Lot 2771. Large seal with a three-legged toad

Starting price: € 360
Auction date: 07.12.2019   11:00 UTC +02:00
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Lot 2771 | Large seal with a three-legged toad
Caramel-colored, gewölkte Jade with a few rust-red inclusions. Carved and engraved. A cuboid-shaped body with a fully plastic carved, three-legged toad as a seal knob. Circular, finely engraved inscription with an excerpt of a Buddhist prayer text (Dharani) with the title "White Guanyin Inspiration Mantra". Of calligraphic Text, corresponding to the seal surface. Undeutl. dat. (probably in 1881); a Modern wooden base. H. 9 cm. 6 cm x 6 cm.We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Barend ter Haar from the Asia-Africa-Institute of the University of Hamburg for the kind scientific support.Provenance: Stamps-Collection Of Günther Köpping, Berlin.A large seal with a knob in the shape of a three-legged toad and inscription of a Buddhist dharani. Indistinctly dated (probably in 1881). Wooden stand.China. Qing Dynasty. Guangxu Period. Around 1874 - 1908.

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