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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 : Pre 1900 item #1207277
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$260.00
The bear is often depicted in early Chinese art, from at least the Chou dynasty, and bear figures were especially popular during the Han period. A somewhat cruder and slightly smaller sitting bear figure (4.5cm) from the M. Calmann collection (Paris) was published in 1962 and is dated to the Early Chou dynasty (1122-722 B.C.)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1154861
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$400.00
An unusual and rare item for the scholar with an interest in geological curiosities is this natural “faux bois” calligrapher’s inkstone shaped from a choice specimen of variegated stone with a pattern of alternating reddish-brown and light colored bands resembling wood grain. Easily mistaken for petrified wood, this is, however, stone formed over the eons by natural geological sedimentary deposits under high pressure...
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...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #1059743
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$800.00
A fine Neolithic Jade Cong, Liangzhu Culture (circa 2500 BC) of a type found in present day southern Jiangsu and northern Zhejiang provinces. A blackish nephrite jade cong, mottled with red and brown, having concave sides and more typical of those found in Zhejiang province where status and prestige were apparently indicated by the intricacy of the decoration. Larger examples found in Jiangsu province are typically less finely worked...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre AD 1000 item #958527
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$2,400.00
A beautifully proportioned Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 220) jade of soft translucent yellow color. Pierced at its center, this perfectly circular and dome-shaped jade was completely hand-shaped. Magnification reveals its rather thick and rounded lip is slightly irregular and the surrounding hollowed out underside was worked by scraping and abrasion rather than one a wheel or lathe of the sort that would have been available from the Song Dynasty and later periods...
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$160.00
INDIA. A LARGE HEWN MARBLE FLAT PAN. 19th to early 20th Century (pre-1950). A heavy stone rounded shallow basin or pan with slanted sides and a short handle hewn from a very pale pinkish/beige-colored, unpolished marble. Condition: No cracks; minor chips and wear from use as shown. Dimensions & Weight: Length: 23-1/4” with handle; diameter: 19-1/4”; height: 3” and weighing 24 lbs. Recommended for pickup in San Francisco...