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19c Japanese bronze incense game box Tokugawa crest

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1047400

19c Japanese bronze incense game box Tokugawa crest
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Rather unusual 19th century Japanese bronze box for use in the incense game, when the player was blindfolded and given an incense to identify. Three cutouts on the top are made in a shape of paulownia crest used bu the Tokugawa Shogun family. The paulownia crest was Imperial and represented the Emperor, but it could be bestowed on someone whose service to the throne was most important. Shoguns Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi were using it before Tokugawa. Beautifully shaped sides both of the ...click for details


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


19c Japanese Whist Counter ivory MONKEYS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Ivory: Pre 1900   item# 1047394

19c Japanese Whist Counter ivory MONKEYS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Late 19th century rosewood game counter with 8 ivory tabs carved with monkeys in different attitudes. Excellent quality carving - see hairwork and faces. Comes with original kiriwood box (loss of 2 planks on the bottom of the cover), extensively inscribed on the cover and one side. Counters like this one were used to keep score in the game of whist, and they became a popular export item to the West in the late 19th century. In excellent condition, tabs lift perfectly, no cracks, losses or repair ...click for details


6c BC Villanovian bronze ring ex Koutalakis coll

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Bronze: Pre AD 1000   item# 1047390

6c BC Villanovian bronze ring ex Koutalakis coll
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$50 

Bronze ring dating from 8-6th century BC made in Northern Italy by Villanovian culture named from a typical settlement discovered in 1853 at Villanova, near Bologna. Wonderful artifact with rich green patina, in excellent shape for a 2700 year old object. The piece comes from the Koutalakis collection. Can actually be worn as ring - the inner diameter is 15.5 mm, which corresponds to ring size 4.


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.


19c Japanese cloisonne tea ceremony KOGO phoenix

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900   item# 1017834

19c Japanese cloisonne tea ceremony KOGO phoenix
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonne technique. Simple elegant shape with decoration of a long tailed phoenix (symbol of the Empress) in flight on the top, and cherry flowers among scrolling vines on the bottom. Unusual background of silver foil squares throwing the light back and adding depth to the design, the rims are silvered on the inside. Nice finish with original pitting, green enamel on the inside. Great humble and rare piece in ...click for details


19c OJIME netsuke slide ABALONE by HAKUSHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1015826

19c OJIME netsuke slide ABALONE by HAKUSHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a head of an octopus with thoroughly useless scarf tied around its forehead (usually those scarves are used by workmen to keep the sweat out of their eyes). Very nice carving, natural imperfections in staghorn, beautiful patina, in great condition, signed HAKUSHO on the back. Length 13/16 inches.


19c JAPANESE CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1900   item# 1014242

19c JAPANESE CLOISONNE tea ceremony KOGO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century round Japanese kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) made in cloisonne technique. Very simple elegant shape with decoration of two butterflies in flight among various flowers, avanturine glass enamel highlights. Very pleasant finish, the center of the bottom is plain metal with some tarnish, overall in great condition. Wonderful humble piece in Japanese taste. Diameter 2 3/4 inches. Part of a small East Coast kogo collection.


19c Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by SHOKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1910   item# 1003267

19c Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by SHOKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Late Meiji (1890-1912) Japanese hanging scroll painted with ink on paper with classic landscape in scholarís taste boats by low hills in the foreground and long view of an expanse of water with more boats and distant mountains with huts. Excellent spirited painting of a timeless theme, wonderful free brushwork in depicting various tree and rock textures. Paper and silk textile mounts, wooden scroll ends, very nice feel of age. Inscribed in ink, signed SHOKO followed by 2 red paste seals of the a ...click for details


19c Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by TAMAYUKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1900   item# 1003255

19c Japanese scroll painting LANDSCAPE by TAMAYUKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

19th century Japanese hanging scroll painted with ink on paper with classic landscape in scholarís taste of water and rocky outcrops with trees in the foreground, stone stairs leading to a temple, and distant mountains in the background. Very unusual feature is a frame drawn around the painting, and the area outside the frame being stamped with red paste seals - 39 of them altogether, all appear to be different. Excellent painting, beautiful brushwork and ink washes depicting leaves and rock tex ...click for details

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