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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 #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 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...
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 : 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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1245149
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$880.00
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236854
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
Ching dynasty fan painting, signed Nangong Jin. Ink and pigment on paper, mounted on paper...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1206197
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
An elegant late Ching dynasty (19th century) brushwasher. The quatre-lobed melon form on a shallow raised foot with a defined lip, glazed in mustard or “egg yolk” yellow with delicately applied decoration of floral and foliage in variegated shades of blue, pink and green enamels, the underside unglazed. Condition: excellent, without chips, cracks, or restorations. Weight: 184 grams (6.4 ozs.). Height: 2.8cm (1-1/4”); Length 12cm (4-3/4”) x Width 9.8cm (3-7/8”)....
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. The rim ha...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1960 item #1189053
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
This colorful and wonderfully tactile container is a very high quality Japanese lacquered tea caddy (or natsume) rendered in the colorful pattern known as “dokuraku” or ‘toy top.’ The wooden body has been very finely turned resulting in a delicate lidded vessel with gently curved sides tapering to a narrow, recessed base. The exterior is decorated with multi-colored lacquers which were painstakingly applied to the raised bands between the concentric grooves, while the interior is coated...
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 : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #1156780
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
Sold. Dallas, Texas
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1154726
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$680.00
A very unusual jade pig (“zhu”) or wild boar toggle in the archaistic style popularized during the late Ming and Ching dynasties (17th through 19th centuries). A formal or symmetrical pose, rather than a naturalistic posture, are typical or archaistic style jades, or jades which represent an intentional or sometimes fanciful interpretation of an ancient style, a trend in the Chinese decorative arts that is especially prevalent during the 18th century. The boar, once common in China, has si...