Lot 574. A pale green jade ruyi scepter, Late Qing dynasty; 11 1/2in (29.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 18,000 - 27,000). Sold for US$ 25,075 (€ 22,094) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019
The head of the scepter carved in low relief with a leafy branch bearing two large peaches and blossoms with a bat hovering close by, surmounted by another bat carved in high relief with outstretched wings above wisps of clouds joining to the curved shaft, the rounded end pierced with a bull-nose perforation, the translucent stone with opaque white inclusions and traces of russet.
Note: A scepter with a similar bat carved in high relief at the top of the head, and dated 18th/19th century, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3 April 2018, lot 3684.
Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019