A PALE CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
the ruyi-shaped terminal carved in low relief with a scholar and his attendant amidst a rocky landscape, detailed with a gnarled pine tree and crane in flight, the arched shaft similarly decorated, the back incised with jagged rocks, the end carved with loop suspending a rectangular plaque, the polished stone of an even pale celadon tone
Length 34.5 cm, 13⅝ in.
The ruyi is in very good condition and it should be noted is of a lighter tone than the catalogue illustration would suggest.
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