A carved 'tianhuang' 'chilong' seal
Daoguang/Xianfeng, carved for Pan Jianan
Of square section surmounted by a superbly worked carving of a tightly coiled chilong hugging to its own body, his head hidden away revealing a pair of firm and fearsome eyes, set on the face with pierced details, both sharp front paws grasping tightly to the body whilst its jaws sinks into its own flesh, the flexible body with finely incised hair running down the spine from the neck, all terminating on a bifurcated tail split at its strong hind legs, the perfect square-shaped seal face carved with zhuanshu characters, the stone of deep and rich golden honeycomb hue with minor natural inclusions, fitted box.
3.8cm high. (2).