Freddie there's no indication of size. Do any of them have Chinese characters
carved into the base? If so, that would make them chop seals.
The man on the right is the Chinese God of Longevity - Fook Lu Shou - symbolised by
the peach in his hand.
The ones next to him are Chinese Lions or Dogs of Fo. The male has his paw on a ball and the female has her paw on a cub.
I can't really discern what the others are. I know this prob doesn't help with pricing, but gives you somewhere to search.
I'm sure someone else with more knowledge will come along in the meantime.
Hi stawky thanks for your reply.
The 2 that look like bookends have my brothers name
on the bottom of one - but to read that you need to put
it up to the mirror. The other has chinese writing on the bottom
They are 13cm
The peach in the hand man is on a carved base no writing he's
The 2 horses has chinese writing in white and my brothers name
carved underneath 7cm
3rd from left is like a mountain with a temple on the top - it has
red chinese writing on the bottom front. 13cm
The chinese lions or dogs of Fo - the square one has a ball inside
the big ball and they are both 15cm.
The ones with your brother's name on the bottom are def chop seals, then.
(These are used to sign papers etc)
Might affect the price - don't know
The ball carved inside the other ball has more value.
I hope you can track down a price. I'd hate for you to sell them too cheaply.
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It may be older and/or more detailed than yours though Freddie.
Also found these ones -
Freddie, are you sure they are soap stone? At least a couple of them look like they could be jade, albeit a fairly low quality jade.
If they are they would be worth more than soap stone.
Thanks Lyndal, it's like this I had listed them all on Gumtree
as a lot and the interest in them made me think I had probably cut
myself short - never mind they are sold now and i'm happy
with what I got for them.