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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 : 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. Landscape with signature, seal and inscription reading: “[painted] in [a cyclical year] during the Autumn Festival, an homage to Yin Tang [1470-1524] for Yiao nan,” and signed “Nangong Jin” followed by a cinnabar seal in archaic script...
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...
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...
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1492 item #1190580
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$110.00
A steep and extremely heavy Ming bowl (circa 15th century) with a thin, worn celadon glaze extending completely down the characteristically high Ming foot. The underside is only partially glazed revealing a very light-colored clay body. The thin and degraded glaze, which is slightly rough to the touch, is also covered with a fine network of craquelare, rather interestingly and subtly accented by the soft orange--rather than the more typical burnt orange--firing color seen on the underside of t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1190543
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
A high-footed, steep, Ming dynasty bowl (circa 15th century), with a nearly white, light grey-colored body, and a vitreous, pale celadon glaze. The bowl was glazed and fired upright with no evidence of kiln stacking, and the glaze appears to have been applied in at least two thin layers: the first glaze covering the plain interior, the rim, and falling just short of the unglazed foot; the second glaze falling in a nearly perfect straight line just below the lip, pooling naturally in the upper t...
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 : 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1950 item #1151357
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$66.00
Circa 1940 American glass, unknown maker. This is a highly unusual heavy black glass circular stand likely of American manufacture but in the classic Chinese style with three raised feet, multiple beaded edges, a slightly raised outer lip and all the detailing seen in a finely turned Chinese wooden stand of this type. This is NOT Chinese “Peking glass” but was obviously inspired by Chinese wooden stands, and it seems likely the designer had a fine Chinese wooden prototype to work with. Th...