Subject:Re: Please Help Read Script And Seal On Old Chinese Watercolour
Posted By: mikeoz Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Applying a seal with the wrong orientation is relatively easy to do. I was taught to carve my colophon, date, signature, etc on the left hand face of the seal so there is always a quick way to check the orientation of the seal.
Additionally, if the top of the seal stone has a carved animal (dragons are considered animals in this instance), then the animal should be looking back over its spine at the person holding the stone.
Round stone seals are almost impossible to orient correctly, unless the round image is carved from a square stone.