Chinese Jade Ruyi Scepter, is a beautiful and meaningful vintage decorative object. A ceremonial scepter in Chinese Buddhism or a talisman symbolizing power and good fortune in Chinese folklore. Ruyi is a homophone Chinese for "as you wish or as you desire".
The gift of a Ruyi Septor would convey wishes for good luck or congratulations often on a special birthday or significant promotions. We think it makes a beautiful, and thoughtful gift to mark a special occasion, perfect for the person who has everything!
This is a vintage artisan created item, no two are exactly the same. A traditional ruyi has a long S-shaped handle and a head fashioned like a fist, cloud, or lingzhi mushroom.
DIMENSIONS: 4.5” L x 2” W x 1.5” H
FACTS & HISTORY: 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, copper, iron, bamboo, wood, coral, lacquer, crystal, jade, and precious gems.
- Courtesy Freemans Auction House Philadelphia