Attractive leisure seal by the known seal-carver Xie Leiming. Black stone seal with turtle as handle. As actual seal 3 characters are engraved: hai cang shi (probably the name of his studio). Side engraving: Leiming. 20 x 20 x 70 mm, very good condition. Xie Leiming , 1884 – 1963, was also known for his huge collection of old bronzes, calligraphy and paintings.
Issa Haiku "This haiku was rendered for me by a professional calligrapher. The haiku, written by the Master Issa has always seemed to reflect the path of my life. It translates to English as: "In a world of grief and pain, flowers bloom, even then" In Japanese (phonetically): "ku no shaba ya sakura ga sakeba saita tote". The Momiji leaves were (poorly) ripped from an image I have of a beautiful Sumi-e painting."