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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338586
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
19th century wooden netsuke of sitting Tanuki (badger) beating on his extended belly as on a drum. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster: he drums with his paws on his large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness. Wonderful expression on the face of the creature, great realistic treatment of the subject...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1338585
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
Rather unusual late 18th century netsuke in a shape of a partially unrolled scroll depicting Kanzan unrolling his own scroll under a pine tree. According to a legend, Kanzan and his friend 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. The back shows mounts bent back and a bouquet of flowers with leaves, stems serving as himotoshi...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1338584
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
Early 19th century netsuke of standing Shoki (Demon Queller) with his sword out, leaning over a twisted pine tree while terrified oni (little mischievous demon) is hiding inside it. Fantastic quality carving down to the last detail - see Shoki’s fierce face, wild flying hair of both characters and delicately carved pine clusters. Clever staining, nice wear consistent with age, beautiful patina. Superb netsuke. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338582
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
Rather unusual 19th century carved (not pressed) horn netsuke of Sennin Tobosaku holding a Peach of Immortality which he stole from Seiobo. Seiobo is the Chinese Queen of the Fairies, with Peach of Immortality ripening on a tree in her garden only once in 3 thousand years. Excellent carving, great smiling face, superb depiction of textile lines. Very clever use of natural differences in the color of material itself, deep himotoshi, beautiful patina, great feel of age to the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338580
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a kneeling Buddhist monk fast asleep by a large gong, a string of prayer beads on his hand. The subject is a metaphor for a failure to reach enlightenment - instead of seeking and understanding the profound power of the gong’s message, the monk uses it as a pillow. Very good carving, great tranquil face, wonderful staining and patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338577
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century netsuke carved as two shojo, one of them overturning a huge sake jar spilling out his companion and a flood of sake that swirls on the bottom of the netsuke. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Very good work, nice faces with happy drunken expressions, wonderful depiction of the flow of their hair. Expert light staining, very pleasant patina. Signed SHOSAI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1338576
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Meiji period (late 19th century to 1912) hinoki (cypress wood) netsuke of a sambaso dancer in characteristic posture, holding a fan and wearing Okina mask and hat used in the dance. Painted in bright colors in a manner of Shuzan, great quality of facial expression, wonderful rendition of Noh theater robes as geometric planes with finely painted textile pattern of bamboo leaves. Signed NARIKAZU on the back . Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338503
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$975.00
19th century netsuke of a seated skeleton cleaning a mokugyo (Buddhist gong) with a stiff brush. I believe it represents the late Buddhist priest Danka: excellent Buddhist subject, great facial expression (if you can call it a face) with a wide smile, the piece being comical and somehow sad. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by a natural opening between the rib cage and hip bones...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338502
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1338501
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
Late Meiji - early Taisho netsuke of a resting horse, it head turned back as it neighs, teeth bared. Superbly carved, great face, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, beautiful flow to its mane, wonderful depiction of its feet and hooves. Signed RANTEI on the bottom for Hogen Rantei - the artist is listed on p. 865 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Hogen is an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338500
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Mid-19th century netsuke depicting a Chinese elder holding a drum and a striker in his hands, and two karako (Chinese boys) clinging to his coat. Excellent carving with wonderful detailed faces (see the teeth of the elder), nice flow to the lines of their robes, great incised textile patterns. Superb patina with fine sheen, beautiful wear. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1338499
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Early 19th century wooden netsuke of several items used in tea ceremony: one large and one small chunk of charcoal, haboki (feather brush for ashes) and a fan painting depicting 3 turtles and a moon partially obscured by clouds. Superb design in Japanese taste invoking tranquility with a touch of melancholy, beautifully carved. Excellent depiction of tree bark, expertly stained, wonderful patina. Large and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1338498
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a mother pounding millet on stalks with a large pestle on a shaped tree stump, while her son is pulling at the tail of a rooster who seems to be very interested in the results of the millet pounding. Unusual subject, very nicely captured mood of the scene, good detailing - see the comb in her hair, black ink highlights, wonderful patina, dust accumulation on the surface. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338497
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$400.00
19th century netsuke of seated Ebisu (one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune) playing a tsuzumi (hand drum) that he holds on his shoulder. Very nicely carved, wonderful face, beautiful flow to the lines of his robe. Pleasant patina, signed TAKITEN on the foot. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338496
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$295.00
19th century stag antler/bone netsuke in a shape of Daikoku coming out of a bag of rice. Daikoku-ten is the God of wealth and farmers, and as such is usually associated with rice. Clever carving in Japanese taste, wonderful patina, beautiful etching. Natural blemishes to the material, porous center on top and bottom is plugged as is usual with this type of material, and plugs are carved as part of the netsuke...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338495
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
Late 19th century netsuke of two actors performing the roles of Okame and Hyottoko (perplexed peasant). Nice clean carving with great detailing - see their faces, clothing, ink highlights and incised hair on his legs, pleasant patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the back - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1338494
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
19th century porcelain Hirado netsuke of a monkey dressed as a Sambaso dance actor, wearing a hat and holding a fan and a rattle in its hands. Its head is movable. Very funny facial expression, good overall modeling, underglaze blue and brown typical for Hirado, in great condition, no breaks or restoration. Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1338493
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$85.00
Unusual late Meiji - early Taisho ceramic netsuke in a shape of a cloth toy of Daruma - the founder of Zen Buddhism. Wonderfully designed, good quality modeling, great depiction on the soft body of the doll with creases, and sagging to one side. Stamped with potter’s seal on the bottom, some wear to paint and chipping to his eyebrows. Height 1 1/4 inches.