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similar to 19c Chinese scholar jade THUMB ARCHERS RING bamboo

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1910 item #1426805
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Late Qing Dynasty (pre 1911) Chinese jade thumb ring (also called archer’s ring because of its historic use in pulling the bowstring) of classic shape carved with bamboo stalk and branches and short inscription, all between keyfret borders. True jade of dark celadon color with brown tinge, nice finish to the surface, pleasantly heavy. Wonderful object for a scholar’s desk. Inside diameter 7/8 inches (19 mm), outside diameter 1 3/8 inches, height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1367154
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Listed Price $175.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s brush rest made out of a length of bamboo rhizome (underground stem). Very clever use of the material, beautiful warm red/brown staining, wonderful wear and patina, very pleasant to touch and to hold. Excellent piece in scholar’s taste. Length 6 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1358212
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Late 19th century Chinese jade seal carved out of a jade boulder. True nephrite jade with russet original skin of the boulder, pleasant natural matte finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with raised characters that can be translated as STUDIO OF GREAT ELEGANCE, traces of red seal paste in the grooves. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for scholar’s table. Height 1 3/16 inches, length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380975
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,040.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
19th century Chinese bamboo brushpot carved in the round with a continuous scene of Chinese scholars and peasants by rice bales under pine trees with gnarled branches, all in a setting of mountains, stream and clouds. Seven human figures, each in a distinct attitude, excellent quality carving - see the faces, robes, rocks, clusters of pine needles and textures of tree trunks. Excellent patina, compressed dust in crevices. Superb piece in scholarly taste. Height 5 3/8 inches, width 3 5/8.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1248292
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Rather unusual late 19th century (late Qing Dynasty) Chinese wooden brush rest carved in a form of a stylized rectangular section bamboo stem terminating with a peach on one end and a pomegranate on the other. Very unusual feature of two tiny elongated drawers coming out of the sides of the brushrest - probably meant for storing small items like tiny brushes or inksticks. Light wood (some sort of pine) with very pleasant transparent red/brown shellac lacquer. Wonderful warm patina, old nicks and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380189
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Rare late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a natural boulder suggesting mountain of dramatic shape covered with dense vegetation. The stone is many-sided, providing different complete views. The material is true nephrite jade in its rare botryoidal form. Botryoidal minerals form when many nearby nuclei are present: layers of mineral material are deposited radially around the nuclei and as more material is deposited, the spheres grow larger, eventuall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1397309
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Listed Price $75.00
18/19th century Chinese jade fingering piece in a form of a natural jade boulder with wonderful patina on the surface from generations of handling. According to old Chinese beliefs, having jade close to your body promotes good health and brings luck. Beautiful red to brown skin and celadon surface, feels extremely pleasant to the touch. Length 1 7/16 inches. 18/19c Chinese jade boulder
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1427843
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s soapstone seal of square section carved in the round in low relief with a scene of two scholars in discussion in a boat under a pine tree by wispy vapors, a bridge, a banana tree, another scholar observing his friends and a distant view of a temple in the mountains. Inscribed with the name of the owner on the side with the temple. The impression of the seal is shown on the first photo (image is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1425889
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century Chinese scholar natural rootwood fingering piece in a form of a distorted double gourd. Very clever use of root formation, beautiful natural swirling cloud pattern on the surface, wonderful warm patina from handling. Excellent piece for scholar’s desk. Length 2 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1370207
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Rather unusual 19th century or earlier Chinese scholar’s object in a form of a natural agate nugget rather realistically resembling a group of three persimmons. Superb fingering piece with wonderful patina on the surface from generations of handling, feels extremely pleasant in one’s hand. Guaranteed to be the only object of that shape in the world, looks great on a scholar’s desk. Length 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380974
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s root wood brush rest / scholar’s rock giving a perfect impression of a craggy mountain range with numerous crevices. Did not photograph well - photos came out too harsh. Wonderful object conveying the power of the mountains. Natural root of a tree with old cracks, nicks and scratches adding to the wild energy of the piece. Beautiful patina, powerful piece for a scholar’s table. Length 5 1/4 inches, height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1426729
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century small Chinese scholar’s rock in a shape of a long mountain range. The piece gives a very strong feeling of weathered rock shaped by water and time, and overpowering energy of the mountain range. Beautiful black Qilian limestone (Mount Qilian, Gansu province) with rich texture, provides excellent views from both sides, great patina. Fixed on newer ebony stand, superb object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Length with stand 5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1425090
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century small Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a piece of malachite perfectly resembling a hill covered with rich green vegetation. Can be viewed from many sides, shape and colors suggest a characteristic Guilin landscape of limestone peaks. Excellent natural stone with superb patina from handling and accumulated dust in crevices. Nicely carved fitted rosewood stand. Wonderful object with great presence, excellent for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Height with stand 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1254314
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s rock / brush rest in a form of a piece of malachite perfectly resembling a range of hills covered with green vegetation. Also resembles a snail or a traveling caterpillar, can be viewed from two sides. Shape and colors may suggest a characteristic Guilin landscape of limestone peaks. Excellent natural stone with pleasant patina, fixed in carved fitted rosewood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Height with stand 2 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1428187
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Unusual late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese glass scholar’s rock in a shape of a dramatic solitary mountain. Beautifully made, provides several views, wonderful transparent glass in excellent condition, marked on the bottom with 2 carved Chinese characters that can be translated as “WITHOUT CLOUDS”. Comes with fitted dark rosewood stand. Very attractive item for a scholar’s desk. Height with stand 3 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1426936
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese scholar standing on a base decorated with 6 out of the 8 Emblems of the Immortals: a flower basket, a gourd, a bamboo tube, a lotus, a fan and a flute. Very nice potting, wonderful face, delicate use of colors with turquoise enamel pooling in recesses and creating a deeper shade. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 4 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1426938
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
19th century Chinese porcelain figure of a Chinese scholar seated on rockery with a small tablet in his hands. Very good potting, wonderful face with a slight smile, delicate use of colors. Great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 2 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1407061
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s rock in a shape of a dramatic mountain massif with foothills and multiple ranges with numerous peaks. Must have been used as a brush rest - a lot of dark areas on the surface appear to be dried ink. The piece gives a very strong feeling of weathered rock shaped by water and time, and overpowering energy of the mountain range. Variegated grey Qilian limestone with numerous natural fissures, very beautiful patina, newer very well fitted wooden stand. Excellent obje...