A Rare Chinese Bamboo Carved and Inscribed Ruyi Sceptre, Signed Muan, 19th Century or earlier
13 x 2 x 2 in, 33 x 5.1 x 5.1 cm
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500 CAD
Sold for: $1,000
Acquired in Hong Kong by a Private Collection, Vancouver, May 1990
Richly patinated and of a dark brown tone, the sceptre carved from the natural section of the bamboo’s root and lower culm, the base with two holes for a tassell and the reverse inscribed with the eleven-character text:
A gift received without reason,
Wealth acquired through subterfuge,
These are the matchmakers (the source) of misfortune.
Consignor proceeds will be donated to benefit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
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