• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 246

    A LARGE PALE CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE PALE CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
    18TH CENTURY
    The head finely carved with a bat, the shaft pierced and carved in high relief with a sinuous coiled dragon writhing amongst clouds, the handle terminating with stylised key-fret, the well-polished stone of an even pale celadon tone with a few minor snowy and russet inclusions
    18 in. (45.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    By repute, from the collection of Ruth Vanderbilt Twombly.

    Ruth Vanderbilt Twombly (1885-1954) was the youngest daughter of Hamilton McKown Twombly and Florence Vanderbilt Twombly; great-grandaughter of 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt, a great industrialist and philanthropist who founded the family fortune in steamships and railroads in America.