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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1837 VR item #1351312
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$295.00
Late 18th - early 19th century Korean porcelain dish used in ceremonial rites of ancestor worship. The dish is concave so that the ceremonial meat or cake could be placed on it. Simple round shape and foot with slight waist express harmony needed for the ritual. Sand particles adhering to the foot and forming a circle on the dish itself (apparently those dishes were fired in stacks, so the circle is the print of a dish that was fired standing on this one)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1351311
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century Korean porcelain water dropper (used for diluting ink) in a shape of curled carp. According to a Chinese legend, a carp that can swim up the waterfall turns into a dragon, and thus serves as a paragon of perseverance, especially in scholarly pursuits. Free potting with nice depiction of fish’ scales, very nice underglaze blue wash, 2 openings for water. Old compressed dust on the surface, some scratching as to be expected, wonderful patina, overall in great shape...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1351310
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$195.00
Choson period (19th century) Korean porcelain shallow bowl with underglaze blue chrysanthemum flower painted in the middle. Wonderful free potting, typical pitting to the glaze, beautiful uninhibited underglaze painting, sand particles adhering to the foot. Very pleasant wear and patina, multiple Japanese golden lacquer repairs to the rim adding to the beauty of the piece. Very strong quiet object with great character. Diameter 5 inches, height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1351050
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2500.00
19th century wooden netsuke of two sumo wrestlers trying to throw each other from their seated positions. Superb carving with extraordinary faces(one with mouth open, the other closed, eyes are inlaid with black horn), wonderful rendition of their strained muscles, graceful flow to their loincloths. Beautiful patina, fantastic sheen to the surface. Signed SHUZAN on rectangular plaque on the bottom that serves as himotoshi - Yasusada Shuzan was a brilliant carver and is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1351049
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2800.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a recumbent cow with with a boy climbing on top of it while holding a rat by its tail. The netsuke is definitely a reference to a Zodiac pairing of animals with an unusual addition of a human. Finely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, eyes of the cow inlaid with black horn, rat’s eyes are brown horn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1351048
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2200.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of resting shishi scratching its ear with its hind foot, its mouth open. Rare subject, superb carving with exceptional depiction of its body bulk, beautiful bumps carved all over its body, great face, excellent wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1351047
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
Early 19th century wooden netsuke of a monkey approaching a bird seated on rockery. Judging by the lustful look of the monkey and its hand in its mouth, the bird will soon turn into lunch. Very unusual subject, wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, thus adding yet another color to the piece. Very smart use of lacquering technique, superbly beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1351046
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$725.00
18th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching wonderfully warty toad. Excellent early carving perfectly capturing the essence of the creature, great sense of volume, extraordinary depiction of its skin on the back, large double inlaid horn and turtleshell convex eyes. Beautiful wear and patina with characteristic sheen from 200 years of handling. Length 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1350765
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Early 19th century netsuke of two quails sitting on millet stalks with leaves. Superb quality carving - see the alert faces, differentiated feathers and finely carved millet stalks, eyes inlaid with black horn. Beautiful wear and patina turning yellow on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines. Classic netsuke in great condition. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1350762
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a group of theatrical masks of Okame and a fox, a Precious Gem and a cloth doll of the Buddhist Patriarch Daruma. Wonderful faces, great detailing, old age lines, beautiful wear and patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - appears to be an early work by Tomochika the First - the artist is discussed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350761
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Late 19th century netsuke of seated Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - with his bag and mallet behind him, and feeding a rat seated on his knee. Rat is one of the standard companions of Daikoku, who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats multiply when there is abundance of rice. Very well carved, wonderful face with a wide smile, beautifully incised mallet and textiles textures. Very nice light staining, pleasant patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350629
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$425.00
19th century lacquer netsuke in manju shape carved in deep relief with typical Japanese guri lacquer designs. The sides of incisions show yellow, red and black layers of lacquer that the body is made of. Wonderful work, very strong design, in excellent condition, great representative piece of lacquer netsuke. Diameter 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1350628
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$595.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a man with a horn on his head, bent under the weight of a richly dressed woman on his back. The subject of the netsuke is Ikkaku Sennin (single horn Sage) carrying princess Sendarama on his back - according to Japanese legend, he grew angry with the Rain Dragons and sealed them away in a cave, causing a drought. Beautiful Indian princess was sent to tempt him and when he could not hold on to his chastity vow, he lost his magical powers, and the rain returned...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350627
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Unusually spirited 19th century ceramic netsuke of tanuki (badger, and a notorious trickster) wearing a collar and and old torn straw hat, and carrying a sake bottle in one hand and a purse in the other. Wonderfully modeled piece with great thoughtful face and posture, large testicles and its tail used as an element of design to let it stand on its own. Black, brown and off-white glazes, perfectly imitated fur color, wonderful patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350626
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$295.00
19th century small netsuke of two frogs as sumo wrestlers. Must have been made for a child, very clever and funny design, perfectly captured postures. Himotoshi formed by their feet, beautiful patina, in excellent condition. Height 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350625
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a mushroom with its stem curled on itself forming himotoshi (cord opening). Wonderful realistic depiction, beautiful patina, signed TOMOMITSU on the stem - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 541, number 2992). Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1350623
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$95.00
19th century netsuke made out of oni-gurumi (Manchurian nut shell). Clever natural design, richly textured surface, superb warm patina from years of handling, very pleasant to hold, old silk cord. Excellent piece for a collection of various netsuke materials. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1350412
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$895.00
12th century Khmer bronze statue of dancing Gandharva from Cambodia. Gandharvas in Hinduism are male nature spirits and husbands of Apsaras. They are gifted with song and dance, proficient as warriors and make beautiful music in the palaces of the gods. Excellent casting and detailing - see his face, elegantly bent hands and elaborate headdress. Beautiful patina and wear, overall in superb condition. . Fixed on a wooden stand. Height of the statue 4 3/4 inches, height with stand 6 1/4 inches.