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Title

Square jet seal with animal finial


Artist

attrib. Wu Changshuo (Kutie)

China

1844 - 1927


About

The seal inscription is composed of three characters, reading "da ji yang" 【big lucky sheep】 sandwiched by the graphic designs of a dragon and tiger. Here the word "yang" [sheep] should mean "xiang" [luck] which bear a radical of "yang".

The side inscriptions of "Kutie ke" [carved by Kutie] suggests the caver being Wu Changshuo (1844 - 1927), one of whose aliases is "Kutie".


Details


Alternative title

煤精石獸鈕方印章


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

carved meijing stone (jet)


Dimensions

4.0 x 2.1 x 2.1 cm (irreg.)


Credit

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

40.2020


Artist information

attrib. Wu Changshuo (Kutie)

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
China