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Rectangular shoushan stone seal with horse finial

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
China
Year
or 1944 1884
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
38.2020