attrib. Wu Changshuo (Kutie)

(China 1844 – 1927)

Square jet seal with animal finial

Location
Not on display
Further information

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".

Place of origin
China
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
40.2020