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19c Tibetan thangka VAJRABHAIRAVA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1257420

19c Tibetan thangka VAJRABHAIRAVA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

Late 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Vajrabhairava - the conqueror of the Lord of Death - with his 9 heads, 34 arms and 16 legs. He is holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous humans, animals and demons, thus symbolizing the victory of Vajrayana over phenomenal existence. There are deities surrounding him, the lower left being Yama - the Lord of Death - on a bull attended by his sister Yami. Beautifully painted with mineral pigments on cotton, original Chines ...click for details


19c netsuke COURTIER with bell by MASAMINE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256965

19c netsuke COURTIER with bell by MASAMINE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a standing man wearing a courtierís hat and hugging a huge bell. Wonderful carving, great face with horn inlaid eyes, beautiful patina, old and not really noticeable loss to the opening of the bell on the back caused by its intended use as himotoshi (cord opening). Signed MASAMINE on the bottom - for information on this left-handed carver, whose work in wood is rather rare see NETSUKE & NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Laza ...click for details


19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256962

19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN
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617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Hashihime - a ghost of a wildly jealous woman. Uncommon image, crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Height 1 9/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256961

19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$200 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Demon Hannya. Crisp modeling with beautiful detailing, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. Height 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256959

19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Crisp detailing, great severe face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256958

19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a theatrical mask from a Noh play - most probably that of O-Beshimi (see NETSUKE MASKS by Bushell, plates 114-115). Crisp detailing, wonderful face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256947

19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO
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617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Jurojin - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256946

19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$95 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Daikoku - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, several scratched areas showing gray clay body. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/16 inches.


19c Chinese scholarís ROCK brush rest MALACHITE HILLS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1254314

19c Chinese scholarís ROCK brush rest MALACHITE HILLS
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617-945-5920


$275 

19th century Chinese scholarís 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 scholarís desk. Height with stand 2 7/8 inches.


19c Chinese scholar porcelain SEAL PASTE BOX

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1254313

19c Chinese scholar porcelain SEAL PASTE BOX
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century Chinese porcelain covered round box for seal paste with underglaze decoration of a landscape in scholarly taste showing a boat in a bay among hills with trees and wide vista of distant mountains. Wonderful potting, beautiful painting, thick crackled glaze giving impressionistic look to the landscape, in great condition. Wonderful piece for scholarís desk. Diameter 2 7/16 inches.

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