Zhao Hui

This pair of seals by Lu Kesi was commissioned by a museum curator living in Hangzhou, China who wanted them both in English. In traditional fashion, I made one with light characters on a dark background (yin), and one with dark characters on a light background (yang). I also picked two stones that would also contrast light and dark. Finally, I created a hardwood base for the stones.

ZhaoHui

Chinese is traditionally written from right to left and top to bottom, and most seals follow this format. But, because these seals are in English, I instead followed English language rules of left to right, top to bottom.

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A small English-language seal with “hui” in white characters clockwise from the left.

  • Inscription: hui
  • Collection: Zhao Hui
  • Material: dark grey translucent Chinese stone with black, red, and tan
  • Carver’s mark: Hui 魯
  • Date: February 2017
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A small English-language seal with “zhao” in red characters from left to right and top to bottom.

  • Inscription: zhao
  • Collection: Zhao Hui
  • Material: light tan Chinese stone with white and dark brown marks
  • Carver’s mark: Zhao 魯
  • Date: February 2017

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