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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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Seal script reading [duplicate]

Can someone help me to read this seal script character Thanks
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Can anyone help translate this signature / red seal

Ive had this painting/print for years, i inherited it from my Uncle. Ive always wanted to know what the red seal means and the translation of the text. I would love to find out more about the artist
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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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Please help with the meaning of seal calligraphy writing on the following clay board

Please help with the meaning of seal calligraphy writing on the following clay board.
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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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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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Unknown painting of a lady

I bought a painting on a French flee-market and and I would very much like to know who the painter is. The text is translate by someone who is very good at translating Chinese text and seals, but she ...
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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 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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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 somebody translate this seal script, please?

I am researching about a Chinese poet who wrote in Spanish as "A. Kuan Veng". This is surely an approximation of his name in Spanish, however, in his seal appear four characters: I am pretty ...
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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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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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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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Can someone identify the characters in this Seal Script? (Characters identified: 江上清風 山間明月)

I would love some help identifying the characters written on this stamp. I see that the 5th and 6th characters are 山 and 間, but I cannot identify the others! This stamp is the underside of a netsuke ...
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What does this phrase in Yue Fei Temple mean? (Characters identified: 忠孝千秋)

Most of the phrases put up in Yue Fei Temple are easy to read, but this one is in Seal Script and I can't figure it out. I know the first character to be 忠, but the others I can't figure out. On the ...
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Can you help me identify the name of the artist on my painting? (Characters identified: 雲茜)

I inherited a painting which I think is on silk. I would like to know more about it. I think it was probably bought in the mid-twentieth century by my great aunt. I would love to know the name of the ...
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Help translating artist names and signatures

I have a few pieces of art my grandmother brought from China in the 1980s. She and my grandfather were part of a group to canoe the yellow river and fell in love with the amazing country and culture. ...
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Translation and script type of Chinese calligraphy scroll (Characters identified: 高明配天 敬璧)

What is the translation of the text and seal on this scroll? What is the script type of the large main text? Initially I thought it was seal script since the characters looked quite similar to those ...
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Chinese Collage Pictures made with paper, bamboo & Feathers (Characters identified: 松楓 沈陽)

We have a set of 3 collages bought from Hong Kongaround the 1970’s. Do you know who the artist is please?
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Translation of Chinese Scroll and Seal

Is someone able to help translate the text (calligraphy?) and seal on this scroll? I had a go at translating the seal using guoxuedashi and http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-mf/ but wasn't ...
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Please help translate my Chinese seal chop (Characters identified: 詩思妮)

While on a recent trip to Shenzhen, China, I came across a booth selling Chinese Chops. I had one made for me. The artist asked me to write my name down, CECILE, and he made me this chop. Since he ...
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Brass & Marble Chinese Bring Money Tea Pot (Characters identified: 大明宣德)

Hello, What do the Chinese makers mark tell? Thank you.
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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