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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400006
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese temple boxwood seal of round section. Excellent quality crisp carving of 4 characters in regular script among scrolling vines, old red seal paste in the grooves. Small flat area on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina on the surface of wood. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). Height 2 5/16 inches, base diameter 1 1/...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400007
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese temple boxwood seal of square section. Excellent quality crisp carving of 15 characters in regular script, old red seal paste in the grooves. Metal stud on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina on the surface of wood. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). Height 2 1/4 inches, base 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400003
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese temple boxwood seal of square section. Excellent quality crisp carving of 3 rows of characters in regular script, old red seal paste in the grooves. Metal stud on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina on the surface of wood. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on paper). Height 2 1/8 inches, base 1 1/16 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1400004
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese temple boxwood seal of square section with original matching bottom container covering the printing surface. Excellent quality crisp carving of 6 characters in regular script, old red seal paste in the grooves. Metal stud on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina on the surface of wood. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print on pape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1399999
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$64.00
Listed Price $80.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese boxwood seal set consisting of the seal itself, seal holder and seal paste container, all fitting very well. Excellent quality crisp carving, old red seal paste in the grooves of the seal and in the paste container. Recessed area on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina, grime accumulation on the surface. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will ac...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1409849
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$88.00
Listed Price $110.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese boxwood seal set consisting of the seal itself, seal holder and seal paste container, all fitting very well. Excellent quality crisp carving, old red seal paste in the grooves of the seal and in the paste container. Metal stud on the side indicates the position of the top of the imprint. Beautiful patina, grime accumulation on the surface. The impression of the seal is shown on Enlargement 1 (photo is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actua...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386876
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century Japanese Asakusa staghorn kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe case - carved with 3 seals in reserves shaped as an oval, an open book and an elephant. Superb quality sharp carving and etching, warm yellowish patina, darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn, which, in fact, make it so attractive. Signed GYOKUZAN - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. The artist must have had some affiliation with Asakusa sch...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1980 item #1358472
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Pair of unusual and strange Japanese seals made out of porcelain in a shape of seated rakans (original disciples of the Buddha recognizable by their long earlobes) in different attitudes and with differently colored glazes. Superb and unique modeling done in ittobori (one cut) style more typical for wood carvings from Hida Province and in that instant producing amazingly modernist sculptures. Extraordinary expressive faces - pensive of the yellow glazed one and stubbornly defiant of the aubergin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1408510
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century Japanese copper and brass keman in a shape of a rounded fan (uchiwa) with pierced low relief decoration of two phoenixes confronting each other in flight above lotus flowers, buds and leaves rising from a pond, and an elaborate knot in the center. Hanging pendants representing the Wheel of the Buddhist Law and lotus flowers, old glass beads. Keman (from the Sanskrit kusumamālā "Garland of Flowers") is a Buddhist decoration hanging on a beam of the inner sanctuary in front of enshr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1837 VR item #1395780
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
Rather unusual late 18th to early 19th century Japanese bronze temple decoration fixture of a tennin - a female buddhist angel - as it flies playing a Shu - Japanese musical instrument from a flute group used in Shinto ceremony and consisting of bamboo reeds forming a circular wind chamber. Wonderful design, beautiful flow of her billowing scarves, gilded highlights, great patina. Very well cast, pleasantly heavy, peg on the back for fixing it to a temple or pedestal wall. Length 6 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1392204
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century Japanese kozuka (sword knife) handle with multimetal inlays depicting a night scene of crescent moon with a bird in flight by a stone temple lantern and a stream. The body is made out of shakudo (an alloy of copper and gold with its characteristic black patina resembling lacquer), excellent crisp work, wonderfully captured mood of the scene, superb depiction of various grasses and lantern texture, silver, copper and bronze inlays, gilding, in very good condition. Length 3 1/2 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1390734
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke carved as a group of four seals - two of simpler shapes, one in a shape of a natural lotus flower stem (the stem serving as himotoshi), and one with shishi finial. Elegant design in Japanese taste, bottoms are carved with raised and sunken characters in seal script and stained to resemble real seals - one of them could be a signature of the carver. Possibly made for a silk merchant - the seals resemble actual chops used for stamping silks. Great compact netsuke carved with a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404611
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke carved as a group of four seals - two of simple square section, one in a shape of a natural lotus bud stem (its stem serving as himotoshi), and one with shishi and ball finial. Elegant design in Japanese taste, bottoms are carved with raised and sunken characters in seal script and stained to resemble real seals - one of them could be a signature of the carver. Possibly made for a silk merchant - the seals resemble actual chops used for stamping silks. Great compact netsuke ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1423906
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Rather unusual early Showa period (1910s) Japanese cloisonne seal, its body decorated with an undulating dragon in flight among numerous stylized clouds. The bottom has a recessed character HODOKO, which can be translated as “give/bestow/alms”. First catalogue photo includes the image of the printing surface flipped left to right to show what the imprint of the seal will look like. Beautifully made, black enamel background, all exposed metal parts are gilded (some wear), pleasantly heavy. Ve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387025
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$208.00
Listed Price $260.00
Late 19th century Japanese wooden kiseruzutsu (tobacco pipe holder) in a shape of a carp turning into dragon. The face is already that of a dragon, while the reserves on the side show scales that are still those of a fish. According to a Chinese myth a carp that can swim up the waterfall turns into a dragon, and thus serves as a paragon of perseverance, especially in scholarly pursuits. Wonderful design, elegant shape, beautiful crisp carving, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, black staining with ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1424706
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$76.00
Listed Price $95.00
19th century Kyoto ware Japanese ceramic rounded octagonal kashiki dish enameled on the inside with a phoenix in flight above blooming flowers. Used for holding sweets served during tea ceremony. Very pleasant potting, sand-colored stoneware with beautifully crackled glaze. Decorated in Ninsei style with thickly painted green, light green, red, black and blue enamels. Some wear to enamel, beautiful patina. Marked with 4 hand written characters in ink on recessed unglazed bottom. Very nice object...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1419850
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting two groups of boys at play. Superb quality work - see their faces, detailing of clothing and toys. Gold, silver and copper inlays, in excellent condition. Fantastic example of Japanese metalwork. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1419854
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting two dancers - a samurai with sword, and a merchant with fan. There is a nice detail for a netsuke lover - merchant is wearing an inro suspended by a gourd netsuke. Elegant design, superb detailing with gilding, in excellent condition. Fantastic example of Japanese metalwork. Height 1 1/8 inches.