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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
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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
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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
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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292323
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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...
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...
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 : 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...
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. On the spout are depicted three mountain peaks in pai...
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. The blue and white decoration is intricate but uncrowded, the exterior with a wide central band of floral motifs repeated on the interior, a narrow band of lotus lappets encircling the bottom exterior wall, and a short band of alternating triangular-floral pattern encircling both ...
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. This is Ching dynasty household porcelain of fairly high quality, of semi-translucent porcelain which emits a bell like ring when tapped at the rim, having a glazed foot, the underside bearing an unidentifi...
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”). Width of stand:...