Lot 226. A nanmu root 'lingzhi' ruyi sceptre, Qing dynasty, together with two paintings by the Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat, with five seals of the artist; ruyi: 57 cm, 22½ in., paintings: 69.5 by 76.8 cm, 27⅜ by 30¼ in.; 77.5 by 61 cm., 30½by 24 in. Lot sold: £37,800 (Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000). © 2022 Sotheby's.
formed from a natural hollowed root, the fine grained wood of golden- brown tone with a slight greenish tinge.
Provenance: Acquired in Germany, December 1990.
Water, Pine and Stone Retreat Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7th April 2010, lot 1716.
Sotheby's. Monochrome, London, 2 November 2022