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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1294978
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Late 19th - early 20th century Chinese buffalo horn Buddhist scepter carved in a shape of a reishi fungus brunch with clusters of pine needles and a chimera crouching on its stem. Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship, or transmission of knowledge. Elegant slender shape, excellent carving, exceptionally beautiful translucent material, wonderful patina and fantastic sheen to the surface. Great subtle piece for scholar’s table, or a practicing Buddhist. Length 7 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1294977
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$325.00
19th century Chinese brush rest made out of a stem of black coral with natural branches, their structure forming dividers for placing painting or calligraphy brushes. Very clever design, practically no carving, wonderful patina. Beautiful material with dense texture, concentric growth rings, and wonderful play of black and a range of brown colors. Excellent object for scholar’s desk. Length 6 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1292302
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
Rather unusual 19th century Chinese scholar’s box for small items (such as ink cakes) with metal body and cloisonne decoration on the top, bottom and sides depicting numerous scholar’s objects. The body of the box is copper, the bands on the outside are paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in China in 18th and 19th centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1292301
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century small Chinese lapis lazuli carving of Buddha Shakyamuni fast asleep as he leans on a rock. Very nice carving, quiet serene face, beautiful stone of bright blue with white veining and gold colored spots. Very pleasant patina, fixed in well carved hardwood stand. Length with stand 2 3/16 inches, height with stand 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1292300
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Rather unusual late 19th century Chinese scholar’s rock made out of a piece of amber. Did not photograph well. Wonderfully translucent when held against light, can be viewed from several sides and conveys a very good feeling of a weathered surface of a mountain. There is an internal energy in the piece - a combination of shape, texture and color of the material. Very nice rosewood fitted stand. Excellent object for scholar’s table. Height with stand 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1292299
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Old Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a turquoise chunk suggesting mountain of dramatic shape with foothills and caves. The stone is four-sided, providing at least 4 different complete views. Beautiful turquoise matrix with very richly textured surface, nicely carved fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s table. Height with stand 2 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1292297
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1900s) Chinese horn pendant carved with two dragons confronting each other around a bi disc among swirling clouds. Wonderful quality material, superb translucent honey color (extra beautiful when viewed against the light), very nice carving, in great condition. Silk cord for hanging on a belt, jadeite bead, very pleasant to handle. Height 3 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1287159
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
Late 19th century Chinese / Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 Chinese white/gray jade beads and 4 ivory ones stained red that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. True nephrite off-white to gray jade. 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 : Pre 1900 item #1287158
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century Chinese-Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 mother-of-pearl prayer beads and 4 larger faceted 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 : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1287157
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century Chinese lacquer snuff bottle in flask form with inlaid lac burgaute oval reserves on each side one depicting a flower sprig, the other a different flower with a butterfly in flight. Lac Burgaute is a French term describing a lacquer technique with inlaid designs using small shapes of iridescent blue-green and purple abalone shell and gold and silver foil and wire. Very well made, well hollowed, original matching stopper, in great condition. Height with stopper 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1910 item #1287155
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese buffalo horn snuff saucer of classic round shape. Very well carved out of beautiful material showing play of colors on the bottom, wonderful patina, in great condition, very pleasant feel of age. Diameter 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre 1900 item #1282037
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$270.00
19 various 19th century mother of pearl game counters or loo chips. Different shapes, some pierced, all are hand carved on both sides, some with flower designs, some with figures in various settings. All are in good condition - no losses or chips. Length of the longest 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1281907
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
19th century Chinese soapstone seal carved on the top with a crouching rooster, its head turned right. Wonderful carving, beautiful patina and obvious wear attesting to the age of the object. The bottom is carved with four sunken characters that can be translated as THE HALL OF THE COLOURFUL AND THE EXQUISITE, red seal paste in the grooves - the impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1837 VR item #1281855
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
18/19th century Chinese jade fingering piece in a form of a natural jade pebble with wonderful patina on the surface from generations of handling. According to old Chinese beliefs, having jade close to your body promotes good health and brings luck. Beautiful celadon color with cloudy white play of color, feels extremely pleasant in one’s hand. Length 2 1/16 inches (54 mm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1273111
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$625.00
Unusual 19th century Chinese marble brushrest suggesting a dramatic mountain with numerous holes and caves. The piece gives a good feeling of weathered mountain surfaces and quiet energy of the stone. Beautifully carved marble pierced to resemble traditional Taihu limestone, richly textured surface. Natural fissure lines in the stone, no losses or repairs. Excellent functional object for scholar’s table, can work as a scholar’s rock as well. Length 5 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1263122
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s brushrest in a shape of a wooden branch with richly textured surface resembling numerous swirling clouds. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Very beautiful and unusual black inky 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 8 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1263121
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$375.00
Old Chinese scholar’ s rock in a form of a piece of petrified wood representing a mountain range with twisted rock formations with rich weathered surface. Can be used as a brushrest as well. Excellent rendition of raw energy of the stone, both dynamic, and frozen in a mountain shape. Wide variety of beautiful natural colors, wonderful patina, great quality fitted ebony stand. Excellent object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Length with stand 6 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1263034
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
Unusual 19th century Chinese / Tibetan snuff saucer made out of a base of a deer (or some other large beast) antler. Wonderful simple object, superb patina to the surface, very pleasant feel of age. Maximum length 2 1/4 inches.