Lot 263: Madame Chiang Kai-shek

RR Auction

2015-08-21 10:51:51

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Lot 263: TLS signed "Mayling Song Chiang," one page, 7 x 10.5, Headquarters of the Generalissimo letterhead, December 3, 1941. Letter to Mrs. Richard J. Walsh (the married name of Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl Buck), in part: "I send you this piece of embroidery in the hope that it will not duplicate anything that you have. It was given to me as something unique in its way, and I am giving it to you because I believe that you will appreciate it as no–one else would. The work was done by a young woman of the Miao Tribe of Kweichow Province, and is remarkable for the fact that she grew the cotton plants and reared the silkworms and produced the embroidery by her sole unaided efforts. I send it to you with my greetings and my thanks for the powerful help that you have rendered in the United China Relief campaign and for all the work that you have done for China in other directions." In fine condition. A wonderful gift from China's most powerful woman to one of her country's most prominent supporters. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460 Wednesday, 16th September 2015 Estimate: $600-800
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