Ruyi Studio San Francisco offers Asian art and antiques, specializing in Chinese scholar objects.
Lingbi and Taihu rocks, Dali marble dreamstone panels, brushpots and brushrests are always featured

Ruyi Studio for scholar's objects, Chinese art and antiques.
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A Koryo Dynasty Silver Spoon and Chopsticks
A Koryo Dynasty Silver Spoon and Chopsticks
Two resonant lingbi scholar rocks.
Robert McCaffrey
By Appointment
San Francisco, CA 94131
415.990.3524


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The Chinese Scholar Aesthetic

Our catalogue typically includes Chinese paintings, ceramics and porcelain, bronze, censers, jade carvings, display stands and objects fashioned from rare hardwoods such as zitan and huanghuali. More important to us than any particular category or material, however, is the recreation and continuance of the Chinese scholar's studio of the Ming and Ching dynasties. Nature, as represented in its idealized and stylized expressions through the centuries, is the underlying theme of many of our sometimes aesthetically challenging scholar's rocks, root form brushpots and eccentric brushrests.

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A tielimu brushpot with fine relief calligraphy.
From Antiquity to Modernism

Inspired by the past, we are, however, fascinated by all beautiful things be they ancient, antique or modern. While a specialized and unashamedly elite Chinese aesthetic is the focus of our collection, we nevertheless believe that the surreal landscapes found in our Dali Marble dreamstone panels can enhance the most severe, contemporary and minimalist interior, that a Murano glass vase circa 1960 would have delighted a certain Ching emperor and that our lingbi scholar rocks qualify as superb and elegant abstract sculpture defying gravity and interpretation.

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Asian Specialties

Scholar Objects

Scholar Rocks

Bronze

Jade & Stone

Porcelain

Mirrors

Glass

Paintings

Sculpture

Textiles

Books

Snuff Bottles

Netsuke, Inro

Chinese

Japanese

Korean

Southeast Asia

Islamic Art

European

American

Tribal Art

Modernism

Vases

Jewelry

Religious
 




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