Talking Seals


One kind of decoration often seen on the sides of Chinese seals is a scratched design called sgraffito.

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I took a quick look today at the China-based website AliExpress to find seal tools or stones.

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Carnelian seal stone

A Great MacGuffin

Someone recently sent information about a small Chinese seal made from carnelian “found lying on open ground in the bush in Dar es Salaam (East Africa) in 1948 and may well have been lying there for many years.”

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