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Auction archive: Lot number 8209

A group of six metal archaic and archaistic seals

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$3,125
Auction archive: Lot number 8209

A group of six metal archaic and archaistic seals

Estimate
US$0
Price realised:
US$3,125
Beschreibung:

Qing dynasty The first an extensively corroded group of nesting seals surmounted by a turtle finial, the underside reading perhaps Su jia(?) xin yin; the second, a small square seal with tiny loop finial, the underside with one very stylized character inscription perhaps reading wen; the third, of small square section surmounted by a tall and attenuated abstract shape, perhaps the severely worn figure of a standing crane, the underside with an inscription reading perhaps shi in very stylized archaic script; the fourth, a small circular seal surmounted by a small loop finial, the base incised with inscription; the fifth, a severely corroded thin seal of circular section surmounted by a large square handle, the underside bearing a stylized depiction of a bird and the characters yan nian; the sixth, a thin rectangular seal surmounted by a large figure of a horseman, the underside bearing a very stylized single character inscription; together with a possibly not Chinese small metal depiction of a cow's head. [7] 1 1/2in (4cm) height of sixth and tallest

Auction archive: Lot number 8209
Auction:
Datum:
17 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

Qing dynasty The first an extensively corroded group of nesting seals surmounted by a turtle finial, the underside reading perhaps Su jia(?) xin yin; the second, a small square seal with tiny loop finial, the underside with one very stylized character inscription perhaps reading wen; the third, of small square section surmounted by a tall and attenuated abstract shape, perhaps the severely worn figure of a standing crane, the underside with an inscription reading perhaps shi in very stylized archaic script; the fourth, a small circular seal surmounted by a small loop finial, the base incised with inscription; the fifth, a severely corroded thin seal of circular section surmounted by a large square handle, the underside bearing a stylized depiction of a bird and the characters yan nian; the sixth, a thin rectangular seal surmounted by a large figure of a horseman, the underside bearing a very stylized single character inscription; together with a possibly not Chinese small metal depiction of a cow's head. [7] 1 1/2in (4cm) height of sixth and tallest

Auction archive: Lot number 8209
Auction:
Datum:
17 Dec 2013
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 220 San Bruno Avenue San Francisco CA 94103 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
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