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Netsuke CHESTNUT by RYOSHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1246444

Netsuke CHESTNUT by RYOSHU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Ivory netsuke in a shape of a chestnut carved by Ryoshu - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick). Superb piece in Japanese taste, perfectly rendered shapes, textures and colors of the nut, the most realistically carved piece that I have ever had. Very pleasant to the touch, wonderful patina. Extraordinary netsuke. Height 1 inch.


Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1243138

Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one. Foxes in Japanese folklore are generally regarded as unfriendly creatures capable of turning into women and playing cruel tr ...click for details


Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243131

Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$40 

Sotheby's sale catalog THE BETTY JAHSS COLLECTION OF NETSUKE Part II (FINAL), that took place in London on November 14, 1991. Hardcover, 147 lots illustrated, index of artists, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.


SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243130

SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$35 

Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME that took place in London on November 15, 1989. 276 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included, very good reference source.


CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243129

CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$25 

Christie’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE AND INRO that took place in New York on September 12, 1995. 68 lots illustrated in color, prices realized included, very good reference source.


Netsuke toad on sandal by SHINZAN MASANAO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1940   item# 1242481

Netsuke toad on sandal by SHINZAN MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2500 

Boxwood netsuke of a toad sitting on a discarded zori (straw sandal). Excellent rendition of the skin, paws and texture of woven sandal, great facial expression. Convex eyes of the toad are inlaid with dark horn, the looped thong of the sandal forms the himotoshi (cord opening). Beautiful staining, wear and patina. Signed SHINZAN for Shinzan Masanao (born in 1904) on the bottom - for discussion of the last of Masanao of Ise carvers see p. 725 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR S ...click for details


Netsuke resting MANCHURIAN CRANE by BISHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1242176

Netsuke resting MANCHURIAN CRANE by BISHU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2250 

Ivory netsuke of a resting Manchurian crane with elegantly bent neck, its wings forming an arch above its back. Extremely well carved, perfectly captured essence of the creature, superb detailing of its wings and webbed feet. Eyes are double inlaid with lighter and darker horn, perfect delineation of different feather textures and leathery texture of its legs. Excellent patina, in perfect condition. Signed with round seal MISHU on the bottom next to its right leg - the artist is Bishu - one of t ...click for details


Netsuke SPARROW by SHINZAN

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1242173

Netsuke SPARROW by SHINZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$495 

Ivory netsuke of a a tongue-cut sparrow with head turned to its left. Excellent delicate bird of classic design, wonderfully depicted body bulk and open wings, its tail upright, eyes inlaid with black horn.. Beautiful carving with clean strong lines, perfectly captured essence of the creature, great sense of volume, beautiful even ivory. Signed SHINZAN on the bottom - for information on this artist carving netsuke and okimono see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 237. Length 1 5/16 inche ...click for details


10X magnifying titanium EYEGLASSES for netsuke /jewelry

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241766

10X magnifying titanium EYEGLASSES for netsuke /jewelry
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$115 

Brand new Japanese titanium eyeglasses with 10 times magnifying lenses. Seem to be more convenient than jeweler’s loupe for viewing small objects such as netsuke, jewelry items and such. Pure titanium frame, Takeo Kikuchi brand, made in Japan, light weight optical quality scratch resistant plastic lenses. Come with case and microfiber cleaning cloth.


New Japanese NETSUKE box

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241765

New Japanese NETSUKE box
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$12 

Brand new Japanese box for storing netsuke with 8 compartments. Quite a few boxes are available - please inquire. Meant as an optical display box, works perfectly for storing and display of netsuke. The cover can be smartly moved back and under the bottom for display. White satin cloth on the inside. Black cloth covering all the outside surfaces of the box, magnetic lock on the front flap of the cover. The sides and middle divider are very sturdy, the boxes can be stacked without damaging netsuk ...click for details

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