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A RARE SMALL TIANHUANG RECTANGULAR SEAL

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A RARE SMALL TIANHUANG RECTANGULAR SEAL
LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
A RARE SMALL TIANHUANG RECTANGULAR SEAL LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY Of yellowish caramel color, the seal knop finely carved as a crouching mythical beast with backward-turned head, the mouth slightly open exposing the teeth, with fine hair markings on the brows, beard, mane and center of the back where they frame the long slender crest that trails gracefully back from between the small ears, one half of the bifurcated tail curled up on the right rear haunch while the other is curled forward under the left rear leg, the seal face carved with the phrase, xi xin jiong qiu yue ('my cleansed heart is like the autumn moon') 1 3/8 in. (3.3 cm.) high, cloth box

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: A Connoisseur's Vision: Property from the Xu Hanqing Collection
Auktionsdatum: 15.09.2011
Adresse: Christie's
15 September 2011, New York, Rockefeller Center

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