OBJECTS FOR THE SCHOLAR'S DESK, Hong Kong 2016
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AN IMPERIAL STAINED IVORY RUYI SCEPTRE

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

LENGTH: 37CM

The sceptre is intricately carved in openwork with, on the stem, lingzhi fungus, narcissus flowers and clusters of grapes against a dense foliage. The ruyi head is decorated with two peaches and a prunus flower. The branches and leaves of the ruyi are stained to a warm green colour, whilst the flowers and lingzhis show traces of red pigment.

清十八世紀 象牙茜色靈芝桃紋如意