A Chinese Jade Ruyi Scepter with Zitan Wooden Handle 18th Century 清十八世纪紫檀柄玉如意
- A Chinese Jade Ruyi Scepter with Zitan Wooden Handle of oval outline, deeply carved with a scene of a sage and attendant on a mountain path, walking between trees with swirling clouds above, the finely carved jade stone inset into the head of a zitan scepter with an elegantly curved shaft, terminating in a triangular tip with a bull-nose perforation. The jade carving is typical work of 18th century qianlong period, and was likely from the work of the imperial work shop. Ruyi (Chinese: 如意; literally: ‘as desired; as [you] wish’) is a curved decorative object that serves as either a ceremonial scepter in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore.
- The jade plaque 3 5/8in (9.2cm) wide. Total length of ruyi is 15″ (38 cm)
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