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1930s Chinese scholar horn SEAL

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1940   item# 1172660

1930s Chinese scholar horn SEAL
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$55 

1930s Chinese scholarís horn seal of square section with very elegantly and crisply carved characters on the base and traces of red seal paste in the grooves. One side is inlaid with an ivory stud to assist with the orientation of the impression. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1. Beautiful light colored horn, mellow patina, overall in very good condition. Very nice object for scholarís table. Height 2 3/8 inches, base 5/8 inches square.


Early 19c Tibetan BURL temple offering dish / stand

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1172553

Early 19c Tibetan BURL temple offering dish / stand
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Good size 19th century (can be earlier) Tibetan turned burl wood dish / stand with massive high foot for temple offerings. Very nicely turned, in great shape, usual burl wood blemishes, fantastic dark patina on beautiful wood. Very pleasant piece with wonderful feel of age. Diameter 6 1/2 inches, height 3 5/8 inches.


19c Japanese cloisonne PLATE quail and millet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900   item# 1171553

19c Japanese cloisonne PLATE quail and millet
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

19th century Japanese cloisonne plate decorated with two quails by a stream with grasses and flowers, one of the birds wistfully looking up at a millet stalk, all within a border of stylized flowers. The back is decorated with a typical Japanese scrolling design. Rare and early piece in terms of Japanese cloisonne, beautiful crisp work, in superb condition - no cracks or losses. Very pleasant matte finish with original pitting. Diameter 12 inches.


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.


9c AD TANG Dynasty Chinese bronze Buddhist Guardian

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000   item# 1169808

9c AD TANG Dynasty Chinese bronze Buddhist Guardian
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$995 

Rather unusual late Tang Dynasty (9th century AD) Chinese bronze small votive sculpture of one of the Buddhist guardians / Heavenly Generals. Great dynamic posture, obvious old losses, but the spirit of the sculpture is still there. Wonderful casting with beautiful worn face, graceful rhythm to the folds of his clothing, traces of gilding on the surface. The piece must have been used on a household altar, excellent patina from incense and centuries of handling. Freely hanging on a wire support o ...click for details


19c Chinese PAKTONG chopsticks

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1910   item# 1169804

19c Chinese PAKTONG chopsticks
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese metal chopsticks decorated with some engraving and connected with a length of chain. The metal is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc extensively used in China for export objects in the 18th and 19th centuries. Well made, feel very pleasant to hold, wonderful patina. Length 8 1/4 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide DOUBLE GOURD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1144151

19c OJIME netsuke slide DOUBLE GOURD
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$85 

19th century mother of pearl ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a double gourd. Elegant clever design, natural imperfections in the material, beautiful patina. Length 7/8 inches.


19c Chinese AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1910   item# 1139774

19c Chinese AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese agate snuff bottle of classic shape carved out of beautiful stone with black inclusions giving an impression of a misty landscape and gentle waves. Wonderful work, clever use of stoneís natural features, very pleasant surface. Very well hollowed, later cornelian stopper with ivory spoon. Height with stopper 3 inches.


Japanese bronze SHISHI plate by SHUDO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1960   item# 1135346

Japanese bronze SHISHI plate by SHUDO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Good size Japanese bronze plate with chased design of shishi (Buddhist lion) with bushy tail. Elegant piece with great dynamic design, wonderful detailing (see the individual hairs on its legs), beautiful patina. The piece is in perfect condition, 3 loops on the back for hanging, silk cord. Signed SHUDO in seal form on the front. Unusual and very pleasing object. Diameter 11 7/16 inches.


19c Japanese bronze Buddhist monk rattle

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1920   item# 1135343

19c Japanese bronze Buddhist monk rattle
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century/early Taisho period Japanese bronze and wood kakhara - a Buddhist rattle to scare off small creatures like snakes and insects, and thus prevent the carrier from stepping on them. Was used by a wandering monk or pilgrim. White bronze top with 2 pairs of loose rings that produce the sound, nicely cast, very pleasant patina. Dense fruitwood handle with beautiful patina. Total length 11 1/2 inches.

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