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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1194873
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360.00
18/19th Century, Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603-1867). A small rectangular bronze tray in the highly decorative Rinpa style with a dark brown patina and very meticulous detailing, having a defined lip, indented corners, curved walls and four recessed and tiny pad feet, the exterior plain with an elaborately decorated interior...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1190064
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
This is the smaller of two late 19th C. Edo period (1603-1868) bronze mirrors produced at the famous Fujiwara workshop, from our extensive collection of Chinese and Japanese mirrors...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1149597
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$288.00
Ming dynasty (1368-1644); circa 15th century bronze mirror, the plain side retaining much of its original applied silvering, the decoration on back organized around the pierced central boss or knob, flanked on either side by a lotus pattern motif, each an inverted mirror image of the other, and a two-character inscription, above and below, the words reading “bao qian” meaning “treasure” and “mirror,” the word “qian” being an ancient word referring to bronze mirrors specifically, ...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1066716
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$460.00
Meiji Period, Bokusho (a stand to hold sumi ink sticks)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #974989
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$2,500.00
A Japanese Gold Splashed Bronze GU Form Vase. Taisho Period (circa 1910-20). Inspired by the distant rather than recent past, this strikingly modernist Japanese bronze embodies a rejection of European-influenced and over-decorated bronzes of the previous Meiji period. The base bears a three-character studio mark, written in stylized archaistic Chinese characters much in vogue with the literati class of China and Japan during the Early Republic and Taisho periods...
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 : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #713957
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$2,400.00
A Cast Bronze Ewer, India, 18th Century. Islamic. Mughal, Northern Indian or possibly Deccan. This is one of four known Indian bronze ewers which almost certainly originated from the same workshop. The pear shaped body is decorated with chiseled lotus petals at the shoulder and base as well as engraved foliate decoration and rests on a rectangular pedestal supported by four short feet...
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 : 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 : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1900 item #593340
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$680.00
French; Second Empire (circa 1852-1870). These are two French Bronze hat-stands in the Neo-classical style, their design inspired by ancient Roman candelabra and the First Empire style of Napoleon I. With an aged, dark bronze patina and subtle traces of the original gilt (ormolu) decoration, the bases were each cast as one piece in the form of triple lion paws in the Classical style...