Fri, 5th Mar 2021 10:00

TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 108
 

108

A SILVER ‘BIXI’ SEAL, DATED TO THE YEAR 1905
1905年贔屃“福祿壽喜”銀印

Sold for €1,390

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Lot details

China. The base of the seal in the form of a Bixi (or Bi Xi) decorated with neatly incised flames and other details, surmounted by a commemorative stele with manifold inscriptions and a finial carved in relief with two dragons with a flaming pearl in the center.

Provenance: French private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and casting flaws, light scratches, few small nicks and dents.

Inscriptions: The handle to one side with ‘Guangxu’, ‘Yiji’ (corresponding to 1905), ‘Yong Cheng Lou’ (the maker), and ‘Gaomi’ (city of manufacture), to the other side with ‘Fu lu shou xi’ (‘Luck, income, longevity, and joy’).

Weight: 334.6 g
Dimensions: Height 11.8 cm

The seal face left blank save for a key-fret band to the edges, further key-fret bands finely incised to the finial, one side of the handle, around the carapace, and to the lower rim above the seal face.

1905年贔屃“福祿壽喜”銀印
中國,1905年。贔屃身負“福祿壽喜”立碑,碑頂飾刻有浮雕,中間有雙龍戲珠,之間刻著“欽命”二字。碑上可見福祿壽喜四字。四周雷紋。

來源:法國私人收藏
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損和鑄造缺陷,輕微划痕,少量小刻痕和凹痕。

刻字: 光緒,乙己年,永盛樓,高密縣

重量:334.6 克
尺寸:高11.8 厘米



 

China. The base of the seal in the form of a Bixi (or Bi Xi) decorated with neatly incised flames and other details, surmounted by a commemorative stele with manifold inscriptions and a finial carved in relief with two dragons with a flaming pearl in the center.

Provenance: French private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with minor wear and casting flaws, light scratches, few small nicks and dents.

Inscriptions: The handle to one side with ‘Guangxu’, ‘Yiji’ (corresponding to 1905), ‘Yong Cheng Lou’ (the maker), and ‘Gaomi’ (city of manufacture), to the other side with ‘Fu lu shou xi’ (‘Luck, income, longevity, and joy’).

Weight: 334.6 g
Dimensions: Height 11.8 cm

The seal face left blank save for a key-fret band to the edges, further key-fret bands finely incised to the finial, one side of the handle, around the carapace, and to the lower rim above the seal face.

1905年贔屃“福祿壽喜”銀印
中國,1905年。贔屃身負“福祿壽喜”立碑,碑頂飾刻有浮雕,中間有雙龍戲珠,之間刻著“欽命”二字。碑上可見福祿壽喜四字。四周雷紋。

來源:法國私人收藏
品相:狀況極佳,有輕微磨損和鑄造缺陷,輕微划痕,少量小刻痕和凹痕。

刻字: 光緒,乙己年,永盛樓,高密縣

重量:334.6 克
尺寸:高11.8 厘米



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