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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1258418
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$5,200.00
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
$320.00
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 : 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 : 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
$1,200.00
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. 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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1960 item #1244592
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$90.00
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
$60.00
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1800 item #1243776
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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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...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1234468
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$980.00
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 tea market” for a detail...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1233069
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
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. The term originally referred only to the subject matter of paintings, but as the concept of yamato-e evolved it c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1232699
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560.00
Early 19th century, late Edo period. A Kiyomizu ware flower vase by Takahashi Dohachi (II) with elaborate blue and white decoration depicting a phoenix in flight, signed on the underside, and extensively repaired with iron clamps or staples. FORM: The vase is a modified HU without handles, the form derived from ancient Chinese bronzes and used extensively in both Chinese and Japanese ceramics. DECORATION: is divided into three horizontal registers, the main body depicting a prominent phoen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1837 VR item #1232191
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560.00
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
$160.00
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 : Traditional Collectibles : Ephemera : Paper : Pre 1837 VR item #1231732
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$126.00
Pre-Victorian, mourning print from the early 19th century inscribed in 1832. These early American lithographs were hand-colored and inscribed as mourning mementos. The present excellent example memorializes the loss of an infant child “aged 9 months and 11 days” and depicts a surviving family of three, presumably intended to represent the parents and an older sister to the deceased, standing solemnly in dark mourning clothes by a large memorial stone amidst a stand of weeping willow trees. ...