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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1208

    TWO JADE SEALS

    CARVED BY XU YUNSHU (1947-) AND WITH A CYCLICAL DATE DINGCHOU CORRESPONDING TO 1997

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    TWO JADE SEALS
    CARVED BY XU YUNSHU (1947-) AND WITH A CYCLICAL DATE DINGCHOU CORRESPONDING TO 1997
    One is a white jade seal carved with a writhing dragon and carved with a six-character inscription, dingchou qiu Yunshu zuo ('made by Yunshu in the autumn of dingchou year') on one side, the seal face reads Weisen shi zhen cang ('treasured by Wilson'). The other is a soapstone seal of rectangular shape carved in low relief with a scene of two old men playing weiqi in a mountainous grove, a four-character inscription, Yunshu zhuanshi ('carved stone by Yunshu') is carved at the top of one side, and a poetic inscription referring to the scene on another, followed by a cyclical date dingchou corresponding to 1997.
    1 ½ and 4 in. (3.8 and 10.1 cm.) high


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    The two seals were gifts from the artist Liu Dan to Ian Wilson.

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    Please note the title of this lot should read ONE JADE SEAL AND ONE SHOUSHAN STONE SEAL.