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GRAYISH CELADON JADE DRAGON RUYI SCEPTER

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GRAYISH CELADON JADE DRAGON RUYI SCEPTER
Item Details
Description
The carved zitan wood wish-granted-wand having elongated s-curved handle, with LingZhi sacred fungus patterned head. The ruyi head decorated in relief of centralized flaming pearl interspersed by ruyi cloud and fumes. The wand characterized by deep elaborate carving of vigorous dragon encircling along the handle amidst fumes and flames in pursuit of the flaming pearl nestled on the top ruyi head. The end tip of the wand decorated with relief of cresting waves in ruyi pentagonal-prism form. The jade displays pale-grayish-celadon moist milky appearance with hints of golden russet inclusions.


The ruyi, considered one of the Eight Treasures, was a scepter which represented power and authority.
The ruyi was originally a short sword with a sword-guard used for self-defense or gesturing. There is some speculation that it may have evolved from a back scratcher.
The head of the ruyi is similar to that of the LingZhi or "fungus of immortality" and the lotus.
The name "ruyi" is usually translated as "as you wish" or "in accordance with your desires".
The ruyi now symbolizes good wishes and prosperity.
The ruyi may be seen on charms at Daoist Charms, Bagua Charms, Auspicious Inscriptions, and Pendant Charms.

Dimension: 342.9mm L x 95.25mm W
Weight: 922g

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by a private collector in Europe at a charity fund raising auction that was hosted by a prominent business leader from the Frederiksberg Denmark area. The benefactor and his corporation are recognized globally, the beneficiaries and charities to this date are ongoing contributing and enhancing to the lives of many.

Condition
Over all in EXCELLENT condition.


Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
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GRAYISH CELADON JADE DRAGON RUYI SCEPTER

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Jan 13, 2017
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Starting Price $1,000
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0008: GRAYISH CELADON JADE DRAGON RUYI SCEPTER

Sold for $4,500
17 Bids
Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
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Lot 0008 Details

Description
...
The carved zitan wood wish-granted-wand having elongated s-curved handle, with LingZhi sacred fungus patterned head. The ruyi head decorated in relief of centralized flaming pearl interspersed by ruyi cloud and fumes. The wand characterized by deep elaborate carving of vigorous dragon encircling along the handle amidst fumes and flames in pursuit of the flaming pearl nestled on the top ruyi head. The end tip of the wand decorated with relief of cresting waves in ruyi pentagonal-prism form. The jade displays pale-grayish-celadon moist milky appearance with hints of golden russet inclusions.


The ruyi, considered one of the Eight Treasures, was a scepter which represented power and authority.
The ruyi was originally a short sword with a sword-guard used for self-defense or gesturing. There is some speculation that it may have evolved from a back scratcher.
The head of the ruyi is similar to that of the LingZhi or "fungus of immortality" and the lotus.
The name "ruyi" is usually translated as "as you wish" or "in accordance with your desires".
The ruyi now symbolizes good wishes and prosperity.
The ruyi may be seen on charms at Daoist Charms, Bagua Charms, Auspicious Inscriptions, and Pendant Charms.

Dimension: 342.9mm L x 95.25mm W
Weight: 922g

PROVENANCE:
Acquired by a private collector in Europe at a charity fund raising auction that was hosted by a prominent business leader from the Frederiksberg Denmark area. The benefactor and his corporation are recognized globally, the beneficiaries and charities to this date are ongoing contributing and enhancing to the lives of many.

Condition
...
Over all in EXCELLENT condition.<br/><br><br>Please Note: EDEN Fine Antiques Galleries provides condition reports as a courtesy to our clients and assumes no liability for any error or omission. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Descriptions are our opinions and should in no way be construed as a guarantee of any kind as to age, condition, mater. The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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