17 March 2016
A LARGE BAMBOO ROOT SEAL
Of rhinoceros horn form, the seal is carved from a rhizome with a writhing chilong on one side, and the seal face is carved with four characters, ru ci jiang shan ('river and mountain such as this'). The bamboo is patinated to a reddish-brown tone.
3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) high
By repute, David Kidd (1926-1996) Collection, Japan.
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