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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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1254314
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s rock / brush rest in a form of a piece of malachite perfectly resembling a range of hills covered with green vegetation. Also resembles a snail or a traveling caterpillar, can be viewed from two sides. Shape and colors may suggest a characteristic Guilin landscape of limestone peaks. Excellent natural stone with pleasant patina, fixed in carved fitted rosewood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Height with stand 2 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1254310
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
19th century Chinese soapstone seal carved on the top with a Foo lion, its head down to the ground touching a ball. Very beautiful stone with extensive red veining giving extra depth to the carving - probably Shoushan soapstone. Very nice carving, beautiful patina and wear, the bottom is carved with raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves, the impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Extensive inscription on one side of the seal. Wonderful object for scholar’s table...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1254309
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Late Qing Dynasy (1880s 10 1911) century Chinese Peking glass seal in cylindrical shape. Wonderful simple piece appropriate for a scholar’s table, very pleasant finish to the surface. Transparent glass with the slightest pink tinge. The bottom is carved with two raised characters that can be translated as EASTERN GARDEN, red seal paste in the grooves. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 2 3/8 inches, diameter 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1250782
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese seal carved out of solid piece of mother of pearl, the finial in the shape of peach branches with leaves and fruits. Wonderful quality carving on beautiful material providing wonderful play of colors. The bottom is carved with two raised characters that can be translated as PEACH RETREAT, red seal paste in the grooves. Superb patina on the surface, great scholar’s object. Height 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1250780
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese soapstone seal carved on top with a resting rooster, its head turned to the left. Wonderful quality carving on variegated soapstone with colors ranging from tan to yellow to red. The bottom is carved with four raised characters that can be translated as HALL OF BRIGHT RISING SUN, red seal paste in the grooves. Great scholar’s object with understated beauty. Height 1 inch, base 1 3/8 inches long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1248296
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a natural jadeite boulder suggesting a sloping mountain with huge boulders and dense vegetation on its sides. Beautiful natural untreated jadeite of green color with black veining and yellow skin, colors brought out by polishing. Wonderfully rich textured surface, excellent carved fitted hardwood stand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1248294
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$400.00
19th century Chinese cloisonne brushrest in a shape of 2 larger and 2 smaller scrolls providing space for brush placement. Top of the scroll outsides are decorated with blooming flowers on lattice background, ruy clouds motif borders. Very nice quality work, wear and pitting consistent with age, in excellent condition. Size: 2 3/8 x 3 5/16 inches, height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1248292
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Rather unusual late 19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese wooden brushrest carved in a form of a stylized rectangular section bamboo stem terminating with a peach on one end and a pomegranate on the other. Very unusual feature of two tiny elongated drawers coming out of the sides of the brushrest - probably meant for storing small items like tiny brushes or inksticks. Light wood (some sort of pine) with very pleasant transparent red/brown shellac lacquer...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1248291
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
19th century Chinese wooden brushrest carved in the form of a crouching dragon. Dense hardwood (must be wood species related to huanghuali), wonderful warm patina, old nicks, ink and water stains adding character to the piece. Clever functional design, very good object for scholar’s desk. Length 4 7/8 inches, height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1247974
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
19th century Chinese Buddhist ruyi scepter made out of a gnarled branch and a natural twisted ball shaped growth with extraordinary richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds or waves. Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship in Chinese culture, as well as of transmission of knowledge in Buddhist monastery environment. Beautiful lacquer finish, superb warm patina and sheen from generations of people touching it...