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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 : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292332
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$14,600.00
Offered here are nine Chinese bronze mirrors (items 1292323-1292331) of special provenance: all are from the Oliver J. Todd (1880-1974) collection of 1,000 bronze mirrors which Todd acquired in China in the early 20th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292331
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror appears as No. 131 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292330
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 158 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292329
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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鏡晴換包店孫接橫 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 280, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1292328
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 370, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292327
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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自造公惠薛州湖 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 373, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292326
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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造泉次薛州湖 This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 374 (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292325
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. This mirror was catalogued as No. 377, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1292324
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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This is an extremely rare form, five-petaled or lobed Huzhou mirror with a zitan handle, signed 公惠薛州湖 Xue Hui Gong (“Hsueh-Hui Gong”) with unusual gold lacquer decoration of lions cold painted directly onto the metal. This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of special provenance, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), a civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. We a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292323
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
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Tang dynasty or earlier. This is one of nine Chinese bronze mirrors of good provenance offered together, all of which were collected by Oliver Julian Todd (1880-1974), an important civil engineer working in the northern central interior provinces of China during the early 20th century. A miniature 'white' bronze mirror with cast handle, having a steeply concave reflective side and bearing syncretic inscriptions on the reverse. The prominent central character on this mirror (untranslated) may der...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1837 VR item #1282369
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$240.00
A pair of oval miniature watercolors in original brass frames dating to the late Romantic period (circa 1850), depiciting houses in an old European walled village. One picture is of a tall house with multiple rooflines and attached buildings which is raised on a citadel with sentry posts and supported by stone buttresses, likely a medieval castle, now a house, with typical later accretions and embellishments. The other depicts a tall house with a high chimney, a sloping main roof and built int...
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. Bec...
All Items : Fine Art : Paintings : Miniatures : Pre 1900 item #1281361
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360.00
Circa 1830, probably Italian, Spanish or Latin American, miniature portrait of a woman wearing a wine colored dress with an elaborate green scalloped collar and a white floral apron and gold colored blouse, wearing a high choker of multiple strands of white beads, likely pearls, secured at front by a large oval clasp. The woman is depicted in profile showing a prominent gold hoop earring, her dark hair pulled back and intertwined with a scarf seeded with beads or pearls. The glazed, oval-shape...
All Items : Antiques : Furnishings : Accessories : Frames : Pre 1900 item #1281348
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
A silhouette portrait of a young man circa 1860, possibly earlier, comprised of a black paper cutout mounted on a light colored paper ground. The elegant period oval frame is of a polished black hardwood embellished with a continuous gilt brass surround in the form of a festoon of ribbons at top and a slightly asymmetrical garland at bottom flanked by twisted ropes. The inside of the frame is lined with a simple brass fillet. There are some faint age stains on the light colored ground surroun...