 18TH CENTURY

    The rectangular seal of square cross-section with well polished sides, incised on one vertical side with the characters Xiaoling ju Cixian zhuan, the base bearing an inscription of fourteen seal characters, carved in relief, zhuwen, the stone of a rich honey tone
    1 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 2 in. (3.3 x 3.3 x 5.1 cm.), box


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    The inscription of the vertical side bears the zi or style name of Cixian, indicting the artist Zhao Zhichen (1781-1860) who is recorded in Zhongguo Meishujia Renming Cidian, Shanghai renmin chubanshe, 2003, p. 1270.

    The inscription on the base are two verses from a poem, Jiang Shang Yin, written by the Tang poet Li Bai (AD 701-762).

    A furong seal carved by this same artist is offered in the present sale lot 1882.