Largest Ruyi

Largest Ruyi

Ancient Chinese drawings often show people in authority carrying a ruyi or a curved sceptre. During the Qing dynasty it was customary for the Emperor to present deserving generals and nobles with jade ruyis as a mark of favour. This last jadeite ruyi carved by renowned Wu Jin De of Zhengzhou was sold to Mdm Choi Ngo of Hong Kong in 1999 for an undisclosed sum. After her demise, it was moved to Singapore and held by Bill Chua, her nephew. It measures 100cm by 31cm by 30cm high on a wooden base 79.5cm by 9.5cm high, together weighing 32.3kg. Parties interested to own this rare artefact may email to billchua@yahoo.com.

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