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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1298760
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
A heavy Longquan-type bowl dating from the Yuan to early Ming period (circa 14th C.) on a raised foot with slightly everted mouthrim, the interior impressed with an auspicious character. Bowls either plain or with stamped or patterned decoration of flowers, leaves, auspicious characters, and either complex or simple designs, are characteristic of the period (see, also, item 1298702 in this catalog)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1298702
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
A Longquan type bowl dating from the Yuan to early Ming period (circa 14th C.) of elegant form with gently curved sides and everted mouthrim, the uniform olive green glaze extending to the bottom of the raised foot, the unglazed underside showing characteristic “burnt orange” traces from firing. The interior of the bowl is decorated with a simple medallion containing a tiny impressed flower design surrounded by three pairs of (six) leaves attached to delicate tendrils...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1298681
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$110.00
One of two Canton-Asia export dishes on offer, this is the larger and heavier of the two and the more carefully executed, having more gently curved rather than angled walls compared to the smaller dish (item 1298680). The cursive script and the “floral” decorations seem more confidently executed and are very well-balanced...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1800 item #1298680
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$80.00
The smaller of two Chinese blue and white dishes made for Asian export. The steeply walled dish—the form resembling a western soup bowl—has a partially glazed interior, an indistinct firing ring, and a partially glazed center. The interior is decorated in cobalt blue while the exterior is plain with a partially glazed footring and glazed, recessed underside. The lip is slightly angled and glazed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1281379
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$60.00
The area of Shiwan (Shekwan)石灣, now a district of the city of Foshan, just southwest of Guangzhou in southern China, has produced spirited ceramic wares since the Song dynasty. Shiwan wares are often figural, such as this small water coupe—used for wetting and shaping ones brush during painting or calligraphy—in the form of a monkey grasping a water jar. Shiwan wares are often modeled rather than molded figures, a characteristic which adds to their spontaneity and charm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1276834
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$3,200.00
A fine and rare hexagon-shaped, Ching dynasty, Kangxi 康熙 porcelain teapot decorated in blue and white with a metal handle and bearing the four-character 若深珍臟 (Ruo Shen zhen cang) inscription to the underside. The underglaze blue decoration is finely detailed, depicting five cranes: four perched on a pine bough encircling five of the teapot’s six facets and the shoulder with one crane taking flight...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #1276825
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$580.00
永樂宣德 Early 15th century, Yongle-Xuande period (1403-1435) Ming dynasty porcelain bowl with outwardly flaring rim and underglaze-blue decoration on a soft, pearly colored “white” ground...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1276822
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$280.00
A thinly potted porcelain bowl on a raised foot with an unusual underglaze blue and white outlined floral and scrolling decoration enclosing five small infinite knot medallions to the exterior. The undecorated interior is a delicate, pale blue-white color matching the exterior ground color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #1265359
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$380.00
Two very unusual Oribe ware bowls, Edo period (1603-1868), early 19th century. The center of each bowl is decorated with a bold and lively coiled design likely impressed with a finger tip into the wet clay before firing. Both the interior and exterior of these steeply walled bowls are decorated with three white chrysanthemums with bright yellow centers executed in a lively naturalistic style rather than a formalized chrysanthemum pattern...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1264918
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$400.00
Lacquered wood box with woven bamboo panel and metal floral-shaped fittings. 19th or early 20th century. This very small Japanese box, executed in a traditional Chinese style, with its Kanji or Chinese inscription, is a fine example of understated design and restrained decoration, and the woven bamboo (ajiro) decoration on its lid is superb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1245907
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$280.00
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
$360.00
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
$880.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1243898
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$500.00
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. No applied decoration except for the glaze which falls in controlled loops short o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1241823
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$360.00
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. Such paintings have seasonal associations: plum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1241562
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560.00
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. A banner floating above her bears the unusual family motto “CAUSE CAUSED IT.” Unlike the mass-produced export wares of the very late 18th and 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236854
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
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. The painting depicts a solitary figure sitting at the upper level of a covered pavilion which appears to float above the tree tops, although a lower roof and su...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1234468
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$980.00
明天啟 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. Those unfamiliar with these wares should read our accompanying blog entitled “Ko-sometsuke, Chinese export for the Japanese t...