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Chinese Seals

Chinese seals, much like current-day signatures, were used to produce important unique and distinct marks in ancient Chinese times to prove the authenticity and identity of a document’s issuer. These marks were usually produced using red-colored ink, and by stamping a seal that was either carved out of wood, ivory, bamboo, jade, or metal.

There are three main types of marks that could be made by these seals. The first is produced where the characters themselves are carved into the material so that, when the seal is pressed to a surface, the characters will remain un-inked. The seal characters are therefore visible in the negative spaces; this is called “bai-wen." The opposite, where the positive space forms the characters, is called “zhu-wen." The third type of seal, where both techniques... Read more

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Antique Chinese Carved White Jade Cricket Stamp

December 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Mebane, NC, USA

$200 (12 bids)

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Chinese carved soaptone seal.

December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese carved jade seal

December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese carved white jade dragon seal.

December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese craved green jade seal.

December 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Qing Dynasty Shoushan Stone Tianhuang Stone Seals w Seal Box

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$2,000 (starting bid)

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Superb Indonesia Jin Tian Huang Pixiu Seal w Certificate

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (1 bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal w Dragon & Ball

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Indonesia Jin Tian Huang Unicorn Seal w Certificate

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Shoushan Stone Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Jade Fortune Beast Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Shoushan Stone Tian Huang Stone Seals - Carved by one piece stone

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal w Sages Meeting

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Malachite Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Brass Dragon Turtle Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Hetian Jade Foo Dog Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Superb Indonesia Jin Tian Huang Foo Dog Seal w Certificate

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Tianhuang Stone Pixiu Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Brass Plum Flower Deer Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Deep Green Hetian Jade Kwan-yin Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Superb Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal w Certificate

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Natural Jade Chi Dragon Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Vintage Chinese Hetian Jade Phoenix Seal

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal - Cicada

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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An Antique / Vintage Chinese Bronze Seal - Miniature

December 3, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Black Marble Seal,

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEDT
Camperdown, Australia

AUD90 (starting bid)

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19th Chinses Antique Wood Seal Box with Seals

December 3, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Chicken-Blood Stone Seal

December 3, 2016, 4:00 PM PST
La Puente, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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C19th Chinese ornately carved ivory seal

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD150 (starting bid)

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Chinese marble lion seal, 2 mini carved netsukes soapstone figures etc

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD80 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved yellow stone seal, h11cm

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Silver Seal

December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM CAT
Johannesburg, South Africa

R3,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal with Figural Fu Dog

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Atlanta, GA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Crawling Bull Seal

December 4, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Shoushan Stone Tri-goat Fortune Seal

December 4, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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A Metal Chinese Myth-animal Seal

December 4, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$550 (starting bid)

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A Duo Myth-animal Chinese Stone Seal

December 4, 2016, 3:15 PM PST
TEMPLE CITY, CA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese shoushan stone seal with qilin motif finial

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Chinese green jade seal base

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A fine Chinese shoushan stone seal

December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM PST
Anaheim, CA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Chinese carved jade seal, of oblong form surmounted by dragon, 5cm h

December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM GMT
London, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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A Chinese white metal square form seal, 4 character mark to top, 2½

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese cylindrical amber soapstone seal with inscription, and another similar, largest 3½

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese spinach jade square form seal with carved kylin surmount and inscription, 3

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A large Chinese chicken blood soapstone seal with carved kylin surmount and inscription, 6

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese amber soapstone seal with carved elephant knop, 7

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese mottled green hardstone seal with carved dragon decoration, 2

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese square form bronze seal with kylin and puzzle ball surmount, 3

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese monochrome watercolour of a horse taking a fence, bears seal mark, 17½

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A 1970s Chinese watercolour, cat on a rock, signed with seal mark, 15

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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A Chinese monochrome watercolour of a prancing horse, bears seal mark, 17½

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Dorking, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Chinese Seal Chop

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Two Seal Chops

December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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