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A TIANHUANG ‘RIVERSCAPE’ SEAL CARVED BY WANG BINGTIE FOR YUAN KEWEN
A TIANHUANG ‘RIVERSCAPE’ SEAL CARVED BY WANG BINGTIE FOR YUAN KEWEN
A TIANHUANG ‘RIVERSCAPE’ SEAL CARVED BY WANG BINGTIE FOR YUAN KEWEN
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A TIANHUANG ‘RIVERSCAPE’ SEAL CARVED BY WANG BINGTIE FOR YUAN KEWEN

LATE QING DYNASTY-REPUBLIC PERIOD, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A TIANHUANG ‘RIVERSCAPE’ SEAL CARVED BY WANG BINGTIE FOR YUAN KEWEN
LATE QING DYNASTY-REPUBLIC PERIOD, LATE 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The oval seal is carved in low relief depicting a fishing boat in an idyllic riverscape with huts nestled on the banks under the shades of willow trees. It is carved on one side with the signature Bingtie. The seal face is carved with four characters Hanyun du guo.

2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm.) high, 81g
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A Hong Kong private collection, acquired in the 1990s

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Bingtie was the style-name of Wang Daxin (1869-1924), a popular seal carver active in Shanghai during the late Qing and early Republic periods. Hanyun was the style-name of Yuan Kewen (1889-1931), the second son of Yuan Shikai, and a scholar, painter, calligrapher, as well as a collector and Peking opera aficionado.

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