Description:

文鼎刻田黄雕太师少师钮印章
边刻:嘉庆庚申冬十二月文鼎刻石
印文:雀避著寒壑飕飕落墨
Tianhuang Buddhist Lion with Cub Square Seal Inscribed by Wending
Of square section surmounted by a well carved seated muscular lion with its head turned playfully towards its cub. The large lion (Tashi) and the cub (Xiaoshi) represent the wish for one’s descendants to achieve high rank (taishi shaoshi), and the two lions are puns for high ranks. The stone of an attractive warm variegated brownish-orange color.
文鼎(1766—1852),今浙江嘉兴人,布衣。清代书画篆刻家。

    Dimensions:
  • 2½ x 2½ x 2¼ in (6.35 x6.35 x 5.7 cm)
    Weight: 328 g

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