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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


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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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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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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


19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1273468

19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by SEKISEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a theatrical mask from a Noh play - most probably that of O-Beshimi (see NETSUKE MASKS by Bushell, plates 114-115). Crisp detailing, wonderful 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 Shimizu Sekisen I. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1273467

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


$125 

Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Jurojin - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, 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 Shimizu Sekisen I. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c Chinese scholar marble BRUSHREST / ROCK

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1273111

19c Chinese scholar marble BRUSHREST / ROCK
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617-945-5920


$625 

Unusual 19th century Chinese marble brushrest suggesting a dramatic mountain with numerous holes and caves. The piece gives a good feeling of weathered mountain surfaces and quiet energy of the stone. Beautifully carved marble pierced to resemble traditional Taihu limestone, richly textured surface. Natural fissure lines in the stone, no losses or repairs. Excellent functional object for scholarís table, can work as a scholarís rock as well. Length 5 1/2 inches.


19c Tibetan bronze VAJRA Buddhist thunderbolt

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1273108

19c Tibetan bronze VAJRA Buddhist thunderbolt
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Early 19th century (could be earlier) Tibetan bronze vajra - the primary symbol and ritual implement in Tantric Buddhism. It symbolizes the essence of esoteric practices and the perfected state of reality. This vajra has 9 prongs on each end - one at the center and four at the cardinal directions symbolizing five cosmic Buddhas, with the four intercardinal prongs symbolizing four consorts of the directional Buddhas. It also symbolizes the nine vehicles or yanas, and all other groups of eight sur ...click for details


19c Chinese scholar tianhuang seal LANDSCAPE poetry

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273107

19c Chinese scholar tianhuang seal LANDSCAPE poetry
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617-945-5920


$195 

19th century unusually tall and slim Chinese scholarís soapstone seal carved on one side with a landscape in scholarly taste, and with a long poem on the other. Wonderful quality carving on butterscotch colored stone - I believe it to be tianhuang soapstone. The bottom is carved with raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves, compressed dust in crevices. Very pleasant surface, little nicks and scratches attesting to the long life of the object. Great scholarís object with understated beau ...click for details

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