The association promotes responsible antiquities and antique dealing and provides support network and means of exchanging relevant information about forgeries, fraudulent misrepresentation and stolen art with a view of identifying such items for sale and notifying the relevant authorities. All member of AIAD must meet and follow the stringent code of conduct in order to participate in the association. China - Late 19th or Early 20th century.The mountaim-form seal carved in low relief with a blossoming prunus branch and inscribed with a poetic passage, the reverse inscribed with a poetic couplet and signed, the seal face with an eight-character impression. The poetic inscription to the obverse reading: yin dao mei hua zi yi xiang, which may be translated as'when composing poetry about plum blossoms, the words are also fragrant'. From the collection of H.
Beasley and his wife Irene established the Cranmore Ethnographic Museum in Kent, UK. The Beasley collected artefacts worldwide from dealer and missionaries and from or in exchanges with various museums. The Cranmore Museum was damaged by the bombing in World World 2, and in accordance to the will of Mr. Beasley, several thousand items were donated to the British Museum and other beneficiaries including the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, University of Cambridge and the National Museums of Scotland.Very good overall condition with some use related wear including a small loss on the seal side. Can be provided if requested. Contact information : Call or s. The item "Fine Provenance Large Chinese Soapstone Seal Late 19th Early 20th Century" is in sale since Thursday, June 14, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Jade/Hardstone". The seller is "proto-cultures-art" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.