金 means "gold", last name taken from the 金, Jin / Ch'in dynasty. Name chops are usually of artists or poet's names in Chinese, after their piece of work. There's no such thing as a "signature" like how it's written on paper today. It's a stylistic way of putting their name on paper.
NOTE on "English" signature, The last name is "King", which is an approximation from certain Chinese dialectal pronunciation, not sure which one.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2012 09:43AM by Trien.