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The big characters look like 啻chì泰tài 啻 chì is a old word not common today I think. 泰 tài safe or peaceful calm also big (泰tài州zhōu is a city in Jiangsu province) Together I don't know what they might mean. As a guess, 啻 can mean 'remain, remainder'. (Jíyùn.zhìyùn is an 11th century dictionary) 啻: 余,剩下。《集韻•寘韻》:“啻,餘也。” 啻: remain, left over. <Jíyùn.zhìyùn&...


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The artist used two courtesy names in the piece: One in the calligraphy, 新羅山人; One in the seal, 秌(秋)𡵽(岳). The artist's real name is 「華嵒」 (Mandarin Pinyin: Huà Yán), a Qīng Dynasty painter. Notes on seal character identification In the seal, 「秋」 uses the variation 「秌」, where 「禾」 and 「火」 are switched around; 「岳」 is written with a shape like 商甲鐵267....


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