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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1440245
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$525.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze top depicting a sleeping courtesan dreaming of a visit from her lover. Judging by two swords worn by the man he is a samurai. Very clever design, superb depiction of all three figures, excellent quality work with multimetal inlays and gilding. Enlargement 6 shows the plate a bit sideways in order to better display the depth of relief. Old turned bowl with beautiful patina. Metal disc diameter 1 1/32 inches, bowl diameter 1 1/2 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1439855
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Four late 19th to early 20th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing theatrical masks of (left to right): O-Tobide, Tenjin, Ko-Tengu (also called Tobi) and Fuku no Kami. Crisp detailing, wonderful faces, use of white enamel, very pleasant wear and patina. Old smoothed chip on the top right side of Tenjin mask, not visible from the front. Each is impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signatures 264 and 266. Average height...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1439739
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$425.00
19th century Japanese bronze tobacoire (tobacco box, and a form of 1-compartment inro) overlaid with 2 coins on each side, staghorn ojime and wood netsuke in a shape of a coin with lacquer decoration of a horse running along its perimeter with groom holding the rope. Wonderful object with clean lines and excellent sense of design, the body cleverly incised with short lines imitating cherry bark, cover fits perfectly, beautiful patina, silk cord. Netsuke with great lacquer work, in excellent cond...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1439738
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$325.00
Rather unusual 19th century Japanese lacquer kogo (box for incense during tea ceremony) decorated both on the top and the bottom with medium relief chrysanthemum flowers and scrolling vines, all on a keyfret ground. Cinnabar lacquer on the inside, black on the inside (some irregularities to the black as can be seen on photos), beautiful accumulation in compressed dust in crevices, great patina. Recessed bottom has Japanese characters FUKU (happiness) and JU (longevity) on it. An identical kogo w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1439117
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
Unusual late 19th century / Meiji period Japanese cloisonne belt buckle decorated with blooming wisteria on blue background. Traditionally in Japanese theater wisteria symbolizes love and sensuality. Wonderful design, extremely well made, few imperfections including a tiny dent (does not distract from the piece, see green area at about 1 o’clock on Enlargement 5). The back has two independently rotating fittings for attaching to a belt. Height 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1910 item #1439116
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Unusual late 19th century / Meiji period Japanese cloisonne belt buckle decorated with a butterfly and blooming peony flowers with stems and leaves, all on scrolling black background with red border. Wonderful design, extremely well made, beautiful original pitting, gilding to wires and sides (worn), fittings for attaching to a belt on the back. Length 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1439115
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
19th century Chinese silver filigree figure with gilding and enamel of a Buddhist lion with a ball between its front paws. Unusual feature - both the head of the lion and the ball are moveable. Very well made, wonderful face with a toothy grin, in great condition. Length 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1439114
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Somewhat unusual late 19th century small Chinese scholar’s stone in phallic shape. Black to gray natural river stone with white layers, shaped by countless years of water action. Nicely carved wooden stand. Height with stand 2 15.16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1438918
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Unusually sculptural 18th century Indian bronze shrine in a form of a courtyard set around a Shiva lingam: Shiva and his wife Parvati, each one seated with one leg pendant, their backs against an ornate probhavali with sun and moon symbols, their elephant-headed son Ganesha, Nandi the bull of Shiva, and Naga (hooded cobra) rising protectively over the lingam. Very nice devotional sculpture with earnest casting and detailing, good patina from being touched during worship, a lot of compressed sand...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1438917
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
18th century votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting bare breasted goddess Durga sitting on a throne with probhavali behind her, and holding various weapons and implements in her hands. Durga is the warrior goddess, whose mythology centers around combating evil and demonic forces that threaten peace, prosperity and dharma of the good. She is the fierce form of the protective mother goddess, willing to unleash her anger against wrong, violence for liberation and destruction to empower creation. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1438916
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$270.00
18th century votive Indian bronze sculpture depicting the mother goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon, and a small figure of her mount on her left- a roaring lion - biting the side of the demon Durga is the most powerful female deity in the Hindu pantheon. She has a spear in one front hand, and is grabbing the hair of Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with the other. In her back hands Durga holds various weapons symbolic of the attributes of all the gods given to her to slay the demon. Great bronze ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1438912
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$130.00
19c Indian bronze votive statue of crawling baby Krishna, wearing a tall hat, his hand holding a butter ball, which he stole from a storage in his house. Nice piece, good face, pleasant patina, nice feel of age. Height 3 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1438910
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
18th century Indian bronze Shiva shrine from Western India in a form of a courtyard, the family of Shiva seated around a lingam, including his wife Parvati in her Annapurna manifestation and her son Ganesha, as well as Nandi bull and a seated figure of a shrine donor with offering in his hand. The back halo has the protective naga (cobra) with its hood wide open, and there is a pile of offerings in the front left corner of the shrine. Nice piece with good casting and detailing, beautiful patina ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1800 item #1438909
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
18th century Indian bronze Shiva shrine from Western India in a form of a courtyard, the family of Shiva seated around a lingam, including his wife Parvati in her Annapurna manifestation and her son Ganesha, as well as Nandi bull and a seated figure of a shrine donor with offerings in his hands. The back halo has the protective naga (cobra) with its hood wide open, and there is a pile of offerings in the front right corner of the shrine. Nice piece with good casting and detailing, beautiful pati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1438905
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Late 19th century Japanese bronze and wood kakhara - a Buddhist rattle used by a wandering monk or a pilgrim to scare off small creatures like snakes and insects, and thus prevent the carrier from stepping on them. Bronze top with 3 pairs of loose rings that produce the sound, nicely cast, very pleasant patina. Loosely fit on softwood handle to allow for shaking, old stable split along the handle. Total length 11 1/4 inches
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1438893
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$65.00
Early Showa period (1930s) ceramic sake cup made in Bizen kilns with unusual feature - white slip and colored enamels painted decoration of stylized flower and glasses. Beautifully made with octagonal faceted body, characteristic Bizen clay on exposed bottom, great patina with accumulated dust on the surface, stamped with potter’s seal by the bottom, very pleasant to hold. Height 1 15/16 inches, diameter 2 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1438892
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$65.00
Early Showa period (1930s) ceramic sake cup made in Bizen kilns. Beautifully made - see the spiraling lines made by potter’s fingers on the sides, characteristic Bizen light patchy glaze, great patina with accumulated dust on the surface, stamped with potter’s seal on the bottom, very pleasant to hold. Height 1 11/16 inches, diameter 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1940 item #1438889
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$65.00
Early Showa period (1930s) Aki-Shino (red Shino) ware ceramic sake cup. Shino ware originated in the ancient Japanese province of Mino (Gifu prefecture) in the 16th century, and were the first high fired ceramics in Japan. They are usually tea ceremony items, and were not made for export. Beautiful rich glaze with wonderful play of colors ranging from red to brown to gray. Wonderful potting, the foot shows stoneware body, in great condition. Diameter 2 1/2 inches, height 1 13/16 inches.