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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1302254
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$6200.00
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 #1302253
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4900.00
18th century netsuke of two wild pigs sleeping on a bed of leaves - I would assume one is a boar, the other one is a sow. Rare treatment of the subject - usually there is just one beast sleeping. Very powerful early piece, pleasantly chunky, excellent carving of their body bulks resting on a heap of leaves with branches, wonderful tranquil faces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302250
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2100.00
19th century netsuke carved as a group of objects including a bag with inscription, a covered box, a whistle, inscribed round wood block, beans in a woven rice straw container, bamboo branch and 5 taro roots. Unusual subject with excellently captured mood of melancholy, superb carving with deep undercutting, absolutely realistic depiction of shapes and textures. Beautiful wear, compressed dust in crevices, wonderful mellow patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1302243
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a dog wearing a collar with its head turned back while resting the front of its body on a ball. Strong piece, superb carving to the last detail, fantastic hairwork, large eyes inlaid with dark horn. Wonderful wear and patina consistent with age, great classic netsuke. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302241
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1400.00
19th century netsuke of a sitting boy tugging at his face below his eye and sticking his tongue out, while hiding a Hyottoko (perplexed peasant) mask behind his back. This gesture, called Bekkako, is from a child's game and translates as something like "see my eye" while teasing a playmate. Extremely fine face, excellent textile patterns, very beautiful wear and patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1302165
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3550.00
18th century netsuke of a reclining mother shishi with its paw protectively placed on its cub lying next to her. Netsuke perfectly captures the relationship between the two characters. Superbly carved, excellent faces, wonderful detailing - see their powerful paws, manes and bushy tails. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, deep differently sized himotoshi. Great sculpture. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302162
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1950.00
19th century netsuke of a turtle with its head turned back standing on a base with keyfret sides. Extraordinary precise depiction of the animal - see its carapace patterns, textured leathery skin, claws and smooth head. Eyes are beautifully inlaid with translucent reddish horn. Wonderful staining, great patina, old collection number in red on the side. Signed MITSUSHIGE on the top of the base - the artist is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302161
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1850.00
19th century netsuke of widely smiling Okame enveloped in her robe, with a removable round bottom revealing the shunga part of the netsuke. Excellent carving, especially the face, wonderful flow of her robe. The dots on her forehead are inlaid with brown horn. Great pattern to the flow of her robe, expert staining, beautiful patina. Wonderful sculpture - all that a good netsuke should be.. Signed MASAHIRO in rectangular raised reserve inside the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302159
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
19th century netsuke of carved as a group of eels, elongated nuts and chestnuts, three of which contain deeply carved village scenes. Excellent carving with deep undercutting, eyes inlaid with brown horn, wonderful mellow patina. Signed GYOKUHO on the back of the eel that forms natural himotoshi - the artist is very well known for that kind of work and is discussed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302158
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302061
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a toad with a young sitting on its back. Excellent rendition of the texture of their warty skin, great facial expressions. Very beautiful warm brown staining, fantastic patina with wonderful sheen to the surface. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Great classic netsuke by the master carver. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1302060
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2000.00
18th century good size netsuke of a grazing horse with its head lowered to the left and its legs together, its tail swishing around at the back. The eyes are inlaid with black horn, differently sized and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Great face, wonderful depiction of its mane, stands on its own on a flat surface. Beautiful sheen from wear, honey colored patina on the back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302059
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1950.00
19th century netsuke of Okame pouring sake from a pot into a cup held by Fukurokuju. Excellent detailed carving, wonderful faces, beautiful etching of textile patterns and Okame’s hair. Beautiful patina - mellow yellowing on the back, age lines, overall in great condition. Signed HOMIN with kakihan (monogram of the artist) on the bottom - for information on this excellent carver from Hojitsu school see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 487...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302058
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1300.00
19th century netsuke of a man seated on a low table as he lifts a basket woven cover to expose a mushroom in front of him. The netsuke is of shunga type with rather suggestively shaped mushroom. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving see his wonderful face with perfectly captured grin, facial hair and visible upper teeth, delicately incised textile patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1302049
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$875.00
19th century netsuke of a standing Chinese elder wearing a richly decorated robe and a scull cap, and holding a basket in his hands. Excellent benevolent face, very beautiful staining, wear and patina. the robe is inlaid with red and green lacquer and solid silver. Signed YOSHIYAMA on cinnabar inlay on the foot - the artist is listed on p. 1248 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1301965
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3600.00
18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a resting dog wearing a collar with its head turned back and licking its coat. Extremely strong Kyoto school piece with wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Superb carving to the last detail, fantastic hairwork, eyes inlaid with dark horn, old age lines. Great sculpture, all that the netsuke shall be. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1301963
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
18th century netsuke of a standing archer, a bow in his right hand, a long arrow in the left and a large round hat behind his back. Very strong early sculpture, boldly carved, wonderful smiling face, excellent depiction of his military coat. Perfectly balanced - stands on its own on flat surface, netsuke of typical 18th century triangular section. Extraordinary rich patina, very deep large himotoshi, old age lines. Formerly in the Raymond Bushell collection. Height 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1301960
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1200.00
19th century lacquer netsuke of an actor with a long-haired red wig and demonic mask, wearing a richly decorated robe and holding a peony flower in his hand. The subject is a Lion Dancer in Kabuki play Kagamijishi (the peony flower identifying the role) about a palace maiden, whose soul became posessed by a lion mask during a dance. Perfectly captured mad facial expression, superb quality lacquering, extraordinary gold lacquer depiction of different textile patterns. Wonderful work of art by a m...