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19c netsuke MONKEY by NAOTSUGU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1205295

19c netsuke MONKEY by NAOTSUGU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19th century wooden netsuke representing a fine model of a pottery monkey, the formalized creature seated with one hand on its stomach, the other one on its knee. Does not photograph well. Excellent carving capturing the essence of the object, superb thoughtful face. Dark dense wood, beautiful patina with fantastic sheen. Signed NAOTSUGU on the side - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 503, number 1815). Strong piece with distinct character, superb netsuke. Height 2 3/16 inches.


19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1205294

19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century ivory netsuke of half of a Buddhist gong decorated with 2 dragons contesting the Precious Pearl in their mouths, reserves on the body of the gong showing the scales of the dragons, and a single Sanskrit character. The back shows a rotting lotus leaf just about covering a lotus bud with stem. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of dragons’ faces, manes and scales. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by an uplifted edge of the lotus leaf, beautiful warm patina, wonde ...click for details


19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1205138

19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$795 

19th century ivory netsuke representing a female mask carver seated on a brocade pillow and holding a mask of an old woman and a carving knife. Excellent carving - see her face, hair and beautifully incised textile patterns. Wonderful light staining, great warm patina. Signed TOMOAKI in irregular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 5/16 inches.


19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1205137

19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century ivory netsuke carved in the round as a group of seven theatrical masks, including that of demon Hannya, Hyottoko, shojo and others. Very strong carving with fantastic quality of facial expressions, black and red ink highlights. Great wear and patina, yellowish on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed TOUNSAI on the back - the artist must have belonged to Kikugawa family, and closely associated with Hakuunsai - the netsuke very much resembles groups of masks b ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke PUPPIES by YASUHISA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1205136

Early 19c netsuke PUPPIES by YASUHISA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

Early 19th century wooden netsuke of two sitting puppies. Very good early carving, wonderful depiction of their slightly clumsy bodies, beautiful wear and deep brown patina, eyes inlaid with black horn. Very pleasant feel of age to the piece. Signed YASUHISA on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1232 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke resting DARUMA by SEISHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1204980

19c netsuke resting DARUMA by SEISHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$895 

19th century ivory netsuke of reclining Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe and cape, supporting his head with one hand, and holding a hossu (fly whisk) in the other. Superbly carved, wonderful and unusually relaxed face (as opposed to his conventional expression of severe concentration), excellent depiction of the flow of his robe. Beautiful wear, excellent patina consistent with age. Signed SEISHO on the bottom, wonderful work by the master carver. Length 2 inches. ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke MONKEY with peach

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1204979

Early 19c netsuke MONKEY with peach
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$475 

Early 19th century wooden netsuke of sitting monkey holding a peach. Netsuke is beautifully carved out of kurogaki (black persimmon), does not photograph well. Excellent carving - see its fantastic thoughtful face. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by a natural opening between an arm and the body of the monkey. Very beautiful wear, excellent patina. Superb sculpture. Height 1 3/16 inches.


19c kagamibuta netsuke TWO PUPPIES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1204976

19c kagamibuta netsuke TWO PUPPIES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with ivory top and ivory bowl. The top is carved with two piebald puppies in different attitudes, all on a textured ground. Wonderful depiction of their brown spots and chunky bodies. Beautiful patina on ivory, compressed dust in crevices, gray silk cord. Diameter 1 7/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask OKAME

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1204761

19c netsuke mask OKAME
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$120 

19th century Japanese porcelain netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Okame (Otafuku). Wonderful chubby face, endearingly ugly. Crisp detailing, red and black lacquer highlights, very nice wear and patina. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask OKAME by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1204760

19c netsuke mask OKAME by SEKIHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$120 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Okame (Otafuku). Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. Height 1 13/16 inches.

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