An important and rare jadeite double-square seal
Incised Jiaqing Chen Han and Ji Xia Yi Qing marks and probably of the period
The seal carved from one piece of jadeite as two rectangular columns of square section joined at the top with an arched finial, carved in relief on the first seal surface with the characters Jiaqing Chen Han and incised on the second seal surface with Jixia Yiqing; together with a fan belonging to William Lockhart printed on one side with a map of China and on the other with a map of Beijing pointing out the location of Lockhart's hospital in Beijing marked with an x. Each seal surface 2cm (¾in) square, both seals overall 3.1cm (1¼in) high x 4.3cm (1¾in) wide x 2cm (¾in) wide (2).
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