Lot 137. A spinach-green jade archaistic ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 45.3 cm, 17 7/8 in. Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (50,960 - 76,440 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.
the long arched shaft carved in low relief with a pair of addorsed archaistic birds framed above and below by stylised C and S-scrolls, ruyi heads, pommel, ropetwist motif, animal masks and square scrolls, terminating in a ruyi head similarly decorated with archaistic scrolls, the translucent well-polished stone of an olive-green tone with darker veins and black mottling, wood stand.