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Lot 66: SILVER-INLAID IRON RUYI SCEPTRE QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY 41cm long
08 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
SILVER-INLAID IRON RUYI SCEPTRE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
the elegantly curved stem terminating in a large ruyi-head, the stem inlaid in silver with eight panels enclosing beribboned Bajixiang (the Eight Treasures), the ruyi-head decorated with a pair of dragons flanking the flaming pearl, the reverse side with an inscription in seal script reading "wu yi zhuang ru ji ru, wu yi fou ru fu ru", with fitted Japanese wood box
- Good overall apperance
- Oxidization throughout and some signs of light wear consistent with age and use
- The item weighs 638g (excluding box)
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For a similar silver-inlaid iron ruyi sceptre from the Qianlong period, see Sydney L. Moss Ltd (1991): The Second Bronze Age: Later Chinese Metalware, plate 38.