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A well carved Soapstone seal


A FINELY CARVED ‘MYTHICAL BEAST’ SOAPSTONE SEAL. Of columnar form, the upper part of the seal carved with a recumbent mythical beast, its body turned to one side, finely modelled with bulging eyes, mouth agape, long mane, supported on a square platform, inscribed on one vertical side with calligraphic inscription Made in/by Ancha on a Spring day in jihai year, where Ancha may refer to either a village in Jiangxi province or the carvers name, Qing Dynasty. 19th century.


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