Auctions is pleased to offer a rare and stunni. Rosewood Ruyi Scepter with auspicious dragon symbol. Ruyi (Chinese for "as one/you wish") 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 S-shaped handle and a head fashioned like a fist, cloud, or lingzhi mushroom.A Ruyi / lotus scepter is also the emblem of He Xiangu, one of the Eight Daoist immortals. The Yang (female principle) character of the Ruyi is often indicated by its similarity to the Lingzhi fungus and to Clouds. During the Qing dynasty it was customary for the Emperor to present deserving generals, nobles and ministers of state with gifts of jade Ruyi scepters as a mark of favor. Ruyi are constructed from diverse materials, such as gold, silver, iron, bamboo, wood, coral, lacquer, crystal, jade, and precious gems. This quite gorgeous and evocative example is made from rosewood, a rare and valuable hardwood, featuring a carved low relief sculpture of the legendary Chinese dragon. 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, according to furniture maker Paere Dansk.
Some of the most expensive pieces of antique furniture are made of rosewood and date to the. Ming Dynasty of the 14th century. Unlike the dragons of Europe, the Chinese dragon long.Is highly auspicious and symbolizes benevolence, prosperity, longevity and the renewal of life. The dragon is also a symbol of power, strength, and good luck. Usually used the dragon as a symbol of his imperial power and strength. The dragon is also one of the twelve animals of the. And in Chinese philosophy Ying and Yang, the dragon is. And associated with the east and spring. The ruyi measures 19.5 inches in width by 4.8 inches depth by 3.9 inches height (49.5 cm by 12.1 cm by 9.90 cm). It is in very good condition and shows wear consistent with use, dating to the mid-20th century.
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. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at.Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Other Chinese Antiques". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.