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6 Chinese jade & hardstone musical instruments

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1950   item# 1263035

6 Chinese jade & hardstone musical instruments
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$200 

Set of 6 Chinese jade and hardstone musical instruments, each on a matching rosewood stand. Instruments include a drum made out of jade, qin (zither) made out of jade, gong with striker, trumpet and 2 string instruments, the body of the cello shaped one is jade. Very well made, just one loss in the whole group - that of 1 tuning peg on the cello, otherwise in great condition. Length of the cello 4 inches.


19c Chinese SNUFF bottle SAUCER staghorn

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1900   item# 1263034

19c Chinese SNUFF bottle SAUCER staghorn
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

Unusual 19th century Chinese / Tibetan snuff saucer made out of a base of a deer (or some other large beast) antler. Wonderful simple object, superb patina to the surface, very pleasant feel of age. Maximum length 2 1/4 inches.


19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900   item# 1262854

19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin square) from the back of an official’s robe. The badge dates from early to mid-19th century, and denotes the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. Numerous woven designs include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight Treasures. Black and blue ink painting highlig ...click for details


19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE mandarin square

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900   item# 1262853

19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE mandarin square
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

Mid 19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin squares) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. The badge is from the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, now sown together. Woven designs on lattice background include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddh ...click for details


19c kesi Chinese textile 7th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900   item# 1262852

19c kesi Chinese textile 7th RANK BADGE MANDARIN SQUARE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

Mid 19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the seventh civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Mandarin Duck. The badge is from the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, now sown together. Woven designs include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight T ...click for details


19c Chinese textile 5rd RANK BADGE mandarin square

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910   item# 1262849

19c Chinese textile 5rd RANK BADGE mandarin square
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) embroidered Chinese textile rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. Designs on background include lotus flowers, fish, butterfly and bats in flight among stylized clouds and above the waves. Flower borders, colors slightly faded, original backing. Size 11x11.5 inches.


19c Chinese textile 3rd RANK BADGE mandarin square

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910   item# 1262848

19c Chinese textile 3rd RANK BADGE mandarin square
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$200 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) embroidered Chinese textile rank badge (also called mandarin square) denoting the third civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Peacock. Designs on background include peach, pomegranate, fish, shell and bats in flight among clouds and above the fungus of Immortality over the waves. Keyfret borders with peach, pomegranate and Buddha’s hand citron motifs, colors slightly faded, newer backing. Size 9x9.5 inches.


19c netsuke BUKAN ZENSHI, TIGER, KANZAN & JITTOKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1262679

19c netsuke BUKAN ZENSHI, TIGER, KANZAN & JITTOKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$3200 

19th century ivory netsuke of Shinsui - the Four Sleepers - sennin Bukan Zenshi, his tiger, his friends Kanzan with a scroll and Jittoku leaning on a broom. Bukan Zenshi (Pu Hsien in Chinese) was a 7th century priest and is usually shown with a tiger as his attendant. According to a Chinese legend, Kanzan and Jittoku lived during the Tang Dynasy in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. The scene symboli ...click for details


19c netsuke HOTEI & 2 karako by CHIKAHIDE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1262678

19c netsuke HOTEI & 2 karako by CHIKAHIDE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19th century ivory netsuke of Hotei - one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya (the Buddha of the future) - seated inside his bag holding a Precious Jewel and being pulled along by 2 karako (Chinese boys). Somewhat unusual subject, superb faces, beautifully incised hairy belly of Hotei, minute detailing of their robes including various textile patterns. Great patina turning yellow on the back, pleasantly heavy. Signed CHIKAHIDE on the bag. Length 2.5 inches.


19c okimono / netsuke OCTOPUS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1262675

19c okimono / netsuke OCTOPUS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

Late 19th century okimono (or a large netsuke) of an octopus with its tentacles curled up forming a nice compact shape. Wonderful face of a space alien, great depiction of its numerous suction cups, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful patina, old age lines, very pleasant to hold, excellent sculpture. Height 1 1/2 inches.

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