A group of three yellow soapstone seals and carvings (3)

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Lot 14
A group of three yellow soapstone seals and carvings

Sold for US$ 10,075 inc. premium
Chinese Works of Art
Chinese Works of Art
Scholar's Objects

The seals in lot 1-32 come from the collection of a life-long connoisseur of traditional Chinese scholastic values and art. Born in Canton Province, this collector, seeking a better life, came to San Francisco in the 1930s. When the communists came to power in 1949, he determined that returning home would be difficult, and decided to remain in the San Francisco Bay Area. He raised a family and remained active in Chinatown politics until his death. Thereupon the seals entered the collection of the current owner by direct descent.
1-32號拍品的印章來自一位兼具中國傳統文化與審美的舊派文人收藏家。 此藏家生于廣東省,于1930年代移民到舊金山。1949年後, 由於歸鄉不便, 他決定長期定居舊金山灣區,隨後在當地成家立業, 同時積極投身當地唐人街的政治活動。去世後, 印章傳至現任藏家。
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A group of three yellow soapstone seals and carvings
The first a miniature ovoid plinth surmounted by tiny, delicately carved ruyi scepter, the face crisply carved sui an, the stone a uniform translucent caramel color; the second a cube supporting a seated, two-horned lion-like beast, the face carved to read shang zhi, the stone depicting isolated patches of reddish glow to the otherwise creamy honey matrix; the third a small triangular specimen, carefully ribbed to depict willowy branches streaked in veins of gray.
1 3/4in (4.5cm) height of second (3).

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  • 印文:[遂庵], [尚質]
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