Before purchasing, you must first contact Gary to work out the details of what you want. Start by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org telling me what you want. This is a personal service, so there are a lot of things to work out first.
I've been carving chops since 2010 after learning from Master Xing An-Ping.
I take a lot of personal time making sure your chop is perfect to the standards of this ancient Chinese art.
The services on this page are specifically for your chop to be carved by Ling Hua. She will carefully design your chop, carve it by hand on a quality stone, and provide you with a one-of-a-kind stamp.
Here are some samples of what the print from various chop styles can look like:
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|Negative or Reverse: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14|
|Ovals or Oblongs: 1 2 3 4 5 6|
Chop sizes 20mm 25mm and 30mm.
Note: Color and carving on top can vary. Also, if you plan to use your chop a lot, you may want to have no carving at the top, as this is easier on the hand.
We are out of these silk boxes, but have plenty of ink wells made of porcelain with red clay ink for $5.
Expensive ink can cost as much as $50+ but this is a nice medium-quality ink set.
This item was listed or modified
Dec 17th, 2017
Gary's random little things about China:
If you order Peking Roast Duck, you should do so only in Beijing, China (anywhere else, it's just not the same).
A hot tip: Always ask how long it will take before the duck is served.
If they tell you any timeframe less than 30 minutes, change your mind and order the Kung Pao Chicken (Gong Bao Ji Ding) instead.
The reason: If they can serve Beijing Roast Duck in less than 30 minutes, that means you are getting "pre-cooked" duck.
If you have to "duck the duck", next time look for a restaurant with ducks hanging over an open wood fire.