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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331425
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s desk object carved out of bamboo to represent a cluster of several reishi fungus - the Fungus of Immortality. The top of the carving provides 2 areas for keeping very small objects - tiny ink cakes and such. Beautifully designed, superbly carved both on top and bottom, excellent detailing, great staining and patina. Wonderful feel of age, very appropriate object for a scholar’s desk. Length 3 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331424
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century good size Chinese scholar seal made out of a natural jadeite boulder with its original skin on three sides, and one side flattened to show the beauty of the stone. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholar’s table, pleasant matte finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with six raised characters that can be translated as HALL FOR THE CULTIVATION OF VIRTUE, red seal paste in the grooves. Off-white natural jadeite with beautiful apple green areas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331420
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
19th century Chinese-Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 mother-of-pearl prayer beads and 4 larger horn ones that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the boddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1331418
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
19th century Chinese export silver salt shaker in a form of an egg on 3 feet shaped as makara (mythical dragon-fish), the body engraved with scrolling vines and leaves on punched ground, all under a key fret border. Excellent crisp work, hallmarked with Chinese stamp by a foot. Height 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1325865
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$425.00
19th century Chinese textile embroidered rank badge (also called mandarin squares) denoting the fourth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Cloud Goose. The bird is embroidered on separate fabric, which is sewn on top of the background - as one advances in ranks, the old bird is removed, and the bird corresponding to the next rank is sewn onto the background, thus recycling the square itself...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325388
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
Rather unusual 19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese scholar’s rock made out of a piece of amber in a shape of a soaring rock. Does not photograph well - photos came out very harsh. The piece is very large for amber as material and shows the original surface of the amber nugget, which conveys a very good feeling of a weathered surface of a mountain. There is fantastic internal energy in the piece produced by combination of dramatic shape, texture and color of the material...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1325386
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Chinese Yixing snuff bottle with enamel decoration on each side depicting different landscapes in scholarly taste with huts and bridges in the foreground and distant bays and mountains. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Well modelled, beautiful uninhibited painting with multiple colors. Excellent patina, expected dust and grime accumulation on the surface, wonderful feel of age, jadeite top stopper. Height with stopper 2 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325385
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s burlwood belt buckle with a dragon head finial looking at her cub crawling over her belly. Could have been used as a brush rest. Nice quality carving, wonderful rhythm to the movement of the cub’s body. Beautiful wood with subtle play of shades of brown, great wear and patina, very pleasant feel of age. Excellent object for a scholar’s desk. Length 4 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325383
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s brushrest in a shape of a wooden branch with richly textured surface resembling numerous swirling clouds. Very beautiful brown finish, wonderful patina, very pleasant to touch and to hold. Excellent piece in scholar’s taste - one of the most attractive scholar’s objects that I ever had. Length 7 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325382
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
19th century Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 Chinese staghorn prayer beads and 4 fruit pit ones carved with scholars in various attitudes among clouds and that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the buddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1325381
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century Chinese cloisonne plate, its central roundel with a SHOW (long life) character surrounded by a register with 5 bats in flight among stylized clouds, and the next register containing various insects among flowers and grasses, rim with ruy clouds motif border. Outside is decorated with continuous floral arrangement under ruy cloud motif border. Very nice quality work, wear and pitting consistent with age, in excellent condition, beautiful piece for a scholar’s desk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325379
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s covered box of elongated oval section decorated on the outside with engraved design of Baxian - the Eight Taoist Immortals with their implements. The top has medium relief decoration of branches with flowers, buds and leaves.. The material of the box is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc extensively used in China for export objects in the 18th and 19th centuries. The collar of the box is brass...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1325378
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century Chinese rock crystal seal in a shape of a tall and narrow mountain peak characteristic of Southern China. Very beautiful stone with few natural cloudy areas by the bottom, excellent quality carving of 4 sunken characters on the bottom, very fine polish to the surface. Traces of red seal paste in the grooves, imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Several tiny nicks to edges as to be expected on an old piece. Very good object for scholar’s table. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1325284
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$375.00
19th century Japanese ivory snuff bottle of flattened form decorated on both sides: one with red lacquer bird in flight by grasses and flowers on stems with leaves, the other with dark blue/black lacquer long tailed bird seated on a flowering prunus branch. Excellent quality painting, great design, red and black lacquer geometric designs on shoulders and original stopper. Spurious 2-character Emperor Qianlong mark on red lacquer background on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1325283
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$375.00
19th century Japanese ivory snuff bottle of flattened form decorated on both sides with dark blue/black lacquer scenes of a bird in flight: by bamboo on one side and by flowering irises on the other. Excellent quality painting, great design, red and black lacquer geometric designs on shoulders and original stopper. Spurious 2-character Emperor Qianlong mark on red lacquer background on the bottom. Wonderful feel of age to the bottle, beautiful patina, in superb condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1322704
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$90.00
Rather unusual late Qing Dynasty (1900-1910s) pair of Japanese cloisonne salt and pepper shakers with design of a dragon in pursuit of flaming Precious Jewel among swirling clouds. Wonderful quality work, pleasant patina. One of the covers has dents and scratches. Bottoms are decorated with blooming peonies, covers can be unscrewed to pour salt or pepper in. Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1318908
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century Chinese textile embroidered rank badge (also called mandarin squares) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. The badge is made for the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, currently sawn together...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1318907
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$625.00
19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin square) from the back of an official’s robe. The badge dates from early to mid-19th century, and denotes the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. Numerous woven designs include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight Treasures...