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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1278266
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$10500.00
Late 18th to early 19th century ivory netsuke of a standing Dutchman holding an oversized rooster in his hands. Excellent carving, superb depiction of bird’s head, feathers and feet, great face with overly round eyes, wonderful depiction of his knee-length coat decorated with wave designs, textured pants and Chinese style hat with feather. Eyes inlaid with black horn, stands on its own, excellent patina, compressed dust on the surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1278264
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4200.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school ivory netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece with beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws, eyes are inlaid with brown horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep himotoshi going through the back down to the bottom. Wonderful sculpture, great netsuke. Height 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1278263
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4200.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school marine ivory netsuke of a seated Pekinese dog mother with its paw placed protectively on its pup. sitting with one paw raised. Strong early carving, nice quiet mood to the scene, excellent hairwork - see their shaggy coats and bushy tails. Deep differently sized himotoshi consistent with the period, wonderful wear and patina with characteristic marine ivory sheen. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1278261
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2400.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a crawling baby boy wearing an apron and holding a Hyottoko (perplexed peasant) mask in his hands. Beautifully carved, wonderful chubby face, excellent level of detail - see his finger and toe nails, toy rattle on the bottom, superb textile patterns. Compressed dust in crevices, beautiful patina consistent with age. Signed RYOMIN on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 883 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 #1278260
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a peony flower that just started to open, with short stem and a leaf. Superb naturalistic carving with all the details of a real flower present, wonderful staining and patina, himotoshi formed by the stem. Signed HIDEMASA on the stem - this excellent artist is discussed on p. 459 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Great netsuke with clever design in Japanese taste carved by the master carver. Length 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1278164
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5400.00
Late 18th to early 19th century ivory netsuke of a seated monkey holding a branch with 2 peaches in its hands. Excellent quality carving - see its thoughtful face, finely incised coat and joints of its fingers. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful wear and patina, himotoshi formed by a natural opening in the carving...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1278163
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5600.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a floating mandarin duck. Beautiful compact design, pleasantly chunky, perfectly captured essence of the creature. Wonderful crisp detailing of differentiated feathers and textured webbed feet, eyes are inlaid with deep honey colored horn. Old age lines, beautiful warm patina. Signed MITSUTOMO on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 496, number 1644). Rare artist, uncommon subject. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1278150
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1950.00
Unusually sculptural 19th century good size ivory netsuke of 2 shishi fighting over a hollow pierced ball. Extraordinary carving with superb detailing and volume - see their faces, powerful paws and muscular limbs, tufts of hair and long bushy tails. Expert staining, beautiful patina, very pleasant to the touch. Equally exceptional when viewed from the back. Length 2 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1278149
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1200.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a kneeling chubby baby boy wearing an apron and holding a formal eboshi hat in his hands. The subject is gosho ningyo - ningyo means “human shape”, and "gosho" could be translated as "palace / court" - the latter term referencing the Imperial Palace in Kyoto during the Edo period. This Imperial - patronized doll is a uniquely Japanese form: a caricature of a cute, chubby baby that warms the heart and is both adorable and yet otherworldly at the same time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1277289
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$6,000.00
18th century ivory netsuke of two wild pigs sleeping on a bed of leaves - I would assume one is a boar, the other one is a sow. Rare treatment of the subject - usually there is just one beast sleeping. Very powerful early piece, pleasantly chunky, excellent carving of their body bulks resting on a heap of leaves with branches, wonderful tranquil faces...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1277286
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,500.00
19th century ivory netsuke carved as a group of tea ceremony objects including a kama (kettle), haboki (feather brush for ashes), futaoki (bamboo stand for kettle cover), chashaku (spoon shaped tea measure), fukuro (silk bag for tea caddy) square chawan (tea bowl) and chakin (tea napkin). There is a landscape carved inside the kettle showing a lonely scholar on a bridge by a tree and a hut, an inscription identifying the view above it...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1277284
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
19th century ivory netsuke of Fukurokuju (one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune) disguised as a large turtle, and a karako (Chinese boy) resting on its carapace with a bamboo pole with 2 baskets and a large hat. Cleverly designed, wonderful faces, textile patterns and textures of woven baskets and hat. Very pleasant staining, beautiful wear, old stable crack by the boy’s right side. Length 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1277283
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century ivory netsuke of seated Daikoku (one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune) playing a flute. Very nicely carved, wonderful face, pleasant flow to the lines of his tied sash. 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 #1276893
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,450.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a shishi seated on a low table, its front paws on a cloth ball. Very nicely carved and inked, wonderful face with red ink highlights, beautiful depiction of its mane and bushy tail, great patina. Signed NORISHIGE on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 838. Very good sculpture, uncommon artist...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1276892
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a seated peasant being startled by a badger climbing out of a bag behind his back. Excellent quality detailed piece, crisply carved, beautiful even material, graceful flow to textile lines, great inquisitive face of the beast, wonderful wear and patina. Signed on the bottom in seal form with a single character SHUN - I believe the artist is SHUNGETSU listed on p. 998 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 #1276891
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a slightly inebriated dancer with a fan in his hand. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red (or golden brown) lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. Beautifully carved drunken facial expression, really nice feel of age to the piece. Very pleasantly worn on the back where netsuke was rubbing against the silk of the kimono. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1276788
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,600.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Signed ANRAKU on top of the base (difficult to photograph, hence 2 views of the signature on Enlargement 1)) - this brilliant and distinct artist is discussed on p. 295 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 #1276535
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,500.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a samurai in full armor, a sword and a lantern strapped to his back, wood clappers (hyoshiki) in his hands. This very rare subject is Ki no Tsurayuki - the nobleman, author, and poet who once rode his horse through a sacred area without dismounting, thus displeasing the gods, who caused a violent storm, which did not abate until Tsurayuki disguised himself as a night watchman and recited a poem which appeased the irritated deities...