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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1356190
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2400.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a recumbent cow with a boy climbing on top of it while holding a rat by its tail. The netsuke is 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 #1356188
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws with beautifully defined claws, eyes are inlaid with brown horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep differently sized himotoshi, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, pleasantly fat, great sculpture. Height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356187
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$775.00
19th century netsuke of three karako (Chinese boys) by a large bird cage. Standing boys have a fan and a horn in their hands, the seated one just pulled a bird from the cage through a woven door. Excellent quality carving, wonderful faces, superb detailing of robe patterns (all are different) and weave of the cage, monster shaped feet of the cage. Hair knots of 2 boys and buttons on the coat of one are inlaid with black horn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356186
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$595.00
19th century sagemono set consisting of tobakoire (tobacco box, or inro with just one compartment), bodhi tree pit ojime and kurumi (natural walnut shell) netsuke. Netsuke is very cleverly made out of one piece naturally representing a turtle with its head sticking out of the carapace. The material of tobakoire is natural burl with superb play of wood colors from light brown to black and textures wonderfully resembling swirling clouds...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356185
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century staghorn netsuke of a crouching frog, its feet tucked under its body. Wonderful depiction of its soft body, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Unusual dark green staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed NOBUMASA on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 835. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1356152
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Chinese bronze sculpture / scroll weight cast in the form of seated Guanyin (Boddhisattva of Mercy) enveloped in her robe and holding a scroll in her hand. Beautiful variegated patina, excellent casting and detailing (see her beatific face, elaborate hair arrangement and graceful lines of her robe), pleasantly heavy. Very nice piece for a scholar’s table. Height 4 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1356106
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Chinese rootwood carving of an ascetic dancing on the back of a turtle. The figure depicted is that of lohan Lu Ao who lived on the back oh a large turtle for 3 thousand years. Very clever piece beautifully capturing the happy attitude of the advanced being, graceful flow to the natural lines of the root defining his clothes, natural bumps on the surface perfectly imitating torn clothes. Beautiful mellow patina, very pleasant feel of age to the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Sri Lanka : Pre 1900 item #1356105
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$595.00
Late 18th - early 19th century bronze stupa from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Very elegant religious object in excellent condition with beautiful patina on the metal. Has an anchor tab inside the lower part of the dome section and can be twisted to reveal old rice offerings with cloth, probably contains some other devotional items or relics, but I did not want to disturb the contents. Stupa, being the original container of Buddha’s ashes, came to represent The Buddha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1356068
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4900.00
Extraordinary late Qing Dynasty (1890s - 1910s) Chinese mala - Buddhist rosary - consisting of 108 Chinese carved prayer beads and 4 slightly larger ones stained red dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1356067
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
19th century Chinese Buddhist ruyi scepter made out of a gnarled branch and a natural twisted ball shaped growth with extraordinary richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds or waves. Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship in Chinese culture, as well as of transmission of knowledge in Buddhist monastery environment. Beautiful lacquer finish, superb warm patina and sheen from generations of people touching it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1356065
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
19th century Chinese incense stick holder made out of rootwood in a shape of a buffalo with the front of its body turned to the right. Very clever piece with minimal carving beautifully capturing the essence of the animal, graceful flow to the natural lines of the root. Beautiful mellow patina, very pleasant feel of age to the piece. Metal fitting on the back to hold an incense stick. Excellent item for a scholar’s desk or an altar. Height with metal fixture 5 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1356064
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
19th century Japanese brass ghanta - Buddhist bell for use in tantric Buddhist ritual - with 5-pronged finial, handle with 4 faces and body decorated with 1-pronged vajras and 2 different Boddhisattvas. The sound made by ghanta is regarded as very auspicious and is believed to drive out evil spirits from where the ritual is being performed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1356063
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$325.00
Uncommon 19th century Japanese 3-pronged bronze vajra (thunderbolt) - the primary symbol and ritual implement in Tantric Buddhism. It symbolizes the impenetrable, immovable, immutable, indivisible and indestructible state of enlightenment, as well as male principle of method or skillful means. Three-pronged vajra is a symbol of consecrating the devotee in the triple path of tantric meditation...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1355964
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5250.00
18th century netsuke of standing Shoki the Demon Queller holding a terrified oni by its neck with one hand and threatening it with the sword in the other, sword scabbard on his back. Superb quality carving to the last detail - see Shoki’s hairy arms, flowing beard strands, texture of his boots, muscular limbs of the oni and miserable expression on its face...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1355963
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
18th century smaller size netsuke of a reclining snarling shishi (Buddhist lion), its head turned to the left. Strong early Kyoto school piece with wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Great fierce face with sharp teeth and small rolling ball inside its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its bushy tail and rich mane), old age lines, differently sized deep himotoshi typical for the period. Wonderful sculpture, very pleasant to hold. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1355962
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with copper bowl and mixed metal metal top depicting a tiger on rocks with bamboo grass and a dragon holding a Precious Gem in flight among swirling clouds: the two appear ready to engage in a fight. Very nice pairing of the most powerful Zodiac animals, bronze disc with gilding, eyes of both beasts are inlaid with shakudo with its characteristic strong black color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1355961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$575.00
19th century chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of cloth doll of Daruma - founder of Zen Buddhism - enveloped in his monastic robe. According to a legend he had fallen into deep trance, and sat meditating without moving for 9 years, so his feet withered. Netsuke is skillfully carved in characteristic Hida school ittobori (one cut) style with clever use of wood color and structure to add to the charm of the piece. For similar examples see Bushell’s NETSUKE FAMILIAR AND UNFAMILIAR, p. 128...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1355960
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a seated duck. Perfectly captured essence of the bird is skillfully done in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, excellent patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SOICHI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1023 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Lengt...