Ruyi Studio for scholar's objects, Chinese art and antiques.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1950 item #1266681
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$80.00
A vintage Chinese scholar’s rock or viewing stone in the form of a mountain, naturally formed except for the underside which has been cut flat for display. An associated scroll form Chinese display stand is included. (The rock is demountable and not attached to the stand.) The stone is black-grey with some paler streaking similar to lingbi stones. Weight: 1.464 Kg (3 lb. 3.6 ozs.). Height of rock (highest peak): 16.5cm (6-1/2”). Height with stand: 19.5cm (7-7/8”)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1245717
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$60.00
A small Kyoto white porcelain kogo (incense case) in the form of a ram. The underside of the kogo bears the seal of the artist. The kogo includes a traditional wooden storage box which bears the signature and seal of the artist. Kogo are small lidded vessels or boxes intended for storing powdered incense used in connection with tea ceremony. Kogo take many forms and are fashioned from a wide variety of materials such as porcelain, bamboo, lacquer, wood, and bronze...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1244592
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$80.00
A vintage ikebana basket and superb example of a familiar form with a lovely variegated patina and in very good condition. Dimensions. Height: 12cm (4-3/4”); Length: 23cm (9”); Width: 17cm (6-3/4”). Weight: 201g (7.1 ozs.). Note: may be combined with Trocadero item 1244591 for a combined/discounted shipping charge.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1244591
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$46.00
An unusual vintage ikebana basket of rounded form with a flaring foot and defined lip, having an acquired dark patina with reddish highlights and in very good condition. Approximate dimensions. Height: 16cm (5-3/4”); Diameter (base) 16.5cm (6-1/2”); Diameter (mouth): 10cm (4”). Weight: 223 grams (7.8 ozs.). Note: may be combined with Trocadero item 1244592 for a combined/discounted shipping charge.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1209076
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$260.00
Circa 1960, Japan. Sencha tea tray fashioned from precious Indian rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia). In Japan, exotic foreign hardwoods are referred to as “karaki,” and these semi-precious hardwoods are reserved for high-quality items. The attention to subtle detailing can be seen in this tray: the corners are rounded and the tray is raised on four shallow pad feet; the bottom of the tray consists of a single plank of beautifully grained, brownish-purple heartwood...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1190574
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$180.00
This fine small “karaki” box, with its honey-toned rosewood construction, and inlaid with two gilt-etched iron plaques, likely dates to the first half of the 20th century and exhibits the highest level of craftsmanship. The slightly domed lid and the lip have finely beaded edges, the underside is recessed, and the box is raised on tiny pad feet. The corners are nicely rounded and the box is secured with traditional joinery...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1189053
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
This colorful and wonderfully tactile container is a very high quality Japanese lacquered tea caddy (or natsume) rendered in the colorful pattern known as “dokuraku” or ‘toy top.’ The wooden body has been very finely turned resulting in a delicate lidded vessel with gently curved sides tapering to a narrow, recessed base...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1950 item #1151357
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$66.00
Circa 1940 American glass, unknown maker. This is a highly unusual heavy black glass circular stand likely of American manufacture but in the classic Chinese style with three raised feet, multiple beaded edges, a slightly raised outer lip and all the detailing seen in a finely turned Chinese wooden stand of this type. This is NOT Chinese “Peking glass” but was obviously inspired by Chinese wooden stands, and it seems likely the designer had a fine Chinese wooden prototype to work with...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Wood : Pre 1950 item #1150768
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$180.00
A vintage or antique (50 to 100 years old) traditional Chinese birdcage constructed from bent bamboo, wood, metal and brass. The wooden bottom is attached to a short circular bent bamboo wall supporting forty-eight vertical posts, reinforced by horizontal supports. Three of the vertical posts are attached to a slider which operates on two adjacent fixed posts forming an integral sliding door, opposite a small circular opening, perhaps intended as a finger hole...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1147750
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
A fine Oribe hand-shaped vase of well-balanced, asymmetrical form with a blue-green glaze descending from the mouth and spilling over the shoulder. The exposed horizontal ribs of the body are intersected with impressed finger-shaped channels. A soft café au lait-colored glaze embellished with a delicate craquelare is the ground for a fluid and rhythmic dark brown painted decoration of orchids juxtaposed with random geometric motifs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1109714
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
Seto ware is classified as ‘Nihon Rokkoyo’or ‘Chuse Rokkoyo’—one of medieval Japan’s six traditionally recognized ceramic types, and it is the pottery associated with Aichi Prefecture. The elegant vase offered here represents a highly unusual marriage of the traditional Seto ware glaze and clay to an Art Nouveau form, an original work by the 2nd Shunji Kato (1892-1979)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1970 item #1107804
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$260.00
Mino is the traditional pottery of Gifu Prefecture in Japan which is today the home of the famous Suigetsu kiln founded by the great potter Toyozo Arakawa (1894-1985) declared a 'living national treasure' in his lifetime. This fine Mino ware was produced at the Suigetsu kiln...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #952540
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
A pair of Japanese avant-garde, circa 1955-60, bag-shaped, infinity knot vases. Bulging outward from a rounded base, the narrow sides determined by the figure-eight mouth-rim which has been pinched at center with a short ceramic strap around which a black rope segment has been braided. Each vase is pierced on one side with an oval-shaped hole towards the upper center...
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
INDIA. A LARGE HEWN MARBLE FLAT PAN...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #811763
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$660.00
A Chinese temple sculpture of a fisherman being lifted from the sea on the back of a large fish. A folk art carving and likely one of a myriad of wooden figures from a rural Tin Hau Temple depicting various miracles involving the Queen of Heaven (or Tin Hau, also Thien Hau, Mazu or Matsu) who is, among other things, patroness and rescuer of sailors and fishermen. The peasant, sun-burnt fisherman is bare-chested, wearing a red scarf around his shoulders and a red sash around his waist. Both t...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1970 item #798328
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$600.00
THIS IS A VINTAGE CIRCA 1965 ENORMOUS 54-1/2-INCHES TALL YELLOW GLASS VASE. A very cool and unique, pod-like, yellow glass vase from the 1960s measuring over 4-1/2 FEET TALL (54-1/4”) and about 10” diameter at the base with a long, slender and curvaceous neck. The vase form seems determined by the same forces that inspired vintage science fiction images. This is a handshaped vase and a marvel of glassblowing skill. The organic, pod-like shape is supported by a free form, vertical rib-l...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Pre 1950 item #714845
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
A PAIR OF ALUMINUM JARDINIERE BY WILTON. Unusual for an American production, the feeling conveyed by this pair is fin de siecle recalling decadent book illustration from the 1920s although the use of aluminum suggests a date of manufacture closer to mid 20th century. Well integrated design with organic art nouveau inspired foliate rims and curved sides, four stylized panels contain contrasting geometric vertical ribbing hinting at art deco, the space between each panel extending into four rais...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #712915
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
A FINE KOREAN CELADON INLAID VASE OF THE 20th Century. A bottle-shaped inlaid or sanggam Korean celadon vase. The bulbous body is decorated allover with a delicate white cloud & cranes pattern and eight staggered medallions outlined in black and white each surrounding a crane in flight. A stylized lotus band separates the body from the undecorated neck and trumpet-shaped mouthrim. An appealing fine craquelare covers all the glazed sufaces both outside and inside the neck. The underside is g...