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Nephrite Jade-inset Wood Ruyi Scepter

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3134B
Lot:
448
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Auction:
Asian Works Of Art - 3134B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 14, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Nephrite Jade-inset Wood Ruyi Scepter, China, 19th century, plain wood, holding three white jade oval plaques decorated in relief with auspicious symbols and shou longevity characters, lg. 20, plaque dia. to 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

repairs to the wood of ruyi head, age wear with some chips, age cracks, and surface scratches to wood, plaques reglued to wood.


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. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Chinese art, Chinese culture, Culture, Hardstone carving, Human behavior, Jade, Nephrite, Ruyi, Shou, Visual arts

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