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|Re: Re: Re: Can anyone please translate this Chinese seal?|
Posted By: mikeoz
Posted Date: Jan 18, 2019 (04:32 PM)
Thanks for trying but the side carving is too unclear to read. However, the fact that this is stone indicates that this is a modern effort, possibly a careful copy of a genuine stone. When I started carving seals about 30 years ago, I used to find pictures of seals in books and try to carve copies of them and in that way learned both about composition and the physical carving techniques.
In my research I have found that most seals prior to the Ming dynasty were metal or jade - the jade painstakingly carved by a process of abrasion. Metal seals were mostly cast, or sometimes made with strips of copper welded to the brass seal base.
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