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Nainai (奶奶) is the way a child in China would informally say the word for “grandmother.” Chinese language chop with one red character with the two small lines in the lower left used as the “repeat” symbol.

Edward’s Seal

Aidewoyin 愛德沃印 means “Edward’s seal.” Chinese language seal with four red characters counter-clockwise from top right. Image is not to scale. Inscription: 愛德沃印 Pinyin: ai de wo yin Collection: Edward McNair Size: 3 x 3 cm Date: 2010 Registry: cs073 Aidewo is “Edward” in Chinese transliteration (the characters are used for their sound rather than […]

Jesus is Lord

Yesusizhu 耶穌是主 means “Jesus is Lord.” Chinese language seal with four red characters from top to bottom and right to left. Image is not to scale. Inscription: 耶穌是主 Pinyin: ye su shi zhu Material: hardwood Carver’s mark: 魯可思 二00九 Size: 1.6 x 1.1 cm. Date: 2009 Registry: cs072 Commissioned by Jane Kao as a gift […]

Lou

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“Lou” is an abbreviated form of the owner’s first name in English. English language seal in red characters, from left to right and top to bottom. Image is not to scale. Inscription: lou Collection: Lulzim Rexhepi Material: marble Carver’s mark: Lvke Size: 1.9 x 1.8 cm. Date: July 2008 Registry: es049 Commissioned by Jane Kao […]

Grinding Iron

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Grinding Iron to Make a Needle Motiechengzhen 磨鐵成針 means “grinding iron to make a needle.” The owner liked this old Chinese saying from a story which represents the idea of patience. Since the owner is also an acupuncturist the reference to needles was also appropriate. Chinese language seal with four red characters, from top to […]

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May “May” is the owner’s first name in English. English language seal with red characters from left to right, top to bottom. Image is not to scale. Inscription: May Collection: May Au (Au Chung-wai) Material: white/grey steatite Carver’s mark: Lvke Size: 1.9 x 1.9 cm. Date: January 2008

Sam

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Sam “Sam” is the owner’s first name in English. I used a bagua design for the border because Mr. Chow was a teacher of fengshui and the yijing. An English language seal with red characters from top to bottom, left to right. Image is not to scale. Inscription: Sam Collection: Sam Chow (Qiao Jinzheng) Material: […]

Kao

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Kao “Kao” is the owner’s last name in English. English language seal with red characters from left to right, top to bottom. Image is not to scale. Inscription: Kao Collection: Jane Kao Material: pink alabaster Carver’s mark: Lvke Size: 2.2 x 2 cm. Date: January 2008

Bob

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Bob English language seal with red characters for “Bob” surrounded by a bagua [eight corner] border design. Jade bead inserted into top/north side to indicate orientation. Image is not to scale. Inscription: Bob Collection: Robert Proctor Material: hardwood Size: 1.8 x 1.7 cm. Date: 2007