17 September 2015
AN UNUSUAL SMALL BOXWOOD RUYI SCEPTER
The scepter is carved as a long bamboo root with smaller nodes and roots along its side. The head of the scepter continues around to become the body of a chilong whose head is formed as the terminus of the bamboo root shaft.
12 in. (30.5 cm.) long
Wellington Wang Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19-20 March 2007, lot 650.
Property from the Lai Family Collection.
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