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TWO SOAPSTONE SEALS
TWO SOAPSTONE SEALS
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TWO SOAPSTONE SEALS

QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)

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TWO SOAPSTONE SEALS QING DYNASTY (1644-1911) The lot comprises an oval seal with an irregularly-shaped top carved to simulate ascending cloud, with a two-character signature on the side, Danian, and a three-character inscription yi zisun, ‘blessings for future generations’, flanked by a pair of chilong on the seal face; and a flattened bell-form seal carved with a band of archaistic kui-dragon scroll in shallow relief on the mid-section of each of the wider side above a four-character inscription Shujun fang Han, ‘Shujun imitating the Han-style’ on one side, and a six-character inscription in seal script on the seal face. Larger: 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, box (2)

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Weng Danian (1811-1890), pseudonym Shujun, was the son of the Qing-dynasty painter Weng Guangping (1760-1842) and a well-known calligrapher, epigraphist and seal carver during the 19th century.

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