A SET OF TWO GILT-BRONZE 'NESTING' 'TORTOISE' SEALS
This lot is offered without reserve. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH
A SET OF TWO GILT-BRONZE 'NESTING' 'TORTOISE' SEALS

CHINA, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER

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A SET OF TWO GILT-BRONZE 'NESTING' 'TORTOISE' SEALS
CHINA, HAN DYNASTY OR LATER
The smaller rectangular seal surmounted by a stylized tortoise finial, and its seal face with the characters in seal script, Shunyang Hou yin, 'seal of the Marquis of Shunyang', is encased within a larger square seal surmounted by a tortoise finial, the seal face inscribed with the characters, Shunyang Hou jia yin xin, 'family seal of the Marquis of Shunyang'.
1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) wide, stand, box
Provenance
The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988.
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