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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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341999
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$925.00
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting a sitting man who is about to sneeze. The scene represents a street entertainer, in this case a man who tickles himself with a stick and sneezes for the delight of the audience. Excellent carving with great facial expression, beautifully stained, wonderful patina, inlaid tickling stick and lined smaller himotoshi. Signed GYOKKEI on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341998
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a monkey climbing out of a huge chestnut, having ripped the skin of the nut. Humorously carved, inlaid eyes, absolutely great facial expression. Excellent depiction of different textures of the chestnut surfaces, beautiful warm patina. Wonderful netsuke. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341995
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century Asakusa school staghorn netsuke in ryusa shape decorated with low-relief carving of an ama (diver girls, usually diving for abalone and other edible shells) offering a clam from a basket to a boy. As almost inevitable with clam shells in netsuke, there is a subtle sexual connotation. The back is decorated with 2 rocks, shaped openings and large himotoshi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341994
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 differently colored layers of lacquer that the body is made of. Wonderful work, very strong design, some nicks here and there, great representative piece of lacquer netsuke. Old collection paper sticker on the inside. Diameter 1 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341993
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century good size wooden netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Okame. Wonderful chubby face, painted hair, beautiful wood texture, overall in excellent condition. Height 2 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341863
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of two puppies chewing a length of rope on top of a large abalone shell, with the rest of the rope coiled underneath the shell. Finely carved, great faces with double inlaid eyes, superb depiction of their chubby bodies. Wonderful hairwork, himotoshi formed by the coiled rope, beautiful flow to the bumps on abalone, excellent patina. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1341862
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$525.00
18th century wooden netsuke of a woman wearing a long robe and an animal shape headdress, and modestly covering her mouth with a sleeve. Inscribed SAKON on the bottom of her shoes - I believe inscription refers to Japanese poetess Onna no Sakon (10th-11th century). Unusual subject, strong early carving with beautiful flow to the robe, eyes of the animal in her headdress are inlaid with black horn. Differently sized deep himotoshi, excellent wear and patina. Height 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341861
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$380.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a boy seated next to a basket full of leaves, and playing a flute. The subject is a variation of ushidoji (also called bokudo) symbolizing the perfect peace of mind, and is one of the stages on the journey towards Buddhahood. Great face with slight smile, eyes inlaid with black horn, excellent textile patterns, beautiful warm patina and wonderful wear. Signed TAKAHARU (alternative reading is KOJI) on the bottom. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1341860
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$380.00
Early 19th century wooden netsuke of sitting man wearing a robe and a cap. The figure most probably represents traveling entertainer - a storyteller. 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. The face was left unlacquered to allow for carving of tranquil facial expression. Very smart use of lacquering technique, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341643
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1100.00
19th century Japanese wooden 1-compartment inro carved on one side wit a fierce dragon in flight among violently swirling clouds, and on the other side with a snarling tiger on the rockery among bamboo. Very nice pairing of the most powerful Zodiac animals. Superb quality crisp carving - see their faces, scales, claws, rock textures and the swirls of the clouds. Fantastic patina, in excellent condition, silk cord, turned wood ojime. Signed HOUNSAI on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1341641
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century lacquered wood netsuke of a flounder and three clam shells. Elegant piece in Japanese taste, superb quality work, cleverly and expertly used gold and silver lacquer, beautiful depiction of shell textures, pleasant wear and patina. Length 1 5/8 inches.