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A FURONG SOAPSTONE SEAL CARVED BY CHEN JULAI FOR CHANG HSUEH-LIANG
A FURONG SOAPSTONE SEAL CARVED BY CHEN JULAI FOR CHANG HSUEH-LIANG
A FURONG SOAPSTONE SEAL CARVED BY CHEN JULAI FOR CHANG HSUEH-LIANG
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A FURONG SOAPSTONE SEAL CARVED BY CHEN JULAI FOR CHANG HSUEH-LIANG

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A FURONG SOAPSTONE SEAL CARVED BY CHEN JULAI FOR CHANG HSUEH-LIANG
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The square seal is surmounted by a finial in the form of a recumbent single-horned mythical beast, incised on one side with an inscription reading ‘carved by Quezhai for Hanqing’. The seal face reads ‘seal of Chang Hsueh-liang’.
1 15/15 in. (4.9 cm.) high, 71g, box

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Quezhai is the studio name of Chen Julai (1904-1984), a renowned seal carver, calligrapher, painter and poet active in the 20th century. Hanqing is the style name of Chang Hsueh-liang (1901-2001), a prominent warlord in the Republic period, who instigated the Xi’an Incident by imprisoning Chiang Kai-shek in 1936, and was put under house arrest since then. He moved to Taiwan together with the Kuomintang, and spent his last years in Honolulu following his release.

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