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A WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125,000 HKD
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101
A WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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A WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD
the ruyi-shaped terminal finely worked in low relief with a scene depicting two bats soaring above two lingzhi blooms and a narcissus flower, all rendered surrounded by lush foliage, further decorated with a beribboned musical chime (qing), the centre of the elongated curved shaft worked with a cluster of Chinese evergreen berries borne on a gnarled leafy stem, above further lingzhi blooms at the end of the shaft, the stone of a white colour
41.8 cm, 16 3/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Compare a slightly larger sceptre carved with a related auspicious motif, but the shaft undecorated, sold in our New York rooms, 26th February 1982, lot 423; and another example sold in these rooms, 4th November 1997, lot 1337, and again at Christie’s New York, 24th March 2004, lot 54. See also a sceptre similarly carved on the shaft with wannianqing (Chinese evergreen) and lingzhi, from the collection of W.D. Ridgeway, sold in our London rooms, 29th November 1977, lot 269.

Important Chinese Art from the Collection of Sir Quo-Wei Lee II

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Hong Kong