A set of “Lion” Mugwort Leaf Green Stone Seals by Lin Youzhu (5 pieces)

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Lot No. :HRCS-LYZ-201106
Artist: Lin Youzhu (1*) (1904-1952)
Feature:A set of stone seals, 15 pieces, mugwort Leaf Green Stone(2*).
Source:Private collection
1* Lin Youzhu followed his father Lin Yuanshui to learn stone carving, and later followed Zheng Renjiao as his teacher. The works are based on the stone shape, the use of knives is concise, and is well-known in the world for being good at "taking the best from the best".
2* Mugwort Leaf Green stone is a mineral containing silvery metal sand points. It was the best stone for carving seals in the middle of the Qing Dynasty, which is very rare. Due to the influence of the geographical climate in the north, the Liaoning Pit is the first stone to make seals, followed by the Shoushan of Fujian. Mugwort Leaf Green Stone of Shoushan Stone was the most popular in the Ming Dynasty. After the Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Emperor liked Tianhuang stone more than Mugwort Leaf Green Stone, and promoted it. Mugwort Leaf Green stone, Tianhuang stone, and White Furong are also called "Shoushan Stone Three Treasures".


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