Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1331116
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2500.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquer 5-compartment inro with a continuous design of numerous fireflies in flight and on various grasses and flowers. Lighter spots on photos is dust, not defects. Beautiful design in Japanese taste, exquisite quality lacquer work - see the detailing of grass stalks, veins on leaves and petals, differently colored gold powders and perfectly represented textures of different plant parts...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331115
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
19th century netsuke of a rooster on a drum. Excellent quality carving - see the rich depiction of differentiated feathers of its body and tail, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, pleasant wear, superb patina. Signed MASATOSHI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 737. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331113
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
19th century Japanese netsuke carved as a peasant on a Buddhist temple pilgrimage with a scarf wrapped around his head, a Buddhist gong hanging off his neck, and a striker in one hand. Wonderful face with widely open mouth, very good detailing, traces of worn black, red and golden lacquer giving the piece a great feel of age, beautiful patina. Height 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331112
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century Japanese wooden tonkotsu (1-compartment tobacco case) with lacquer, pewter and mother of pearl decoration of a bamboo branch and a hoe on one side and 2 bamboo shoots on the other. Wonderful object with clean lines and elegant design, excellent lacquer work and inlays. Kiri (paulownia) wood with characteristic grainy texture, beautiful patina, old silk cord. Height 3 1/4 inches, width 3 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1331019
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Rare 18th - early 19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting Gyayin - “the King of the Mind” - one of the Five Kings and an attendant of the main King - Pehar. Whitish areas seen in the upper part of Enlargement 2 are from lighting for photography. According to Tibetan iconographical canon Gyayin “rides an elephant with a long trunk similar to a huge broken-off piece of a snow mountain”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1330963
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5250.00
18th century netsuke of a mother rat with 2 young on a woven straw mat. Great compact shape, humorous attitude of one of the young covering its face with its paws. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of fur, tail and straw mat textures, great faces, eyes of the mother are inlaid with turtle shell, those of young are black horn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1330962
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4900.00
Late 18th century netsuke of a falcon seated on a branch, its head turned to the right. Rare subject, elegant strong early piece perfectly capturing the character of the creature. Beautifully carved differentiated feathers, powerful talons, large eyes are inlaid with dark horn, wonderful wear and patina, himotoshi is formed by the branch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned left and its tongue sticking out. Superb face, excellent depiction of its chubby bulk and paws, ears are cleverly turned down to provide for fewer protruding parts, beautiful hairwork. Wonderful curl to its tail, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAYOSHI for Sato Masayoshi in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this excellent artist is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330888
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2900.00
19th century okimono style netsuke of a group of five horses in different attitudes. Somehow the netsuke conveys the relationships in the group. Superb quality carving - see the faces, manes, legs and hooves of the creatures, perfect depiction of volumes and muscles. Beautiful patina on a very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by the signature plaque on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330886
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with Shibayama inlay depicting 3 utensils for tea ceremony: haboki (feather brush for ashes), sumitori (charcoal basket) and hibashi (fire tongues). Clever design, beautiful detailed inlay work - see the texture of silver tongues). The bowl is ebony, the top is boxwood, materials used for inlay are mother of pearl, silver, gold, walnut skin and 2 types of dark wood. Plain back, old silk cord, two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330885
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$695.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Kanzan holding an open scroll, with Jittoku standing beside him holding a broom. According to a Chinese legend, Kanzan and Jittoku (Han Shan and Shi De in Chinese) lived in a kitchen of a Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Wonderful faces, great depiction of robe lines and hair, beautifully stained, excellent mellow patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330883
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century netsuke of Rakugoka - an entertaining storyteller - kneeling on a textile mat, one hand raised as he tells a story. Very nice carving, wonderful chubby face, expertly incised patterns on the bottom of the mat, pleasant patina from handling, in excellent condition. Signed GYOKUZAN on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Height 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1329880
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) netsuke depicting one of the Rokkasen (Six Famous Poets of Japan) Ariwara no Narihira with Empress Takako embracing him as she leans her head on his shoulder. Ariwara no Narihira lived in the 9th century, was a grandson of emperor Heizei Tenno and had many passionate affairs, but the one with Empress Takako resulted in him being exiled and becoming a monk...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1329879
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1100.00
Late 19th century okomono style netsuke of Benkei enjoying a drink of sake from a sizable cup as he sits in a dragon boat while an oni is punting with a bamboo pole. Very unusual, possibly unique subject, superb detailed carving, perfectly captured dynamic posture of the oni with its muscular limbs, excellent depiction of their clothes and dragon style decoration on the outside of the boat. Beautifully carved himotoshi, very pleasant patina, compressed dust on the surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329877
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5500.00
18th century netsuke of a recumbent cow with a baby goat by its side, the head of the kid resting on the body of the larger beast. Unusual subject of pairing of Zodiac animals, finely carved, their hooves bent beneath their bodies, the cow wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, its eyes inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono and picked up oil from the body of the owner...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329725
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4200.00
18th century netsuke of a reclining shishi (Buddhist lion) snarling at its cub while having its front paws on a ball. Extremely strong early Kyoto school piece with wonderful wear consistent with age, warm patina turning honey color on the bottom where it was touching the silk of kimono. Excellent hairwork (see their bushy tails and manes), differently sized and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329724
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3500.00
18th 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, beautifully 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. Old age lines, excellent wear, deeper yellow patina on the bottom where netsuke was touchi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1329723
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
Late 18th - early 19th century netsuke of a skeleton with a striker in his hand kneeling next to mokugyo (Buddhist temple gong). The subject is a ghost of a late Buddhist priest Danka. Wonderful carving with somewhat puzzled expression on the face of the scull, great depiction of textile patterns on a pillow that the gong is resting on. Beautiful wear, old age lines, warm patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA in an irregular shaped reserve on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First as discussed on p. ...