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  • seals This post has image ( China & Japan ) - david - Jan 29, 2019 (06:41 AM)
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Posted By: david Tue, Jan 29, 2019 IP: 2607:fea8:1c1f:f90f:

Any projected opinion on these 2 seals would be greatly appreciated! Thank you! David.

Subject:Re: seals
Posted By: Peace Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Hi I believe these are Chinese. The left one says 馬 meaning "horse" and the right one says 狗 meaning "dog".
The left seal says 福 meaning "fortune" and the right one says 萬利 meaning "fortune" as well.

Subject:Re: seals
Posted By: mikeoz Wed, Jan 30, 2019

Thy are Chinese and are from a set of twelve stones each with a carved representation of one of the 12 zodiac animals on its top, and the character for the animal on its side.

These stones are often used by market stall seal carvers to quickly carve seals for their patrons. They are usually quite ordinary in quality.

Subject:Re: seals
Posted By: mikeoz Wed, Jan 30, 2019

The seal on the left does mean "fortune', but the seal on the right does not read 萬利 but 基利, which does not also mean fortune, but is more likely to be a phonetic rendering of a non-Chinese name - the sound Kili and is perhaps an attempt at a name like Kiri or Kelly. It can be very difficult to create all the sounds of Western names in Chinese. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |