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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352141
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
19th century netsuke of kneeling Okame snickering as she holds onto a long nose of huge tengu mask. The netsuke is definitely of shunga type with not so subtle sexual connotation. Wonderfully carved and etched (see her face, hair arrangement and folds of her kimono), beautiful patina on very good quality material. Spots on her forehead and mask eye are inlaid with black horn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352140
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$900.00
19th century netsuke of a man seated on a low table as he lifts a basket woven cover to expose a mushroom in front of him. The netsuke is of shunga type with rather suggestively shaped mushroom. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving see his wonderful face with perfectly captured grin, facial hair and visible upper teeth, delicately incised textile patterns. Beautiful even material, wonderful warm patina, compressed dust on the surface, very pleasant finish...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352133
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1650.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated karako (Chinese boy) holding a theatrical mask of demon Hannya in front of him. Superbly carved, wonderful faces, excellent rendition of his chubby limbs, beautifully carved cloud design on his coat. Beautiful wear, great patina, himotoshi formed by his feet. Signed MINKO followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) on the bottom - Minko of Tsu was a superb carver - for discussion see p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352132
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1100.00
19th century lacquered netsuke of an actor in a role of a shojo with fan and a ladle. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Great face, superb rendition of Noh theater robe with mother of pearl inlays, characteristic red lacquer hair, overall in excellent condition, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed SHUGYOKU (can also be read as Hidetama) on the bottom - the artist is discussed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1352131
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1200.00
Late Meiji boxwood netsuke of a crate of mandarin oranges with ropes around it. Fantastic quality work, wonderful rendition of the crate, rope and orange textures. Fruits are inlaid with staghorn stained green. The crate is inlaid with a plaque inscribed OTOSHIDAMA (New Year’s gift). Even-grained boxwood, beautiful patina. Signed TOSHU in seal form on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1179 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352021
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1200.00
19th century netsuke of a ferry boat with punting ferryman and 6 travelers: a samurai with saddled horse, a pilgrim, a peasant woman holding a bird, street entertainer with his pet monkey, yet another samurai and a traveling blind masseur. Excellent carving and etching, especially of faces, each of which has its own expression. Wonderful detailing - see 4 turtles in beautifully swirling water around the boat. Great wear and patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352019
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century netsuke of a caparisoned horse on fan shaped base. Great quality carving with wonderful face, superb depiction of the mane and trappings with knots and delicately incised textile patterns. Beautiful even ivory material, wonderful warm patina, compressed dust on the surface, very pleasant finish. Signed GYOKUHO on the bottom - this rare artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 460, number 397)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352017
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1450.00
19th century wooden netsuke of Shoki (Demon Queller) seated on a table with one foot dangling and a sword on a table behind his back, while a terrified oni (little mischievous demon) is hiding under the table looking for a way to escape. Wonderful quality carving - see their great faces, hair and clothing. Nice wear consistent with age, fantastic warm patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1352016
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century wooden netsuke of 4 peanuts in shells. Wonderfully carved naturalistic netsuke, perfectly depicted texture of the peanut shell, beautiful wear and patina. Signed NAOMASA on one bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 502, number 1800). Clever netsuke in Japanese taste, good carver. Length 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1351972
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
Late 18th century netsuke of a standing archer, a bow in his right hand, a long arrow in the left and a large round hat behind his back. Very strong early sculpture, boldly carved, wonderful smiling face, excellent depiction of his military coat. Perfectly balanced - stands on its own on flat surface, netsuke of typical 18th century triangular section. Extraordinary rich patina, very deep large himotoshi, old age lines. Formerly in the Raymond Bushell collection. Height 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1351949
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1100.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a seated dancer wearing an inlaid Okame mask. Extremely well carved with wonderful face with black and red highlights, great depiction of tied knots. Beautiful staining and patina, very nice wear, in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1351948
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$825.00
19th century netsuke of 3 boys at play. Nice dynamic composition, excellent quality sharp carving, wonderful fat faces and chubby bodies. Beautifully incised textile patterns, black and red ink highlights, great wear and patina. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1351947
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$725.00
19th century netsuke of a reclining karako (Chinese boy) holding a fan in his hand. Wonderful carving, well captured dreamy facial expression, wear and patina consistent with age. Beautifully etched textile patterns, the sun and the moon of the fan are inlaid with mother of pearl. Signed MUNEYUKI on the inlaid cinnabar plaque on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 500, number 1729). Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1351721
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
Late Meiji (1880s-1910s) Japanese Bizen pottery ware chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with bulbous body and bone cover. Wonderful potting, beautiful patina, very nice sandy particles in clay, typical Japanese elliptical lines on the bottom left by a string used to cut the item off the turning wheel. Inscribed 1-character mark of the potter by the bottom (did not photograph well). Turned bone cover lined with gold leaf paper on the inside. Great piece in exce...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1351720
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Late Meiji (1880s-1910s) Japanese pottery Oribe ware chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with handle. Characteristic rich green glaze, underglaze brown painting of pine saplings, wonderful crackled glaze. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns: it is particularly Japanese in taste and was never made for export. The foot shows stoneware body with concentric lines, stamped with the seal of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1351719
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
1900-1920s (late Meiji - early Taisho) ceramic chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony). Kyoto ware with dark brown to black glaze and beautiful light colored streak going from the mouth to the middle of the body, old turned bone or resin lid lined with gold leaf paper on the inside. Wonderful concentric lines on the bottom, wonderful patina, great piece in excellent condition, comes with new box and wrapping cloth. Height with cover 3 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1351718
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Unusual 19th century Japanese small page turner / book mark carved in low relief with two landscape scenes in scholarly taste: the front with a scholar’s hut dramatically perched on high vertical rocks above pine trees, the back with pines on rocks with a view of two sailing junks on the sea. Beautiful design perfectly imitating scroll format - what you see are really two unrolled scroll paintings, superb quality quiet carving, pleasant wear and patina. Signed KASHI (alternative reading is Han...
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. 1016 of NETSU...