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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 #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 #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 #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 1900 item #1393970
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s brush rest in a shape of a wooden branch with richly textured surface resembling numerous swirling clouds. Very beautiful brown finish, wonderful patina, very pleasant to touch and to hold. Excellent piece in scholar’s taste - one of the most attractive scholar’s objects that I ever had. Length 7 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1393969
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
19th century Chinese brush rest made out of a stem of natural black coral with branches, their structure forming dividers for placing painting / calligraphy brushes. Very clever design, practically no carving, wonderful patina. Beautiful material with dense texture, concentric growth rings, and wonderful play of black and a range of brown colors. Excellent object for scholar’s desk. Length 6 1/2 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 #1248291
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century Chinese wooden brush rest carved in the form of a crouching dragon. Dense hardwood (must be wood species related to huanghuali), wonderful warm patina, old nicks, ink and water stains adding character to the piece. Clever functional design, very good object for scholar’s desk. Length 4 7/8 inches, height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1910 item #1380113
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese soapstone brush rest carved in a shape of a 5-peaked mountain rising from waves, and pine trees growing on it. Excellent rendition of raw energy of the stone, both dynamic and frozen in dramatic shape. Beautifully carved trees, very beautiful stone of cream color with pink areas and white spots, pleasant finish and great patina. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Length 7 3/8 inches, height 3 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1248294
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Chinese cloisonne brush rest in a shape of 2 larger and 2 smaller scrolls providing space for brush placement. Top of the scroll outsides are decorated with blooming flowers on lattice background, ruy clouds motif borders. Very nice quality work, wear and pitting consistent with age, in excellent condition. Size: 2 3/8 x 3 5/16 inches, height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1263121
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
Old Chinese scholar’ s rock in a form of a piece of petrified wood representing a mountain range with twisted rock formations with rich weathered surface. Can be used as a brush rest as well. Excellent rendition of raw energy of the stone, both dynamic, and frozen in a mountain shape. Wide variety of beautiful natural colors, wonderful patina, great quality fitted ebony stand. Excellent object for contemplation on scholar’s desk. Length with stand 6 3/4 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 : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1411163
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Listed Price $75.00
Late Meiji (1890s - 1910s) small Japanese bamboo wrist rest used by painters and calligraphers, made out of a section of bamboo stem with very beautiful natural raised spotting on the outside resembling marching columns of black ants. Excellent subtle piece in elegant scholar’s taste, probably made for a child, warm patina, in superb condition. Length 7 1/8 inches, width 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1411480
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Rather unusual 19th century Japanese brush holder made out of a length of bamboo rhizome (root). Part of the root is made into a cover to the larger length which is hollowed inside to accommodate a painting brush. Five beautifully carved characters on the top read RAKUTAN YUUGI MOE which can be translated as “day of pleasure with strong affection to tradition/ceremony”. Superbly simple elegant piece in Japanese taste, terminals are finished with black lacquer, beautiful patina, wonderful obj...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1426838
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
Chinese scholar’s brush washer turned out of buffalo horn with four carved chimeras in different attitudes along its perimeter and key fret collar around its mouth. Does not photograph well. Superbly beautiful material with even texture and subtle translucency. Wonderful item for scholar’s desk. Width 2 7/8 inches, height 7/8 inches.
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 #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 : 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.