Subject:Re: Identification of an ancient Chinese seal
Posted By: mikeoz Sat, Apr 27, 2019
The face of the seal, which is back to front so could not have printed correctly, reads ChengHua nian zao 成化年造. Made in the reign of the Ming dynasty ChengHua emperor - which of course it wasn't.
I'm not quite sure of the meaning of the written colophon - Gong Ping Jiao Yi, Tian Li Liang Xin - 公平交易 天理良心. which seems to have something to fo with Fair Trade, and the conscience of Heaven's rule.
Modern - but not a copy.