Purpose/Use: Used in addition to an Artist Seal to enhance a composition
Translation: The Singing of Brush and Ink
Dimension: (LxWxH):1 1/16” x 1 1/16” x 4 1/8”
Imprint Dimension: (LxW):1 1/16” x 1 1/16”
Imprint Shape: Square
The loveliness of the beautiful ivory color of this stone is barely interrupted here and there by a few slight accents of delicate veins of ochre. The uniqueness of this seal comes from its carving, which covers almost three-fourths of all four sides. The intricate image of two egrets standing in a lotus garden, while deeply carved and strongly etched, still retains and conveys both the delicacy and beauty of its subject matter. The marriage of stone and imagery make this seal exquisite and magnificent!
The combined images of egret and lotus, both spotlessly white within a marshy environment, symbolize the ideal virtue of incorruptibility: “May your path be always upward.” The pair of birds doubles the wish for happiness, or union.