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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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Rich-spread  Chicken-blood Shoushan Stone Seal Surmounted Chilong

July 26, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Toronto, ON, Canada

$150 (starting bid)

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(Pr) ORIENTAL FOO DOG INK STAMPS ; SIGNED

July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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SHOUSHAN STONE STAMP - 1 1/4

July 26, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Soap Stone Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Soap Stone Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade and Shoushan Stone Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Lapis Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Square Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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Two Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Pair of Chinese Shoushan Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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Chinese Jade Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Two Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chops

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chop, Zhu Dan

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Stone Seal Chops and a Pi

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Shoushan Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue and White Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Bone Seal Chop

July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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A jadeite seal of square form with Dog of Fo finial, the base signed, 5cm h

July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Newark, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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Longquan porcelain stamp with lion on top

July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Commack, NY, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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FIVE CHINESE SOAPSTONE SEALS. - Largest: 7 1/2 in. high.

July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$70 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE SILVER SEALS. - Largest: 1 3/4 in. long.

July 28, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chevy Chase, MD, USA

$120 (starting bid)

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LOT (7) ASSORTED CHINESE CARVED HARDSTONE ANIMALS, SEAL, PENDANTS, ETC

July 28, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE GILT BRONZE SEAL

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£220 (starting bid)

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A SMALL 20TH CENTURY CHINESE CELADON JADE SEAL

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY SOAPSTONE SEAL TYPE CARVINGS OF BUDDHISTIC LIONS

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A FINE QUALITY MUTTON FAT FURONG STONE SEAL

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£90 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED CHINESE GAOSHAN STONE SEAL

July 29, 2016, 12:00 PM BST
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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JADE STONE SEAL STAMP

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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JADE CARVED 'DRAGON' SEAL STAMP

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$275 (starting bid)

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MYTHICAL BEAST STAMP SEAL

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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JADE CARVED 'MYTHICAL BEST' SEAL

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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CELADON JADE CARVED AND GILT 'DRAGON' SEAL

July 29, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
San Gabriel, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Large Chinese celadron glazed pottery chop, base carved with seal characters, 13cm x 1.3cm x 13cm H

July 30, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Chinese Celadon and Russell Jade Seal.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Carved Stone Seal

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Stone Seal.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Group of Chinese Antique Seals and Metal Pieces.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Five Chinese Soapstone Seals

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Carved Soapstone Seal.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Stone Seal.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Two Soapstone Seals.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Six Soapstone Seals.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Three Chinese Carved Stone Seals.

July 30, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Columbia, MD, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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TWO CHINESE JADEITE ARTICLES, SEAL AND CAT

July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Brooklyn, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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A OLD AND FINELY CARVED JADE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED COPY OF SOAP STONE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED GREEN JADE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FINE CHICKEN BLOOD STONE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FINE SOAP STONE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$80 (1 bid)

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A FINELY CARVED BRONZE SEAL

July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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