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19c Japanese porcelain sake CUP by DOHACHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 1092902

19c Japanese porcelain sake CUP by DOHACHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese porcelain sake cup with underglaze blue decoration of four ancient Chinese bronze incense burners/braziers. Kyoto work by Takahashi Dohachi Studio with delicate potting and beautiful bubbly glaze. Underglaze blue Dohachi mark on the bottom. Wonderful quality freehand painting, in perfect condition. Height 1 5/8 inches, diameter 2 3/16 inches.


19c Japanese porcelain sake cup by EIRAKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 1092900

19c Japanese porcelain sake cup by EIRAKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese porcelain sake cup with silver lining on the inside and decoration of flowering lotus flowers among scrolling vines above stylized clouds. The cup is decorated in fa-hua technique developed by Chinese at the end of the 15th century, with lines of raised slip keeping colored glazes from running together, very much like cloisonne technique. Color scheme also follows closely the fa-hua palette with yellow, blue, aubergine and turquoise enamels. Stamped on the bott ...click for details


19c Japanese porcelain Kutani SAKE CUP

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1910   item# 1092897

19c Japanese porcelain Kutani SAKE CUP
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese porcelain Kutani sake cup painted on the outside with two panels with landscape scene and a gathering of scholars. Areas between the panels are filled with different reserves painted with brocade patterns. Superb quality painting (see the detailing of the landscape panel) done in red, green, light blue, black and golden enamels. Delicate potting, overall in excellent condition. Red enamel mark in Japanese characters KUTANI and place name on the bottom. Diameter ...click for details


17c Indonesian silver/pewter EARRING ex EILENBERG coll

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1700   item# 1091455

17c Indonesian silver/pewter EARRING ex EILENBERG coll
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

17th century Indonesian metal earring from Sulavesi. The metal is rather soft, and may be either pure silver or pewter - I am not sure. Wonderful work, beautiful surface with great feel of age, pleasantly heavy. Height 1 11/16 inches. The piece comes from the collection of Samuel Eilenberg - tags attached - a world-renowned mathematician and a legendary collector. He was the recipient of 1986 Wolf Prize, mathematics’ equivalent of a Nobel Prize. He was equally bright as a collector, his area of ...click for details


19c OJIME netsuke slide DICE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1073387

19c OJIME netsuke slide DICE
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617-945-5920


$110 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a dice with dots highlighted in black ink. Nice quality work, beautiful warm patina, some wear. Cube size 1/2 inches.


15c Indian bronze Vaishnava saint Vedanta Desika

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1492   item# 1062809

15c Indian bronze Vaishnava saint Vedanta Desika
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

15/16th century small Indian bronze votive sculpture of the Vaishnava saint Vedanta Desika (1269-1370), writer and philosopher, and one of the greatest successors of Ramanuja. Cast in Southern India, Vijayanagar period, 15/16th century. Delicate casting (see the detailing of face and his right hand in vitarka mudra), characteristic hat with spiral arrangement on the back, beautiful patina. Height 1 1/4 inches.


Rare 18c Indian bronze SHATRUGHNA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1800   item# 1062804

Rare 18c Indian bronze SHATRUGHNA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Rather rare 18th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Shatrughna with his raised right hand holding a flywhisk. Rare icon. Shatrughna was half-brother of Rama (they shared Dasharatha as father), and thus also inherited Vishnu’s divinity. Excellent casting and detailing, great patina, beautifully worn on the face as to be expected on a 200 year old devotional piece. Height 3 1/16 inches.


19th C Indian bronze GARUDA Vishnu Vehicle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1062800

19th C Indian bronze GARUDA Vishnu Vehicle
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617-945-5920


$200 

19th century Indian bronze votive sculpture of Garuda standing on one knee and holding his hands in front of him in praying attitude (anjali mudra indicating total devotion). Garuda, being the mount of Vishnu, is regarded as representing essential qualities of the deity in animal form, and was worshipped as deity itself. He is present in both Hindu and Buddhist tradition, and usually has a body of a human, with a beak of a crow and wings. This piece was a part of a Lakshmi-Narayana group, and su ...click for details


18c Indian bronze KRISHNA the butter thief

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1900   item# 1062798

18c Indian bronze KRISHNA the butter thief
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$175 

19c Indian bronze votive statue of Krishna crawling holding in his hand a butter ball, which he stole from a storage in his house. Pleasantly chunky and heavy excellent piece, highly detailed, superb depiction of his rich jewelry. Beautiful wear to the areas that were touched during worship, very nice feel of age. Height 2 7/8 inches.


18/19c Indian bronze DANCING BABY KRISHNA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1062785

18/19c Indian bronze DANCING BABY KRISHNA
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$175 

Late 18th to early 19c century votive Indian bronze sculpture of Balakrishna (dancing baby Krishna) with the right leg raised, holding a butter ball in his right hand, and his left arm outstretched. It is rather unusual to see this image without a snake support for its right foot. Excellent casting and detailing - see his jewelry and face. Great dynamic posture, wonderful patina overall. Height 2 3/16 inches.

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