Subject:Re: Antique Chinese Seals
Posted By: mikeoz Tue, Jun 27, 2017
First, these are not antique seals. They are modern, and I suggest, carved in market stalls or art shops.
The characters that have been carved into the printing faces are rendered in Kaishu, which is standard script. Seals should be carved in ZhuanShu or seal script. The most common use of Kaishu in seals is when the seal is for a retailer or commercial use, or for a foreigner (non-Chinese).
The nicest seal is the one with the man carved on the top. This contains three Roman letters ELO, and Chinese 杜佰士 艾門. DuBaiShi AiMen. Du 杜 is a Chinese family name, and I can see that that character is also the first character of the black seals, though with all the seal mud on the stone I can't read the others.
The last seal also is too gunked up to be read.