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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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A Chinese Soap Stone Seal

February 18, 2017, 3:00 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Chinese Polished Un-carved Red Soapstone Seal

February 19, 2017, 7:15 AM PST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Paktong Seal Box and Seals

February 19, 2017, 9:30 AM PST
Oakland, CA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Bronze Censers, all c. 11 cm diam, seal marks to base

February 20, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Exmouth, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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(Antiques) Seal mark Pieter Gerard Molengraaff

February 20, 2017, 7:15 PM CET
Groningen, Netherlands

€60 (1 bid)

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OGGETTISTICA

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Genoa, Italy

€300 (starting bid)

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OGGETTISTICA

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
Genoa, Italy

€200 (starting bid)

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A Chinese gilt-bronze seal, well cast with a recumbent lion on square base, 5

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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A Chinese Rock Crystal Seal, 19th Century

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newbury, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved hardstone seal Formed as an immortal holding a censor, the

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A antique Chinese bronze seal The matrix worked with archaic characters, th

February 21, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Seal Stamp Stones

February 21, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Herndon, VA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE HARDSTONE SEAL the square seal carved with a coiled 'Chilong' gri

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,000 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF CHINESE HARDSTONE TOAD SEALS each square seal surmounted with a t

February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM CAT
Alphen Drive, South Africa

R2,200 (starting bid)

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AN UNUSUAL CHINESE ENAMELLED BRONZE SEAL, surmounted by a group of dragons, 1.7in square & 4.3in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CELADON JADE BI DISC, with archaic pattern and an attached export seal, 2.3in diameter.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CELADON JADE CARVING OF TWO SWIMMING DUCKS, with attached export seal, 2in wide & 1.25in high.

February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£45 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Carved Stone Seal W/Dragon

February 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Carved Horn Items

February 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Brown Carved Hardstone Seals

February 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Group Five Soapstone & Jade Carvings

February 22, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Carved Rock Crystal Seal with Mythical Beast, China, 18/19th C.

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,500 (starting bid)

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‘Chicken blood’  Soapstone Seal With Inscription, Qing

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Rare Imperial Gilt Jade Double Dragon Seal

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$8,500 (2 bids)

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Chinese Red Chicken Blood Stone Seal

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Pair Chinese Shouchan Stone Seal

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Green Jade Dragon Seal Qianlong Mk

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Green Jade Dragon Seal Wanli Mark Chipped

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese White Jade Tiger Seal Han Dynasty

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Spinach Green Ram Figure Jade Seal

February 23, 2017, 2:00 PM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED TIANHUANG TYPE YELLOW HARDSTONE SEAL decorated with figure

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE RECTANGULAR SEAL carved with calligraphy and lan

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE CARVED HARDSTONE DOUBLE SEAL together with two buddhas. (3)

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED GREEN JADE SEAL in the form of a beast

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED BLOODSTONE SEAL together with a pair o

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE QING DYNASTY CARVED MUTTON JADE SEAL of square form, carved with

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A GOOD 18TH CENTURY CHINESE CARVED IVORY SEAL of cylindrical form, the fini

February 24, 2017, 9:00 AM GMT
Selborne, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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VERY FINE CHINESE HETIAN JADE SEAL - REPUBLIC PERIOD

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE CHINESE SHOUSHAN FURONG STONE SEAL

February 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Stone Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jadeite Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Shoushan Seal Chop

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Chicken-Blood Stone Chop Seal

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Gilt Seal

February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Superb Chinese Shoushan Stone Fortune Beast Seal w Certificate

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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A Pair Superb Chinese Changhua Chicken Blood Stone Seal

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Superb Chinese Shoushan Stone Lucky Dragon Seal w Certificate

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Shoushan Stone Seal

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Deep Green Hetian Jade Fortune Dragons Seal w Certificate

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$700 (starting bid)

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Chinese Natural Shoushan Stone Seal w Dragon & Ball

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal - Cicada

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Pair Chinese Natural Shoushan Stone Seal w Pixiu

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Huge Chinese Shoushan Stone Lucky Dragon Seal Statue

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Low Relief Big Seal

February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
Chatham, NJ, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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