1157: Chinese Carved and Incised Red Dragon Seal
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Lot 1157 Details
A Chinese Carved and Incised Red Dragon Seal, Qing Dynasty, probably Qianlong Period (1736-1795), of rectangular section with the upper surface elaborately carved with a coiled dragon resting above a flaming pearl on a billowing cloud, one facet incised with two characters, unread, the chop carved in positive text, unread, the amber-colored stone with russet veining diminishing upward towards the dragon's body, height 2 5/8in., presented within an elaborate triple box. Provenance: With Benjamin Franklin March Jr. (1899-1934), Curator of Asiatic Art, Detroit Institute of Arts (1927-1931); thence by descent to the present owner.