Chinese Chop Signature

Good Morning,  it is Shirley posting today.  I have made a Asian card to share with you. I used the Calligraphy and Chinese Chop Signature along with the Bamboo and Kanji Bookmark.


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.

Thanks, so much for joining us today. Have a great weekend.




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3 Responses to Chinese Chop Signature

  1. Kia Gibson-Clapper February 18, 2017 at 4:40 am #

    Wonderfully designed Shirley, and thank you for the interesting post.

  2. 4hetty February 18, 2017 at 5:06 am #

    Beautiful card, Shirley and thanks for your explanations about the chop. I had no idea.
    Makes the card special.

  3. Sabrina Friel February 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    That red, gold and black makes for a classic Asian feel to go with that great “signature” image. I would never have thought to use them for the bamboo stamp too but it looks great in those colours.

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