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18c netsuke Okame & oni setsubun

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1274428

18c netsuke Okame & oni setsubun
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

18th century ivory netsuke of Okame with a box in one hand, and holding a cowling oni (little mischievous demon) by its hair with the other. Setsubun is performed during the New Year by throwing beans around the house to exorcise the oni, who are supposedly afraid of beans. Unusually early carving for the subject - normally it is represented by 19th century examples. Excellent quality strong early fat carving, great faces, eyes of the oni are inlaid with dark horn, superb depiction of hair and t ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke PEKINESE DOG by TOSUI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1274429

Early 19c netsuke PEKINESE DOG by TOSUI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2700 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a Pekinese dog sitting with one paw raised. Strong early carving resembling Kyoto school pieces, surprisingly human expression on the face of the beast. Excellent hairwork - see its shaggy coat and bushy tail, eyes inlaid with brown horn. Old age lines, wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOSUI in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 1181 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarni ...click for details


19c netsuke MONKEY & OCTOPUS ex Royal Coll

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1274388

19c netsuke MONKEY & OCTOPUS ex Royal Coll
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617-945-5920


$1850 

19th century ivory netsuke of an octopus wearing a jacket and towering over a monkey seated on an abalone shell. Unusual subject - normally they are wrestling, but here it does not seem to be the case - the monkey is smiling. Superbly carved, excellent faces, wonderful detailing - see the coat of the monkey and abalone texture. Eyes of the octopus are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, turning yellow on the back. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness ...click for details


19c netsuke TAKARAMONO treasures by HARUTOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1274387

19c netsuke TAKARAMONO treasures by HARUTOSHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19th century ivory netsuke depicting Takaramono - a group of objects, each endowed with an emblematic meaning: Kakuregasa (the hat of invisibility), Kakure Mino (lucky rain coat protecting against evil spirits), Tama (sacred pearl), axe-shaped coin, an inexhaustible purse with money and a kite. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste, essentially a wish for luck, health and prosperity. Very good quality work, stained dark brown and worn to natural ivory color on the raised spots. Himotoshi (cord hole) ...click for details


19c Japanese cloisonne netsuke

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1274382

19c Japanese cloisonne netsuke
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$495 

Unusual 19th century cloisonne and ivory netsuke in kagamibuta (mirror lid) form. The top is a cloisonne disc with highly stylized landscape with vegetation in the foreground and a mountain and clouds in the background. Superb quality work with great feel of age, very pleasant patina, nice ivory bowl, silk cord. Disc diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke ZEBU OX by Meikeisai HOICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273480

19c netsuke ZEBU OX by Meikeisai HOICHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a resting Zebu ox, its neck stretched forward, characteristic long horns resting on its back, hooves bent beneath its body. Rare animal - it is usually cows and buffalos that are represented in netsuke. Excellent carving, wonderful face with eyes half closed, exceptionally beautiful wear and patina. Signed HOICHI on the bottom - for information on this excellent carver see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 476. Len ...click for details


19c netsuke God of wealth DAIKOKU moving rat

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273479

19c netsuke God of wealth DAIKOKU moving rat
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19c marine ivory netsuke of Daikoku standing next to his huge bag of rice with a moveable rat showing through the hole in the bag. Daikoku is one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune - particularly that of abundance - and is usually associated with rice. When the rice is plentiful, so are the rats - netsuke is essentially a wish for wealth. Wonderful quality carving, excellent smiling face, great depiction of textile patterns, rat moving easily within the hole. Superb patina, in perfect condition. Heig ...click for details


Netsuke COURT GENTLEMAN by RYOSEI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1273478

Netsuke COURT GENTLEMAN by RYOSEI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$775 

Ivory netsuke of a sitting courtier (recognizable by his tall hat) wearing formal garments and holding an open fan in his hands. Extremely well carved out of beautiful even ivory with cross-hatching pattern seen on the bottom of the piece. Excellent clean carving with expert polychrome decoration, wonderful level of detail, perfectly captured facial expression. Signed RYOSEI on the bottom - this very distinct carver is discussed in CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 225. Height 1 11/16 in ...click for details


Netsuke piebald DOG by GYOKUSEKI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1273477

Netsuke piebald DOG by GYOKUSEKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Netsuke of a seated spotted dog wearing a collar, its head turned to the left. Very well carved out of even grained ivory, nice face with horn inlaid pupils. Superbly stained - see the darker spots on its coat, wonderfully incised fur. Signed GYOKUSEKI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 428 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and a tiger netsuke carved in the similar manner is illustrated. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1273475

19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKISEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a theatrical mask of horned demon Hannya, which was mostly used for the role of Kiyohime in the play Dojoji. Crisp detailing, great fierce face, enamel highlights, in great condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the piece was made by a member of the Shimizu family producing Onko wares in Akasaka, Gifu Prefecture, most probably by Shimizu Sekisen I. Height 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke mask DEMON BUAKU by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1273474

19c netsuke mask DEMON BUAKU by SEKISEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Buaku - a demon with unhappy disposition. Crisp detailing, great pensive face, enamel highlights, in great condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the piece was made by a member of the Shimizu family producing Onko wares in Akasaka, Gifu Prefecture, most probably by Shimizu Sekisen I. Height 1 7/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1273473

19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by SEKISEN
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617-945-5920


$125 

Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Crisp detailing, great severe face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the piece was made by a member of the Shimizu family producing Onko wares in Akasaka, Gifu Prefecture, most probably by Shimiz ...click for details

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