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19c netsuke Shibayama INSECTS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242373

19c netsuke Shibayama INSECTS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape with Shibayama inlays depicting a butterfly, a fly and a beetle. The body is dark beautifully grained wood, materials used for inlay are black horn, ivory, cinnabar, ebony and 2 different kinds of mother of pearl. The inlay is in excellent condition. Plain back, two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina. Diameter 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke SWIMMING CARP by MASANAO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242177

19c netsuke SWIMMING CARP by MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2500 

19th century fine ivory netsuke of a swimming carp with its tail turned to the right and joining the pelvic and pectoral fins for compactness. Excellent rendition of pleasantly thick body, great carving of its scales and face, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Very beautiful ink highlights, old age lines, superb patina (netsuke is of wonderful yellowish hue, photographed too white), in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on its cheek on the back - for the discussion of the gro ...click for details


19c netsuke 2 SAMURAI with child by CHUICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242175

19c netsuke 2 SAMURAI with child by CHUICHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$895 

19th century ivory netsuke of one seated and one standing samurai, the latter holding a boy at his shoulder. All are wearing formal headgear, and most probably the boy represents a young Emperor or a hero. Superbly carved, great faces, elaborate hair and clothing arrangement and excellent textile patterns. Wonderful wear consistent with age. Signed CHUICHI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 348 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1 ...click for details


19c porcelain netsuke HOTEI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242172

19c porcelain netsuke HOTEI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

Unusually well made 19th century porcelain netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also representing Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with fan in his hand sitting next to his usual bag. Superbly modeled piece with extraordinary face and slight glaze. Wonderful patina, compressed dust in crevices, in excellent condition. Length 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke TEA GRINDER by MITSUTOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242171

19c netsuke TEA GRINDER by MITSUTOSHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

19th century ivory netsuke of a kneeling laborer grinding tea leaves in a mortar with a flattened disc grinder. Excellent carving - see the portrait quality face with a crooked smile and the muscles of his body. Beautiful even material, wonderful patina. Signed MITSUTOSHI (alternative reading is Koju) on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 498, number 1547). Height 1 1/16 inches.


17c Chinese ceramic JAR Japanese collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1700   item# 1241283

17c Chinese ceramic JAR Japanese collection
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

17th century small Chinese white stoneware jar with underglaze blue painting. The jar comes from an old Japanese collection, this type of stoneware is known as Swatow ware, but more correctly named as Zhangzhou ware from Fujian province. Beautiful glaze with fine crackle, central register with excellent free painting of blooming flowers in reserves with stylized waves in between. Pendant leaves around its mouth, old Japanese lacquer repair to the mouth. Very strong piece, has wonderful presence. ...click for details


17c Chinese ceramic JAR Japanese collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1700   item# 1241282

17c Chinese ceramic JAR Japanese collection
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

17th century small Chinese white stoneware jar with underglaze blue painting. The jar comes from an old Japanese collection, this type of stoneware is known as Swatow ware, but more correctly named as Zhangzhou ware from Fujian province. Beautiful glaze with fine crackle, central register with excellent free painting of stylized Precious Jewel reserves, pendant leaves around its mouth. Very strong piece, has wonderful presence. Height 2 1/4 inches, diameter 2 1/4 inches.


19c Chinese scholar RUYI rootwood Buddhist scepter

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1240769

19c Chinese scholar RUYI rootwood Buddhist scepter
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

19th century Chinese Buddhist ruyi scepter made out of rootwood with extraordinary richly textured surface resembling swirling clouds, the head of the scepter perfectly imitating a growth of lingzhi fungus. Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship in Chinese culture, as well as of transmission of knowledge in Buddhist monastery environment. Beautiful lacquer finish worn on raised parts as to be expected, superb warm patina and sheen from generations of people touching it. Extremely pl ...click for details


15c Vietnamese ceramic Hoi An shipwreck BOX

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Ceramics: Pre 1492   item# 1240760

15c Vietnamese ceramic Hoi An shipwreck BOX
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

15th century Vietnamese white stoneware covered box with underglaze blue painting on the cover from Hoi An hoard, a historic sunken ship off Cu Lao Cham, central Vietnam. The box was made at Chu Dau in the Red River Delta, and was part of a cargo bound for the South-East Asia (Sumatra, Java or Borneo). The wreck was found in the mid-90's, the ceramics were taken to the surface, and sold by Butterfields in San Francisco. Excellent free painting of abbreviated landscape in scholarly taste on t ...click for details


15c Vietnamese ceramic JAR BIRD Japanese collection

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Ceramics: Pre 1492   item# 1240755

15c Vietnamese ceramic JAR BIRD Japanese collection
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

15th century small Vietnamese white stoneware jar with underglaze blue painting. The jar comes from an old Japanese collection, and must have been part of a sunken ship cargo. It is very similar to Hoi An material lifted off Cu Lao Cham, central Vietnam. Beautiful bubbly glaze with fine crackle, central register with excellent free painting of alternating playful birds and clumps of bamboo grass. Pendant leaves around its mouth, old Japanese lacquer repair to the mouth. Very strong piece, has wo ...click for details

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