• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    A RARE AND FINELY CARVED IVORY RUYI SCEPTER

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE AND FINELY CARVED IVORY RUYI SCEPTER
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Finely carved in openwork, the head carved with seven peaches borne on gnarled, leafy branches, the gnarled stem carved in high relief with lingzhi, bamboo and narcissus
    12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long, fitted box


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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY