A boxwood ruyi with inset jade plaques
Mid Qing dynasty
The ruyi-shaped scepter of elongated arched body tapering to an upward extended head on one side and a twin textile tassel at the other, featuring three cartouches inset with jade plaques, all separately carved with a combination of stylised shou characters flanked by Buddhist emblems and lotus sprays, resting above a fitted cushion and a bamboo-style glass display case raised on four feet and decorated with additional shou characters and archaistic scrolls.
57.3cm long. (4).