Talking Seals

A painting by Huang Binhong.

Corner Seals

Bottom corner seals (In Chinese yajiaozhang 押角章) are just as the name implies—seals placed to mark the corners of the finished artwork.

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Close-up of calligraphy by Qi Baishi with signature and seals.

Yin/Yang Seals

If you have both a first and last name seals they will usually be opposites in that one will be yin (dark background) and one will be yang (light background).

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Happy Accidents

Happy accidents can occur when carving a seal and the blade slips unintentionally or the stone chips unexpectedly.

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