A Unique "Dragon" Turquoise Stone Seal by Xu Sangeng

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Lot No. :HRCS-TS-190910
Artist: Xu Sangeng(1*) (1826 - 1890)
Feature:A stone seal. Turquoise (2*) stone.
Source:Private collection
1* Xu Sangeng (1826 - 1890) was a prominent painter, calligrapher and seal artist of the Qing Period. Wu was born in Shangyu, Zhejiang. His engraving styles are known as the "Wu Dai Dang Feng" (means superb painting skills and elegant style). Xu Sangeng's work has been offered at auction multiple times. Since 2008 the record price for this artist at auction is $112,481 USD for CALLIGRAPHY, sold at Poly International Auction Co. in 2013.
2* Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and is derived from the French turquois meaning "Turkish" because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey, from mines in the historical Khorasan Province of Persia.


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