A very fine yellow jade ruyi sceptre
Carved from a fine mostly even semi-opaque pale greenish-yellow stone with a few pale brown inclusions as a typical cloud-collar terminal, a small high-relief chilong curving around the upper edge, another crouching along the shaft and a third coiled in a loop at the pointed end of the shaft, the upper surface of the head with a wide shallow taotie mask, the upper side of the shaft with two crisp shallow relief cartouches of archaistic C-scrolls, the remainder of the body entirely plain, the surface attractively polished and lustrous, a double red silk thread tassel suspended from the end of the shaft.
37cm (14½in) long
Chinese Works of Art
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