M An English-language chop by Lu Kesi with a white “M” in a red circle. Of course, no resemblance to an extremely popular fast-food restaurant chain’s logo is intended. Collection: Lu Kesi Material: Chinese stone Date: 2017
Wu-Tang Clan Seal with Dragon and Tiger Wudang is the Chinese reading for the characters (武當) from which the American hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan derived their name. This chop was commissioned by them as one of five seal designs for use on their 36 Chambers clothing line. A Chinese-language seal by Lu Kesi […]
36 Chambers Seal This seal by Lu Kesi was commissioned by the Wu-Tang Clan (the American hip hop group) as one of five seal designs for use on their 36 Chambers clothing line. A Chinese-language seal in white characters with “36” from top to bottom on the right and the character for “chambers” on the […]
Dan Daoren Dan Daoren (聃道人) is the owner’s pseudonym. Dan is both the owner’s first name and also an ancient form of the name for Laozi, the author of the Daodejing; daoren (道人) is literally “a person of the Dao” or “Daoist.” The author and poet Daniel Skach-Mills uses this pen name in the form […]
Sokyo Sokyo is the owner’s Buddhist name. Japanese language chop by Lu Kesi with two white characters from top to bottom. Collection: Karen Swallow Material: tan/grey stone with dark marks Carver’s mark: Sokyo for Karen Swallow By Dan Lucas 2014 Date: October 2014
Emmy Wu Wu [xx] (吳xx) is the owner’s Chinese name. Chinese language chop by Lu Kesi in three white characters from right to left. Commissioned by Sylvia Leung for her friend in China. Inscription: 吳[xx] Collection: Emmy Wu Material: white Chinese stone with orange markings Carver’s mark: 吳[xx]為魯可思刻甲午年 Date: October 2014
Ji Tianzhen Ji Tianzhen (姬天珍) is the owner’s Chinese name. Commissioned by Carol Gwo as a gift for her childhood friend from Taiwan. Chinese language chop in three white characters counterclockwise from the right (right, top left, bottom left. The stone was purchased in Taiwan but comes from Thailand. Inscription: 姬天珍 Pinyin: ji tian zhen […]
Koshin Koshin (拱辰) is the owner’s Buddhist name in Japanese; Yamada Setsuko, as recorded in the carver’s mark, is the owner’s maiden name. Japanese language chop with two white characters from right to left.
Tanokura Tanokura 田野倉 is the family name of the seal owner. Japanese language chop with three white characters clockwise from upper right. Miki Tanokura is a calligrapher and seal carver living in Tokyo, Japan. She has studied at the National Art Academy in Hangzhou, PRC.