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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 603

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ZITAN RUYI SCEPTRE

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID ZITAN RUYI SCEPTRE
    19TH CENTURY
    The curved shaft and head inlaid with mother-of-pearl plaques, those on the quatrefoil mid-section and lingzhi-form head carved in relief with interlocked lotus scroll, the sceptre inlaid all over on both sides in silver wire with archaistic scroll, a taotie mask, lotus blossom and tassled chime, the narrow sides and inlaid plaques surrounded by a silver wire fret border
    15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    C.B. Charles Galleries, Inc., 1974.