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similar to 19c Japanese scholar WRIST REST spotted bamboo

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 #1374373
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century Japanese bamboo wrist rest used by painters and calligraphers, carved with a scholarly landscape depicting a flock of geese in flight over a scholar’s hut among rocks under bare trees and high mountains in the distance. 4-character inscription in the upper part, most probably describing the scene (3rd character is YAMA for a mountain). Beautiful subtle piece, wonderful quality carving, rich warm patina, in excellent condition. Signed GYOKUSEN TO (carved by Gyokusen) above a pine t...
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 : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1413837
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century Japanese woven bamboo ikebana basket made in informal Japanese (as opposed to formal Chinese) style of asymmetrical weave with narrow bamboo strips and couple of twigs on the sides. Charming eccentricity of weave, fine smoked bamboo, beautiful warm patina from smoking process and age. The base is woven in hexagonal grid with three larger pieces inserted for support. Very beautiful spotted bamboo insert with its inside lacquered black, can be used as an ikebana vase in its own right...
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 : 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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366611
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a section of a spotted bamboo stem, cuts are lacquered with gold lacquer. Elegant clever design in Japanese taste, beautiful patina. Height 9/16 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 : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1399624
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century Japanese suiseki - a scholar’s rock, or a viewing stone giving a wonderful impression of a lonely mountain with snow patches in the crevices. Can be viewed from both sides, very nice patina, perfectly fitted wooden stand. Great object for scholar’s table. Length with stand 6 1/2 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 : 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 : 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 : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1399623
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$128.00
Listed Price $160.00
1890s - 1910s (late Meiji - early Taisho) Japanese inkstone with recessed central grinding area and intentionally rough sides and bottom. Used for grinding of an inkstick on the surface of the stone. Very beautiful multicolored natural stone with play of gray, yellow and brown, very clever scholarly piece - well tamed central part surrounded by the wild energy of irregular shapes of the sides. Beautiful patina, traces of ink on the grinding surface. Wonderful object for scholars table, in excell...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1418939
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Very unusual late Qing Dynasty (1880s to 1911) Chinese rosewood and burl wood wrist rest used by painters and calligraphers, its top and sides inlaid with silver wire. Central part of the top is inlaid with superb quality burl wood with natural patterns resembling swirling clouds. Rich warm patina, in excellent condition. Wonderful piece for a scholar’s desk. Length 3 1/2 inches, width 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1950 item #1425890
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$320.00
Listed Price $400.00
Chinese hardwood burl wrist rest used by painters and calligraphers. Superb quality material with natural patterns resembling swirling clouds. Rich warm patina, in excellent condition. Wonderful piece for scholar’s desk. Length 10 3/8 inches, width 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1399621
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
1890s - 1910s (late Meiji - early Taisho) Japanese inkstone in simple rectangular shape with carved keyfret border and central grinding area. Used for grinding of an inkstick on the surface of the stone. Akama stone of shiunseki type with characteristic reddish brown color - Akama inkstones are quite famous, and come from the Yamaguchi Prefecture. Beautiful patina, traces of ink on the grinding surface, comes with fitted wooden cover. Very nice object for scholars table, in excellent condition. ...
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 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.