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Title

Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial

1900

Artist

attrib. Lou Xinhu

China

1881 - 1950

Alternate image of Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial by attrib. Lou Xinhu
Alternate image of Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial by attrib. Lou Xinhu
Alternate image of Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial by attrib. Lou Xinhu
Alternate image of Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial by attrib. Lou Xinhu
Alternate image of Rectangular Qingtian stone seal with animal finial by attrib. Lou Xinhu
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    Alternative title
    傳樓辛壺作青田石古獸鈕方章
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Cultural origin
    China
    Date
    1900
    Media category
    Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved Qingtian stone
    Dimensions
    8.4 x 3.3 x 2.2 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    34.2020
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    attrib. Lou Xinhu

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    The phrase composed of the four characters "Mo Hua Zuo Ban" [here "mo" is used as "mei" (plum blossom) comes from Southern Song dyansty poet Lu You (1125-1210)'s poem "Four poems on seeking plum bloossom in the south"of the city «城南寻梅得句四首»:“黯淡江天雪欲飞,竹篱数掩傍苔矶。清愁满眼无人说,折得梅花作伴归。It means to have plum blossom as companion, and depictes a lonely but noble-minded sentiment

    The side inscriptions contain the name of Xin Hu, one of the many names of the name of Lou Cun, 楼邨, (1881—-1950),a native of Junyun of Zhejiang province in China. He was a close friend of master Wu Changshuo who gave Lou this name whose pronounciation is very close to Xin Wu (新吳) meaning "new me".

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    Where the work was made

    China