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Questions about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.

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I need help with this painting

I found this painting online, is there any way to know who made it?
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Vintage teacup with…Chinese characters? [closed]

I found a beautiful tea cup set at a thrift store with this backstamp (see photo). My Korean friend said it is Chinese. Can you help to translate for me? Thank you! strong text
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What is the meaning of these seals?

What is the meaning of these seals?
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Please help identify this signature and seal

I have 2 art sketches my grandfather brought home from WW2. I think the signature is Chinese and would like to know if this is true and what it says. I’d be grateful for any help.
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Trying to translate signature and stamp for Chinese print (Characters identified: 戊午九月石年)

Trying to find the origin of this print and the translation of the signature and seal.
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May I ask for help deciphering this seal?

I am new to Chinese and this seal fascinates me and makes me want to learn more about this complex language. I have looked all over the internet with not much luck! I would be very grateful for some ...
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What is the meaning of the seal in the picture? (Character identified: 譜)

My friend is doing a historical research for her uni assignment about the object in the picture attached and would like to know the meaning of the seal. Since neither of us really studies chinese we ...
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Further information on calligraphy piece? (Characters identified: 斿于⿰坴丮)

I have a work of calligraphy that I am trying to get as much information as possible on. The story behind it is that back in college, I took a Chinese calligraphy summer session course (was maybe 4 ...
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Please, help translate the text and stamps on this painted silk screen to identify the artist and date?

This is a painted silk screen showing a mongolian mounted archer. I think that the original motif was shown on a 1280 painting, but this is, of course, much later (1900?).
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Can someone help me recognize these characters? (Characters identified: 通臂猿拳)

I think the first one is 通? But I’m not sure about the rest. I’m not good with cursive hanzi.
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Help translating a Chinese character

So I came across this character and I have no idea what it means. I've tried looking it up in an online chinese dictionary but was unable to find anything. Does anyone know what this character is and ...
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Seal script reading [duplicate]

Can someone help me to read this seal script character Thanks
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Seal under a bronze vase

Can someone help me to read this seal found under an old looking bronze vase. Can this seal allow to identify the manufacture of this vase and the period ?
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Chinese? Seal Need help with translating and more information on this scroll (Characters identified: 鄧紹新印)

I have searched and searched but cannot find what this means. Can anyone help with translating this seal, or pointing me in the right direction? Thank you! Thank you for the help. One of the ...
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Help w/translating (to English) a stamp on bowl please!

Thanks for helping me with this!✌️
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Can somebody please translate main 4 symbols and the 6 little ones for me? (Characters identified: 格物致知)

Can somebody please translate main 4 symbols and the 6 little ones for me?
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Help Recognizing Characters on a Vase (Characters Identified: 錦山) [closed]

I have a vase with these characters on the bottom and would be very grateful if someone could tell me what they mean.
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What are these unusual characters alone in seals?

What are these unusual characters ? They are alone on each seal.
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What does this artwork say? (Characters identified: 湖岩)

I'd like to ask you for help me to identify this sign and stample. It should be painting on silk.
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Can you help translate the scroll seal (Characters identified: 神龍圖 嘯天)

I believe this dragon is about shinlong but I would like to know the artist as I cannot make up any of the symbols
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Can someone help me to decipher this seal? (Characters identified: 君子愛人以德)

Can someone help me to decipher this seal? Edit: On the side carving I could read the date (辛未十二月 xīn wèi shí èr yuè: 12 1931/1991). What is the name of the carver?
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Can someone help me to read this seal (Characters identified: 熙熙春物見昇平)

This is a small bronze seal. Is this phrase from a poetic or philosophic text?
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Can you help me to decipher these 2 prints from the same seal

These are the 2 sides of the same seal. One yin and one Yang
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Can someone help me to read this seal (Characters identified: 江山如此多嬌)

Can someone help me to read this seal Many thanks for your infos about this seal. Here is the side carving, can you decipher it ? Seems to be a date and the name of the carver
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What are the characters on this unusual seal (Characters identified: 令憲稽首)

Can someonne help me to decipher this unusual seal ? Many thanks Side carving of this seal
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I need help translating and orienting two signature chops (Characters identified: 精忠報國 忠誠衛士)

There are two chops. My name is Jake and my wife's name is Kenwyn (Ken-win). We believe the chops were created to represent our names phonetically in Chinese, versus using the symbology to convey an ...
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Unusual Seal reading (Characters identified: 胸有方心身無媚骨)

Can someone help me to read this seal?
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Can someone read this unusual seal?

Can someone read this unusual seal? This seal is part of a set of 2 seals. The other one read 光 明 之 天 理 也, I think? I've posted an image of the other one below. These 2 seals seems related to the ...
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Help me translate stamps on bowls and paintings? (Ancient Chinese, Japanese & Cantonese) [closed]

Im looking for help identifying 7 pieces of art (5 paintings and two bowls). I was advised sby a friends grandmother that some is ancient Chinese, Japanese and Cantonese but have had no luck ...
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Can you help me to read this seal

Can you help me to read this seal. Is this phrase part of a poetic or philosophical text ? Many thanks for your translation and your findings. My seal is a bronze round seal , diameter 55 mm, high 42 ...
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What are the characters in this seal? (Characters identified: 白云長滿目)

Does this phrase comes from a poetic or philosophical text? Many thanks for your translation and your comments on this deal. Actually I had not too much problems with the 云 yún character because I ...
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Does anyone know what these letters mean?

I have seen these letters written in a particular way and I would like to know their meaning. I don't know if they are in the correct position so I sent 2 possible positions.
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Can anyone identify these characters?

I would love some help identifying these two characters. These markings are on the underside of a porcelain cup, which is of Chinese or Japanese origin. Thank you in advance!
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What are the characters in this seal? (Characters identified: 拏雲心事人不知)

What are the characters in this seal? Does this phrase come from a poetic or philosophical Chinese text?
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What are these characters? (Characters identified: 牧者所愛)

I'm very rusty, and can't figure out the last character. Am I correct that the first 3 are 牧者所? Thank you so, so much!
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What these seals characters means? (Characters identified: 讀書志在聖賢 爲官心存君國)

I have this seal but i really dont know what means these characters, If somebody can help me to translate i would appreciate.
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What is this seal script character? (Character identified: 矦)

Can someone help me to identify this seal character. I have 3 others seals with this character, always in the 3rd position. Un the 3rd character it is slightly different but I think it is the same. ...
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What is “⿰糹𠬝”? (Some variant of 级?)

Saw this at a store the other day: I believe the middle character's components can be broken down like: ⿰糹𠬝 I'm assuming it's just some variant of 级 but I can't find any evidence to support that. ...
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What characters are these? ⿰食㒼, ⿰兌皮

I encountered two characters I cannot find in any database. They are side-by-side compositions of two characters that I do know, but I have not been able to use the information to find something I can ...
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Does anyone know what these characters means?

My name is Javier. Im writting because i don t understand what a seal inscription would be traslated. if anyone could hel`me i woul appreciate very much. Regards.
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Can someone please help me translate this chop/seal/stamp?

Back in 1994 my mother and I took a trip to Hong Kong to visit my grandfather, a US ex-pat, that lived there. She had this chop commissioned while we were visiting. Unfortunately, I don't have any way ...
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Help with Chinese painting marks please

Please can anyone help identify what is written on this painting and the accompanying marks / seals please? I’ve tried to research this but the amount of information is overwhelming! Any help ...
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Translation of signature on family shadow box art (Characters identified: 賀壽圖 北海貝雕)

Can someone provide a translation of the signature captured from a shadow box picture. My dad bought it for my mum on their anniversary about 30 years ago but they have both passed away. The family ...
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I am trying to translate the seal on a vase. please help (Characters identified: 蔣松林印)

Trying to find information regarding Seal mark on Vase.
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Meaning of this word (Character identified: 緣)

I just bought a couple of tea cups which I think are Japanese in style, but they could be Chinese. There's some writing on the cups that I was unable to translate with Google: Does anyone know if the ...
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Chinese painting signature and seal translation (Characters identified: 羅鼎華印)

I have a Chinese watercolour and the scene is two birds with flowers. I cannot interpret the signature nor the seal and really need some help on this.
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Unknown meaning on ring (Characters identified: 东京喰种) [closed]

need to know meaning on this ring, was given to me by someone and could have significant meaning in a personal matter!! Please help
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please help me translate this poem on my dizi into english

picture shows chinese writing on my dizi
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can anyone help identify the chop mark please and translate (Characters identified: 一切惟心艁)

I have a beautiful scroll given to me and am trying to find out the history of the seal
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What does the chinese lettering mean on my shirt? [closed]

I bought this shirt and now I'm curious what the Chinese lettering means. i tried to translate, but it is very hard. Can you help me translate?

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