20 - 21 March 2014
PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT JAPANESE PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE 'CHICKEN BLOOD' SOAPSTONE SQUARE SEAL
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The sides and top of the seal have been left plain, and the base is inscribed with four archaistic characters, zi sun bao zhi (treasured by the offspring). The stone is of mottled olive and brownish-grey color suffused with bright vermillion-red inclusions.
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Senshutey, Tokyo, Japan.
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