The Seal that Connects All of China's Masterpieces

29 April 2022 | Hong Kong

This highly important and magnificent soapstone seal, bearing the inscription Qianlong yulan zhi bao (admired by his Majesty the Qianlong Emperor), is found prominently impressed on countless important Chinese paintings including the two most revered classical masterpieces in the world, namely Fan Kuan’s Travellers among Mountains and Streams and Guo Xi’s Early Spring, both dating from the Northern Song dynasty.

The most iconic among all seals destined for art connoisseurship, this superb imperial seal is the highlight of the Hong Kong chapter of the Dr Wou Kiuan Collection, a series of four single-owner sales to be held globally throughout 2022.

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