Lot 101
  • 101

A WHITE JADE RUYI SCEPTRE QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG – JIAQING PERIOD |

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
Sold
2,125,000 HKD
bidding is closed

Description

  • 41.8 cm, 16 3/8  in.
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

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.
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