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A White Jade 'Chrysanthemum' Ruyi Sceptre. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century - Photo Sotheby's

finely carved in openwork with a branch of flowering chrysanthemum entwined around the arched shaft, with two larger blooms resting on the top edge of the ruyi-shaped terminal, the bottom detailed with an angular archaistic scroll and pierced for threading a purple tassel, the pale translucent stone of an even greenish-white tone finished to a lustrous polish; 36 cm., 14 1/4 in. Estimation: 120,000 - 150,000 HKD - Lot. Vendu 2,180,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Parke Bernet Hong Kong, 12th/13th May 1976, lot 380. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. Hong Kong | 09 oct. 2012 www.sothebys.com