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Current bid: $800 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount

820633 26-Apr-2022 10:50:00 AM $800

The bidding history list updated on: Saturday, October 01, 2022 09:12:14

LOT 134


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

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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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