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A WHITE SOAPSTONE 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT
87
A WHITE SOAPSTONE 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY
Estimate
4,0006,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York

A WHITE SOAPSTONE 'DRAGON' SEAL
QING DYNASTY
rectangular with an undulating irregular surface and an arced top edge, carved in relief with a fiery dragon in profile pursuing a 'Flaming Pearl', the body obscured amidst smoke and clouds, the reverse with the dragon's tail extending past a scrolling cloud wisp, inscribed Qugongzhu Yue'an (Yue'an carved for Qugong), the seal face carved Kaiyanghushi (Hu from Kaiyang), the stone a beige-white with small russet patches
Height 2 1/2  in., 6.4 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Florence (1920-2018) and Herbert (1917-2016) Irving, no. 368.

Chinese Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Florence and Herbert Irving Gift

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New York