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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1318876
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
Mid - 19th century Chinese official hat finial with clear glass bead denoting 5th civil rank. This type of rank insignia was introduced by the Yongzheng emperor in 1727 for use on ji guan - the semi-formal hat. Different colors denoted different ranks, with clear corresponding to the 5th - see IMPERIAL WARDROBE by Dickinson & Wrigglesworth, p. 108. Beautiful Peking glass bead, gilded filigree metal parts depicting piles of jewels. Two Chinese characters made by punched dots on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1318863
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
Mid - 19th century Chinese official hat finial denoting 7th civil rank. This type of rank insignia was introduced by the Yongzheng emperor in 1727 for use on ji guan - the semi-formal hat. Different colors denoted different ranks, with gilt bead corresponding to the 7th - see IMPERIAL WARDROBE by Dickinson & Wrigglesworth, p. 108...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1310084
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
19th century Chinese brushpot carved out of rootwood. Natural trunk with wonderful natural texture forming swirling clouds and lingzhi fungus shapes all around. Beautifully worn, great patina from handling, traces of ink areas on the outside. Excellent attractive piece in scholarly taste. Height 8 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1310083
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
19th century Chinese bronze scholar’s seal with a thoughtful monkey resting on an oval base. Wonderful piece with very good casting and chiseling, great thought face, beautiful patina on the surface. Nicely carved characters on the base, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Excellent piece for scholar’s table. Height 1 5/16 inches, base 1 inch long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1310082
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
Unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholar’s bronze seal with a sea horse grip and round base. Wonderful quality casting, beautiful patina. The bottom is carved with two sunken characters that can be translated as WINE TERRACE, red seal paste in the grooves. Wonderful scholar’s object. Height 2 3/4 inches, base 5/8 inches round.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1310081
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Late 19th century small Chinese bronze seal with sitting Buddhist lion on top, looking to his right. Pleasantly heavy piece with very good casting and chiseling, great facial expression, beautiful patina on the surface. Four crisply carved characters within a border on the base, old seal paste accumulation in the grooves. The imprint of the seal is shown in red. Very nice piece for scholar’s table. Height 1 1/16 inches, base 9/16 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1310071
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1910s) rock crystal Chinese brush washer carved in a shape of a resting Buddhist lion, its head turned to the left, teeth bared. Excellent design, beautiful depiction of its face. Pleasantly heavy, natural lines in the stone, very pleasant finish, in great condition. Wonderful object for a scholar’s desk. Length 2 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1297110
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century Chinese pewter covered box for storing small items on scholar’s desk engraved with flowering prunus on the top, and brass trim along ornately shaped rim. Beautifully made, pleasant patina. Stamped on the inside of the cover with maker’s seal in Chinese which reads HUANG YOU. Great patina, wonderful object for scholar’s table. Height with cover 1 inch, length 4 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1297109
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
Unusual 19th century (can be 18th century as is often a case with Chinese pewter) Chinese pewter altar vase for holding incense sticks, inlaid with brass on one side with three tiers depicting (from bottom towards the top): 1. Lotus leaves and bud issuing from a pond, 2. A deep with a flaming roundel above it, 3. Three birds on a gnarled flowering prunus tree issuing from rocks. Vertical sides of all the flanges are inlaid with brass as well...