chinese readers?

MentalFabric

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Hey, a while ago i was given this scroll by a chinese girl but she could only semi-read it as it was in traditional chinese, and now i've forgotten the semi-definition - anyone able to help with this one?
Thanks :)
 

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devilot

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Both my mom and dad are trying to read... she says that it roughly says, "from a far away place someone came over and the red of sunset was reflected."

She says that the writings not terrific and that it doesn't make too much sense.
 

MentalFabric

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devilot said:
Both my mom and dad are trying to read... she says that it roughly says, "from a far away place someone came over and the red of sunset was reflected."

She says that the writings not terrific and that it doesn't make too much sense.
That (kinda) makes sense, it was for helping her out… thank you :) let me know if they figure anything else out! any idea what the red stamps are?
 

devilot

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MentalFabric said:
any idea what the red stamps are?
Haha, my parents have left to go to work... but I know what they are!

They're called "chops" and they should be the artist's signature if you will. It's usually their name or nickname or whatever.
 

devilot

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I dunno, the English word for them is just "chops." :shrug:

And I'm not sure if one is for the studio or whatnot.
 

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devilot said:
I dunno, the English word for them is just "chops." :shrug:

And I'm not sure if one is for the studio or whatnot.
I thought that sometimes owners and/or people who comission the artwork also apply their chops...

I know I have my chop around here somewhere....

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devilot

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^^ Could be.

I have two chops, one w/ my full name, one w/ my nickname. Plus, one is just a little piece of wood, the other one is this ornate deal (too bad the animal on top of the handle part doesn't correspond to my zodiac animal :p).
 

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devilot said:
Plus, one is just a little piece of wood, the other one is this ornate deal (too bad the animal on top of the handle part doesn't correspond to my zodiac animal :p).
'course I'm only Chinese by marriage...

IIRC this is another place where size matters and the larger the chop the more improtant the person... Right?

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devilot

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^^ I really don't know. :eek: Makes me sad though, since my chops are pretty small. I wonder where they are... hmm... Now I wanna go find them!
 

MentalFabric

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devilot said:
^^ I really don't know. :eek: Makes me sad though, since my chops are pretty small. I wonder where they are... hmm... Now I wanna go find them!
you'd better watch your chops young lady!
</lame>
 

SamIchi

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I want some chops... So what does it consist of? Your name only? I always thought they looked really cool.



I tried makin my own but it doesn't have the same feel..
 

lem0n

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Milano...
I also remember reading somewhere that the more number of seals an artwork have, the more valuable it is [must be because it changed owners so many times, outbidders?] :confused: could be wrong though because I don't remember where did I read it