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similar to 19c Chinese SCHOLAR’S ROCK prickly pine

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1359690
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a natural mineral cluster wonderfully resembling a prickly pine tree. The stone is many-sided, providing different complete views. Beautiful object with extraordinary rich textured surface, fixed in newer fitted hardwood stand. I believe the mineral to be aragonite. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s desk, beautiful patina. Height with stand 5 1/8 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 #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 #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 #1393971
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Unusual 19th century Chinese marble brush rest suggesting a dramatic mountain with multiple arches and caves. The piece gives a good feeling of weathered mountain surfaces and quiet energy of the stone. Beautifully carved marble pierced to resemble traditional Taihu limestone, richly textured surface. Natural fissure lines in the stone, no losses or repairs. Excellent functional object for scholar’s table, can be viewed as a scholar’s rock as well. Length 5 1/2 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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1427481
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Late 19th century small Chinese scholar’s rock in a shape of a lonely mountain. Made out of a metamorphic sedimentary stone with characteristic “starburst” pattern inclusions which are cleverly used to represent snow on the summit and sides. Very nice patina, later rosewood fitted stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on a scholar’s desk. Height with stand 3 inches, length 3 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1426843
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century (late Qing Dynasty - 1890s to 1911) unusual Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a large natural amber nugget. The piece is true Baltic amber, large for amber as material, can be viewed from 2 sides, and conveys a very good feeling of a lonely mountain with its surface weathered by years of exposure to wind and water. Wonderful internal energy in the piece produced by combination of shape, texture and color of the material. Later carved rosewood stand, not particularly impressive, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1425373
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
Very unusual 19th century Chinese scholar’s rock in a shape of a natural rootwood mountain with numerous caverns and richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds or solidified lava. Very beautiful transparent lacquering on the outside showing rich natural play of shades of brown, black lacquer on the inside, wonderful patina, very pleasant to the touch. Excellent piece in scholar’s taste - one of the most attractive scholar’s objects that I ever had. Length 6 1/4 inches, height 2 7/8...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1415020
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) small Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a natural chunk of grey-blue crystals suggesting a mountain of dramatic shape with multiple peaks covered in glistening snow. The stone is many-sided, providing different complete views. Beautiful object with extraordinary rich textured surface formed by crystals of different sizes, the mineral is most probably celestite, fixed in newer fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation ...
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 1920 item #1358649
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Unusual late Qing Dynasty (late 19th century to 1911) Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a natural jadeite boulder with cut sides suggesting a sloping mountain with dense vegetation. Line running parallel to the base in the upper part of the stone on Enlargement 5 is not a repair, but a natural feature of the rock. Excellent natural untreated jadeite of green color with lighter colored patches and black veining, colors brought out by beautiful matte polish to the surface. Wonderfully rich tex...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1427842
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
Late 19th century Chinese smoky quartz (a variety of rock crystal) seal made out of a natural polished crystal in a shape of a tall and narrow mountain peak characteristic of Southern China. 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 on paper). Very beautiful flawless stone of wonderful color, excellent quality carving of 4 raised characters, very fine polish to the surface, a few tiny nicks around the bas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380105
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$144.00
Listed Price $180.00
19th century Chinese natural rootwood scholar’s stone in a shape of a leaning rock or a leaping animal. The piece can be viewed from 4 sides, each view giving a wonderful impression of a mountain peak with crevices or a contorted body of a beast. Root of a tree lacquered red/brown and worn on protruding areas from handling. Very clever use of root formation, beautiful warm patina, wonderful piece for scholar’s desk. Appears to be inscribed on the side - see the detail on Enlargement 1. Heigh...