Chinese Carved Shoushan Stone Chop Stamp With Ram & Incised Calligraphy
Shoushan stone is quarried from a mountain called Shoushan in northern Fuzhou. With a soft, smooth surface and variegated colours, this stone is an ideal material for carving. During the Yuan and Ming (1271-1644), Shoushan stone became popular for seal carving for the imperial families/gentry.
Signed with engraved calligraphy. Stamp on underside.
Condition is very good with typical expected very minor surface wear.
Mid 20th. Century.
Today these objects are collected and displayed.
3" tall x 2" x 1 1/8".