3 November 2009
A LARGE PALE CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE
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
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.
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