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Japanese tea ceremony CHASHAKU for natsume

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1960   item# 1060615

Japanese tea ceremony CHASHAKU for natsume
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Unusual Japanese bamboo chashaku (tea scoop used for powdered tea during tea ceremony). This wide chashaku is used for transfer of powdered tea from the natsume to the tea bowl, and I believe this form of chashaku is called Su-Goshi. Comes in paulownia box and with wrapping cloth, must be about 50 years old. Excellent elegant object in perfect condition, beautiful patina from use. Chashaku width 11/16 inches, length 7 1/2 inches, box length 8 5/8 inches.


Japanese bronze tea ceremony HAISAJI spoon for ashes

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1960   item# 1060614

Japanese bronze tea ceremony HAISAJI spoon for ashes
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

Unusual Japanese bronze / brass haisaji - spoon for ashes from hibachi used during tea ceremony. Good design, hammered spoon part, braided wire nicely imitating cord. Comes in paulownia box with wrapping cloth, must be about 40 years old. Wonderful object in great condition, beautiful patina from use. Spoon length 8 1/2 inches, box length 9 1/4 inches.


1920s Japanese painting TORII in snow by IMURA HOGAI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1930   item# 1060270

1920s Japanese painting TORII in snow by IMURA HOGAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Early 1920s Japanese scroll painted with ink and color on paper. The scroll depicts a temple gate (torii) and pines covered with fresh fluffy snow. Superb quality realistic painting perfectly capturing the mood of the scene. Wonderful composition in Japanese taste, the painting is in great shape, beautiful brocade mounts with cloud design, lacquered wood scroll ends. Signed IMURA HOGAI (born in 1882- died in ?) in ink, and marked with red paste seal (see detail). Scroll size 77 by 11.5 inches, p ...click for details


1930s Japanese scroll painting DUCK & MOON by KANSO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940   item# 1060267

1930s Japanese scroll painting DUCK & MOON by KANSO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

1930s Japanese scroll painted with colors on paper. The scroll depicts a duck resting on the grass by a stream under a crescent moon. Did not photograph well. Wonderful quality realistic painting - see the differentiated feathers of the bird, and freely painted blades of grass. Excellent composition in Japanese taste, in great condition (some foxing to the paper mounts, not on the painting itself), lacquered wood scroll ends. Signed in ink KANSO, and marked with red paste seal (see detail). Scro ...click for details


1930s Japanese scroll painting DANCERS by TANSAI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940   item# 1060266

1930s Japanese scroll painting DANCERS by TANSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

1930s Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk. The scroll depicts a Sambaso dancer with characteristic hat and fan, and a Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum), all under a rope with ribbons tied to it. Excellent painting capturing the festive mood, wonderful brushwork. Great composition in Japanese taste, the painting is in excellent shape (old tear on the top of the mounts fixed with archival adhesive tape, not noticeable from the front of the painting), rich silk brocade moun ...click for details


Japanese scroll painting SCHOLARS wine by KOKEISAI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1960   item# 1060254

Japanese scroll painting SCHOLARS wine by KOKEISAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Japanese hanging scroll depicting 3 Chinese scholars having wine and probably a good conversation at the table by the rock, with an attendant taking care of wine heating and pouring. There are fruit, books and some other items on a smaller picnic table. Ink and colors on paper, excellent quality painting in Japanese scholarís style, great brushwork. Signed KOKEISAI in black ink and sealed SEIJI in red paste (see detail). Lengthy inscription in Japanese on the outside of the mounts dates the pa ...click for details


Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by SHOSEN

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1980   item# 1060252

Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by SHOSEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Japanese hanging scroll of a low hills and a fishing village in the background, and shallow sea with a man pushing his boat with a pole. Ink and colors on paper, excellent impressionist rendition of a classic theme, superb free brushwork. Signed and sealed SHOSEN in lower right corner. Paper mounts, wooden scroll ends, overall in great condition. Scroll size 51x22.5 inches, painting size 13x18 inches.


1930s Japanese kimono HAORI fan designs

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Textiles: Pre 1940   item# 1047399

1930s Japanese kimono HAORI fan designs
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$75 

1930s Japanese formal short silk kimono (haori) with designs showing numerous fans with designs of pine, bamboo and various seals. Excellent quality wax resist work with minute details. The decorated side bearing those designs is actually the lining of the kimono, while the outside is brown silk (see Enlargement 4). This arrangement is the remnant of the Edo period, when the laws against luxury did not allow wealthy merchants to wear sumptuous silks, so they were used on the lining of the garmen ...click for details


Pair 1930s Japanese silver salts AMIDA BUDDHA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1940   item# 1046413

Pair 1930s Japanese silver salts AMIDA BUDDHA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$185 

Pair of unusual 1930s Japanese sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in a shape of Amida Buddha sitting with his hands in jo-in mudra - hand gesture signifying concentration. Excellent quality work, great faces and textile lines. Sliding door on the bottom marked STERLING 950, scratches to the bottom of one piece as can be seen on photos (can be polished off, I guess). Excellent design, very well made, wonderful table objects. Height 1 3/4 inches.


Japanese scroll painting BUDDHIST PRAYER BEADS

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1960   item# 1002408

Japanese scroll painting BUDDHIST PRAYER BEADS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

20th century Japanese hanging scroll painted with ink and colors on paper depicting juzu - Japanese Buddhist prayer beads - accompanied by a very lengthy poem. Wonderful Zen Buddhist subject, superb free brushwork. Signed with one vertical line of characters, and sealed with 2 red artistís seals. Nice textile mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends, in great condition. Excellent piece for a practicing Buddhist or for use in tea ceremony. Scroll size 79x17.5 inches, painting size 52x13 inches.

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