Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1292851
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1400.00
Early 19th century netsuke of two quails sitting on millet stalks with leaves. Superb quality carving - see the alert faces, differentiated feathers and finely carved millet stalks, eyes inlaid with black horn. Beautiful wear and patina turning yellow on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines. Classic netsuke in great condition. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292849
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1050.00
19th century netsuke of a caparisoned elephant on a base. The animal appears to be in very good mood - looks like it is smiling somehow. Wonderful quality carving with great detailing, excellent face and skin folds of the beast, precise etching of textile border. Old age lines, beautiful wear and patina. Signed left to right MASAYUKI in rectangular reserve on the side of the base - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 748...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1292847
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Late Meiji (1890-1912) netsuke in a shape of a box with carved top depicting 2 frogs about to engage in sumo wrestling match by rice sheaves and willow tree, and the 3rd frog serving as a referee using a leaf instead of a traditional fan. Extraordinary quality carving and etching with ink - see the textures of tree trunk and frog skin, beautifully incised willow leaves. Wonderful patina, bronze fitting with a swinging loop on the back for hanging. Signed SEIGYOKU on the back...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292846
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$375.00
Very unusual 19th century netsuke in a shape of a bird containing two compartments in its body: one for a seal, and the other for seal paste. Body with finely incised and etched vine with leaves and tendrils, metal fittings (one cleverly doubling as the eye of the bird), metal ring serving as himotoshi. The center can be pushed sideways to reveal compartments for a seal and seal paste...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292634
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4000.00
19th century ivory netsuke of a reclining deer with its head turned back, its hooves bent beneath its body. Elegant carving with pure clean lines, excellent hairwork, wonderful depiction of volume of the deer body, excellent head with finely carved antlers, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, beautiful patina. Signed RANICHI in oval reserve on the bottom - this pupil of Rantei is discussed in detail on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1292633
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3000.00
Late Meiji (1890-1912) good size netsuke of a Manchurian crane with characteristic spot on its head, resting peacefully with its legs gracefully tucked beneath it. Superbly modeled capturing the essence of the creature, fantastic depiction of differentiated feathers on its wings, horn inlaid eyes, substantially fat and heavy. Very beautiful light staining, great patina, in excellent condition. Signed GYOKUSENSAI in raised oval reserve on the bottom. Extraorinary sculpture by the master carver...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1292632
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1600.00
Late Meiji (1890-1912) 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 ivory stained green. The crate is inlaid with an ivory 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 #1292630
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1500.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in sunken relief with a courtier wearing characteristic hat kneeling in front of a low table with a knife a 2 more kitchen implements and a radish with leaves. Superb quality carving - see the detailing on his smiling face, hat, hair and clothes. Two parts fit nicely, very pleasant patina, compressed dust on the surface. Signed on the back IPPOSAI followed by kakihan (carved monogram) - this rare artist from Hojitsu school is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292629
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$975.00
19th century ivory netsuke of 2 elderly Chinese scholars playing the game of GO on a low table. Very good detailed carving, nice faces, excellent detailing of their robes. GO stones are inlaid with unstained ivory and black horn, and it is probably possible to tell which player is doing better in the game so far. 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1292302
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
Rather unusual 19th century Chinese scholar’s box for small items (such as ink cakes) with metal body and cloisonne decoration on the top, bottom and sides depicting numerous scholar’s objects. The body of the box is copper, the bands on the outside are paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in China in 18th and 19th centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Hardstones : Pre 1900 item #1292301
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century small Chinese lapis lazuli carving of Buddha Shakyamuni fast asleep as he leans on a rock. Very nice carving, quiet serene face, beautiful stone of bright blue with white veining and gold colored spots. Very pleasant patina, fixed in well carved hardwood stand. Length with stand 2 3/16 inches, height with stand 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1292300
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Rather unusual late 19th century Chinese scholar’s rock made out of a piece of amber. Did not photograph well. Wonderfully translucent when held against light, can be viewed from several sides and conveys a very good feeling of a weathered surface of a mountain. There is an internal energy in the piece - a combination of shape, texture and color of the material. Very nice rosewood fitted stand. Excellent object for scholar’s table. Height with stand 2 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1920 item #1292299
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Old Chinese scholar’s rock in a form of a turquoise chunk suggesting mountain of dramatic shape with foothills and caves. The stone is four-sided, providing at least 4 different complete views. Beautiful turquoise matrix with very richly textured surface, nicely carved fitted hardwood stand. Wonderful object for contemplation on scholar’s table. Height with stand 2 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Jewelry : Pre 1900 item #1292297
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1900s) Chinese horn pendant carved with two dragons confronting each other around a bi disc among swirling clouds. Wonderful quality material, superb translucent honey color (extra beautiful when viewed against the light), very nice carving, in great condition. Silk cord for hanging on a belt, jadeite bead, very pleasant to handle. Height 3 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1292157
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1350.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a multi-tiered rock above cresting waves with numerous pines, willows, steep outcrops, 2-storied house, a hut and a pavilion, a stone lantern, a turtle, 2 large cranes and seven human figures - some sitting, some standing, all on a minute scale. Two figures under a pine tree appear to be Jo (hugging a deer) and Uba (holding a broom) - an elderly couple (hence the presence of longevity attributes - cranes, deer and turtle) living as spirits in pine trees in Takasago,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292156
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$875.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a puppy reclining inside a winnowing basket. Wonderful depiction of its chunky body and mouth open in delight, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, fur is incised and etched with ink. beautiful patina. Signed NOBUMASA on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 835. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1292155
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1600.00
19th century ivory netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in sunken relief with a tennin - a Buddhist angel - in flight wearing a phoenix hat and carrying a lotus bud on a stem in her hand. Superb quality carving - see the detailing on his face and clothes with flying scarves. Two parts fit nicely, old age lines, very pleasant patina. Signed KOJU on the back followed by kakihan (carved monogram) - this artist from the Hojitsu school is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 484, number 1206). Di...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1292154
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$375.00
1890-1910s (late Meiji - early Taisho) good size wooden netsuke of a seated alert toad. Excellent clever carving capturing the essence of the creature, made out of Japanese Yakushima cedar with its beautiful layered texture, wonderful depiction of its bumpy skin. Eyes are double inlaid with mother of pearl and dark horn, himotoshi are lined with staghorn. Length 2 1/2 inches.