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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1333211
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5600.00
18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated mother tiger licking the coat of her cub who is lying on its side in front of her. Excellent carving with powerful paws and bone structure clearly perceived through their coats. Wonderful flow to their tails, eyes of the mother are inlaid with horn, excellent hairwork with beautifully etched stripes. Superb wear and patina turning yellow on the bottom. Deep differently sized himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the period. Great sculpture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332501
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$325.00
19th century netsuke in square manju (rice cake) form carved in sunken relief with a seated female puppeteer wearing rich garments and holding a hand puppet in one hand. Superb quality carving, great design in Japanese taste, beautifully incised hair arrangement and textile patterns. Swinging metal loop at the back for the cord. Beautiful patina and wear giving the piece very pleasant feel of age. Size 1 3/16 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332441
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
19th century wooden ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a mushroom. Extremely clever piece, beautiful realistic object - see the delicately incised gills on the underside of the cap and small holes on the stem that are usually left by snails. Beautiful warm patina, very pleasing shape. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332440
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of two theatrical masks of Hyottoko (perplexed peasant) and Fox the trickster. This pairing must be a reference to a particular Japanese play. Superb quality carving, excellent faces, great patina, black and red ink highlights. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332438
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape carved in low relief with a figure of seated Hotei leaning on his bag. Nice detailing, pleasant patina, some dust accumulation on the surface, in great condition. Metal liner to the central hole. Signed GYOKUICHI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332437
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$90.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a toy of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe. Nice face, beautiful warm patina, very pleasing shape. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332436
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a pot with a fruiting bush growing in it. Very nice work, deeply undercut and pierced, nice feel of age, pleasant patina. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332377
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19c lacquered wood netsuke of a Shakkyo dancer with right foot raised, wearing a lion mask while performing the culmination dance in the Noh play SHAKKYO (The Stone Bridge). Superbly carved and lacquered, beautiful depiction of various textile patterns in differently colored lacquer, wonderful ferocious mask, long red wig. Inlaid neck, feet and hands, excellent wear and patina. Height 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1332376
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$480.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a shishi head (or possibly a headdress worn during shishimai dance). Very strong early carving, excellent depiction of its ferocious face and curls of its fur, horn inlaid eyes. Beautiful wear and patina, wonderful feel of age to the piece, pleasantly chunky. Height 1 13/6 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332374
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century walrus tusk netsuke of mother shishi (Buddhist lion) with her front paw resting protectively on her cub. Well captured mood of the scene, wonderful faces, brilliant hairwork (see mother’s coat with bumpy tufts and and bushy tail), compressed dust on the surface. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by mother’s tail on the bottom. Excellent strong piece with pleasant wear and beautiful patina. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332373
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century netsuke of Ebisu as Manzai dancer with a fan, and Daikoku as Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum). Saizo dancers are usually attending Manzai dancers during New Year celebrations, unusual depiction of 2 Gods of Good Luck performing human dances. Beautifully carved, great faces, wonderful detailing to the flow of their garments, nice textile patterns, very pleasant patina. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1332282
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$8800.00
18th century Kyoto school netsuke of seated kirin with its head raised and turned back as it bellows, its long tail rising to meet its beard, and flames licking the sides of his body. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn, differently sized large himotoshi are positioned in accordance with the habit of the time (through the side down to the bottom). Great ferocious face, wonderful depiction of its mane and scales. Small old chip to the front right hoof...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1332281
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of standing Seiobo wearing long robe, her body bent gracefully, a fan in her hand. Seiobo is the Chinese Queen of the Fairies, with Peach of Immortality ripening on a tree in her garden only once in 3 thousand years. Very nice carving, great face with horn inlaid eyes, beautifully incised cloud pattern designs on her robe, elaborate hair knot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1332279
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$425.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a monkey seated with its head down and turned to its left, supporting a large bamboo shoot on its shoulder. Like any dark object did not photograph well. Excellent carving with clean lines, great thoughtful expression on its face. Large and deep himotoshi (cord opening) in accordance with the habit of the time. Overall beautiful mellow patina from wear. Very clever and charming piece. Height 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1332277
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
19th century porcelain Hirado netsuke of a monkey dressed as a Sambaso dance actor, wearing a hat and holding a fan and a rattle in its hands. Its head and tongue are movable. Very funny facial expression, good overall modeling, delicate underglaze blue typical for Hirado, loss to the tip of its tongue. Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331425
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s desk object carved out of bamboo to represent a cluster of several reishi fungus - the Fungus of Immortality. The top of the carving provides 2 areas for keeping very small objects - tiny ink cakes and such. Beautifully designed, superbly carved both on top and bottom, excellent detailing, great staining and patina. Wonderful feel of age, very appropriate object for a scholar’s desk. Length 3 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331424
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century good size Chinese scholar seal made out of a natural jadeite boulder with its original skin on three sides, and one side flattened to show the beauty of the stone. Wonderful austere piece appropriate for a scholar’s table, pleasant matte finish to the stone. The bottom is carved with six raised characters that can be translated as HALL FOR THE CULTIVATION OF VIRTUE, red seal paste in the grooves. Off-white natural jadeite with beautiful apple green areas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1331420
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
19th century Chinese-Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 mother-of-pearl prayer beads and 4 larger horn ones that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the boddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions...