Asian Art Online Auction

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March 08, 2018 at 2:00 pm ET

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LOT 89

Lot 89

A Set of Nesting Seals, Late Qing/Republic Period

A Set of Nesting Seals, Late Qing/Republic Period
Lot 89 Details
A Set of Nesting Seals, Late Qing/Republic Period

Consisting of five metal cubes fit inside one another, each incised with archaistic seal script
height 1.3 in — 3.2 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,500

Realised: $1,800
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Bonhams San Francisco, Asian Decorative Arts, December 18, 2013, lot 6484


A similar set of nesting seals was sold at auction in Nanjing for over $5000 USD in January of this year


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LOT 89

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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