late c19th early c20th chinese carved boxwood ceremonial ruyi sceptre

Late C19th /early C20th Chinese carved box-wood ceremonial ruyi sceptre.



Item Ref

ML 1706


Late C19th/ early C20th Chinese carved box-wood ceremonial ruyi sceptre.
Intricately carved box-wood sceptre with deeply detailed carving depicting multiple Imperial dragons heads with scaled body details. Carved from richly honey-coloured box-wood with superb skill and excellent attention to detail . The centre with 7 open-mouthed dragon heads surrounding and chasing the symbolic flaming pearl of wisdom.
In Chinese culture a Ruyi , literally "as desired or as you wish" , is a curved decorative object that serves as a ceremonial sceptre in Chinese Buddhism or as a talisman symbolising power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. Traditional ruyi are a long S-shaped handle with a large head , and are fashioned from diverse materials. The ruyi image frequently appears as a motif in Asian art.
In excellent undamaged original condition.
Has its original flat display stand with locating pegs to the rear .
H 26"
W 6"
D 5"
China c. 1900
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Internal Ref: ML 1706


Height = 66 cm (26")
Width = 15 cm (6")
Depth = 12 cm (5")

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