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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 : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #593858
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$500.00
THIS 15th C. THAI SAWANKHALOK stoneware circular “box” is an excellent example of the wares manufactured in the area of Si Satchanalai (about 320 km north of Bangkok) production of which ceased by the early 1500s, owing probably to warfare in the region. Wares such as these were exported primarily to Indonesia, the Philippines and Borneo and are associated with non-Buddhist burial rites and were not actually used in Thailand...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #594492
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$200.00
A VERY FINE BRONZE MEDAL COMMEMORATING THE DEATH OF NAPOLEON IN 1821 AND THE LATER TRANSPORT AND REBURIAL OF HIS REMAINS IN PARIS IN 1840. A very large bronze medal, approx. 2-1/2 inches (6.2 cm) in diameter and weighing 4.6 ounces (131 grams) and rendered in very high relief. The main side depicts a beautiful and restful Napoleon on his deathbed at Saint Helena on May 5, 1821, wearing a crown of Laurel in the neo-classic style of the Roman Ceasars, his head resting on a pillow...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1292323
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
See 1292332
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 : 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 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 1700 item #1192575
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
Late Ming to early Ching dynasty, 17th Century. A small footed blue and white dish made for the domestic Chinese market. The white porcelain clay body is visible on the bottom of the raised foot although the dish is too thickly potted to be translucent. The white glaze, with its characteristic blue-grey tinge, has been evenly applied and the underside of the plate has been carefully glazed and marked. The dish is decorated in underglaze blue, with minor decoration to the exterior...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #636395
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$630.00
With a pale ‘egg yolk’ colored glaze, depicting a farmer, ox, willow, fantastic mountains, buildings, hillside, humble dwellings and pavilions amidst fantastic peaked mountains and an inscription to the upper left. This item was probably once an insert to a wooden tablescreen, hanging panel or box. Of finely levigated white porcelain, the thin yellow glaze has been applied only to the face where the white porcelain shows through small areas of the relief carving; the underside is unglazed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #739703
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$2,250.00
A TALL, WELL-CAST, 18th CENTURY BRONZE VASE, showing restrained decoration and elegant form executed with superb technical skill. The slightly flattened baluster form vase with rectangular base and rounded corners, decorated in high relief with the traditional rebuses of five bats and five lingzhi fungus representing happiness and longevity, respectively, or double happiness. The vase form itself outlines the character for shi or xi (“happiness”)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #610185
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$400.00
A Ching Dynasty Bronze Horse which has acquired a pleasing dark and variegated patina. Approximately 7 inches (17.5 cm) long (measured from raised front hoof to end of tail) and standing 7 inches (17.5 cm) tall (from hoof to tip of head), and weighing 2 lbs 2.8 ounces (988 grams). The horse is in overall fine condition; however, there has been one professional repair to a broken rear leg which has been very cleanly reattached without losses...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Architectural Elements : Pre AD 1000 item #608510
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$2,000.00
398 A.D. TWO EASTERN JIN DYNASTY TOMB TILES, one dated to the second year (AD 398) of Longan (AD 397-402) of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317-420). Not until the 1960s under Mao were a number of these tombs “liberated” in the present day cities of Nanjing, Zhenjiang and Danyan—all in Jiangsu Province in southern China where ethnic Han Chinese, fleeing northern nomadic invasions, had settled. These unglazed, molded tiles show the influence of earlier Han Dynasty tombs when pictures were o...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1800 item #1098235
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$3,888.00
A Ming to very early Ching dynasty white mutton fat jade cup. The double-handled vessel raised on a small circular foot, rendered in the archaistic style with two spiney-backed dragons grasping the mouthrim, their intertwining tails wrapped around either side of the cup in a swirling pattern executed in high relief. Mutton fat (nephrite jade) objects with their typically waxy texture predate jadeite carvings which became more available in the Ching dynasty. Small, two-handled cups, often inco...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #730916
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$580.00
A FINE CHINESE CELADON VASE, late Ching Dynasty, circa 1880-1910. This is a substantial monochrome vase, very well proportioned with ovoid body and subtly flaring neck and a thick glaze of superb celadon color. The archaistic relief decoration is tastefully restrained to the lower body and in two narrow bands, at the shoulder and half way above the subtly flared neck, the thick glazed loop handles in the form of elephant trunks. The underside is glazed except for the thick foot pads. The con...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1066994
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560.00
Collapsible Makie Decorated Lacquered Stand with Bronze Mirror by Fujiwara Sadamasa. 18/19th Century; Late Edo Period. While Japanese mirrors from the Meiji and even the Muromachi periods have survived in fairly large numbers, the fragile lacquered boxes and stands which held these heavy and durable bronze mirrors are extremely rare. The lacquered mirror stand offered here with an associated mirror is of a recognizable and ancient Chinese form which was introduced to Japan during the Tang Dyn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1163276
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
Very late Ching dynasty or early Republic period (19th/20th century). A pair of standing foo dogs or foo lions, each with slightly differentiated posture, with upright tails, having blue-green or turquoise colored bodies and yellow striped tails and manes with spotted faces and discernible pink tongues slightly visible through their bared teeth and parted lips. Height: 7.5cm (2-7/8”). Weight: 87.5 grams and 96.5 grams; (combined weight) 184 grams (6.4 ozs). Condition: excellent....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1092209
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$860.00
Ching Dynasty. 18-19th Century. Ge and Guan wares of the Song and Yuan periods saw an enthusiastic revival during the Ching dynasty and are considered among the finest ceramic productions of the Yongcheng and Chien-Lung periods. The circular brushwasher offered here is of classic form with rounded walls, defined lip and softly rounded mouthrim, glazed inside and out with an evenly applied and luminous, blue-grey colored glaze with a fine iron-colored crackle. Undulations on the inside surface...
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). Condition: without chips or cracks, the olive-colored bowl has a pleasing and overall subtly r...