Lot 2515. A fine large white jade ruyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17 1 /2 in. (44 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 1,000,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008.
The ruyi-shaped head well carved in low relief with a festooned elephant carrying a wide vase on his back containing precious objects including a ruyi scepter suspending a beribboned musical stone and a tusk suspending a pair of twin fish, the arched shaft further embellished with a ribbon running down from under the terminal knotted with awan emblem, a shou character, twin fish and a musical stone interrupted at the mid-section with a vase containing halberds, the stone of even white tone with cloudy inclusions, box.