These two seals are located on a very large painting of flowers and fruit. So far I've only been able to translate the title which was done in cursive script. Is anyone familiar with these two unusual seals?enter image description here

  • @dROOOze , isn’t it read as “化吉”, the second seal? Jun 15, 2022 at 5:35
  • @水巷孑蠻 Maybe - I can't interpret what they mean! I'll change it if you can explain it :)
    – dROOOze
    Jun 15, 2022 at 6:00

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the top seal is “國湧”; the bottom seal is “化吉”, the art name (號), plus a graphic of “mickey” ¹ at the leftmost 😸

a google search would reveal:

the above mentioned seals might belong to an artist “鄭國湧”, with an art name “化吉”; whom was born in 1960, in which, the chinese zodiac is mouse.


¹ “mickey” 者・mouse 也・it’s head is at the top, looking at the right :)

“化吉”, might derived from “逢凶化吉”. that, for calligraphy or paintings, a “mickey” is ferocious (it might eat, then destroy the valuable artefacts).

so, a seal with “化吉” and a graphic of “mickey” is, . . . kind of a well-wishes

have fun :)

  • I'm afraid I'm going to have to go with the first answer thank you very much greatly appreciated
    – AOD
    Jun 16, 2022 at 3:54

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