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Help to identify artist and the message (Characters identified: 梅幸 扇舍)

We recently were going through a relatives belongings and we came across this beautiful painting wrapped in handmade paper, can anyone help translate any of the symbols or point us to where we could ...
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Could Someone Help Me In Translating This Seal? (Characters identified: 定園)

Wondering about the translation of this seal on the bottom of this bowl. Thanks!
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Can anyone please translate the writing and identify the seals on these two pieces of artwork?

Can anyone please translate the writing and identify the seals on these two pieces of artwork?
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Can someone help me with the artist with this seal stamp for a painting? (Characters identified: 葉氏)

I am trying to identify the artist with the attached seal stamp for a chinese painting of horses. Can any experts here help to identify this artist?
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Could any one tell any information on these characters on a piece of bronze

Could any one tell any information on these characters on a piece of bronze
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I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on a painting. (Characters identified: on the seal 曹蘇斯 and the calligraphy 我心畫)

Had this painting for about a decade, asked for a translation of the text one reddit and this is what they were able to provide me. 我心畫 Ambiguous, perhaps "painted with my heart" or painted ...
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Hi i have four old paintings with this signature seal. Just wondering if anyone knows what it says

Just wondering if anyone knows what this stamp seal means on four old paintings i have. Thanks i would appreciate any feedback.
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This seal is a name. What are the characters and what do they mean? (Characters identified: 權固守)

This seal is a name awarded to a martial artist. I think the name means strong and protective. The word for strong might be the same word used for iron mills? Any help on the Chinese characters and ...
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Can anybody tell me who's artist seal this is? (Characters identified: 九峰山人)

I have bought 2 chinese paintings but i can't find who this artist is. Does anybody know who's seal this is and if it is valuable? Also, any info about the date when these paintings were created is ...
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Need translation of this painting inscription. Looks like Chinese Seal Font/script (Characters identified: 柔豐)

I have an image of a pictures inscription that appears to be in Chinese Seal Script/Font. Here is the image in black and white. Thank you!
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I was told this painting was written in small seal script. I dont speak any chinese. Can anyone translate it for me? (Characters identified: 天光時來四景開拓)

I inherited this painting from my grandmother, so I don't have any information about it's origin. She lived in China around 1965 or 1966, but don't know if it was purchased there.
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Can someone please translate this, I think it is seal script? (Characters identified: 天神貴者太乙)

I think this is a prayer in seal script but I have not been able to find the characters anywhere. Can anyone tell me what it says in Chinese and English? Thanks!
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Is the right componet of 龍 related to 弱?

The right component of the small seal script 龍 seems to be the mirror image of the components of 弱. I know the older historical forms of 龍 do not share this similarity but I can't help but wonder if ...
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Translation/transliteration help request: 6 characters in seal script on a box holding a medal (Characters identified: 勛六等瑞寶章)

all -- among a box with some family heirlooms, I've found a lacquer box with a medallion inside. This was from a Russian family that left before 1917, and lived in China and then Japan before ...
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May I know name of artist (Characters identified: 查那晨製)

Need help in reading the seal to identify name of teapot potter . Would like to find his kiln and if his teapots and handmade. Thank you.
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Can somebody recogize the stye and/or meaning of the characters in the Image? (Characters identified: 壽)

This is the metal cover of the scabbard of a sword I bought in Chinatown Los Angeles.
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Can someone please help me by translating this vertical group of Chinese characters and the smaller chop located on the left?

These characters are located beneath an antique (19th century?) Chinese ceremonial box that I own. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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Can you help me identify the artist and seal (Characters identified: 一青)

These came from my grandfather who fought in WW2.
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Trying to identify this artist signature (Characters identified: 古惠蘭)

I have looked everywhere and have no solid answer on this signature seal, please help.
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I need help identifying the characters on this artist’s seal (Characters identified: 南海)

I have this cool tshirt from the 1990’s and really want to know who is the artist. I actually lived in Guangdong for 4 years and have asked some friends but they cannot help. So… translation software ...
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Whose red seal is on this work?

I saw a painting from a thrift shop, and am curious to know who the artist is. Here is the seal:
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Can you translate this Chinese chop?

I bought this is Taiwan probably 30 years ago, not sure what it means. Can you help translate?
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Help to identify chinese seals on 2 paintings

Here is 2 others asian paintings that I own from which I totally ignore the artist's name and would be happy to know it. Painting 1: Painting 2: Thank you for your help so far!
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Can someone help decipher this seal? (Characters identified: 皇宮珍藏)

Need help deciphering this seal. It looks to be seal script, or older than Traditional Chinese. Found on the bottom of a Dragon Turtle figurine.
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Identification of asian seal on 2 paintings

here is 2 others old asian paintings that I own from which I totally ignore the artist's name and would be happy to know it. I am posting the paintings gradually. Thank you.
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Identification of asian seal on painting (Characters identified: 爲善最樂)

I've got some old asian paintings from which I totally ignore the artist's name or calligraphy meaning and I'd be happy if I could get some help. You can zoom to increase quality. Thank you
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Chinese seal on a spanish manuscript (Characters identified: 謨區查印)

I doing a research thesis of a XVI Spanish manuscript. But I find a Chinese seal at the beginning and at the end of the binding book. Could someone help me translate the seal or identify it origin or ...
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Asian seal identification (Characters identified: 文景)

I inherited this painting from my grandfather and was wondering if anyone could give me any information about the seal.
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Artist Seal Reading

Can this artist's seal be deciphered?
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Translation of a seal from a modern Chinese print (Characters identified: 榮寶齋製)

could anyone help me with the reading of this seal, it is from a Chinese print
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Seal script translation please (Characters identified: 老伴)

Hi, can anyone help me with this name in seal script, please? It's from a Chinese picture.
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Need help identifying this signature chop? wondering about meaning, age, history? (Characters identified: 彝齋)

I have this beautiful silk wall screen with lilies, and would love to know more about it. I cannot can't find any information. Can anyone help identify the chop stamp please? wondering about meaning, ...
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What doe these three seals mean?

I just inherited this painting and wanted to know what it says. Any help is much appreciated! Thank you! [1[: https://i.sstatic.net/ksLrN.jpg enter image description here
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This is on the bottom of a bronze vase (Characters identified: 萬歷秊製)

Does anyone know what this means? Would love to know more about the period it was made. Is it an authentic piece or reproduction?
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What does this seal mean?

I found a beautiful thread art linen piece of art. This is the seal on it. I want to learn who made this art.
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Looking to identify a watercolour signature (Characters identified: 郭連訓)

Looking to identify a watercolour signature i just purcashed. 1989 made. any help is much appreciated.
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Seal script translation

enter image description hereI have two bronze seals in the form of tigers which I think may be Korean , the first with characters in what I think is Chinese small seal script the second in a normal ...
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Hoping to learn how the artist is? Need the seal translated

I have a framed scroll painting and I'm hoping to find out who the artist is. I tried to research the seal but had no success. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Can anyone help translate an artist's seal for me? (Characters identified: 臨摹)

I have an original art print of a Wei Jin tombs brick but I can't get an accurate translation of the artist's seal. Below is a picture of the seal. Thank you to all who reply.
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Please Help Me Identify This Artist's Seal (Characters identified: 清湖)

Artist's seal. Please help me identify artist.
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Please help with artist seal?

Can anyone help with identifying this artist seal please?
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Would like help with translations of the seals on a floral artwork

There are three seals on the bottom right corner.
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Identify Painting Chinese or Japanese? (Characters identified: 華岳 洪氏)

I bought a scroll painting. It looks very old painting. It is a very beautiful painting but I want to know the artist name and what it is written in there. Kindly help me in identifying this. Thanks ...
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Help finding the artist

I was given a painted scroll and would like some help in identifying the artist and finding out if it is of any value.
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Help translating inscription and seal

I was recently gifted this painting and I’m curious about the painter. A friend said the painting indicates it was done in Autumn 1980, but she couldn’t read the painter or buyers name. I would ...
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Hi I found a teapot and need help

I found a teapot with a maker's mark I'm trying to learn more and find out whose it is. Unfortunately I know nothing about these kind of things, I just thought was cool when I bought it, but would ...
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Chinese translate

It’s a watercolor painting from my sister many years ago I just want to know what is say
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Painting signature translation (Characters identified: 筠新)

Painting done in China in 1987 by local artist. I've asked many Chinese Nationals to translate, unfortunately no one could. I was always told that it is written in very ancient Chinese. Any help would ...
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Can anyone help me with the identification of this mark which is located on the bottom of my porcelain bowl?

This underglaze mark assumed to be Chinese is located beneath a fine porcelain bowl that I own. I have no clues as to the actual translation. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Seal on Yixing Teapot (Characters identified: 吳紅芳制)

I found this little teapot at a thrift store today, and am intrigued by the characters on the bottom.
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