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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 TIBETAN bronze SEAL Buddhist canopy

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1254291

19c TIBETAN bronze SEAL Buddhist canopy
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

19th century Tibetan bronze seal, seal surface carved with a canopy - one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems. Stupa shaped finial, nicely incised scrolling patterns around the body, very clear seal carving. Perforation in the middle for hanging, traces of red seal paste in the grooves of the seal, wonderful patina from handling. Height 1 1/2 inches.


Sotheby catalog CHINESE THUMB RINGS jades snuff bottles

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980   item# 1254290

Sotheby catalog CHINESE THUMB RINGS jades snuff bottles
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Rare Sothebyís catalog PRIVATE ENGLISH COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE THUMB RINGS, JADE CARVINGS AND SNUFF BOTTLES that took place in London on December 6th 1995. 237 lots (81 thumb rings, 24 jades, 5 laque-burgaute and 127 snuff bottles), 115 pages, every item is illustrated in color with unusual added feature: most of thumb rings impressions are photographed as a continuous strip. Clean catalog in great condition, prices realized included.


Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1254021

Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

Early 19th century decent size boxwood netsuke of a standing fox dressed as Buddhist priest, and leaning on a staff. This image of Hakuzosu the Fox-Spirit alludes to the kyogen plays Tsurigitsune (The Fishing Fox) or Konkai (The Cry of the Fox), both originating in the story of a priest of the Eitoku era (1381-1384) who worshipped the rice deity Inaba and was protected by three magic foxes. In the plays, a fox transforms itself into a priest and uses this disguise to warn humans of the dangers o ...click for details


19c netsuke TURTLE family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254019

19c netsuke TURTLE family
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a turtle family (if there is such thing) with 2 parents standing on the base formed by 11 young. Essentially the netsuke is a wish for longevity, luck and multitude of children. Superb detailing - see beautifully incised patterns of their carapaces and leathery texture of their limbs. Excellent staining, wonderful wear and patina, very pleasant to the touch. Height 15/16 inches.


19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254018

19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century ivory netsuke carved in the round as a group of seven theatrical masks, including that of demon Hannya, Hyottoko, shojo and others. Very strong carving with fantastic quality of facial expressions, black and red ink highlights. Great wear and patina, yellowish on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed TOUNSAI on the back - the artist must have belonged to Kikugawa family, and closely associated with Hakuunsai - the netsuke very much resembles groups of masks b ...click for details


19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254017

19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$595 

19th century ivory netsuke of half of a Buddhist gong decorated with 2 dragons contesting the Precious Pearl in their mouths, reserves on the body of the gong showing the scales of the dragons, and a single Sanskrit character. The back shows a rotting lotus leaf just about covering a lotus bud with stem. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of dragonsí faces, manes and scales. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by an uplifted edge of the lotus leaf, beautiful warm patina, wonde ...click for details


18c netsuke EGGPLANTS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1254014

18c netsuke EGGPLANTS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$525 

18th century ivory netsuke of one large and 2 smaller eggplants. Superb and very strong early piece with bold design, excellent naturalistic depiction of the stem parts of the vegetables. Unusually fat, exceptionally beautiful wear to the surface from more than 200 years of handling, great patina with characteristic early sheen, old age lines. Himotoshi (cord hole) formed by a natural opening in the carving. Great sculpture. Length 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254013

19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

19th century wooden netsuke carved as standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also considered to be the incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with a boy clinging to his side and supporting a large tama (Precious Gem) on his shoulder. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing, some gold lacquer highlights as well. Great quality carving - see his face with the slightest of smiles. Beautiful patina and wear (especially ...click for details

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