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A SQUARE QINGTIAN SEAL WITH MATCHING BOX, CARVED BY ZHAO ZHIQIAN, 1852
Katalognummer: CA0918-018
The stone mottled in hues of honey and mustard. Smooth surface polish and good patina.
China
dated to “Spring of 1852” (renzi year) and signed “Zhao Zhiqian”. The seal: “Buddhist Disciples”

Of square shape, the seal face carved in relief with a four-character seal-script inscription. The top incised in xingshu, running script, with a nine-character inscription. The lidded hongmu box standing on four carved feet with good patina and grain. (3)

Zhao Zhiqian (Chinese: 赵之谦; 1829–1884) was a renowned Chinese calligrapher, seal carver and painter in the late Qing Dynasty, "the leading scholar-artist of his day." Zhao's seal carving had profound influence on the later masters, such as Wu Changshuo and Qi Baishi. He is also known under the courtesy name of Yifu (益甫) and his pseudonym (hào) of Lengjun (冷君), which he changed to Huishu (撝叔) and Bei'an (悲盦) respectively later in his life.

Shape: Square
Dimensions: 3,9 x 3,9 x 3,2 cm The box height 5,2 cm
Weight: 135,5 grams. The box 102,5 grams
Condition: Some chipping edges. Some wear, as expected on an old piece
Provenance: Hungarian private collection; before: Austrian private collection, acquired around 1985 (by repute)

Auction results comparison: CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS. Bonham’s, 19 March 2018, NEW YORK, lot 8143. (for a related tianhuang seal, with comparable mottled hues of honey and mustard) China Guardian 2017 Spring Auctions, lot 4361. ( for a related Qingtian stone seal carved by Zhao Zhiqian)

清代趙之謙”佛門弟子”青田石方印及蓋盒,1852年
蜜色青田石,表面平滑磨光,包漿良好。
中國,印上刻有”壬子春日趙之謙刊石”,推測為1852年春。
印:“佛門弟子”小篆體
佛門弟子方印,印上刻有行書落款”壬子春日趙之謙刊石”。四足紅木蓋盒包漿完善,紋理天然。
趙之謙(1829-1884),初字益甫、號冷君,後改字撝叔、號悲庵,為清代知名書畫家、篆刻家。其篆刻成就巨大,影響近代吳昌碩、齊白石等大師。
形狀:方形
尺寸:方印 3.9 x 3.9 x 3.2 (厘米),蓋盒高5.2厘米
重量:印重135.5克,盒重102.5克
品相良好,具有與年代相符的磨損磕碰。
匈牙利私人收藏。前為奧地利私人收藏,於1985年取得(由名聲信譽)
類似拍品:一件類似的蜜色田黃石印,參考邦瀚斯《中國書畫及藝術品》,2018年3月19日,紐約,拍品編號8143。另一件趙之謙刻青田石印,可見中國嘉德2017春季拍賣會,拍品號4361。

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