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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1331373
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
19th century/Meiji period Japanese pottery kogo (box for incense during tea ceremony) in a form of a crouched monkey wearing a hat used in Sambaso dance. Raku pottery produced in the Kyoto region, wonderful potting with well captured posture on the animal assuming human attitude. Pink/caramel glaze with white and black enamels. Stamped SETSURAKU on the bottom. Great subtle piece in Japanese taste. Height 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1331372
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Late Meiji - early Taisho (1890s - 1910s) Japanese Arita round porcelain kogo (covered box for incense during tea ceremony) with sometsuke (underglaze blue and white) decoration. Painted in underglaze blue in Shonsui style: initial Shonsui ware is Chinese blue and white porcelain imported to Japan starting in the reign of Tianqi Emperor (1621-1627). Starting from the 18th century Arita kilns have been producing their own items in Shonsui style...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331371
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
19th Japanese porcelain flower form bowl with delicate Kakiemon palette enamel decoration on the inside of flowering chrysanthemums with leaves and branches. Great potting, beautiful dark spots in the paste consistent with age. Wonderful quality painting with red, blue, green, brown and black enamels, overall in excellent condition, definitely from Kakiemon workshop. Length 4 5/16 inches, height 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1837 VR item #1331370
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Early 19th century Japanese porcelain Imari plate with scalloped edge enameled with variously shaped reserves containing different brocade patterns and 2 scenes - one of a crane on a pine tree, and the other of a kneeling woman on a mat . Most probably the woman represented is famous Japanese poetess Ono no Komachi (who was a court beauty with a notoriously cold heart). Scrolling vine design on the outside of the foot is painted in underglaze blue...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1331369
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Rather unusual 19th century small Japanese metal box with the top showing in low relief a crane in flight above water lilies. The sides and bottom appear to be metal, the top is silver. Wonderful crisp work, beautiful depiction of differentiated feathers, feet and leaf veins. Two parts fit snugly, very pleasant wear and patina. Must have been used for storing small items such as medicinal pills. Length 1 13/16 inches, height 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1331116
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2500.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquer 5-compartment inro with a continuous design of numerous fireflies in flight and on various grasses and flowers. Lighter spots on photos is dust, not defects. Beautiful design in Japanese taste, exquisite quality lacquer work - see the detailing of grass stalks, veins on leaves and petals, differently colored gold powders and perfectly represented textures of different plant parts...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331115
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
19th century netsuke of a rooster on a drum. Excellent quality carving - see the rich depiction of differentiated feathers of its body and tail, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, pleasant wear, superb patina. Signed MASATOSHI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 737. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331113
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
19th century Japanese netsuke carved as a peasant on a Buddhist temple pilgrimage with a scarf wrapped around his head, a Buddhist gong hanging off his neck, and a striker in one hand. Wonderful face with widely open mouth, very good detailing, traces of worn black, red and golden lacquer giving the piece a great feel of age, beautiful patina. Height 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1331112
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century Japanese wooden tonkotsu (1-compartment tobacco case) with lacquer, pewter and mother of pearl decoration of a bamboo branch and a hoe on one side and 2 bamboo shoots on the other. Wonderful object with clean lines and elegant design, excellent lacquer work and inlays. Kiri (paulownia) wood with characteristic grainy texture, beautiful patina, old silk cord. Height 3 1/4 inches, width 3 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1837 VR item #1331019
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Rare 18th - early 19th century framed Tibetan thangka depicting Gyayin - “the King of the Mind” - one of the Five Kings and an attendant of the main King - Pehar. Whitish areas seen in the upper part of Enlargement 2 are from lighting for photography. According to Tibetan iconographical canon Gyayin “rides an elephant with a long trunk similar to a huge broken-off piece of a snow mountain”...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1330963
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5250.00
18th century netsuke of a mother rat with 2 young on a woven straw mat. Great compact shape, humorous attitude of one of the young covering its face with its paws. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of fur, tail and straw mat textures, great faces, eyes of the mother are inlaid with turtle shell, those of young are black horn...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1330962
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$4900.00
Late 18th century netsuke of a falcon seated on a branch, its head turned to the right. Rare subject, elegant strong early piece perfectly capturing the character of the creature. Beautifully carved differentiated feathers, powerful talons, large eyes are inlaid with dark horn, wonderful wear and patina, himotoshi is formed by the branch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned left and its tongue sticking out. Superb face, excellent depiction of its chubby bulk and paws, ears are cleverly turned down to provide for fewer protruding parts, beautiful hairwork. Wonderful curl to its tail, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAYOSHI for Sato Masayoshi in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this excellent artist is listed on p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330888
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2900.00
19th century okimono style netsuke of a group of five horses in different attitudes. Somehow the netsuke conveys the relationships in the group. Superb quality carving - see the faces, manes, legs and hooves of the creatures, perfect depiction of volumes and muscles. Beautiful patina on a very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by the signature plaque on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330886
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with Shibayama inlay depicting 3 utensils for tea ceremony: haboki (feather brush for ashes), sumitori (charcoal basket) and hibashi (fire tongues). Clever design, beautiful detailed inlay work - see the texture of silver tongues). The bowl is ebony, the top is boxwood, materials used for inlay are mother of pearl, silver, gold, walnut skin and 2 types of dark wood. Plain back, old silk cord, two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330885
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$695.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Kanzan holding an open scroll, with Jittoku standing beside him holding a broom. According to a Chinese legend, Kanzan and Jittoku (Han Shan and Shi De in Chinese) lived in a kitchen of a Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Wonderful faces, great depiction of robe lines and hair, beautifully stained, excellent mellow patina...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1330883
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
19th century netsuke of Rakugoka - an entertaining storyteller - kneeling on a textile mat, one hand raised as he tells a story. Very nice carving, wonderful chubby face, expertly incised patterns on the bottom of the mat, pleasant patina from handling, in excellent condition. Signed GYOKUZAN on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Height 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1329880
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1912) netsuke depicting one of the Rokkasen (Six Famous Poets of Japan) Ariwara no Narihira with Empress Takako embracing him as she leans her head on his shoulder. Ariwara no Narihira lived in the 9th century, was a grandson of emperor Heizei Tenno and had many passionate affairs, but the one with Empress Takako resulted in him being exiled and becoming a monk...