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19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL lapis lazuli

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1244677

19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL lapis lazuli
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$700 

Very unusual 19th century Chinese official hat finial with blue lapis lazuli bead denoting 4th civil rank. This type of rank insignia was introduced by the Yongzheng emperor in 1727 for use on ji guan - the semi-formal hat. Different colors denoted different ranks, with opaque blue corresponding to the 4th - see IMPERIAL WARDROBE by Dickinson & Wrigglesworth, p. 108. Very uncommon lapis lazuli bead with beautiful golden flecks. Fire gilded filigree metal parts with bottom section depicting a ...click for details


19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL 5th rank

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1244676

19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL 5th rank
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Mid - 19th century Chinese official hat finial with clear glass bead denoting 5th civil rank. This type of rank insignia was introduced by the Yongzheng emperor in 1727 for use on ji guan - the semi-formal hat. Different colors denoted different ranks, with clear corresponding to the 5th - see IMPERIAL WARDROBE by Dickinson & Wrigglesworth, p. 108. Beautiful Peking glass bead, gilded filigree metal parts depicting piles of jewels. Two Chinese characters made by punched dots on the bottom. H ...click for details


19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL 7th rank

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1244675

19c Chinese Mandarin HAT BUTTON / FINIAL 7th rank
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Mid - 19th century Chinese official hat finial denoting 7th civil rank. This type of rank insignia was introduced by the Yongzheng emperor in 1727 for use on ji guan - the semi-formal hat. Different colors denoted different ranks, with gilt bead corresponding to the 7th - see IMPERIAL WARDROBE by Dickinson & Wrigglesworth, p. 108. Nice bead with fire gilding showing wear, filigree metal parts with bottom section depicting a pile of jewels, the top of the metal fixture is engraved with SHOW ( ...click for details


19c SOAPSTONE SEAL Chinese scholars

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1244670

19c SOAPSTONE SEAL Chinese scholars
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Rather unusual 19th century Chinese soapstone seal carved on the top with two seated scholar wearing traditional robes, their hands on what appears to be a fisherman’s basket. Excellent carving, beautiful patina and obvious wear attesting to the age of the object. The bottom is carved with four sunken characters in two cartouches and can be translated as HALL FOR CULTIVATION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, red seal paste in the grooves. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Very nice variegate ...click for details


18/19c Chinese bronze MEDICINAL BUDDHA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1244668

18/19c Chinese bronze MEDICINAL BUDDHA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century (may be as early as 18th) small Chinese devotional bronze Buddhist figure wearing a monk’s robe and holding a bowl in front of it. Judging by the bowl, the figure represents Bhaiṣajyaguru - a medicinal Buddha. Very nicely mold cast figure of a type used on house altars, beautiful devotional wear, compressed dust in crevices. Height 2 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke CAT with toys on fan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1243702

19c netsuke CAT with toys on fan
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1400 

19th century wooden netsuke of a crled cat falling asleep on a fan with its toys (a gourd and a ring on a string) next to it. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, beautifully carved - see the detailing of its fur, knot of its collar, string texture and bamboo nodes on the fan. Great wear and patina, very pleasant to the touch. Length 2 inches.


Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1243138

Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one. Foxes in Japanese folklore are generally regarded as unfriendly creatures capable of turning into women and playing cruel tr ...click for details


Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243131

Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II
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617-945-5920


$40 

Sotheby's sale catalog THE BETTY JAHSS COLLECTION OF NETSUKE Part II (FINAL), that took place in London on November 14, 1991. Hardcover, 147 lots illustrated, index of artists, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.


SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243130

SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989
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$35 

Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME that took place in London on November 15, 1989. 276 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included, very good reference source.


CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243129

CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$25 

Christie’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE AND INRO that took place in New York on September 12, 1995. 68 lots illustrated in color, prices realized included, very good reference source.

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