A tactile and decorative vintage Chinese ruyi sceptre (US: scepter) - a decorative and ceremonial object symbolising power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. This example is constructed of patinated brass or bronze in the form of a branch with foliate detail, petals and birds. The dragon which wraps around the branch, it's tail at the base and head terminating at the top has been highlighted for contrast.
Date: probably a 20th Century reproduction. Good reproduction finish with patinated colour and a little verdigris. Dimensions: Height: 28.788 cm (11.334") Width: 5.985 cm (2.356") Depth: 5.177 cm (2.038). This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Other Chinese".
The seller is "theantiquecompany" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.