Chinese Carved Stone Tiger Form Seal

A Chinese carved seal, likely of soapstone, depicting a large crouching cat or tiger. The underside carved with four characters. A hole for a tassel drilled through the underside of the cat. Provenance: Private Minneapolis Collection – collected in China prior to 1985. Height: 1 1/4 in x width: 1 1/4 in x depth: 1 1/4 in. Weight: 37.78 grams.