Here is some information on the Chopped Calligraphy Stamp that I received from Annette. The Japanese Kanji is a personalized signature and “chop” of an artist. As you already know, Asian artists sign their work with a stamp, a chop, in red. It is usually a square, a rectangle, an oval, or a combination of geometric shapes with Kanji or Chinese script inside the geometric shape. This design is extra special because it has three parts: the usual rectangle at the bottom left, a large central Kanji with a notation on the right that is smaller. This type of combination I have seen only in twentieth century signatures. Sometimes it will include not just the chop identifying the artist, but where the item was created, an actual date, a title for the art piece and or a personal comment about the art by the artist. This specific Japanese Kanji is some of the newest we have found from the late twentieth century.
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