A sceptre of this type, with a Qianlong reign mark and of the period, painted with bats and a ‘shou’ medallion on the roundel amidst scrolling flowers and leaves on a yellow ground, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, was included in the Museum’s exhibition Masterpieces of Chinese Ju-I Sceptres in the National Palace Museum, 1974, pl. 30; another decorated with flowers, scrolling leaves and a bat, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Enamels. 5. Painted Enamels in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1944), Beijing, 2011, pl. 175; and a blue-ground sceptre decorated with the Eight Buddhist Emblems surrounded by flowers, fruits and scrolling leaves, attributed to the first quarter of the 19th century, in The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, is illustrated in T.B. Arapova, Китайские расписные эмали. Собрание Государственного Эрмитажа [Chinese Painted Enamels. Collection of the State Hermitage], Moscow, 1988, pl. 174.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale