Rare Documentary Bronze Military Seal, Qing Dynasty
The rectangular base finely cast with a seventeen-character inscription in seal script, all rising to a tapering cylindrical shaft
4.7" x 3.5" x 2.2" — 12 x 9 x 5.5 cm.
marked ‘qi huncheng lu zhang zhi guan fang lu jun di yi bai shi’
Written in official seal script, the stamp may have been used by the authority for the Commander of the Seventh Mixed Battalion, Frontier Force, First Army. The ‘mixed battalion’ was devised by the the Manchu ruler, Nurhachi (1559-1626) in 1618 after his subjugation of the land bordered the Amur and Tumen rivers.
Bonham’s London, July 11, 2005, lot 83.
Department: Asian Art
Period: Qing, Tang