Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Emperor's Personal Seal, 1793

This jade seal was commissioned by China's Qianlong Emperor on his 80th birthday. It is inscribed `Zi Qiang Bu Xi’, ‘Self-Strengthening Never Ceases.’ It recently sold for £2,708,000.

1 comment:

kathy said...

John, on a topic unrelated to the seal..

It occurred to me that I've been reading you're writing for well over a decade (I read bensozia regularly before you moved to the blog).

Congratulations. It's been endless fun.

Kathy G