Lot 3273. A very rare and finely painted enamel ruyi scepter, 18th century; 21 ½ in. (54.6 cm.) longEstimate $25,000 – 35,000Price Realized $25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The ruyi-shaped head is finely decorated in the center with an hibiscus spray surrounded by leafy scroll bearing peaches, pomegranates, finger citrons, lingzhi fungus and various flowers. The handle is similarly decorated on the convex top and flat underside, and the narrow sides are decorated with composite foliate scroll, all on a stippled ruby ground within blue borders.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza