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Can anyone here read handwritten calligraphy and can tell me what this says please? It's on a porcelain plaque

Can anyone here read handwritten calligraphy and can tell me what this says please? It's on a porcelain plaque.
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What do the stamp marks say on these three teapots?

I'm not quite sure on the orientation of the stamps, I can flip them in a image editor if I need to let me know. The teapots have multiple stamps on each one so I grouped each of them into one picture ...
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What does it say in gigantic characters on this building labelled “Treasure Trove of Royal Chinese Cuisine”? (Characters identified: 中華皇家御膳之寶)

There's this restaurant in Beijing (approximate location: Baidu Ditu; I think it's called 御仙楼) which has gigantic letters on the front. The letters are around 3 people high. (Imgur version.) ...
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Handwritten script on two scroll paintings

Could someone help translate what’s written on these two scroll paintings please?
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Round seal stamp on a teapot (Characters identified: 沈紅英制)

This is stamped on the bottom of a yixing teapot. Can anyone translate what the name is please? Thank you.
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Can someone help translate this seal script (I think)?

I was told the symbols on this table was seal script. I'm having trouble confirming/translating them. Any help/advice?
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translation of text and seals on painting (Poet identified: Pu Ru 溥儒)

its been in the family since the 1950's, I asked a friend but he couldn't read it. also google translate was rubbish. friend said the calligraphy was to hard. added the very bottom bit
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Translation of seal script text (Poem identified: 元・譚處端《西江月・作伴修行未是》)

I've been trying to translate some seal script on a small piece a friend brought back from Japan. I've been using http://www.guoxuedashi.com/ and hanziyuan.net to guess them and think I ended up with ...
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Translate Seal Characters to Mandarin? Picture #2 (Characters identified: 青鸞舞鏡)

Here are more of the Seal Characters. These are much more complex than the first ones I posted. Any help is greatly appreciated in translating to classical/modern Chinese. Thanks
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Can someone translate these Seal Characters to Mandarin? (Characters identified: 五世)

Can anyone help me translate these Seal Characters into classical/modern Chinese characters? They are on my neighbor's furniture brought from the Philippines. I have 12 more pictures, but this site ...
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Can anyone here read old scripts? (Characters Identified: 松月侣)

Hello I have a bronze censer with the mark below on the bottom and am hoping someone here might be able to read old scripts, I was told the right character is 松, and that the left character has 人(亻) ...
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Help with translating painting thank you

Looking at an original of a print and would love to know the artist.
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Who signed this Chinese peice of art? (Characters identified: 吳氏 小平画印)

I am trying to understand the seals and title for this painting. I have tried importing the image of the painting in Pleco and many other seal identification websites, but still no luck. I believe it ...
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Seal marks on a little pot (Characters identified: 吳祥君)

Can I have help reading what these two marks say? Thank you.
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Soapstone Seal Translation

Can anyone give me any information about this old stamp? possibly translate the symbols? Very worn carved soapstone in tortoise shell case with red waxy ink. Thanks for your help.
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What does this mark mean? (Characters identified: 周桂珍制)

Could someone please help me with the mark on this yixing teapot please?
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How can I type 小篆characters that are not in the FANG ZHENG XIAO ZHUAN TI FONT?

By intalling the FANG ZHENG XIAO ZHUAN TI FONT I've been able to type 小篆 characters. However there are many chacters which don't change when the font is applied to them. For the more modern characters ...
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Translating seal stamp

I have recently been given some artwork and was looking for some help in translating the seal found on the art Any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks
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Seal & Calligraphy translation

I was wondering if anyone could help with the translation of this seal (image has been flipped), and the characters on the side as well. No knowledge here, but have tried handwriting the seal ...
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Pewter tea container seal character translation

Can someone please help me translate this I've literally spent five or six hours and can't find anything thank you so much in advance!
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Artist Seal Meaning

I am trying to identify these artist seal meaning, if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.I have tried researching this myself but to no avail
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Please help me identify the characters on the seal (Characters identified: 知惠子)

Please help me identify the characters of the seal (again). My friend identified one of the characters as ’和’ but she's not sure with it.
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Can anyone identify the characters on this seal?

I saw this seal recently visiting a friend of mine who collects old paintings and calligraphy in Shanghai. I'm hoping that someone here knows what these characters are. Any help is greatly appreciated!...
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Seal Script Title + Artist Seals

This is another part of the same book I posted on here yesterday - I'm certain I've got one of the characters, I'm unsure of another, and I'm really struggling with the last one. If anyone is able to ...
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Passage in Seal Script - 18th C Japanese Book of Chinese Poems (Poem identified: 唐・賈至《西亭春望》)

I recently got an old Japanese Orihon (folding book) which has a lengthy passage in seal script - my assumption was that Japanese seal script would be the same as Chinese seal script, but if I'm wrong ...
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Is this the seal of Empress Xiaogheghdan? Birth Mother for Qianlong Emperor? It is about 4" square

This is a large seal H 4" x W 4" Found on a large Chinese Scroll. The seal seems to refer to the Divine Name given to the Empress Xiaogheghdan the Birth Mother for the Qianlong Emperor, after her ...
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This is a seal on a painting. I have identified several but 8 are still unknown. Please can anyone read this seal?

This is a seal on the lower left corner of a large scroll.
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Small Seal Request

I am currenly looking for the small seal character for the words 生 (Sheng) and 智 (Hui)? Which I cannot find in the wiktionary.
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Can anyone read Seal Script? I’m completely stuck

I have a wonderful print that I inherited that has two seals on it. I am completely at a loss on how to find out what artist they are referring to.
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Can anyone translate this Seal Script into english for me?

I played this game called Sleeping Dogs that I really loved! It took place in Hong Kong and the main character Wei Shen has this tattoo on his arm that I thought would be cool to have. After doing ...
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Is this the character 良?

Someone sent me this picture and asked me if I knew what it was: I had a couple of hunches and browsed through Pleco's Small Seal Script Chinese character font. The small seal script for 良 looks very ...
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Can anyone read Seal Script? I'm completely stuck

Is anyone able to give the modern character equivalents for these seals? I'm completely stumped on the top one, but got as far as "X 廾 東 X" on the bottom one. There's also a 詩塘 at the top, and I don'...
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What are the characters in this seal script inscription on an ancestral altar? (Characters identified: 孝思維則)

Hi, this four character inscription is on an ancestral altar which contains two spirit tablets. I am unsure of the more modern equivalents of these characters and would be grateful for any assistance.
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Help me translate the red signature seal on this picture?

I inherited these pictures from my grandmother who bought them in China in 1980-81. I have had a difficult time trying to translate the red artist signature seals. I have tried image translator app, I ...
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What do these stamps mean?

The first stamp could mean Jing Zhao, no? Sorry for the last one, I can´t have a better picture. Thanks a lot, Simon
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What does this seal stamp say?

My parents have bought some type of ceramic vessel (plate, pot, something like that), which has the following stamp on the bottom: Armed with 米好 '-'’s answer on how to decipher seal script, I’ve done ...
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What does this seal stamps on chinese painting mean?

Thanks a lot for your help, Simon
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Identify artist of tapestry

I am try to identify the artist or school of art for a silk tapestry by their seal:
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Antique Chinese painting

Before I ask I'd like to say how much I admire Chinese culture and art. Hence I always dig in antique shops for something from China. A few years ago I bought these beautiful twin paintings (not ...
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What is the missing character on the seal?

跟進此問題,題中之印 共收六字,其中五字無疑,作爲 後皇漢裔帝X X是何字,解之有難。僅看字形,個人釋之爲「亘」,而@水巷孑蠻釋之爲「亙」,因漢朝既無「亘帝」也無「亙帝」,二解都有問題。 先說說「亘」與「亙」二字的字源。二者在秦漢之後已經就被混淆了,甚至到今世多釋之爲繁簡或異體關係,非也。 「亘」字本義是環繞、迴旋,很可能跟「還」、「漩」等類似的詞有同源關係,但初期竝無「亘」字而以「...
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What are the six characters on this seal?

What are the characters on this seal? The middle two seem to be 皇帝, but I can't make out the other four.
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Chinese Poem And Seal Translation Needed

Really Hoping someone can Translate this Old Chinese Painting Poem and Seal into English for me. edited, picture added.
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What are the characters on this seal? (Characters identified: 李濟懋印)

What are the characters on this seal? Flipped image for easier reading:
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Where can I find a decent Seal Script font?

I have 9 TrueType fonts that include seal script hanzi, but do not include them entirely. Could someone show me a decent font, or send me via email the shuowen jiezi font?
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What does this seal of 宋高宗 say?

It is a bookmark sold by the Palace Museum in Taipei, from a seal on a piece titled 宋高宗書七言律詩.
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Chinese painting poem and seal meaning

Could anyone please help me, I got a painting as a gift, and I tried to find the meaning of the poem and seals on my painting but it didn’t succeed.
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Meaning of seal and engraved characters on teapot

I came across an old teapot with inscriptions, but since I don’t speak Chinese, I have no means to know what is written on it. There are two columns of five characters (four columns with twenty ...
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Help please me find out what this means

I’m looking to find out what this means. Please help was handed down to me from my family
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Is there a difference between Seals written before 1900 and after 1900? [closed]

I purchased a painting with an Asian Seal on it. No one or organization seems to be able to decipher it. Someone did state it appears to be Modern, after 1900.
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Shen (神) character painted over a seal

The same 神 character is painted over a seal on 2 different artworks: An early landscape painting (by Wei Xian/卫贤?): A calligraphy by Wang Xizhi: Painting over a seal seems rather rare to me. I ...