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19c netsuke resting BOAR by HIDEMASA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267485

19c netsuke resting BOAR by HIDEMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2750 

Late 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.


19c netsuke PRIEST & BADGER KETTLE by SHUGYOKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267484

19c netsuke PRIEST & BADGER KETTLE by SHUGYOKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1200 

19th century ivory netsuke illustrating the legend of bunbuku chagama - a priest who had an old tea kettle that turned into a badger when used. Superbly carved, excellent face of portrait quality, great depiction of badger’s fur, eyes of the beast are inlaid with black horn. Wonderful wear consistent with age, beautiful patina. Himotoshi (cord hole) is formed by the left arm of the priest. Signed SHUGYOKU on the back - the artist is discussed on p. 990 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO RE ...click for details


18c ivory netsuke MAN with DOG on bag

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1267483

18c ivory netsuke MAN with DOG on bag
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

18th century ivory netsuke of man with a leashed dog that sits on a tied bag. Strong early piece with unusually good detailing (see the bell that the dog is wearing on its collar) and wonderful faces, differently sized himotoshi going through the side down to the bottom in accordance with the habit of the age, old age lines. Superb patina turning deep honey color and fantastic sheen to the surface. Height 1 1/16 inches.


19c netsuke resting ASHINAGA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267482

19c netsuke resting ASHINAGA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century ivory netsuke depicting sitting Ashinaga (long legs) wearing European jacket and tiger skin pants. In Japanese legends he is often accompanied by Tenaga (long arms) whom he puts on his back and goes fishing. Very nice work, pleasant wear and patina turning honey color on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Height 1 1/2 inches.


18c Kyoto school netsuke DOG with PUPPY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267419

18c Kyoto school netsuke DOG with PUPPY
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2300 

Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school ivory netsuke of a seated mother with a puppy between her front paws. Strong early piece with great faces and beautiful fur texture worn on protruding parts, old age lines. Eyes are inlaid with brown horn. Pleasantly chunky, wonderful patina turning yellow on the back where the netsuke was touching silk of the kimono. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke MONKEY by YASUHIDE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267418

19c netsuke MONKEY by YASUHIDE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1695 

19th century ivory netsuke carved as contemplative monkey sitting on an old pine tree stump with some of the bark remaining. Excellent sad face, superb hairwork, wonderful depiction of the bark remaining on the stump. Very pleasant staining, beautiful patina, himotoshi goes through the side down to the bottom of the stump. Signed YASUHIDE on the bottom followed by extensive seal - this rare artist is listed on p. 1222 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazar ...click for details


19c netsuke SAGE BOY DEER by NAOMITSU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267383

19c netsuke SAGE BOY DEER by NAOMITSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1400 

19th century Japanese ivory netsuke of a Chinese sage with staff standing next to a spotted deer with a boy on its back. Beautiful carving, great faces, delicately incised textile patterns and coat of the animal. Wonderful warm patina, very pleasant finish to the surface. Small old loss to the left side of sage’s head gear (see Enlargement 6). Signed NAOMITSUSAI for Naomitsu - the artist is listed on p. 822 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Heigh ...click for details


19c shunga netsuke OKAME & mask by KOGETSU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267376

19c shunga netsuke OKAME & mask by KOGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century ivory netsuke of sitting Okame snickering as she sits next to a tengu mask with an extremely long nose. The netsuke is definitely of shunga type with not so subtle sexual connotation. Very nicely carved, beautiful patina on a very good quality material. Signed KOGETSU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 636. Height 1 1/4 inches.


Early 19c netsuke MISO TASTER

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267374

Early 19c netsuke MISO TASTER
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a laborer sitting by a huge bowl of miso paste that he is mixing with a stick and tasting the mixture off his finger. Fantastic face - one of the best that I have seen in netsuke. Wonderful detailing - see the incised hair on his back and limbs, and simulated old chips to the outside of the bowl etched with black. Beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Height 1 inch.


19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266944

19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1100 

19th century Asakusa school staghorn netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape decorated on the front with a low relief carving of a (possibly a woodpecker) on a tree branch. Beautifully carved, eye inlaid with black horn. Two parts fit snugly, beautiful warm patina, darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn. Signed EISAI on the back - for information on this Asakusa artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 361. Diameter 1 1/2 inches.

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