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19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST inky finish

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1263122

19c Chinese scholar BRUSHREST inky finish
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$500 

19th century Chinese scholarís brushrest in a shape of a wooden branch with richly textured surface resembling numerous swirling clouds. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Very beautiful and unusual black inky finish, wonderful patina, very pleasant to touch and to hold. Excellent piece in scholarís taste - one of the most attractive scholarís objects that I ever had. Length 8 1/8 inches.


Chinese SCHOLARíS ROCK / BRUSHREST PETRIFIED WOOD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1920   item# 1263121

Chinese SCHOLARíS ROCK / BRUSHREST PETRIFIED WOOD
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

Old Chinese scholarí s rock in a form of a piece of petrified wood representing a mountain range with twisted rock formations with rich weathered surface. Can be used as a brushrest as well. Excellent rendition of raw energy of the stone, both dynamic, and frozen in a mountain shape. Wide variety of beautiful natural colors, wonderful patina, great quality fitted ebony stand. Excellent object for contemplation on scholarís desk. Length with stand 6 3/4 inches.


19c silver Chinese scholar SEAL Buddhist lion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1263036

19c silver Chinese scholar SEAL Buddhist lion
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Unusual 19th century solid silver Chinese seal with sitting Buddhist lion on top, looking to his right. Pleasantly heavy piece with excellent casting and chiseling, beautiful patina on the surface. Crisply carved characters within a border on the base, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Marked with 2 makerís stamps on the back (see detail). Great piece for scholarís table. Height 1 1/8 inches, base 5/8 inches square.


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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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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 soapstone SEAL FOO LION

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1254310

19c Chinese scholar soapstone SEAL FOO LION
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century Chinese soapstone seal carved on the top with a Foo lion, its head down to the ground touching a ball. Very beautiful stone with extensive red veining giving extra depth to the carving - probably Shoushan soapstone. Very nice carving, beautiful patina and wear, the bottom is carved with raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves, the impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Extensive inscription on one side of the seal. Wonderful object for scholarís table. Height 2 3 ...click for details


19c Chinese scholar Peking glass SEAL

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1254309

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


$150 

Late Qing Dynasy (1880s 10 1911) century Chinese Peking glass seal in cylindrical shape. Wonderful simple piece appropriate for a scholarís table, very pleasant finish to the surface. Transparent glass with the slightest pink tinge. The bottom is carved with two raised characters that can be translated as EASTERN GARDEN, red seal paste in the grooves. Imprint of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Height 2 3/8 inches, diameter 1/2 inches.


19c Chinese scholar mother of pearl seal PEACH RETREAT

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1250782

19c Chinese scholar mother of pearl seal PEACH RETREAT
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese seal carved out of solid piece of mother of pearl, the finial in the shape of peach branches with leaves and fruits. Wonderful quality carving on beautiful material providing wonderful play of colors. The bottom is carved with two raised characters that can be translated as PEACH RETREAT, red seal paste in the grooves. Superb patina on the surface, great scholarís object. Height 2 5/8 inches.


19c Chinese scholar soapstone seal ROOSTER

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1250780

19c Chinese scholar soapstone seal ROOSTER
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese soapstone seal carved on top with a resting rooster, its head turned to the left. Wonderful quality carving on variegated soapstone with colors ranging from tan to yellow to red. The bottom is carved with four raised characters that can be translated as HALL OF BRIGHT RISING SUN, red seal paste in the grooves. Great scholarís object with understated beauty. Height 1 inch, base 1 3/8 inches long.


19c Chinese SCHOLARS ROCK amber

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1248305

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


$950 

Rather unusual 19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese scholarís rock made out of a piece of amber in a shape of a soaring rock. Does not photograph well - photos came out very harsh. The piece is very large for amber as material and shows the original surface of the amber nugget, which conveys a very good feeling of a weathered surface of a mountain. There is fantastic internal energy in the piece produced by combination of dramatic shape, texture and color of the material. Old rosewood beaut ...click for details


19c Chinese jadeite SCHOLARíS ROCK

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1248296

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


$450 

Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholarís rock in a form of a natural jadeite boulder suggesting a sloping mountain with huge boulders and dense vegetation on its sides. Beautiful natural untreated jadeite of green color with black veining and yellow skin, colors brought out by polishing. Wonderfully rich textured surface, excellent carved fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholarís desk, beautiful patina on the surface of the stone a ...click for details

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