Antique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi ScepterAntique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi Scepter

A rare and stunningly beautiful Ruyi Scepter made from rosewood, a rare and valuable hardwood. The scepter is masterfully carved and features intricately carved open work in a design of crowned bats and low relief Chinese Immortals. There is a center medallion carved in the cloud shaped ‘head’.

A Ruyi Scepter is a curved decorative object that is a ceremonial scepter in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. A traditional ruyi has a long gently S-shaped handle and a head fashioned like a fist, cloud, or lingzhi mushroom.

Rosewood is a very heavy hardwood, meaning it is one of the few types of wood that sinks in water. It also grows at an incredibly slow pace; it takes a tree 300 years to produce a piece of wood five inches thick. It is rare and valuable.

This piece was purchased in Shanghai in the early 1920’s and brought to the U.S. in 1925. I expect that it was not new when purchased, but do not know its actual age.

The ruyi scepter measures 15.5 inches in length by 4.25 inches wide by 2 inches height (39.5 cm by 10.8 cm by 5.1 cm).

It is in beautiful condition without damage, wear or repair. Beautiful dark honey hued wood. Masterful carving.

A rare and fine collector’s piece, it would make a superb addition to any Ruyi collection or Buddhism art and artifacts, or Chinese art collection in general.

Item ID: A230

Antique Chinese Intricately Carved Rose Wood Ruyi Scepter

$485 USD

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