A rare coral 'sando' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3661. A carved bamboo-root 'peach and bat' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century, 28 cm, 11 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (15,126 EUR) (16,086 USD). Photo: Sotheby's

the shaft naturalistically carved in the form of a gnarled knotted bough, issuing leafy side branches bearing succulent peaches, the terminal formed from a larger peach with a bat perched atop, Japanese wood box inscribed by Chikuun Yamamoto (1819-88), seal carver and tea master, in 1879.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 Apr 2017