Le cachet de l’empereur Kangxi
par Magazine des enchères
La vente aux enchères du 14 juin organisée par Maître Hervé Chassaing à Toulouse sera uniquement dédié à cet exceptionnel cachet de l’empereur Kangxi (1662-1722). Pierre Ansas, l’un des experts pour cet objet, nous en explique tous les secrets :
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L’annonce de la vente aux enchères de ce cachet
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On June 14, 2008, the French auctioneer Maître Hervé Chassaing will conduct an auction for a piece so unique that it will be the only one offered during that auction: a seal having belonged to Emperor Kangxi (r. 1662-1722) of the Qing dynasty. This very rare beige steatite matrix is 3.9 in. square and 5.5 in. high. The matrix still has its original gold speckled black lacquer wooden casket. It is engraved with a six-character legend which reads “Kangxi yubi zhi bao” (“Great Seal for imperial autographs in the reign of Kangxi”). The Ruler, a passionate calligrapher and collector, often had this seal imprinted on his autographs and paintings in the Palace collection.
The piece comes from an old family in Toulouse, France, where it has been held for a long time. It was discovered by Maître Hervé Chassaing at the home of a private owner who could not have imagined the value of its possession.
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