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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 Paste and Seal With Stamp

August 27, 2016, 12:15 PM EST
Lakeland, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Chicken Blood Stone Seal

August 28, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Carved Dragon-Turtle Seal

August 28, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Carved Dragon Seal

August 28, 2016, 1:00 PM PST
Temple City, CA, USA

$450 (starting bid)

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A carved Chinese hardstone group Worked as a drago

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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A small quantity of various Chinese seals Of vario

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved zitan wood group Worked as two te

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£300 (starting bid)

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A Chinese carved green and russet jade gilt decora

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£240 (starting bid)

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Chinese Stone Buddha Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Stone Seal Chops

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Soap Stone Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Soapstone Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Tianhuang Stone Dragon Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

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Chinese Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Two Chinese Seal Chops

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Stone Seal Chop

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Large Qing Period Tian Huang Stone Lion Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$1,500 (starting bid)

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A Hang Dynasty He Tian White Jade Turtle Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$600 (starting bid)

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A Fine Qing Jing Shi Stone Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$500 (starting bid)

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A Fine Qing Shou Shang Stone Bamboo Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$200 (starting bid)

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An Important Qing Tain Huang Stone Emperor Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$20,000 (starting bid)

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A Rare Han Dynasty He Tian Jade Mythical Animal Seal

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$2,500 (starting bid)

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A Set of 3 Important Qing Chicken Blood Stone Seals

August 31, 2016, 10:00 PM ChST
Jingdezhen, China

$1,500 (starting bid)

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Een Chinees houten sculptuur met twee spekstenen zegels

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE SQUARE SECTION BRONZE SEAL, the plinth surmounted by a buddhistic

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF 19TH/20TH CHINESE SOAPSTONE SEALS, each carved with a reclining I

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED CHINESE GAOSHAN STONE SEAL, with a boy and peach design, th

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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AN UNUSUAL CHINESE SOAPSTONE SEAL, of shaped triangular section, the sides

September 2, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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Chinese green jade seal carved with dragon

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Chinese Antique Bronze Seal Chop

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$1,000 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Blood Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shou San Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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8 Pieces Shou San Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Seal Merterial

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$50 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Fine ShouShan Stone Seal with Carved Dragon

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$50 (starting bid)

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FuRong Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$300 (starting bid)

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Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Bamboo Shaped Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$100 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$200 (starting bid)

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Shoushan Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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18/19thC Shoushan Blood Stone Seal

September 2, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Richmond Hill, ON, Canada

$5,000 (starting bid)

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A Larger and Rare Chinese Shoushan Tianhuang Stone Carved Seal-11.7cm x 4.5cm x 4.5cm. 586g

September 2, 2016, 8:30 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$8,500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Carved Seal---5.7cm x 2cm x 2cm. 55g

September 2, 2016, 8:30 PM EST
North York, ON, Canada

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese soapstone seal type figure, with three rob

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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QING D., A GREEN JADE SEAL

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Queens, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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AN OLD STONE MOUNTAIN SHAPE SEAL (QING D., WITH  HONGKONG CERTIFICATE IN 1977)

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Queens, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Chinese Glass Dragon Crystal Chop

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SOAPSTONE INSCRIPTED SEAL

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SOAPSTONE INSCRIPTED SEAL

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CHINESE SOAPSTONE INSCRIPTED SEAL

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Bear, DE, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Antique Chinese Ivory Chop Stamp

September 3, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Rockville, MD, USA

$400 (1 bid)

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