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Title

Rectangular shoushan stone seal with horse finial

or 1944 1884

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • 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
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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China