15 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,375
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A WOOD RUYI-SCEPTRE WITH TURQUOISE INLAY, 18TH CENTURY
the two terminals and mid-section inlaid with overlapping sections of carved turquoise, depicting a central stylised Shou character roundel surrounded by bats in flight amongst scrolling clouds, within a polished wood frame -- 17¼in. (43.7cm.) wide; a celadon and russet jade tiger pendant -- 3½in. (9.2cm.) wide; and a grey stone fragmentary head of Guanyin -- 6¼in. (15.8cm.) high. (3)
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