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Complete 19c Chinese export IVORY BACKGAMMON SET

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Trade Arts: Pre 1900   item# 1219034

Complete 19c Chinese export IVORY BACKGAMMON SET
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

Very unusual 19th century complete Chinese export ivory backgammon set consisting of 15 red and 15 white carved checkers, 1 red and 1 white dice cups and 4 dice. Cups are carved in the round, and checkers on both sides with numerous figures of scholars in different pursuits among trees, banana leaves and buildings. Excellent carving with minute detailing, much better quality than is usual for this type of export art. Beautiful wear and patina, in excellent condition. Checker diameter 1 1/4 inche ...click for details


19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST / SCROLL WEIGHT

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1219033

19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST / SCROLL WEIGHT
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese brushrest made out of a natural stone nugget resembling gentle ripples on the water surface and boulders in a river with a stream swirling around them. The only area of the nugget worked on appears to be the bottom flattened to provide stability and carved with 3 characters that can be translated as HALL OF GREEN RIPPLES, highlighted with cinnabar paste. Beautiful texture, naturally colored areas in the stone, superb patina. Could hav ...click for details


18c Indian bronze votive statue VISHNU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800   item# 1218687

18c Indian bronze votive statue VISHNU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

18th century Indian bronze votive sculpture depicting Lord Vishnu with characteristic sun disc and conch shell held in his upper hands. Vishnu is the preserver of the universe and the embodiment of truth, goodness and mercy. Cast in Karnataka state, very crisp casting and great detailing, beautiful dark brown patina. Appropriate wear on the face as to be expected on a more than 200 year old devotional piece. Height 1 15/16 inches.


19c Indian bronze votive statue HANUMAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1218653

19c Indian bronze votive statue HANUMAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of monkey god Hanuman with his hands in praying gesture in front of him, and his tail forming a loop behind him. Hanuman personifies ingenuity and faithfulness - his strength and courage helped Rama to defeat Ravana. Cast in Maharashtra, wonderful casting (see his body in strong S-shaped atibhanga flexion at the waist) and detailing, nice patina. Height 2 inches.


19c Indian bronze GANESHA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1218652

19c Indian bronze GANESHA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of seated Ganesha with his trunk to its left, and holding the elephant goad and battle-ax (parasu) in his rear hands, and sweetmeats in both front hands. Ganesha is the remover of obstacles, and thus is invoked before any new undertaking. He bestows good luck on his worshippers, and is invoked in marriage ceremonies and in some forms of Tantric worship. Pleasant casting and detailing, wonderful feel of age produced by devotional wear with traces ...click for details


19c Indian bronze RUKMINI consort of VITTHALI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1900   item# 1218651

19c Indian bronze RUKMINI consort of VITTHALI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$80 

19th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of Rukmini - a consort of Vitthali, who is regarded as a form of Vishnu or Krishna. His name means “standing on a brick”, he is usually shown in characteristic stance with his hands on his hips, he is also known as Vithoba or Panduranga, and is worshipped in particular in Pandharpur, not far from Bombay. She is shown with the same hand positioning, very good casting and sharp detailing, pleasant patina. Cast in the state of Maharashtra, not a ver ...click for details


19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide MONKEY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218411

19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide MONKEY
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a seated monkey performing “speak no evil” routine. Nice work, pleasant patina, no chips or repairs, dust on the surface. Height 3/4 inches.


19c jadeite OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218388

19c jadeite OJIME netsuke slide
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$70 

19th century jadeite ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in simple ball shape. Beautiful stone with play of green and white, large central hole, pleasant patina. Height 1/2 inches.


19c staghorn OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218387

19c staghorn OJIME netsuke slide
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$40 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape carved with geometric design. Nice work, stained red, pleasant feel of age, beautiful patina. Height 7/16 inches.


19c glass OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218386

19c glass OJIME netsuke slide
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$40 

Late 19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in cylindrical shape with red, black and yellow streaks. Very pleasant patina, large central hole. Diameter 5/8 inches.

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