China, 16/17th Century
Length: 5 inches (23 cm) Height: 1¼ inches (3.5 cm)
A bronze cube seal. Box comprising of four interlocking square seals of twenty one sides; each with a shallow cast seal mark, some red paste remaining. Two outer seals translate as: a) A nightingale singing sweetly and melodiously in tune with musical notes. b) In the bright moonlight, the ideal life is to cultivate the land with a hoe, and admire the plum flower tree grow.