Property from a Phoenix, Arizona Collection
A large gilt bronze seal
Qing dynasty, dated 1852
Of square section with a beveled edge and surmounted by a tall pillar-shaped handle surmounted by a fu-lion finial, the front inscribed Shandong, Zilai Hua Tuo gumiao (ancient Hua Tuo temple at Zilai, Shandong), reversed by Xianfeng ernian renzi (in the year of renzi - the second year of the Xianfeng reign) zhishigong zhi, the bottom reading [gui]bao xianshi Hua Tuo (precious pioneer master Hua Tuo) in large seal script.
7 3/4in (9.6cm) high