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Japanese Wood Katabori Netsuke of a Seated Man

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294497 (stock#FC-1618)

Japanese Wood Katabori Netsuke of a Seated Man
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An amusing stained boxwood katabori netsuke of a seated man applying a hot moxa pellet to his leg. Great observers of the natural world and human life, netsuke carvers often commented on Japanese culture and ordinary life, often focusing upon humorous aspects in every day’s most mundane acts. As seen in this delightful netsuke, the man, in pain, turns his head upwards to show the audience his grimacing face. In addition to excellent, sensitive carving, this netsuke has beautiful patina and is i ...click for details


19c netsuke ROKKASEN 6 POETS by HAKUUNSAI

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294480

19c netsuke ROKKASEN 6 POETS by HAKUUNSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1650 

Rather unusual 19th century ivory netsuke in ryusa form carved in sunken relief with Rokkasen - Six Famous Poets of Japan - each in a differently shaped reserve. Excellent design, superb sharp carving with wonderful level of detail. Good practical shape for netsuke, very pleasant to hold, beautiful warm yellowish patina, especially on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed HAKUUNSAI - the artist was a member of Kikugawa family, and is discussed in detail on p. 616 of NETS ...click for details


19c netsuke SNAKE and rats

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294478

19c netsuke SNAKE and rats
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1600 

19th century netsuke of a snake coiled around a mother rat while the baby rat tries to escape. Unusual subject, clever composition, wonderful artistic feat of giving animal an anthropomorphic attitude - see the right front paw of the baby raised to its face in distress. Excellent depiction of fur and scales, raised whiskers on mother’s face, eyes of the rodents are inlaid with black horn. Nice patina, himotoshi formed by the “neck” of the snake. Length 2 7/16 inches.


19c netsuke PEONY FLOWERS by KOGYOKUSAI

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294475

19c netsuke PEONY FLOWERS by KOGYOKUSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1500 

19th century netsuke in pillow shape carved in the round with peony flowers with leaves and stems. Excellent realistic carving, beautiful staining, wonderful wear consistent with age, old silk cord. Signed KOGYOKUSAI in rectangular reserve on the back - for information on the artist see p. 639 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 11/16 inches.


19c netsuke TENGU in flight ex Royal

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294471

19c netsuke TENGU in flight ex Royal
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$975 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with the metal top depicting a tengu in flight over a roof of a temple, a fish and a sake bottle in its hands. Tengu are mythological creatures - half men, half birds, usually depicted as goblins, and are first-class fighters. Excellent crisp work with gold and copper inlays, great face, extraordinary detailing of its scaly and leathery wings. Old crack in the bowl, beautiful patina. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke ...click for details


19c netsuke WIND GOD FUTEN

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294470

19c netsuke WIND GOD FUTEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$875 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with the metal top depicting the Wind God Futen emptying his bag in the clouds, thus creating wind. Excellent crisp work with gold and copper inlays, great ferocious face, superb detailing. Section of the bowl has been reglued as can be seen on photo, restoration is done well, beautiful patina on the bowl, old silk cord. Disc diameter 1 7/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 3/4 inches.


Early 19c netsuke BOYS & mask

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1294469

Early 19c netsuke BOYS & mask
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$875 

Early 19th century netsuke of an older boy standing and wearing a theatrical mask of Beshimi/Buaku and scaring a younger boy crouching beside him. Excellent early carving, well captured facial expressions - frightened boy and slightly mad mask, superb wear and patina consistent with age. Nicely etched textile patterns, himotoshi formed by the left sleeve of the standing boy. Height 1 3/4 inches.


19c netsuke CONFUCIUS BUDDHA LAO TSE by NORIAKI

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294350

19c netsuke CONFUCIUS BUDDHA LAO TSE by NORIAKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1750 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with the top depicting the Vinegar Tasters - the three founders of China's major religious and philosophical traditions. Confucius, the Buddha and Lao Tse are dipping their fingers in a vat of vinegar and tasting it; one man reacts with a sour expression, one reacts with a bitter expression, and one reacts with a sweet expression. The three men are Confucius, Buddha, and Laozi, respectively. Each man's expression represents the predominant a ...click for details


19c netsuke BOY on buffalo by TOSHIYUKI

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294345

19c netsuke BOY on buffalo by TOSHIYUKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1750 

19th century netsuke in of a boy wearing a short jacket and reading a book as he sits on the back of a resting buffalo. The subject seems to be a variation of bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing the tranquil mood of the scene, beautiful thoughtful face of the boy, excellent detailing - see the woven mat spread on the back of the beast, its tether with rope and dense hairwork. Eyes of the buffalo ...click for details


19c netsuke EBISU & fugu fish by HIDEMASA

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1294341

19c netsuke EBISU & fugu fish by HIDEMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$2300 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of Ebisu (one of 7 Gods of Happiness, God of fishing) climbing on top of a huge fugu fish. Superbly carved, excellent face, eyes of the fish are inlaid with black horn, old age lines. Wonderful wear consistent with age, very pleasant yellowing to the surface. Signed HIDEMASA on the bottom - the netsuke must be by Hidemasa the First: this wonderful artist is discussed on p. 459 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. L ...click for details


18/19c netsuke SHISHI with ball

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1294339

18/19c netsuke SHISHI with ball
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$1600 

Late 18th - early 19th century netsuke of a sitting shishi (Buddhist lion) with its front paws on a ball. Great early carving with great depiction of its curly hair and powerful face. Excellent patina and beautiful wear to the piece, old age lines. Wonderful feel of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.


19c netsuke BOY with MASK ex Royal

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294336

19c netsuke BOY with MASK ex Royal
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920



$850 

19th century netsuke of a seated boy holding a theatrical mask in front of him and probing its nose with his finger. Very nice carving, great smiling face, wonderful wear consistent with age, beautiful patina with yellowing. Very sweet little carving. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Length 1 1/4 inches.


RYUCHIN (Gyokuhosai) 19th C. Japanese Netsuke: Woman and Child

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1294322 (stock#57)

RYUCHIN (Gyokuhosai) 19th C. Japanese Netsuke:  Woman and Child
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Forestangel Asian Antiques
305-386-1474



 

This is an excellent 19th Century Japanese Netsuke depicting a Woman Pounding Cloth with her child by her side who is playing with a turtle. Signed Ryuchin (Gyokuhosai), who, according to Meinertzhagen (MCI Index), 'was among the most brilliant netsuke carvers of his period'. Excellent composition with very fine detail, and a great example of this carver's work. A reference to Ryuchin's and his signature may be found on page 888 of Lazarnick's 'Netsuke and Inro Artists ...click for details


Hirado Porcelain of a Netsuke

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1900   item# 1293984

Hirado Porcelain of a Netsuke
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Tora Tori Gallery
+33 6 10 63 25 26



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A very nice Hirado porcelain netsuke of a boy sitting. Origin : Japon. Period : 19th century. Height : 4cm (1.6")


Japanese Stained Wood Netsuke of a Snail Atop a Log

Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1293827 (stock#FC-1404)

Japanese Stained Wood Netsuke of a Snail Atop a Log
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A finely carved stained wood netsuke of a snail crawling on a log section, its translucent body naturalistically delineated. An impactful visual contrast is achieved by the dense, textured wood log and the delicate snail. Mother-of-pearl signature plaque Gyokkei on base. A similar netsuke is illustrated in the MCI. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Length: 2” 19th Century, Japan

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