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Bronze Seal

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2885B
Lot:
52
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 2885B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 19, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Bronze Seal, China, square form with a columnar handle, inscribed on three sides of the seal, the inscriptions translate to "made by the Board of Rites in February, the 15th of Qianlong reign (1750/51), reg. no. 3248," the top inscribed in Manchurian, the seal face with Chinese and Manchurian characters in six lines, ht. 3 5/8, seal wd. 2 1/4 in.

Note: For a similar example see Sotheby's New York, Asian Art, Lot 944, September 19, 2015.


Estimate $7,000-9,000

in good condition with minor wear and an old chip.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Manchu people, Qianlong Emperor, Seal

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