A rare carved huangyangmu ruyi Early Qing dynasty
Lot 3
A rare carved boxwood ruyi Early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 212,500 (US$ 27,419) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare carved boxwood ruyi
Early Qing dynasty
Superbly carved and pierced as an entwined stem of lingzhi, bearing two fungus at one end to form the ruyi-shaped head of the sceptre, the wood of a rich golden patina.
22cm long.

Footnotes

  • 清早期 黃楊木雕雙靈芝如意

    如意以黃楊木為材,三彎式,兩朵靈芝組成如意雲頭,如意尾成古樹樹根,兩古樹枝幹交叉蜿蜒而生成如意柄,整個如意蒼勁古樸,自然和睦,別具巧思。此黃楊木如意材質細膩,包漿色澤華美,雕工奇巧,為清代文房木雕上品。

    黃楊木因木質緊密細膩,被譽為「木中君子」,用其雕刻出的器物雅緻優美,是文玩佳器雕刻之上選材料。如意梵語為「阿那律」,自漢朝時隨佛教傳入中國後便成為吉祥長壽之象徵。明清時期,如意發展達到鼎盛,出現一批使用珍貴材質製作的如意,受到文人墨客賞識的同時,又逐漸成為達官顯貴承載祈福禳安的貴重禮品。清宮收藏中也有大量用不同材質製作的如意,因如意常被用為大臣為皇室祝壽的禮品,皇宮貴族也會用如意賞賜大臣。
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