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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1232699
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$560.00
Early 19th century, late Edo period. A Kiyomizu ware flower vase by Takahashi Dohachi (II) with elaborate blue and white decoration depicting a phoenix in flight, signed on the underside, and extensively repaired with iron clamps or staples. FORM: The vase is a modified HU without handles, the form derived from ancient Chinese bronzes and used extensively in both Chinese and Japanese ceramics...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1910 item #1215991
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360.00
Ching dynasty or earlier. A small Cizhou style baluster form vase with a conical foot, bulbous center, narrow neck and foliate mouth, the exterior covered with a soft-colored yellow slip decorated with a contrasting dark brown pigment, the whole covered with a transparent glaze. The spontaneous but confident and lively painted decoration typical of Cizhou wares is here organized into three registers corresponding to the vase form and separated only by narrow horizontal painted bands...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1940 item #1147750
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$120.00
A fine Oribe hand-shaped vase of well-balanced, asymmetrical form with a blue-green glaze descending from the mouth and spilling over the shoulder. The exposed horizontal ribs of the body are intersected with impressed finger-shaped channels. A soft café au lait-colored glaze embellished with a delicate craquelare is the ground for a fluid and rhythmic dark brown painted decoration of orchids juxtaposed with random geometric motifs...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1980 item #1109714
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
Seto ware is classified as ‘Nihon Rokkoyo’or ‘Chuse Rokkoyo’—one of medieval Japan’s six traditionally recognized ceramic types, and it is the pottery associated with Aichi Prefecture. The elegant vase offered here represents a highly unusual marriage of the traditional Seto ware glaze and clay to an Art Nouveau form, an original work by the 2nd Shunji Kato (1892-1979)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1054752
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$580.00
Ching Dynasty (circa 1850-1890). This tall, unmarked, bold celadon vase, with its wide flaring trumpet-shaped mouth and inverted base, was intended for the display of long branches of winter prunus as indicated by the traditional flowering motif on both sides of its upper section...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1920 item #1039663
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$430.00
White wares from the earlier Koryo Dynasty are rare, and most examples found in Korea were imported from China. However, by the late Choson Dynasty both decorated and plain white wares were produced and highly sought after for ritual as well as domestic use. The aesthetic of plain, undecorated white porcelain appealed largely to the Korean elite enamored of Confucian and Buddhist ideas which promoted austerity, simplicity and purity...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1960 item #952540
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
A pair of Japanese avant-garde, circa 1955-60, bag-shaped, infinity knot vases. Bulging outward from a rounded base, the narrow sides determined by the figure-eight mouth-rim which has been pinched at center with a short ceramic strap around which a black rope segment has been braided. Each vase is pierced on one side with an oval-shaped hole towards the upper center...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1700 item #931574
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$960.00
CHINESE MING DYNASTY CELADON BALUSTER ALTAR OR TEMPLE VASE WITH A JAPANESE GOLD LAQUER REPAIR...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1910 item #920041
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$3,200.00
A LARGE KOREAN BLUE & WHITE URN OF THE LATE CHOSON DYNASTY. Circa 1880. A perfectly proportioned, classical Asian jar form, decorated in a distinctly Korean style blending folk art idioms with borrowings from traditional Chinese painting for a particularly dramatic interpretation of the Three Friends of Winter: pine, prunus and bamboo. The fullness of the wide body allows for spacious decoration, and a masterful use of the blank space between the three friends...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1492 item #811011
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$580.00
A VERY RARE SONG DYNASTY BLUE-GREEN CELADON PORCELAIN VASE (A.D. 960-1279) of classical baluster form on a high foot, with molded relief, rather than incised, decoration on the body, and a trumpet-shaped neck. Similar wares of the later Yuan period, particularly those intended for export, tend towards thickness. This vase exhibits the legendary “paper” thinness achieved by certain Song Dynasty potters being only approximately 3mm thick at the mouthrim...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1970 item #798328
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$600.00
THIS IS A VINTAGE CIRCA 1965 ENORMOUS 54-1/2-INCHES TALL YELLOW GLASS VASE...
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”). Three bats and a lingzhi fungus decorate ...
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1980 item #712915
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$300.00
A FINE KOREAN CELADON INLAID VASE OF THE 20th Century. A bottle-shaped inlaid or sanggam Korean celadon vase. The bulbous body is decorated allover with a delicate white cloud & cranes pattern and eight staggered medallions outlined in black and white each surrounding a crane in flight. A stylized lotus band separates the body from the undecorated neck and trumpet-shaped mouthrim. An appealing fine craquelare covers all the glazed sufaces both outside and inside the neck. The underside is g...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : American : Pre 1970 item #594463
Ruyi Studio San Francisco
$360.00
EXTRAORDINARY AMERICAN MODERNISM IN GLASS CIRCA 1955-60 SIGNED “ANDERSON”. This very fluid, nearly kinetic, hand-shaped white glass vase is a masterpiece of American modernism. Fluted vertical lines are played against pulled glass on the surface. The asymmetrical appearance is however repeated on both sides while the vase works from all angles or in the round elevating this white glass vase to the level of modern abstract sculpture. (Extensive photographs provided below.) The artist was...