1977
1977

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A TIANHUANG 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
700,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1977

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A TIANHUANG 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
Estimate
700,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 860,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A TIANHUANG 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

of square section, surmounted by a ferocious dragon with bulging eyes and flaring nostrils below two curled horns, grasping a 'flaming pearl' while riding upon turbulent waves, the scaly body accented with sharp talons, the left foreleg seizing a whisker, the seal face carved with four characters Liushi ji zi, inscribed on one side with five characters xinhai chun Xingzhou ('Spring of the xinhai year by Xinzhou' (1911)), the stone of deep honey-yellow tone


Quantity: 1
7.4 cm., 2 7/8 in. weight 106 g.
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Provenance

The Jing Miao Xuan Collection.

Literature

The Jing Miao Xuan Seal Collection, vol. II, cat. no. 12.

Catalogue Note

The seal was engraved by Xu Xinzhou, hao Xinzhou, (1853-1925), in the xinhai year, 1911 for Liushi ji zi, Liu Tiqing, the third son of the well-known Liu family of Nanxun.  Xu Xinzhou was the protégé of Wu Changzhou. 

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