Two books on seals

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Lot 8341
Two books on seals

Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

Asian Decorative Arts

25 Jun 2013, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Chinese Seals from the Collection of Ralph C. Lee (1876-1963)
Chinese Seals from the Collection of Ralph C. Lee (1876-1963)

Born in Texas and educated at West Point, noted Bay Area industrialist Mr. Ralph C. Lee devoted himself passionately at various times in his life to such diverse hobbies as the study of tennis, abstract painting, and the Bible. But it was a passion for the Chinese tradition of seal carving and casting taken up in Lee's twilight years that inspired former curator of the National Palace Museum Mr. Na Chih-liang to write a book on Mr. Lee's expansive collection. Published after Mr. Lee's passing in 1966, Chinese Seals: The Collection of Ralph C. Lee (Taiwan, 1966) describes in detail many of the seals in the following lots.
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Two books on seals
Including the Jiaotai Dian Bao Chu, Gugong bowuyuan wenxian guan [Treasured Contents from the Hall of Union, National Palace Museum Documents bureau] Shanghai, 1929: a traditionally bound listing of the twenty-five seals in the collection of the National Palace museum with frontispiece calligraphy by Yi Peiji and reproduced extended colophon by the Qianlong emperor (poor condition);the second a copy of Chinese Seals: The Collection of Ralph Lee by Na Chih-Liang, Taipei, 1966.
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Two books on seals
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Two books on seals
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