A pair of soapstone 'toad and young' seals Late Qing Dynasty/ Republic
Lot 384
A pair of soapstone 'toad and young' seals Late Qing Dynasty/ Republic Period
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A pair of soapstone 'toad and young' seals Late Qing Dynasty/ Republic A pair of soapstone 'toad and young' seals Late Qing Dynasty/ Republic
Lot Details
A pair of soapstone 'toad and young' seals
Late Qing Dynasty/ Republic Period
Each square seal carved on the top in high relief with a toad and one tadpole seated amidst reeds and above swirling waves, with a key-fret border at the top, box.
The largest 7.8cm (3 1/8in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: H.T.Morgan, British Foreign Service, acquired whilst on diplomatic service to China in the 1960s, and thence by descent

    Exhibited: one of the pair of seals was included in the Arts Council of Great Britain and the Oriental Ceramic Society loan exhibition of The Animal in Chinese Art, London, 1968, Catalogue, no.489.

    The seals carved underneath with 水來風到月在雲梳 and 花前把酒樓登賞月雨後看山 repesctively.
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