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Subject:Ruyi Scepter???
Posted By: Fouad Wed, Dec 05, 2018 IP:

Hi everyone,

After my search online I found the name to be Ruyi Scepter, if am right.
With your experience do you think it's genuine, if so what would be the age and value if at all possible.

Thanks once again.


Subject:Re: Ruyi Scepter???
Posted By: Miano Fri, Dec 14, 2018

Hi Fouad,

I recently acquired an agate ruyi. As I was doing research, I came across this Cloisonné piece which at the back has a striking similarity to your pattern. I suggest you begin tracing your piece from this record;

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Ruyi Scepter
Period:Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:18th–19th century
Medium:Cloisonné enamel with gilt-bronze medallions
Dimensions:L. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)

Best of luck.


Subject:Re: Ruyi Scepter???
Posted By: Fouad Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Hi Miano,

Thanks for the info.
Will do.
Thanks once again.

Subject:Re: Ruyi Scepter???
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Dec 18, 2018

There are a huge number of these cloisonné 'ruyi' scepters floating around in the marketplace. I checked and present some indications I found to be interesting. The first three items on the list are the same item being passed around to different auction galleries with the same photos and no-sale results each time. The fourth is an ongoing sale of a scepter of the same form if you'd like to follow its results. The fifth is a scepter with a not necessarily period Qianlong mark but some convincing signs of age that look to have helped it sell for $3000.00.

I deduce from this tour that most of what you see on the market is pretty new and hard to move, but anything of decent workmanship with signs of age and fancy mark is a seller. However, I'd be a bit afraid of the one you're showing here, with a fancy macramé cord attached, which makes the item look like it's meant to hang on a parlor wall as a touristy conceit and not to scratch any aristocratic or imperial backs.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Ruyi Scepter???
Posted By: Fouad Sat, Dec 22, 2018

Hi Bill.H,

Thanks for the information and effort, and thank you all for sharing your knowledge as always.

Really appreciated.

Kind regards

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