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PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI owl crow by NAOMASA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061052

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI owl crow by NAOMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1100 

Pair of 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting two branches - one with a perched owl, the other a crow with young. Superb quality work to the last detail - see their feathers and inlaid eyes. Shakudo with silver and gold, in excellent condition. Signed with single characters NAO and MASA on the sides. The best piece of Japanese metalwork that I have ever had. Length 1 11/16 inches.


PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI shakudo silver HORSES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061050

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI shakudo silver HORSES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$700 

Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting resting horses with spotted coats. Superb quality work to the last detail - see their manes and gold inlaid eyes. Shakudo with silver inlaid spots, in excellent condition. Fantastic example of Japanese metalwork. Length 1 1/16 inches.


PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI boys at play

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061047

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI boys at play
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$525 

Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting two groups of boys at play. Superb quality work - see their faces, detailing of clothing and toys. Gold, silver and copper inlays, in excellent condition. Fantastic example of Japanese metalwork. Length 1 1/2 inches.


PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI EGRETS in stream

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061044

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI EGRETS in stream
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$400 

Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting egrets wading in a stream with swirling water, grasses and flowering water lilies. Elegant design, bronze with silvering and gilding, overall in very good condition. Length 1 3/8 inches.


PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI BLOOMING PEONIES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061042

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI BLOOMING PEONIES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$300 

Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting blooming peonies with stems, branches and buds. Excellent design and detailing, flowers and buds are silver, gold highlights. Length 1 5/8 inches.


Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI prancing HORSES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061038

Pair 19c Japanese sword MENUKI prancing HORSES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Pair of early 19th century menuki - Japanese sword fittings - depicting caparisoned prancing horses. Excellent design, great detailing, gilding (some wear). Length 1 3/16 inches.


Single 19c Japanese sword MENUKI branch flowers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061036

Single 19c Japanese sword MENUKI branch flowers
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$95 

Single early 19th century menuki - Japanese sword fitting - depicting a cherry branch with leaves and flowers. Did not photograph well. Great design and superb detailing, silvering and gilding, beautiful patina. Length 1 3/4 inches.


Single 19c Japanese sword MENUKI HORSE flowers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061034

Single 19c Japanese sword MENUKI HORSE flowers
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$95 

Single early 19th century menuki - Japanese sword fitting - depicting a horse grazing among flowers and grasses. Did not photograph well. Great design and detailing, beautiful dark patina, wear to gilding. Length 1 5/8 inches.


19c Japanese iron KANEMONO RATS samurai procession

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061033

19c Japanese iron KANEMONO RATS samurai procession
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

19th century Japanese iron kanemono (tobacco pouch clasp) depicting a scene of a samurai procession performed by six rats in different attitudes. Iron is notoriously difficult to work with. Excellent design, funny topic, superb crisp detailing, gilding to the eyes. Length 2 1/8 inches.


19c Japanese iron KANEMONO tongue cut sparrow

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1061029

19c Japanese iron KANEMONO tongue cut sparrow
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century Japanese iron kanemono (tobacco pouch clasp) depicting a sparrow serving sake from a bottle to an old man with a sake cup. The topic represented is Shitakiri Suzume, or the story of a tongue cut sparrow - see H. Joly LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART, p. 496. Iron is notoriously difficult to work with. Excellent design, superb crisp detailing, silver inlays and gilding. Length 1 7/16 inches.

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