Asian Arts
12 March 2019

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A Chinese carved pale celadon jade ruyi scepter

Qianlong period

The head carved with "rice grains" and descending bat with "Wan", the shaft similarly carved and with cloud scrolls and bats, cleverly incorporating fissures to the stone.

L: 14 1/2 in., 36.8cm



PROVENANCE:

Francis Edward Searles (1841-1920)
Thence by descent to the present owner
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sold for $68,750 (buyer's premium included)