East and West

Yizhongyixi 亦中亦西 means “also Chinese also Western” or, in other words, “both east and west.” Chinese language seal with three white characters from top to bottom. The stone was a gift to Laurie Balmuth from Sam Chiao who had purchased it in Taiwan.

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  • Pinyin: yi zhong yi xi
  • Collection: Laurie Balmuth
  • Material: creamy white steatite with reddish streaks
  • Carver’s mark: For Laurie B. \ Stone from Sam Chiao \ Carved by Dan Lucas \ July 2010
  • Size: 3.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Date: July 2010

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