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Help translating seals, and phrase

I was wondering if anyone could help with the translation of this seal And characters, this are the only photos that i have right now. Thanks in advance
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What are these four seal script characters? [closed]

I noticed this mark on the bottom of a teapot. I'm having trouble identifying the four characters which I believe to be seal script. I would be grateful if someone could point me in the right ...
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Please- Chinese Chop/Stamp translation

I purchased this lovely carved horse chop today but I can not read the characters… is anyone with that skill willing to help me translate please?
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Is anyone able to tell me in English what the read seal says on this painting, please! (Characters identified: 史達畫印)

Hoping someone can tell me in English what this red seal/ chop on a Chinese painting is saying. Is it it the artists name and what does it translate to. Thank you!
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Seeking help with the interpretation of this seal. Can anyone help me?

This seal is located in the lower left corner of my free hand brushwork painting and I suspect that it could contain the name of the artist. All help will be appreciated.
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Can anyone assist with the interpretation of this japanese pottery mark?

**This mark is found on the bottom of a ceramic pottery tray believed to be Japanese in origin. Any help with the interpretation will be greatly appreciated.
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Can anyone assist with the interpretation of the symbol that is being depicted in this calligraphy artwork?

**This is a framed scroll painting that was executed by the artist "TIESHENG" as indicated in the oval shaped seal on the lower left. It measures 36 x 28 inches. The two seals on the right ...
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I need help with the translation of this oval shaped seal which is located on the lower left corner of my calligraphy painting

This is an oval shaped, white character seal located directly below a vertical kaishu script quote. The painting is believed to have been done by a Zen Buddhist artist and also consist of two other ...
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Can anyone assist me in the translation of this vertical inscription and the oval seal positioned below it?

This text is inscribed to the left on my calligraphy style zen Buddhist painting. I guess this could be considered running script. There is an oval shaped, white character seal located directly below. ...
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Can anyone assist me with the interpretation of this seal? (Characters identified: 修心養性)

This is one of three seals of my calligraphy brush & ink painting, located on the lower right corner. The characters are in red letters believed to be Chinese. I believe that it could possibly be ...
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Can anyone understand the meaning of this seal? It"s taken from a calligraphy brushwork painting that I own

[] Painting consist of a total of three seals (YING;YANG;& OVAL)with a vertical inscription in kaishu script on my calligraphy ink brush painting.
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Help with signature and seal

I have a painting with this signature and seal, can anyone tell me anything about it?
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Translation of this script to English please?

Translation of this script to English please?
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Translate Chinese Seals (Characters identified: 石渠定鑑 乾隆)

I am attempting to find out the seals of a painting I have. I’ve researched for many hours and am not able to come to any certain conclusions. Really hoping someone is an to help me.
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I am trying to identify the seal on a vase, Any help gratefully received (Characters identified: 南宋官窑)

I am trying to identify the seal mark on a Chinese Yixing body vase. The characters are in what I believe to be seal format. I have tried using Google translate by hand writing but, the results I ...
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yixing teapot Mark translation please

I puchased this teapot and believe it to be Yixing but I would like to see if I can find out when it was made or the artist.
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I would like to check if I did well the small seal script translation, on an ancient seal, into English

The seal, a longitudinal one in green Jade, represents a roaring imperial lion with the mouth towards the sky. The base of the seal has the four small seal script characters (as you can see it has a ...
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I would like to check if I did well the translation of the writings on an ancient seal, into English

The seal, a longitudinal one in green Jade, represents a roaring imperial lion with the mouth towards the sky. On the frontal part has one column of chinese characters. It seems to be from the Empress ...
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I would like to know the translation from a small seal script, on an ancient seal, into English

The seal represents an imperial dragon in red porfido stone. On the lateral of the base, it seems that is written "Year of the dragon, Hu Zhengyan", the 1584-1674, printer, artist and seals ...
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I would like to know the translation of the writings on an ancient seal, to English, please

The seal representing an imperial lion in red porfid, has two scripts. On the lateral of the base, two colons (XVI-XVII Chinese Characters). My research helped by one chinese friend say that it says &...
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I would like to know the translation of the writing on this ink stamp, to English please

From the research I've found on many websites, this trinket is an antique Chinese ink stamp/seal. It's included with what looks to be a writing utensil. The attached writing utensil is all the same ...
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Can someone help me translating this?

This was photographed by a friend in Beijing. Cursive script is very hard, I can only recognize two characters (多 永). The character on the top is clearly traditional (i.e. not simplified), though the ...
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I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on a painting. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese (Characters identified: 新羅山人 秋岳)

This is a signature on a watercolor painting. I'm trying to figure out who the artist is. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Can someone translate this Chinese seal?

Can some translate this seal please? The above is English “Norma” it was my Nana’s name she had the seal made for her in Hong Kong many years ago. But I don’t know what the Chinese is under the name ...
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Could someone translate this Chinese seal please?

The name above is English’s “Hugh” could someone translate the bottom part please?
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Help Translate Chinese Seals (Characters identified: 袁珮珞 玉芹)

I am trying to get a translation on the seal to determine the artist's name. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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What are the characters in this seal?

I've been trying to decipher this seal from a silkscreen painting by using guoxuedashi and other websites. I believe the first character is 林. The second looks similar to 鹿 but I have no idea. The ...
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Can you please help to read this seal?

Can you please help to read this seal? I have already tried this: Installed 說文小篆字體 .ttf font from http://www.guoxuedashi.net/zidian/xz/swxz.ttf And searched http://www.guoxuedashi.net/zidian/xz/ ...
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Meaning of seal (Characters identified: 媒體勇士)

I received this in a package. Hoping someone can translate this. Thanks in advance.
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What is the signature and red seal on my landscape painting? (Characters identified: 廣城作)

The painting shows a landscape with trees, boats on water, and a mountain in the background.
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Seal translation (Characters identified: 嘉雲)

Please help me translate the name of this artist.
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Can anyone help identifying this chinese seal stamps on a painting?

I am trying to identify three seal stamps. However I am rather unsuccessful... There are the three that are on the painting : If someone can help... I have to admit that it is really difficult and I ...
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Can anyone help interpret this script found on a metal ink box?

Metal box, 6cm by 6cm and 3 cm high. I believe it is an ink box. It has a metal frame inside that holds a piece of slate. The slate is in the top of box and the lower part of the box is lined with ...
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Will someone translate these characters into English?

These are from an old scroll painting. I am trying to identify the artist.
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This is a seal on a porcelain piece. I am not sure if it is from China or Japan. Can anyone tell me what it says? (Characters identified: 大明嘉靖年製)

I am trying to read the seal script on the base of a porcelain piece. I am not sure if it is from China or from Japan.
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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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What is the meaning of these seals?

What is the meaning of these seals?
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Please help identify characters in my seal on a modern brush painting

I am trying to find information on the characters in the red seal in the lower right corner of a painting.It is on paper and seems modern. I suppose it is a signature, Thanks for any information
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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 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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