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19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254013

19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

19th century wooden netsuke carved as standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also considered to be the incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with a boy clinging to his side and supporting a large tama (Precious Gem) on his shoulder. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing, some gold lacquer highlights as well. Great quality carving - see his face with the slightest of smiles. Beautiful patina and wear (especially ...click for details


19c netsuke SNAIL on sandal by MASANAO of Ise

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253897

19c netsuke SNAIL on sandal by MASANAO of Ise
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a snail crawling on top of a discarded zori (straw sandal). Unusual subject - a frog on a sandal is much more common, excellent rendition of the textured soft skin and hard shell of the mollusc, and of woven sandal texture, great depiction of the creature’s eyes and antennae. The looped thong of the sandal forms the himotoshi (cord opening), very beautiful warm brown staining, great patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in rectangula ...click for details


19c netsuke HUNTER & BADGER by JURAKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253896

19c netsuke HUNTER & BADGER by JURAKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1050 

19th century wooden netsuke of a hunter with a flintlock rifle trapped by an enormous scrotum of a badger. Uncommon topic in netsuke, excellent crisp carving, superb faces - distressed one of the hunter and cold smiling one of the badger, wonderful hairwork, great detailing of the hands of the hunter and veins on the scrotum, beautiful patina. Signed JURAKU on the foot of the hunter - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 477, number 962). Length 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke HIBACHI by SHOJUKEN MASATOMO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253895

19c netsuke HIBACHI by SHOJUKEN MASATOMO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century wooden netsuke of hibachi (portable charcoal-burning brazier) on 3 low legs and filled with short pieces of wood and charcoals. Unusual subject in Japanese taste, perfectly caught “wabi-sabi” essence of the object with its elegant simplicity. Beautiful carving, wonderful depiction of wood structures in the logs. Beautiful wear and patina. Signed SHOJUKEN MASATOMO on the bottom - for information on this rare artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by Ge ...click for details


19c netsuke Chinese BOY with TURTLE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253894

19c netsuke Chinese BOY with TURTLE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$675 

19th century ivory netsuke of a seated karako (Chinese boy) holding down a turtle with one hand, and a long stemmed cup in the other. Very strong early carving, great face with a bright smile, excellent textile patterns. Hair knots on his head are inlaid with black horn, wonderful wear consistent with age, beautiful patina. Height 1 1/4 inches.


19c netsuke 3 SAKE DRINKERS by YUSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253892

19c netsuke 3 SAKE DRINKERS by YUSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

19th century ivory netsuke of 2 sitting wine drinkers, and one standing, holding a wine pot. Netsuke subject appears to be SANNIN JOGO - the three drunkards showing the varying effects of sake: laughter, weeping and anger. As any dark object, does not photograph well. Uncommon topic, great faces, nicely incised textile patterns, beautiful wear to the surface, wonderful warm patina. Himotoshi are formed by natural openings in the carving. Signed YUSAI on the bottom - for information on the artist ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke PUPPIES by YASUHISA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1253890

Early 19c netsuke PUPPIES by YASUHISA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

Early 19th century wooden netsuke of two sitting puppies. Very good early carving, wonderful depiction of their slightly clumsy bodies, beautiful wear and deep brown patina, eyes inlaid with black horn. Very pleasant feel of age to the piece. Signed YASUHISA on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1232 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/8 inches.


19c kagamibuta netsuke TWO PUPPIES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253887

19c kagamibuta netsuke TWO PUPPIES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with ivory top and ivory bowl. The top is carved with two piebald puppies in different attitudes, all on a textured ground. Wonderful depiction of their brown spots and chunky bodies. Beautiful patina on ivory, compressed dust in crevices, gray silk cord. Diameter 1 7/16 inches.


Early 19c netsuke ABALONE SHELLS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1253886

Early 19c netsuke ABALONE SHELLS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$295 

Early 19th century staghorn and lacquer netsuke of two abalone shells. Excellent and completely realistic carving of shell textures, bottom parts representing the flesh of the animals are lacquered dark green. Large himotoshi (cord openings), beautiful warm patina. Length 2 inches.


19c netsuke DARUMA DOLL by MASANAO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253810

19c netsuke DARUMA DOLL by MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1050 

19th century boxwood netsuke carved in a shape of a cloth toy of Daruma - the founder of Zen Buddhism - enveloped in monk’s robe. Wonderfully carved, great depiction on the soft body of the doll sagging towards the bottom. Superb austere face, eyes inlaid with dark horn, excellent patina and wear. Signed MASANAO for Masanao of Ise on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Great netsuke by the maste ...click for details

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