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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306757
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2975.00
19th century lacquered netsuke of a sambaso dancer in characteristic posture, holding a rattle, wearing wide robe decorated with pine saplings and cranes in flight, typical hat used in the dance. Extraordinary quality lacquer work - see the saplings and the cranes, some green iridescent abalone inlays on the left undergarment sleeve. Various materials are used for inlays of his feet, head and mask, great quality of his Okina mask, wonderful rendition of Noh theater robes, beautiful patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1306756
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3600.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a cat on an upturned bowl containing a very fat octopus tentacle, part of it showing outside the bowl causing serious interest of the animal. Superb quality netsuke, fantastic face, excellently carved and etched bottom of the bowl representing an irregular unglazed area on the bottom of the bowl. Great depiction of suction cups and cat’s collar. Beautiful wear and patina, signed MASAKAZU in an oval reserve - the artist is discussed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306755
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1900.00
19th century wooden netsuke of two shishi fiercely biting each other on their rear legs. Does not photograph well. Superb carving wonderfully capturing the mood of the scene, excellent faces, great depiction of their curly hair. Beautiful red/brown fruitwood, excellent warm patina. Fantastic netsuke. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306753
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
19th century netsuke of seated Sennin Tobosaku showing off a huge peach of Immortality which he stole from Seiobo, the Chinese Queen of the Fairies. The Peach of Immortality ripens on a tree in her garden only once in 3 thousand years. Superbly carved, excellent face of portrait quality, elegant flow to the lines of his robe, beautiful wear consistent with age...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306752
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round as a cluster of 5 rats. Wonderful carving, excellent detailing, eyes of 2 rats are inlaid with pink coral, the eyes of the other 3 with dark horn, beautiful hairwork. Very nice wear and patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1306633
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4500.00
18th century ivory netsuke of a reclining shishi with its head turned to the right, its mouth wide open as it bites its rear paw (probably tries to take out something stuck between its pads). Very strong early Kyoto school piece, eyes inlaid with dark horn, there is a loose ball in its mouth, superb oversized powerful paws, excellent hairwork (see its bushy tail and mane), beautiful slightly convex (not flat) bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1306631
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1910s) netsuke of a standing fat baby boy wearing just a bib and holding a thick rope that serves as a collar for a puppy standing next to him. Excellent carving, great chubby face, superb depiction of his fat body and fingers. Nice flow to the rope with its twisted texture, expert use of black, orange and golden ink, beautiful wear and patina. Signed HOZAN on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 470, number 741). Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306630
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$800.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also representing Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) standing next to his bag of gifts and holding a fan in his hand. Netsuke imitates hollow ceramic statues of Hotei including their enamel decoration. Wonderful facial expression, beautiful flowing lines of his robe, painted in bright colors with expected wear and losses to the paint, tiny chip to its nose...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1306627
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a theatrical mask of O-Beshimi, the back showing the tied cords of the mask. Excellent work, wonderful fierce face, beautiful copper colored patina on the front, gilding to the eyes, beautifully incised facial hair. Signed on the back DODOJO SAKU (made by Dodojo, alternative reading is Dodosada) followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist). Height 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1304720
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3750.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of stylized Fukura Suzume (tongue-cut sparrow). Excellent classic design, the bird looking straight with great pensive expression on its face. The wings are spread and the tail is erect in the usual attitude, wonderfully incised feathers, the body is devoid of plumage, eyes inlaid with black horn. Deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, excellent depiction of its feet...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1837 VR item #1304171
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Late 18th - early 19th century Korean porcelain dish used in ceremonial rites of ancestor worship. The dish is concave so that the ceremonial meat or cake could be placed on it. Simple round shape and foot with slight waist express harmony needed for the ritual. Sand particles adhering to the foot and forming a circle on the dish itself (apparently those dishes were fired in stacks, so the circle is the print of a dish that was fired standing on this one)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1304169
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
19th century Korean porcelain water dropper (used for diluting ink) in a shape of curled carp. According to a Chinese legend, a carp that can swim up the waterfall turns into a dragon, and thus serves as a paragon of perseverance, especially in scholarly pursuits. Free potting with nice depiction of fish’ scales, very nice underglaze blue wash, 2 openings for water. Old compressed dust on the surface, some scratching as to be expected, wonderful patina, overall in great shape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1304168
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
19th century Chinese Canton enamel footed shallow dish painted in polychrome enamels with two ladies in a scholarly garden under a tall banana plant. Wonderful quality painting - see the folds og their clothes, distinctive faces, rockery with bamboo grass and flowering branch reserves among scrolling designs on the inside border. The dish is in great condition - no star cracks that are common on Canton pieces, compressed dust on the surface. Wonderful item for scholar’s desk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1304167
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$190.00
19th century/Meiji period Japanese bronze / brass letter opener with handle depicting two monkeys (one with hand drum and striker, the other raising its arms to a lotus stand) on one side, and gourd on vine with leaves on the other. The blade is engraved with a hawk on a pine tree. Very nice crisp work - see hairwork on one and prunus flowers on the coat of the other, copper patina on their heads, beautiful wear, excellent desk object. Overall length 9 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1303972
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3500.00
Superb 19th century netsuke of a shishi jumping over a blooming peony bush and landing on a rocky outcrop. Carved with supreme confidence and perfect precision, fantastic detailing. Eyes are inlaid with brown horn, beautiful wear and patina. Signed KAGETOSHI in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this excellent carver is discussed on p. 554 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Excellent netsuke, very rare subject for the carver...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1303970
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2800.00
19th century netsuke of cut vegetables, tofu and rice cakes sitting inside a wooden pan with handle. Does not photograph well...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1303969
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1900.00
18th century smaller size netsuke of a reclining snarling shishi (Buddhist lion), its head turned to the left. Strong early Kyoto school piece with wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Great fierce face with sharp teeth and small rolling ball inside its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its bushy tail and rich mane), old age lines, differently sized deep himotoshi typical for the period. Wonderful sculpture, very pleasant to hold. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1303967
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1150.00
19th century netsuke carved as a rooster (one of the Zodiacal animals) resting quietly with its head turned back. Not a very common subject in netsuke. Wonderful detailed carving with excellent depiction of differentiated feathers, wear consistent with age, beautiful mellow patina. Himotoshi is formed by the fan and space between the birds. Height 1 3/8 inches.