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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342750
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
19th century bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with relief decoration of Zen Buddhism Patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe with the cape billowing in the wind. Superb quality work, extraordinary detailing - see his facial hair and elegant lines of the cape, wonderful patina. Signed SOGETSU on the back - this metal artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1022...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342749
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of and Kanzan with an open scroll in his hands. According to a legend, Kanzan and his companion Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Excellent detailing, great depiction of robe lines, gilding, wonderful wear and patina. The material appears to be tarnished silver (I am not sure, did not test it)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342748
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a high-shouldered jar with cloth covering the top. Very nice work with excellent depiction of soft folds of the textile. Signed with 2 characters on the inlaid plaque, beautiful wear and patina. Height 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342747
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century seed form bronze ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) with applied decoration of a blooming magnolia branch with leaves and buds. Excellent detailing, silvered and gilded highlights, beautiful patina. Height 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342746
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century Japanese cloisonne ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape with flower and various brocade patterns design. Excellent early work with typical original pitting and beautiful matte surface giving very pleasant feel of age. Height 5/8 inches, diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1342745
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Early 19th century Japanese cloisonne ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in slightly flattened ball shape with flower and various brocade patterns design. Excellent early work with typical original pitting and beautiful matte surface giving very pleasant feel of age. Height 9/16 inches, diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342704
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$695.00
19th century netsuke of a karako (Chinese boy) kneeling as he hugs a seated puppy. Wonderful carving with excellent faces, finely incised textile patterns and puppy’s fur texture, beautiful wear and patina. Old collection number on the back (can be scratched off with a fingernail if needed), very nice black ink spots on the fur of the dog. Signed TOMOTOSHI in irregular reserve on the back - the artist must have belonged to the Tomochika school and is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342703
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1300.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a seated boy about to put on a theatrical mask. Excellent quality carving, wonderful face, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark colored horn. Superb depiction of his chubby body and limbs, beautiful patina. Signed RAKUMIN for Hogen Rakumin on the bottom - Hogen is an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 472...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
19th century netsuke of Daikoku (god of Wealth, one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck) and a boy standing next to him. The boy is carrying Daikoku’s mallet on his back, while the god is hauling a large branch with various souvenirs and gifts tied to it. Wonderful faces, very well carved, inlaid with brass studs, beautiful wear and patina. Himotoshi (cord openings) are formed by the branch. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342697
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century wooden netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Buaku. Excellent crisp detailing, great expressive face with wonderfully carved overbite, beautiful warm patina on even-grained boxwood. Signed GYOKUSAI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 427 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342696
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century pale boxwood netsuke of a crab seated on a large abalone shell as it tries to crack a clam shell with its claw. Two more different shells on the bottom, one of them forming himotoshi. Very clever design, superb sharp carving with excellent detailing of shapes and textures, beautiful patina. Signed TOMOTSUGU in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this artist of Nagoya school is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1165...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342090
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
19th century iron and wood netsuke in kagamibuta (mirror lid) form. The top is iron (notoriously difficult to work with) depicting a pensive oni on top of a huge 5-pronged vajra (Buddhist thunderbolt) with clouds in the background. The subject appears to be a parody on an oni weeping over a huge severed hand of a demon by Rashomon gate. Superb quality metalwork - see its face and crisply worked detailing of the vajra, expert gilding...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342089
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of the Zen Patriarch Daruma sitting in meditative pose enveloped in his monastic robe with cape. Great carving, fantastic face with wonderful stipple work indicating his beard, beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, superb staining and patina. Differently sized himotoshi lined with natural and green stained staghorn. Signed SHUMIN on the bottom - Hara Shumin was an excellent artist and is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342088
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
Late 19th century netsuke of a standing kirin, its head turned back, dragon scales covering its back and flames licking the sides of his body. Unusual treatment of the subject, great face with unusual elongated snout and incredible surprised expression, wonderful depiction of its tail and bumpy spine, eyes are inlaid with horn. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342087
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
Very unusual 19th century netsuke depicting a dragon emerging out of a shell. The dragon is wood, the shell is a natural seashell of Vermetidae family - those mollusks have a free form shells of an approximate spiral shape. Very clever design, wonderful depiction of dragon’s head and front paws, loss to one of its horns. Beautiful wear and patina, himotoshi formed by a natural opening in the shell. Height 1 1/2 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342086
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century wooden netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Buaku. Excellent crisp detailing, great face with wonderfully carved overbite, beautiful warm patina on dense dark hardwood. Signed with kakihan (artist’s monogram) on the back - the kakihan is listed on p. 1282 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick and belongs to Ichishido MASAKAZU - the artist is # 7 in the list on p. 708 of the book. Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342085
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century decent size boxwood netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of Okame. Wonderful chubby face with charming smile, beautiful wear and patina, small chip to the top on the back. Signed KIRAKU on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 622. Height 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1342000
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of an old woman in rags and torn straw hat sitting on a log with a basket in her hand. Netsuke represents famous Japanese poetess Ono no Komachi (who was a court beauty with a notoriously cold heart) in her old age as a poor and lonely woman sitting on sotoba (temporary grave post) begging for food and shelter. Excellent carving with wonderful detailing - see her face and bony legs, woven basket and post texture, superb staining and patina...