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  • Date:

    1933-1937 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved soapstone

  • Credit Line:

    Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Chinese artists traditionally used carved stone seals and red cinnabar paste to mark and identify their artworks. This seal carved with seal script characters belonged to Chiang Yee. The museum holds 17 seals from Chiang Yee.

Physical description

artist's seal


1933-1937 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved soapstone


Length: 2.5 cm, Width: 0.5 cm, Depth: 0.5 cm

Object history note

This object was acquired by the V&A Museum subsequently to its loan to the display " The Silent Traveller: Chiang Yee In Britain 1933 – 1955 5 " in the Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art ( 23 April – 9 November 2012). The display explored the creative endeavours of the Chinese artist and writer Chiang Yee (1903 – 1977) during his time in Britain between 1933 and 1955.

Descriptive line

Scu, China, carving soapstone, 20th Century






East Asia Collection

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