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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1258418
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$5,200
Although easily mistaken for a vase, this vessel is a type of ewer called a “surai” in the Islamic world. A masterpiece of north Indian, Mughal (1526-1858) metal ware, this silvered brass surai is from the Rajasthan area, circa 1700. Surai are traditionally water pouring vessels used for hand and foot washing before Muslim prayers or when greeting an honored guest in one’s home. However, certain Mughal surai were used for serving wine...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1245907
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$320
Fukien Province, Guangzhou kiln complex (Yuan dynasty), 13/14th C. A small jar with gently sloping sides having attached loop handles at the shoulder below a short neck and a well defined, outwardly turned and flattened lip. The exterior of the jar has a very dark brown-black glaze falling naturally short of the foot, the unglazed area of the rim and the underside reveal a gray colored body which has fired to bright orange in unglazed areas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1245381
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360
Circa 12th C. An elegant (bell-shaped) and thinly-potted, wide mouthed bowl with an outwardly flaring lip, the pale café au lait to straw colored glaze thinning towards the high foot, the recessed underside partially glazed revealing a very light colored clay body. Wheel-turned rather than molded construction is evident on the exterior walls. The interior of the bowl has a deeply impressed ring at bottom. Condition: No restorations. One very minor frit to the rim...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1245149
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$1,200
Ching dynasty. A fine menagerie of six famille verte miniature Chinese porcelain animal figurines including: a foo dog; elephant; ram; horse; deer; and a one-horned creature, probably representing a rhinoceros. Each figure is mounted on identical lozenge-shaped bases having rounded corners and bordered at top and bottom with Chinese key fret design and embellished with delicate floral and butterfly motifs. The miniature animal figures are well-articulated and have wonderful expressions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1243898
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$500
Eastern Jin period (317-420). Probably Zhejiang Province, Deqing or Yuhang kiln. An early black-brown glazed ‘dish-mouthed’ medium-sized storage jar, with a high, straight and narrow neck, wide mouth, and four applied lug handles. Coiled and luted construction. The jar shows areas of a dark red glaze beneath the black-brown surface color. The unglazed bottom reveals a body of light purplish-brown color...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #1243776
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1241823
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360
Japanese mounted scroll painting with inscribed box. A collaborative shikunshi scroll painting on paper signed Tanomura Chokunyu (1814-1907) and Tanomura Shosai (1845-1909). Shikunshi (Four Gentlemen or Four Noble Ones) refers to Chinese (as well as Japanese and Korean) flower-painting themed paintings that depict plum (ume), wild orchids (ran), bamboo (take) and chrysanthemums (kiku). The tradition originated in China during the Song dynasty...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1241562
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560
Chien-Lung period, circa 1765. An elegant pair of Chinese export sauceboats commissioned for the famous Elphinstone clan of Scotland. Each is decorated with delicate gilt floral sprays and depicts on one side the Elphinstone crest and motto: a seated woman in laced bodice holding aloft a castle tower in one hand and a laurel branch in the other...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236854
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160
Ching dynasty fan painting, signed Nangong Jin. Ink and pigment on paper, mounted on paper. Landscape with signature, seal and inscription reading: “[painted] in [a cyclical year] during the Autumn Festival, an homage to Yin Tang [1470-1524] for Yiao nan,” and signed “Nangong Jin” followed by a cinnabar seal in archaic script...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1234468
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$980
The blue and white porcelain dish offered here belongs to a rare group of Chinese wares called KO-SOMETSUKE (lit. “old sometsuke” or “old blue and white”) that were manufactured during the early 17th century for export to Japan. Medium-sized plates such as this CHUZARA were used for the CASHIKI (formal meal) preceding the tea ceremony...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1233069
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160
Two framed and glazed antique Japanese, late Edo (19th century) paintings: ink, pigment, and gold on paper, their small size and horizontal format indicating that these were originally part of a handscroll. The terms “kara-e” and “yamato-e” likely emerged sometime during the Heian period (794-1185) to distinguish Chinese (kara-e) from Japanese (yamato-e) inspired painting...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1232699
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$560
Early 19th century, late Edo period...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1232191
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560
Edo period (19th century). A fine ume (black ink) on silk mounted scroll painting, bearing the signature of “Baikan” and two cinnabar seals reading “Sugai Kan.” Sugai Baikan (1784-1844) was a painter during the late Edo period who first apprenticed to Nemoto Jonan. He later lived in Edo and was associated with Tani Buncho, Rai Sanyo, and Shiozaki Shochiku. Sugai Baikan excelled in ume or monochromatic black ink painting. The present example is in excellent condition, notwithstanding...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1232138
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160
From a California collection, an archival framed and glazed Chinese woodblock print, ink and color on paper with inscription and seal. Depicting a mature flowering prunus or plum blossom branch in painterly style, the inscription in Chinese may be translated as “painted by Zhou Zhimian” followed by a seal reading “Shi Jun.” Zhou Zhimian (1550-1610, also known as “Fuqin” and “Shaogu”) was a highly influential Ming dynasty bird-and-flower painter. Yang Xin (see p. 232 of “Th...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Brass : Pre 1700 item #1228632
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$530
A small cast German brass dish depicting an image of Temperantia (Temperance) and dating from the very late 16th to the early 17th century. The origin of this particular allegorical image, possibly a woodblock print book illustration, is unknown; however, it has long been associated with the famous French Huguenot medalist and pewter worker, Francois Briot (circa 1550-1616) who later settled in England. Briot's work was admired by the younger but roughly contemporaneous Swiss metalworker Gaspa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #1215991
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360
Ching dynasty or earlier. A small Cizhou style baluster form vase with a conical foot, bulbous center, narrow neck and foliate mouth, the exterior covered with a soft-colored yellow slip decorated with a contrasting dark brown pigment, the whole covered with a transparent glaze. The spontaneous but confident and lively painted decoration typical of Cizhou wares is here organized into three registers corresponding to the vase form and separated only by narrow horizontal painted bands. The hig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1209718
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$230
Japan; circa 1870 (Meiji period). This is an Oribe ware ceramic incense case (kogo), a small box for storing powdered incense for use in the tea ceremony. Oribe ware is the famous pottery of Aichi and Gifu prefectures and has a long association with the way of tea. The decoration is abstract although the rich, slightly irridescent and translucent, blue-green glaze, applied to approximately one-half of the lid, suggests a yin-yang design. The kogo is in good condition, although there are a fe...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1209442
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$140
Circa 1880, Meiji period. Known in Japan as meimei-zara, small delicate plates used for serving tea biscuits and other small morsels of food in connection with tea ceremony were produced by many kilns. The set of five porcelain meimei-zara offered here are the product of the well-known Kutani kiln of Ishikawa Prefecture and are rather elaborately decorated. The interiors depict two elders, perhaps Chinese sages, seated in a grove. The figures are delicately drawn in various shades of red, bo...