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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290104
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3500.00
Superb 19th century small okimono carved as a painted floor screen dividing two scenes: the Hag of Adachigahara about to slay a young kneeling woman pleading for her life, and Boddhisattva of Mercy Kwannon fast asleep, her fan in front of her. The Hag of Adachigahara was a cannibalistic old woman preying upon travelers, particularly pregnant women and children, on the Adachi Moor in Northern Japan, and the story was told in the theatrical play The Lonely House (Hitotsuya)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1290103
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Early 19th century Osaka school netsuke of a seated boy with a gift bag in front of him, while the boy uses his teeth to hold the side of the bag while opening it. Superb quality netsuke, perfectly caught expression of anticipation on boy’s face, pleasantly chunky and heavy, extraordinary award-winning smile, great depiction of his hair, nicely incised robe and bag textile patterns. Beautiful wear and patina turning deeper yellow on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290102
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
19th century netsuke of Gama Sennin lying on his stomach and trying to read a book as his good sized companion - magic toad - climbs onto his back. Excellent detailed carving, great depiction of his face, leg muscles and knobby knees, leaf skirt, clothes and warty skin of the toad. Eyes of the toad are inlaid with black glass, beautiful wear and patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1290099
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$625.00
19th century netsuke of a seated smiling karako (Chinese boy) with one knee up and clapping his hands. Wonderful carving with delicate face and beautifully incised hair knots, great depiction of his clothing, nice sense of volume, warm yellow patina, in great condition. Signed RYUMEI on the bottom. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1289039
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1750.00
19th century ivory netsuke in of a boy seated leaning on a reclining ox wearing a simple robe and playing a flute. The subject is bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing serene mood of the scene, great faces, robe lines and body bulks of the animal, expert light staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA in irregular reserve on the bottom - for discussion see p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1289028
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Late 18th to early 19th century ivory netsuke of Rihaku seated leaning on a large jar of wine with one hand and holding a wine cup in the other. Rihaku (Li Po in Chinese) was a celebrated, probably the most famous poet of China equally renown for his love of wine. Strong early carving, wonderful face and detailing of his clothes, material of typical early triangular section. Wonderful feel of age, excellent patina. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1289027
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$575.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a fat squatting rabbit with its head turned to its left. Boldly carved piece capturing the essence of the creature, wonderful alert face, beautiful mellow patina, natural blemishes to the material adding character to the piece, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Wonderful early sculpture. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288917
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1450.00
19th century ivory netsuke of reclining Okame holding a halter of a caparisoned deer. Very unusual subject, wonderful detailing - see her face with wide smile, angry expression of the beast, its finely incised spotted coat and beautifully executed trappings on its back, in excellent condition. Signed KOGYOKU on the bottom - for information about the artist, who was the son of carver Koun, see p. 638 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 #1288916
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1350.00
19th century ivory netsuke of Chokwaro sennin seated leaning on a huge gourd out of which gallops out his magic horse. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Unusual depiction of the subject - the horse appears to finally break free destroying its prison, rather than meekly emerge through the top leaving the vessel intact for future imprisonments...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288915
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1950.00
Unusual 19th century marine ivory netsuke of a Pekinese dog resting on a cushion. Excellent carving - see its rich fur and inquisitive face. Eyes inlaid with black horn, nice wear, great patina, compressed dust on the surface. Signed GYOKURINTEI on the bottom - the carver is listed on p. 426 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Very unusual material for the artist - he worked almost exclusively in wood. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288912
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with bronze disc and inlaid silver monkey seated on a thick branch among leaves, ivory bowl. Wonderful sharp work - see its face, fingers, toes and finely incised fur, beautiful patina on metal, old age lines and stains on the bowl. Disc diameter 1 3/8 inches, bowl diameter 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1288785
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1650.00
18th century ivory netsuke of a reclining sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - obliviously smiling in his sleep while his pet steals from a basket behind the back of its trainer. In perfect condition - white areas are reflections from photography, not losses or repairs. Excellent carving capturing facial expressions of both characters. Classic design, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, compressed dust in crevices...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288783
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$975.00
19th century ivory netsuke carved as a monkey dressed in formal costume and wearing a court hat balancing on a back of a horse. Horse and monkey combination alludes to a Chinese rebus of a wish for a person to attain the rank of a marquis. Wonderful carving, great faces, eyes of the horse are inlaid with brown horn, excellent depiction of monkey’s balancing posture, good detailing of fur and mane, beautiful patina. Height 2 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1288759
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$875.00
18th century ivory netsuke depicting a crab hiding inside a broken clam shell, which, in turn, rests on a scallop and abalone shells. Boldly carved piece, strong design, excellent rendition of animal and shell shapes and textures, beautiful wear and patina attesting to the age of the piece. Length 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288755
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$695.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze/shakudo top and ivory bowl. The top is inlaid in various metals (silver, gold, shakudo), depicting a magpie perched on a flowering gnarled cherry tree. Great quality metalwork (does not photograph well) - see the differentiated feathers on the bird and finely detailed cherry flowers. Beautiful yellowish patina on the bowl. Diameter of the metal disk 1 inch, netsuke diameter 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1288539
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5700.00
18th century ivory netsuke of a recumbent ox with its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back. Extraordinary early piece carved by a student of Masanao with great facial expression and superb fur texture worn on protruding parts. Pleasantly chunky, the bottom of the netsuke is beautifully curved giving it extra sense of volume, classic beautiful wear and patina, very deep and large himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288538
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2750.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a wild boar sleeping by clumps of grasses rising over its back. Classic design, excellent carving of its body bulk and fore legs tucked below it, wonderful hairwork on its coat, great tranquil face. Wonderful wear consistent with age, very pleasant light staining, old age lines. Signed HIDEMASA in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 460 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1288537
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Unusual 19th century marine ivory (possibly narwhal) netsuke carved as mother shishi (Buddhist lion) with 2 cubs on a base. Excellent quality detailed carving, characteristic superb marine ivory sheen to the surface. Beautiful patina, some age lines, overall in great condition. Signed on the back MASAMITSU - the artist is listed on p. 714 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 7/16 inches.