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19c Chinese rock crystal scholarís SEAL

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1230171

19c Chinese rock crystal scholarís SEAL
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese rock crystal seal with 4 carved characters on the base, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. The material is rock crystal - there are some natural inclusions in the stone that did not photograph well, but can be seen against the light. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 - it can be translated as ďTerrace of Moon intoxicationĒ. Matte finish, mellow patina, overall in great condition, wonderful object for scholarís table. ...click for details


19c Japanese porcelain HIRADO BOY nodder BRUSHREST

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1227513

19c Japanese porcelain HIRADO BOY nodder BRUSHREST
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

Unusual 19th century Hirado Japanese porcelain brushrest in a shape of a karako (Chinese boy) lying on his stomach with his head and feet raised, his head is moveable. Wonderful modeling with incised details, excellent face, beautiful glaze, unglazed bottom, in great condition (no chips, cracks or repairs), very pleasant to the touch. Typical Hirado underglaze blue highlights, rich cobalt firing beautiful gray/brown in saturation areas, brown glaze on his pants. Very nice object for scholarís de ...click for details


19c Chinese ivory BUDDHIST ROSARY mala

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1220763

19c Chinese ivory BUDDHIST ROSARY mala
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$7500 

Extraordinary 19th century Chinese mala - Buddhist rosary - consisting of 108 Chinese carved ivory prayer beads and 4 slightly larger ones stained red dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Every single bead is carved and ink etched with a figure of lohan (one of the original Buddha disciples) accompanied by one of the following: a Zodiac animal, one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, an Emblem of the Eight Immortals, one of the Eight Treasures, or some other auspicious symbol or plant. E ...click for details


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


Old Chinese LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK mountain

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 1215979

Old Chinese LINGBI SCHOLAR'S ROCK mountain
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

Old Chinese scholar’s rock suggesting a huge mountain with snow covered areas. Rather massive and dramatically shaped black Lingbi limestone with intensive white veining and inclusions, very richly textured surface, nicely carved newer fitted stand. Can be viewed from at least 4 sides, wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s table, one of the best rocks that I have had. Length with stand 11 inches, height with stand 6 inches, weight about 7 pounds.


19c Chinese scholar bronze SCROLL WEIGHT MONKEY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1214353

19c Chinese scholar bronze SCROLL WEIGHT MONKEY
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century small Chinese bronze scroll weight cast in the form of a seated monkey with one hand raised in puzzlement to its head, and holding a peach branch in the other. Very nice casting, beautifully incised fur, great patina. Excellent piece in scholarís taste. Height 1 3/16 inches.


19c Chinese Canton enamel scholarís SEAL PASTE BOX

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Enamel: Pre 1910   item# 1214348

19c Chinese Canton enamel scholarís SEAL PASTE BOX
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the top with polychrome enamels depicting a Chinese lady with a fan in a garden, border of flower spray reserves and scrolling vines. Nice quality painting with famille rose colors, all dark spots are original pitting marks. Quiet item for scholarís desk. Height 1 inch, diameter 2 1/4 inches.


19c Chinese scholar ivory seal PRUNUS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1198452

19c Chinese scholar ivory seal PRUNUS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century Chinese ivory seal of square section with crisply carved sunken characters on the base and a flowering prunus branch on the top. Superb elegant carving, wonderful yellowish patina, old age lines, in great condition. Excellent object for scholarís table with wonderful feel of age. Height of the seal 1 3/8 inches, base 9/16 inches long.


19c Chinese scholar jadeite SEAL

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 1198432

19c Chinese scholar jadeite SEAL
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Wonderful piece appropriate for scholarís desk, concave area on the side for holding, hole in the upper part for hanging, pleasant finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with two raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves. Delicately white/green natural untreated jadeite. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 1 5/8 inches.

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