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A LARGE CHINESE HARDSTONE INLAID CELADON JADE RUYI SCEPTRE the quatre-lobed head supported on an elegant S-shaped shaft with lotus-lappet terminus inset with peach sprays and bats in variously hued hardstones and jadeite leafage the reverse incised and gilt with a three-line calligraphic inscription and an apocryphal Qianlong mark the stone of pale celadon tone 42.5cm long Provenance: Swiss Private Collection of Chinese Jades: sold for the benefit of Mission Bambini. "Mission Bambini is an independent non-profit organization created in Italy by Goffredo Modena engineer and entrepreneur in 2000. Our mission is to help and support children living in poverty sickness and without education giving them the opportunity and hope of a better life. In 18 years of activities Mission Bambini has helped more than 1 350 000 children through 1 500 projects in 73 countries around the world. Our Balance sheet is public and certificated and at least 75% of funds raised are used for humanitarian work. Early in 2015 the Italian Foundation created Mission Bambini Switzerland and Friends of Mission Bambini USA." (Maria Elena Di Fazio International Development Mission Bambini Switzerland Foundation March 2019) For further information please see the charity’s website: www.missionbambini.org/en/

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Estimate £5,000 - £7,000May 22