Antique & Decorative
A CHINESE CARVED SOAPSTONE SEAL ON STAND, 19TH CENTURY. Of rectangular form carved in relief with figures in a boat below mountains and pine trees with clouds. Inscription of Ming dynasty poem down one side and seal mark to base. On an intricately carved green stand depicting crashing waves. 13cm tall including stand.
Provenance: From a local estate. Property of Navy Commander Henry W Jennings R.N. who was stationed in Sasebo Japan between 1946-48. Retired in 1960’s and thence by descent. Slight chip to edge of base and edges of seal. Stand in good overall condition with wear expected with age.