Chinese ceremonial scepter set for auction - The Solihull Observer

Chinese ceremonial scepter set for auction

Solihull Editorial 18th Jul, 2023   0

A CHINESE religious scepter discovered in Solihull is expected to attract much interest when it comes up for auction later next week.

The pottery ceremonial scepter, known as a ‘Ruyi’ was discovered by experts from Cotswold auctioneers Kinghams at a recent valuation day in Dorridge.

Measuring 52cm long, the highly decorative ‘Ruyi’ is moulded with dragons within geometric borders. In Chinese Buddhism they symbolise power and good fortune.

Other examples have been found made from gold, silver, iron, bamboo and other materials.




The Solihull example dates from the 20th century and comes on a wooden stand in a silk presentation box.

Estimated at £150-200, the scepter will be auctioned by Kinghams on July 28.


Visit www.kinghamsauctioneers.com for further details.

The next free monthly valuation event is at Dorridge Village Hall on Thursday August 3 from 11am to 2pm. Experts will be on hand to advise clients on paintings, ceramics, glass, silver, and more.

Free home visits can be arranged for large/multiple items, clients downsizing or dealing with an estate.

For further information contact Carol Jones on 07802 839915 or email [email protected]

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