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similar to Four 18/19 century Burmese OPIUM WEIGHTS LIONS

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1365605
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Four small 19th (can be as early as 18th) century Burmese bronze opium weights with finials cast as Singha (the lion). Opium weights is a fancy name for an ancient weight system which existed in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and South China (Yunnan Province). The weights were used by traders to weigh a variety of goods: smaller ones for expensive ones (opium, gems, gold, silver), bigger ones for inexpensive commodities (vegetables, fruits, hides). Very good casting, beautiful patina, very plea...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Glass : Pre 1800 item #1426842
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
18th century small Chinese Peking glass scroll weight / brush rest in a shape of a Foo lion with its head turned to the left. Delightful carving on a piece of 2-colored glass (transparent bottom and reddish top) with excellent rendition of its face and fluffy tail. Beautiful patina, pleasant to hold, overall in great shape, very nice piece for a scholar’s desk. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Sterling : Pre 1837 VR item #1403267 (stock #BR165)
Nelson & Nelson Antiques
$980.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
William IV sterling silver toast rack, 1835. Seven double-hooped stretchers mounted to curved and rectangular frame with central stretcher. Reeded ring finial with tooled leaves and lion’s heads. Four leaf-mounted scroll supports. Fully marked including indistinct London maker’s stamp and date letter. Very good condition.

Dimensions: H 5 1/2 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 7/8 in. Weight: 8.8 troy ounces. #BR165

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1380966
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$76.00
Listed Price $95.00
18-19th century Chinese bronze scroll weight in a form of a nicely thick length of bronze, its top engraved with chrysanthemum flower with stems and leaves. Beautiful wear testifying to the long life of the object, pleasant patina from handling. Very nice humble piece for scholar’s desk. Length 7 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1405193
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Rather unusual 19th century Japanese bronze scroll weight in a form of a chestnut. Clever design in Japanese taste, superb naturalistic modeling (see perfectly worked texture of the bottom), beautiful warm brown patina, beautiful gilding, pleasantly heavy. Old collection number in red on the underside. Wonderful piece in scholar’a taste. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1379890
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Rather unusual 19th century Japanese bronze scroll weight cast in a form of a two-horned chimera with a long tail standing in alert attitude on a base in a form of a strand of land. Can serve as a brush rest as well. Superb elegant modeling of the beast with its thin limbs and slightly upturned face, wonderful patination ranging in color from dark red to brown to black, in excellent condition, pleasantly heavy. Cast with 2 Japanese characters on the bottom reading TAKUSAI - Takusai was an art na...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1413806
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Unusual 19th century Japanese mixed metal scroll weight in a form of a karako (Chinese boy) standing with one hand raised, wearing a rich robe and a collar. Could have been used as a brush rest as well. Dynamic posture, pleasantly heavy bronze with gilding on the collar and robe, intricate textile designs on the robe superbly inlaid with silver, excellent depiction of his chubby face with a slight smile. The underside of his robe on the bottom is lacquered black. Wonderful patina from handling, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1373141
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
Unusual 19th century Japanese mixed metal scroll weight in a form of a karako (Chinese boy) resting on his stomach and supporting his head by hand, wearing a rich robe and a collar. Pleasantly heavy bronze with gilding on the collar, intricate cloud designs on the robe superbly inlaid with copper and silver, excellent depiction of his chubby face with a slight smile. Wonderful patina from handling, very appropriate piece for scholar’s desk. See 2 more companion boy scroll weights in my catalog...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1373140
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Unusual 19th century Japanese mixed metal scroll weight in a form of a karako (Chinese boy) standing on one knee with the other one up, wearing a rich robe and a collar. Could have been used as a brush rest as well. Dynamic posture, pleasantly heavy bronze with gilding on the collar and robe, intricate textile designs on the robe superbly inlaid with silver, excellent depiction of his chubby face with a slight smile. Wonderful patina from handling, very appropriate piece for scholar’s desk. Se...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1382840
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a Foo lion (shishi) seated on a base with its front paw placed atop a ball. Figures like this are often found standing guard at the entrances to temples and shrines. Strong carving, wonderful face, excellent hairwork. Wonderful staining, beautiful patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Wonderful feeling of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Heig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1406825
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Late 18th to early 19th century tanto iron Japanese sword tsuba with four cutouts surrounded by gold inlaid scrolls. Great design, nice feel of age, some rusting, overall in good condition. Height 2 1/2 inches.
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 : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1391660
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century wooden netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) resting on a base, its head turned to the left. Like any dark object does not photograph well. Material appears to be kurogaki (black persimmon) wood, wonderful object carved with confidence and great detail - see its alert face, bushy tail, well defined ribs and paws. Wonderful sense of volume, beautiful patina, great feel of age. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1390991
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Late 18th century boxwood netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) seated with all of its paws hugging a large ball. Wonderful depiction of its ferocious face and curly mane, there is a loose ball in its mouth, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 1/4 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 1837 VR item #1388965
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century ebony netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) sitting foursquare on a base, its head turned to the right. Like any dark object does not photograph well. Wonderful netsuke carved with confidence and great detail - see its alert face, bushy tail, well defined ribs and paws. Wonderful sense of volume, beautiful lustre unique to ebony. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386477
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a snarling shishi (Buddhist lion) climbing on a large ball. Early classic piece with wonderful wear and beautiful honey colored patina. Great face, free rolling ball inside its mouth, excellent hairwork (see its mane and unusually long bushy tail), old age lines, differently sized himotoshi. Came with du Pont Collection provenance. Wonderful sculpture. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1382702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
Chunky 18th century netsuke of a sitting shishi (Buddhist lion) with its front paws on a ball. Great early carving with excellent depiction of its curly hair and powerful face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful patina and wear to the piece, old age lines, pleasantly heavy. Wonderful feel of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.