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similar to 19c Chinese / Tibetan BUDDHIST ROSARY mala

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1415022
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century Chinese / Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 Chinese carved staghorn prayer beads and 4 faceted horn ones that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the buddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions. The mantras are recited to accomplish the four karmas or enlightened activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1415021
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$156.00
Listed Price $195.00
Late 19th century Chinese / Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 Chinese angel skin coral prayer beads and 4 faceted Peking glass ones that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. True white coral with beautiful areas of slight pink. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the buddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions. The mantras are recited to accomplish the four kar...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1411479
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
Late Meiji/Taisho (1890s-1910s) Japanese wooden nyoi - a Buddhist scepter of simple shape with its head carved as a rolled up scroll. Nyoi, or Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship and transmission of knowledge. Elegant carving on dense fruitwood with beautiful texture, hole for the cord is lined with dark rosewood, two old gold lacquer patches on the head, wonderful patina to the surface, very pleasant to the touch. Carved on the front with an inscription DAI TACHIBANA WATASHIMONO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1399626
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
19th century Japanese wooden nyoi - a Buddhist scepter - with scrolling finial. Nyoi, or Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship and transmission of knowledge. Dense fruitwood with beautiful texture, simple elegant carving, wonderful patina to the surface from being handled, old ink spots in places, very pleasant to the touch. Great subtle piece for scholar’s table, or a practicing Buddhist. Length 12 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1248695
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
19th century Chinese export silver coffee spoon with recessed enamel yin/yang symbol surrounded by 4 trigrams from I Ching. I Ching (The Book of Changes) is one of the oldest of the Chinese classic texts containing a divination system. Excellent crisp work, in very good condition, hallmarked in Chinese on the stem. Length 5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1800 item #1410292
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5,600.00
Listed Price $7,000.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Tibetan thangka depicting the Refuge Tree of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni lamrim lineage. Lamrim (Tibetan: "stages of the path") is a Tibetan Buddhist textual form for presenting the stages in the complete path to enlightenment. Visually lamrim is represented by Refuge Tree as a key part of visualization and foundational meditation practice common to Tantric Buddhism. Based on descriptions in the liturgical texts of various traditions, Refuge Trees depicted in...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404687
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
19th century long wooden netsuke of nyoi - a Buddhist scepter carved as a length of a reishi fungus with three fungus heads. Did not photograph well. Nyoi, or Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship and transmission of knowledge, and reishi fungus represents the fabled Fungus of Immortality. Carved out of dense beautiful brown rosewood, elegant design in Japanese taste, great depiction of fungus texture, wonderful patina and excellent sheen to the surface from being handled. Himotosh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1248696
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$40.00
Listed Price $50.00
19th century Chinese export silver spoon with bamboo shape stem and finial with four roundels containing Chinese characters for longevity, happiness, peace and tranquility. Essentially, the spoon is a good luck charm. Excellent crisp work, in very good condition, Chinese hallmark on the back. Length 4 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1414675
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
19th century Chinese export silver match box holder with relief decoration of a pagoda on textured ground. Excellent crisp work, wonderful detailing, in great condition. Two hall marks on the side - one in Chinese, the other reading HC. Height 2 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1357016
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
Matching pair of early 19th century altar size Sino-Tibetan thangkas depicting Buddha Shakyamuni and Tsongkhapa, respectively. It is unusual to have a set. Historical Buddha is shown emanating rays of golden light, his right hand in bhumisparsha (earth-touching) mudra, his left hand holding an alms bowl, rich offerings in front of his lotus throne. Tsongkhapa was the great 14th century Buddhist teacher and the founder of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism: he is shown meditating, flowers by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1248699
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$76.00
Listed Price $95.00
19th century Chinese export silver spoon with the handle decorated in low relief with 2 scholars in a typical landscape of thatched hut and rocks. Excellent crisp work, in very good condition, pleasantly heavy. Two hall marks on the bottom - one in Chinese, the other appears to read HC. Length 5 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389272
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$660.00
Listed Price $825.00
19th century netsuke of a Buddhist priest and famous 14th century poet Ikkyu seated next to a human skull and pointing at it as a reminder that all living things must ultimately die. Uncommon subject, wonderful smiling face, great depiction of the scull, nicely detailed (see the short Buddhist rosary around his right hand), beautiful wear and patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1248701
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
19th century Chinese export silver salt shaker with floriform body section and two relief Chinese characters on the sides reading LONG LIFE and HAPPINESS, respectively. Excellent crisp work, could use some cleaning, 3 hall marks on the bottom - 1 Chinese and 2 reading 90 and WH, respectively. Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Snuff Bottles : Pre 1900 item #1422636
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$192.00
Listed Price $240.00
19th century Chinese snuff dish in a shape of a round saucer with gently concave surface, decorated on the outside with designs seen on ancient Chinese bronzes. Beautiful patina, old age lines, wonderful feel of age. Diameter 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1248702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$96.00
Listed Price $120.00
19th century Chinese export silver open salt in a shape of a bamboo section with low relief sprays of bamboo on the sides and glass insert. Excellent crisp work, 2 hall marks on the bottom - one Chinese, the other one reading HC. Wonderful old piece in great condition. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1423922
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$116.00
Listed Price $145.00
Rather unusual 19th century Chinese export silver miniature armchair of classic Chinese shape, its back in a shape of the character Shou (longevity). Excellent crisp work, in great condition, hallmarked on the bottom in Chinese, as well as with 2 stamps reading 90 and SF. Height 2 inches, weight 24.6 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1356960
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
Early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Agni on his mount - a ram, and holding a pot of water in one hand and rosary beads in the other. Very uncommon image: Agni was initially the God of fire in Hinduism (see the pit of flames that the ram is running on), but was incorporated into Buddhism as one of the twelve Devas (guardian deities found in or around Buddhist shrines) and is considered to be the guardian of the Southeast. Inscribed with 5 characters on the back (see detail). Beautif...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1357213
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$640.00
Listed Price $800.00
19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting six-armed Mahakala - an emanation of Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara and the leader of the dharmapalas (Defenders of the Buddhist Law). His name means “beyond time/death”, and he represents the flow of time. His crown is adorned with 5 skulls, he is wearing an elephant skin, snake belt with severed heads and is trampling on Vigneshwara (Lord of Obstacles). There are 5 dharmapalas depicted below him (three are riding their mounts), and ascetics and ...