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19c Japanese bronze DARUMA crossing the sea

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1266541

19c Japanese bronze DARUMA crossing the sea
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century Japanese bronze figure of the Buddhist Patriarch Daruma crossing the sea on a fan with a pearl wrapped in silk floating on the waves in front of him. Superb quality work, extraordinary face with perfectly captured expression of quiet concentration and finely worked facial hair, incised toenails, absolutely great modeling of his windswept robe, beautiful base with gentle waves. Excellent patina ranging from brown to red, solidly cast, heavy, superb sculpture in excellent condition. H ...click for details


19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH fans birds ship

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264194

19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH fans birds ship
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

Rather unusual Japanese mixed metal brouch in a shape of a rectangular plaque showing 2 quails in different attitudes among various grasses. The plaque is superimposed by 2 differently shaped fans: one with cranes under a blooming cherry tree, and the other showing a sailing ship in waves on the background of Mount Fuji. Extraordinary fine minute work down to the last detail, gold and silver inlays, in superb condition, fastener on the back. Length 2 5/8 inches.


19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH pheasant & flowers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264193

19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH pheasant & flowers
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Rather unusual Japanese mixed metal brouch in a shape of a rectangular plaque showing a pheasant by a clump of various flowers and grasses. Extraordinary fine minute work (see the inlaid eyes of cranes), copper and silver inlays, gilding, in superb condition, fastener on the back. Size 7/8 x 13/16 inches (22 x 20 mm).


19c Japanese sword MENUKI PEASANT mounted as PIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264192

19c Japanese sword MENUKI PEASANT mounted as PIN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

19th century Japanese sword menuki of a walking peasant with two objects - one in his back, the other in his hands, currently mounted as a pin and a pendant. Very clever design, superb detailing - see his face, silver socks, shakudo pants, and the coat inlaid with gold, silver, shakudo and copper squares. The material of the back, the clasp and swinging pendant loop appears to be silver. Height 1 15/16 inches.


Ando Japanese Arts & Crafts copper box enamel FLOWERS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1920   item# 1252535

Ando Japanese Arts & Crafts copper box enamel FLOWERS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Rather unusual 1920s (early Showa period) Japanese mingei (Arts and Crafts) shallow copper box with chased and enameled decoration of a vine with blooming flowers on the cover. Beautiful work, textured surface, excellent patina, in great condition. Enameled green on the inside. Signed on the bottom ANDO TSUKURU (made by Ando) - it is unusual to see signed Ando pieces. Length 4 1/8 inches.


19c Japanese hammered copper TRIPOD by JUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1240534

19c Japanese hammered copper TRIPOD by JUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Late Meiji (1890s - 1910s) Japanese beaten copper incense burner - tripod with wide body, flaring mouth and 3 short feet. Wonderful object made by hammering a chunk of copper, raising it and giving it shape - no casting is involved. Fantastic clean gently curving organic form with beautifully hammered surface and superb reddish patina, very pleasant to the touch. Signed JUZAN on the bottom, beautiful object for scholarís desk. Height 2 1/4 inches, diameter 3 7/8 inches at the widest.


19c Japanese bronze page turner OWL & FROG

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1171552

19c Japanese bronze page turner OWL & FROG
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century Japanese bronze / brass page turner with engraved blade and low relief handle depicting front and back views of an owl catching a frog in its talons. Very clever design, brilliant work with wonderful detailing - see the faces of the characters, finely worked feathers and warty skin. The blade is engraved with a bird in flight above different flowers. Wonderful object for writing desk. Length 10 3/4 inches.


19c Japanese bronze MATCH SAFE falcon & plovers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1135338

19c Japanese bronze MATCH SAFE falcon & plovers
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

19th century Japanese bronze / brass match safe with similar decoration on both sides of a falcon on a branch observing 2 plovers in flight against the sun. Crisp metalwork, excellent detailing of birds (see their differentiated feathers), pleasant patina. Ribbed match striker on the bottom, the springed cover opens and closes very well. Height 2 5/8 inches.


19c Japanese bronze altar VASE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1135337

19c Japanese bronze altar VASE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$60 

19th century Japanese bronze vase of a kind used on top of an altar for holding incense sticks. Elegant shape with broad shoulders and splayed mouth and foot. Pleasantly heavy, wonderful patina on the metal. Beautiful devotional object. Height 4 3/4 inches. See the companion vase in my catalog.


19c Japanese bronze altar VASE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1135336

19c Japanese bronze altar VASE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$60 

19th century Japanese bronze vase of a kind used on top of an altar for holding incense sticks. Elegant shape with broad shoulders and splayed mouth and foot. Pleasantly heavy, wonderful patina on the metal. Beautiful devotional object. Height 4 3/4 inches. See the companion vase in my catalog. 19c Japanese bronze altar VASE

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