A Royal Jade Ruyi Scepter with Imperial Poetry

Qing Dynasty
Length: 41cm

Soft green heavy jade stone, smooth matte surface, with occasional speckles and stripes, solid and controlled carving, beginning at handle head with a small, coiled chi dragon, matched on the handle bridge with a full relief chi dragon, and a full imperial dragon winding to face the viewer on the ruyi head, neck engraved with a gold Qianlong poem, engraved on reverse with the inscription "humbly given by San Bao", with light green double tassel in an eternal knot with two red coral beads.