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

the ruyi-shaped terminal carved with a crowned Buddha under a tasseled parasol, seated in lalisatana on a lotus base, his hands in dhyanasana mudra, a scarf billowing around his shoulders, flanked by two hovering bats grasping beribboned endless knots in their mouths, the arched shaft finely incised on the front and reverse as well as all sides with shou characters arranged vertically in columns and further picked out in gilt, the ruyi-shaped end carved with a caparisoned elephant carrying an archaistic vase decorated with a yin-yang symbol and incised with a bat on the reverse, the bottom edge further pierced for threading a tassel, the smoothly polished stone of an even pale celadon tone, carved wood stand; 45 cm., 17 3/4 in. Estimation: 100,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot. Vendu 2,060,000 HKD

PROVENANCE: Rare Art, New York (according to label).

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