Lot 247. Grand sceptre ruyi en jade céladon, Chine, dynastie Qing, XIXème siècle. Estimation €10,000 – €15,000 ($11,285 - $16,927). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
The large ruyi head terminal is carved in low relief with a bat in flight above two peaches. The curved shaft is carved with narcissi and lingzhi sprays, and the end with a bat holding a spray of millet in its mouth. The stone is of a celadon tone with some scattered creamy and cloudy inclusions. 16 7/8 in. (43 cm.) long.
Provenance: From a private French collection, acquired between the 1940s-1960s.
A LARGE CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
Christie's. ART D'ASIE, 21 - 22 June 2016, Paris