03 juillet 2021

An inscribed boxwood ruyi, Qng dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 3044. An inscribed boxwood ruyi, Qng dynasty, 17th-18th century; 13 ¾ in. (34.9 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The smooth wood is well carved as a gnarled lingzhi stem with a large lingzhi head at one end and smaller heads sprouting from the sides. The reverse is incised with a poetic inscription by the Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin, followed by a signature and... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2020

A jade-inlaid zitan ruyi, Ming dynasty

Lot 664. A jade-inlaid zitan ruyi, Ming dynasty; 46.7cm long. Sold for HK$ 200,000 (€ 23,955). © Bonhams. The scepter with arched mid section and upturned head, finely carved on the upper surface in high relief with a continuous scene of five dragons in flight amongst clouds searching for flaming pearls, the head, waist and tail individually inlaid with individual jade plaques in various forms, one circular with a centralised dragon, the other with coiled dragon surmounted by a ruyi-head and the last in the... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2020

A rare and finely carved imperial openwork stained ivory ruyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3351. A rare and finely carved imperial openwork stained ivory ruyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 14 1/2 in. (36.7 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price Realized HKD 600,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The sceptre is finely and naturalistically carved in openwork along the arched shaft with interweaving sprays of lingzhi, narcissus, nandina and peaches wrapped around a central gnarled branch and extending to the head with further peach and prunus branches,... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2019

A fine large white jade ruyi, Qing dynasty, 18th century

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... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2013

A Huanghuali Ruyi decorated with white jade, 19th century

A Huanghuali Ruyi decorated with white jade, 19th century. Photo courtesy California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA The Ruyi is decorated with three white jade pieces, the round shaped jade on top of Ruyi head is carved with two longevity peaches, the rectangular jade at center is carved with flowers, the jade at bottom is carved with a fruit, all embedded on a smooth and natural toned Huanghuali wood handle. L: 22 in (56 cm) Jade 1: 5x3 5/8 in (12.7x9.2 cm) Jade 2: 3x2 1/8 in (7.2x5.4 cm)... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2012

The Robert H. Blumenfield collection to be offered @ Christie's Asian Art Week in New York

Lot 1253. A Very Rare Beige Yixing Double Peach-Form Water Pot Signed Chen Mingyuan; 4 in. (10.2 cm.) across. Estimate: $100,000 - 150,000. Price realised USD 386,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 NEW YORK, NY.- On March 22, Christie’s New York will present Auspicious Treasures for Scholars and Emperors: Selections from the Robert H. Blumenfield Collection a single-owner sale of exceptional Chinese carvings, scholar’s objects, ruyi scepters, as well as furniture. Following the success of For the... [Lire la suite]

28 septembre 2011

Rare sceptre "ruyi" en ivoire polychrome et or. Chine, XVIIIème siècleRare sceptre "ruyi" en ivoire polychrome et or. Chine, XVI

Rare sceptre "ruyi" en ivoire polychrome et or. Chine, XVIIIème siècle. Photo HdV de La Rochelle Sarl à décor sculpté en léger relief sur la tête du ruyi de cinq chauve-souris parmi les nuages entourant un caractère "shou" stylisé, sur le manche cinq chauve-souris volant parmi les nuages autour de melons , papillons, pommiers sauvages et pêches de longévité. Au revers, deux grues volant parmi les pins et pivoines au- dessus de lingzhi. Une inscription "shou cong nana shan", longueur : 40,5 cm (la tête recollée, un... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2011

A Rare Jadeite-Inset Kingfisher Feather-Embellished Gilt-Metal Ruyi Scepter. Late Qing Dynasty

A Rare Jadeite-Inset Kingfisher Feather-Embellished Gilt-Metal Ruyi Scepter. Late Qing Dynasty. photo Christie's Ltd 2011 The head, center section and tip inset with jadeite plaques carved in relief with various scenes incorporating a qilin, phoenix and lion, set into the gilt-metal filagree shaft inlaid in kingfisher feather, the tip set with an orange silk tassle; 22½ in. (57.2 cm.) long, cloth stand, display case. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $302,500 Provenance: Acquired prior to World War II and thence by... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2011

Objets de lettré chinois de la collection Lucien Lelong @ ROIS

Ruyi, sceptre en bois, XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS Longueur : 60 cm - Estimation : 2000/3000€ Collection Lucien Lelong Coupe libatoire en porcelaine blanche,  XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS décor cerf, biche et singe dans feuillage. Longueur : 14,5 cm - Estimation : 400/600€ Collection Lucien Lelong Coupe libatoire en porcelaine blanche, XIXe siècle. Photo ROIS décor dragon, poisson et oiseau dans feuillage. Longueur : 14,5 cm Hauteur : 8,5 cm - Estimation : 400/600€ Collection Lucien Lelong Godet en porcelaine. Lettré.... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2011

A very fine yellow jade ruyi sceptre. Qianlong

A very fine yellow jade ruyi sceptre. Qianlong. Photo Bonhams Carved from a fine mostly even semi-opaque pale greenish-yellow stone with a few pale brown inclusions as a typical cloud-collar terminal, a small high-relief chilong curving around the upper edge, another crouching along the shaft and a third coiled in a loop at the pointed end of the shaft, the upper surface of the head with a wide shallow taotie mask, the upper side of the shaft with two crisp shallow relief cartouches of archaistic C-scrolls, the remainder of the... [Lire la suite]
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