Bronze Ink Box Inscribed with "Reclaim Our Lost Territories" of Qin Lin


Qin Lin was born in Guilin, Guangxi. He worked as the Battalion Commander and Adviser of the Seventh Corps of the National Revolutionary Army, attacked South Hunan and recovered Changsha during the Northern Expedition, and later fought in Hunan, Hubei, Jiangsu and Anhui. He led troops to take part in the Battle of Hefei and the Battle of Longtan as one of the valiant generals. He fought heroically and did not hesitate in taking risks or heading against the unknown. He was seriouly injured by Japanese aircraft in the morning on October 23rd, 1937 and died for the country.

This square bronze ink box is plain and unadorned on the surface. The front is inscribed with four characters indicating "reclaim our lost territories" in two vertical lines. The lower part is stamped with "the private seal of Yue Fei". The ink box is complete. The lid and bottom are fastened by an inserted opening, which properly fits Qin Lin in terms of overall temperament.