Lot 3429
  • 3429

AN EXCEPTIONAL CHENXIANGMU 'MYTHICAL BEAST' RUYI SCEPTRE MING DYNASTY, LATE 16TH CENTURY

Estimate
900,000 - 1,200,000 HKD
Sold
1,125,000 HKD
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Description

masterfully carved and reticulated in the form of a gnarled branch issuing lingzhi, the head skilfully rendered with a mythical beast flanked by clusters of lingzhi, the curved shaft with a protruding section bearing clusters of lingzhi depicted with furling edges, above a further mythical beast clambering sinuously on the lower end of the shaft, the wood with a brownish-black patina
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