Lot 3008
  • 3008

A SUPERBLY CARVED AND EXTREMELY RARE TIANHUANG 'DRAGON' SEAL SIGNED LIN JI QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD

Estimate
10,000,000 - 15,000,000 HKD
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Description

the well-patinated rich caramel-yellow soapstone of natural pebble form, the irregular side skilfully carved with a pair of soaring three-clawed dragons depicted in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl' above tumultuous waves, all amidst cloud wisps extending across the straight sides of the seal, one straight side with a four-character inscription translating to 'as gentle as jade', followed by a signature reading Ji, the adjacent side with a further four-character inscription translating to 'a treasure for the sleeve', followed by a seal mark reading Jiren ('auspicious one')
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