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Title

Rectangular shoushan stone seal with horse finial

or 1944 1884


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The seal inscriptions "Yu Shan Di Yi Shi Jian" relates this seal to the "Yushan school" in Chinese seal carving history. There are two Yushan schools in China, one was represented by Li Gao 【林皋】 (1657-?), and the other by Zhao Shi 【趙石, alias Guni 古泥】 (1874 - 1933), both active in Changshu of Jiangsu province but differ in styles.

The side inscriptions bear the name of "Yun Zhai" (Cloud studio), which suggests the relationship with one of the Yushan School seal carver, Pang Shilong [龐士龍] (1899 - 1987), whose alias is Yunzhai.


Details


Alternative title

壽山石古獸鈕章


Place where the work was made

China


Date

or 1944 1884


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved shoushan stone


Dimensions

5.0 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Gift of Dr John Yu in memory of Dr George Soutter 2020


Location

Not on display


Accession number

38.2020



Place

Where the work was made
China