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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282764
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3000.00
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282762
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1700.00
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 #1282761
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1200.00
19th century ivory netsuke of shinkiro (the dream of a shell) - the mirage of Dragon King Ryujin’s palace - contained within a clam shell. The clam opens to reveal the palace appearing on swirling vapors with pavilions, trees and a scholar walking down the stairs. Superb sharp carving, bold design, pleasantly massive, great sense of volume. Beautiful even material, great patina, himotoshi formed by a loop inside one of the clam’s halves. The halves fit very nicely...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1282760
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1050.00
18th century ivory netsuke of a cat resting on a large abalone shell. It is rather unusual to see cats in netsuke. Finely carved, great expression on its face, beautiful flow to the bumps on abalone, superb wear to the surface, warm yellow patina (darker on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono). Differently sized himotoshi typical for 18th century netsuke, with larger one being able to accommodate a knot. Old age lines, overall in great condition. Excellent early piece...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282758
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$975.00
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 1900 item #1282756
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
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 #1282754
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
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 1837 VR item #1282530
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2100.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school ivory netsuke of a seated mother with a puppy between her front paws. Strong early piece with great faces and beautiful fur texture worn on protruding parts, old age lines. Eyes are inlaid with brown horn. Pleasantly chunky, wonderful patina turning yellow on the back where the netsuke was touching silk of the kimono. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282528
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century ivory 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 #1282527
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century ivory netsuke carved as contemplative monkey sitting on an old pine tree stump with some of the bark remaining. Excellent sad face, superb hairwork, wonderful depiction of the bark remaining on the stump. Very pleasant staining, beautiful patina, himotoshi goes through the side down to the bottom of the stump. Signed YASUHIDE on the bottom followed by extensive seal - this rare artist is listed on p. 1222 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 #1282526
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century ivory netsuke of Sugawara Michizane with 3 kamuro (attendants) and a flowering plum tree issuing from rocks behind him. He was a famous calligrapher and a governor, and plum tree is an allusion to one of his best known poems. Excellent carving with minute detailing - see their faces, textile patterns and various implements including swords as well as superb depiction of the rock texture. In wonderful condition, expert staining, great patina, compressed dust on the surface...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282523
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1350.00
19th century ivory netsuke carved as a sculptor working with his chisel and mallet on an unfinished head of a nio - one of the Buddhist Guardian Kings. Wonderful carving - see their distinct faces, glasses on the fece of the sculptor, finely incised textile patterns. Beautiful wear and patina. Signed IKKOSAI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 512 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282522
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1350.00
19th century ivory netsuke of Sojobo - the tengu king - seated on a cushion and watching 2 toads wrestling by his knee. Tengu are mythological creatures half men, half birds, usually depicted as goblins, and are first-class fighters. Wonderful depiction of the creature with his long nose, long beard, powerful wings and a skull cap. Uncommon topic for netsuke, excellent facial expression, beautifully incised feather patterns on his wings...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282520
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$975.00
19th century ivory 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1282519
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$800.00
Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a laborer sitting by a huge bowl of miso paste that he is mixing with a stick and tasting the mixture off his finger. Fantastic face - one of the best that I have seen in netsuke. Wonderful detailing - see the incised hair on his back and limbs, and simulated old chips to the outside of the bowl etched with black. Beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282286
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1450.00
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. Superbly carved with great sense of volume, extraordinary face with well captured ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282284
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$875.00
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. Signed on the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1282281
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
19th century ivory 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. 525, nu...