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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 : 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...
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...
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 : 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 : 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. The flowers are glaze-painted over a characteristic...
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. The light weight wooden box has a smooth black lacquered underside and interior with a persimmon-colored lacquer on the exterior which shows a very plea...
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. This surai is beautifully proportioned and the cas...
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. A pleasing and subtle downwardly slanting combed de...
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. They are sometimes figura...
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. Some shallow hairline cr...