Sixty Years Old ...
Huajiatongsheng (花甲童生) means something like “sixty years old and (still) a low-level student.” A Chinese language seal with four characters alternating counter-clockwise from top right in white, red, white, and red. The stone, from China and supplied by Dr. Yang, is very soft—probably soapstone. Because it would not take a good polish on its own I put wax on the stone and then buffed the wax.
- Inscription: 花甲童生
- Pinyin: huajiatongsheng
- Collection: Yang Jiyu
- Material: mottled grey/brown stone with dark stripe near top
- Carver’s mark: 花甲童生。 七月二0一三。 魯可思刻
- Size: 2 x 1.4 cm.
- Date: July 2013