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19c netsuke DRAGON-FISH

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1233546

19c netsuke DRAGON-FISH
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century wooden netsuke of a makatsugyo (dragon-fish) on a base. The creature is rarely depicted in netsuke. According to a Chinese legend, a carp that can swim up the waterfall turns into a dragon, and thus serves as a paragon of perseverance, especially in scholarly pursuits. Excellent carving, great depiction of its face, front paws and spine, beautiful patina. Length 1 3/4 inches.


19c Chinese jade SCHOLARíS ROCK

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1233245

19c Chinese jade SCHOLARíS ROCK
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese jade scholarís rock in a form of a natural boulder suggesting mountain of dramatic shape covered with dense vegetation. The stone is many-sided, providing different complete views. The material is true nephrite jade in its rare botryoidal form. Botryoidal minerals form when many nearby nuclei are present: layers of mineral material are deposited radially around the nuclei and as more material is deposited, the spheres grow larger ...click for details


19c Raku chawan tea ceremony bowl TORII gates & pines

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900   item# 1232642

19c Raku chawan tea ceremony bowl TORII gates & pines
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

19th century Japanese ceramic chawan (tea bowl) for tea ceremony with crackled orange / cream glaze and underglaze blue decoration of torii gates among pines and birds in flight. Superb free painting, Raku pottery produced in the Kyoto region. Beautiful potting with spiral line on the bottom of the bowl showing the way potter finished turning the piece. Stamped with potterís seal on the lower body. Well-used, in great condition, 3 old Japanese gold lacquer repairs on the rim testifying to the va ...click for details


19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900   item# 1232641

19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Rather unusual 19th century Japanese pottery Oribe ware chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) of square section with ivory cover. Characteristic rich green glaze pooling and forming drops at low points, beautiful crackled glaze, great patina. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns: it is particularly Japanese in taste and was never made for export. The foot shows stoneware body, stamped with th ...click for details


19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO clam shell

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1232640

19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO clam shell
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Unusual early 19th century Japanese cloisonne kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in a shape of a clam shell and decorated with various flowers on the background of scrolling vines. Rims are silvered (some wear), white enamel background on the outside, blue enamel on the inside. Very pleasant finish with original pitting, rare and early object in terms of Japanese cloisonnť, from the period of transition from Chinese to Japanese style. Great piece in Japanese taste. Length 3 ...click for details


19c tea ceremony KOGO DAIKOKU with rice bale

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900   item# 1232639

19c tea ceremony KOGO DAIKOKU with rice bale
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

Late 19th century Japanese stoneware kogo (box for incense during tea ceremony) in a form of Daikoku holding a rice bale in front of him. Daikoku is one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of rice, and, as a consequence, of wealth. Stoneware with wonderful potting, beautiful celadon glaze, very pleasant patina. Great piece in Japanese taste. Height 2 inches.


19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO butterfly

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1900   item# 1232637

19c Japanese CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO butterfly
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Unusually small 19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonne technique. Simple elegant shape with decoration of butterfly in flight among flowers on dark blue ground, similar motif on the bottom. Very pleasant finish with original pitting. Rims are silvered (some wear), blue enamel on the inside. Inscribed box with wrapping cloth: box may not be original, but that is how it came. Great humble piece in Japanese taste. Diameter 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1230951

19c netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke depicting Kanzan and Jittoku reading an open scroll. According to a legend, Kanzan and Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened.. Superb quality metalwork with inlays of gold and silver, extraordinary faces, the best piece of Japanese metalwork that I ever had. Later hardwood body with beautiful natural grain patterns, one himotoshi is lined with iv ...click for details


19c CORAL OJIME netsuke cord slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1230947

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


$130 

19th century coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of simple barrel shape. True coral of beautiful deep salmon natural color (not stained), nice patina on the surface. Height 7/16 inches.


19c Chinese SCHOLARíS ROCK

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1230173

19c Chinese SCHOLARíS ROCK
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) small Chinese scholarís rock in a form of a natural chunk of rose quartz crystals suggesting a mountain of dramatic shape covered with glistening snow. The stone is many-sided, providing different complete views. Beautiful stone with extraordinary rich textured surface, newer fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholarís table, beautiful patina on the surface of the stone. Height with stand 3 inches, length of st ...click for details

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