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A SOAPSTONE CIRCULAR 'LOTUS' SEAL PASTE BOX AND COVER XINGYOUHENG TANG MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG

  • HKG
  • 2012-04-03
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A SOAPSTONE CIRCULAR 'LOTUS' SEAL PASTE BOX AND COVER
XINGYOUHENG TANG MARK AND PERIOD OF DAOGUANG, The flat cover with rounded sides carved in low relief with a blooming lotus borne on a meandering scroll, the sides of the fitted box decorated by two parallel raised fillets, the flat underside incised with four characters Xingyouheng Tang ('Imperial Hall of Consistency'), the soapstone of a mustard-yellow tone highlighted with vermillion-red streaks and natural inclusions
5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in.

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