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Lot *61


Estimated Value:

6.000 € - 10.000 €


13.000 €


China, 2nd half 17th ct.
L. 39 cm
The ruyi head is decorated with a pair of blue dragons confronted on a shou ('longevity') medallion. The handle has two sections of archaistic hooked scrolls. One section incorporates the head of a dragon, the other the head of a phoenix, all above a rocky outcrop emerging from crashing waves at the pointed tip. The reverse of both the head and the handle is decorated with lotus scroll.
South German private collection, collected in the 1970s and 80s, old collection label Bernheimer Collection 3/55554.
Compare the similar scepter illustrated by H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, The Asia Society Galleries, New York, 1989, no. 163, which is also dated to the second half of the 17th century and a very similar scepter sold at Christie's New York, 21.3.2014, lot 2328.
Minor losses to enamel, partly filled