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19c okimono DARUMA by netsuke carver SUKEYUKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1266930

19c okimono DARUMA by netsuke carver SUKEYUKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of cloth doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe. The subject represents Daruma coming back from deep trance in which he sat meditating without moving for 9 years. Skillfully carved out of chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood grain as element of design. Excellently conveyed facial expression, nice patina. Signed SUKEYUKI on ...click for details


19c Satsuma RAKAN BOWL dragons marked

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266667

19c Satsuma RAKAN BOWL dragons marked
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19th century/Meiji period Satsuma ceramic bowl with scalloped edge decorated on the inside with all 18 rakan (original disciples of the Buddha) in different surroundings and attitudes, some holding their attributes, and a fierce undulating dragon in flight. Did not photograph well - came out very harsh, actual painting is very delicate. The outside is decorated with 2 dragons in pursuit of each other (or possibly in pursuit of the Precious Gems represented by 8 samurai family crests). Very exten ...click for details


19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1910   item# 1266666

19c Japanese ORIBE tea ceremony CHAIRE marked
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Late 19th century / Meiji period Japanese pottery Oribe ware chaire (tea caddy for storing powdered green tea used in tea ceremony) with handle. Characteristic rich green glaze, underglaze brown painting of pine saplings, wonderful crackled glaze. Oribe ware (named after Furuta Oribe - a famous 16th century tea master) was produced in Mino and Seto kilns: it is particularly Japanese in taste and was never made for export. The foot shows stoneware body with concentric lines, stamped with the seal ...click for details


19c SATSUMA TEAPOT by TOMONICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266663

19c SATSUMA TEAPOT by TOMONICHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese small Satsuma ceramic teapot with cover. The body is painted with 2 scenes of a bamboo grove and various flowers and morning mist painted with gold enamel, with design continuing on the cover. No chips, cracks or repairs. Excellent quality decoration in Japanese taste, typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze. Signed on the bottom KIYOMIZU TOMONICHI (alternative reading of the last 2 characters is Chojitsu). Some wear to golden enamel s ...click for details


19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI by BIZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266662

19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI by BIZAN
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617-945-5920


$150 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese Satsuma ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with enamel decoration of an actor dressed as an armed samurai wearing an angry mask, and a kneeling man on the other side of the bottle. Excellent quality detailed painting, great face. Typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze, signed BIZAN on the bottom. There is also a 2-character inscription on the side by the bottom - most probably it is the name of the play in which painted figures are actin ...click for details


19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Earthenware: Pre 1910   item# 1266660

19c Satsuma tokkuri SAKE BOTTLE SAMURAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese Satsuma ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with enamel decoration of a sitting actor with a hat in front of him, and another standing actor who, from the look of his wig, is playing a part of a shojo. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Superb quality detailed painting, fantastic depiction of richly decorated robes. Typical Satsuma earthenware body, beautiful finely crackled glaze, tiny golden lacquer repair to the ...click for details


19c Japanese cloisonne BELT BUCKLE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Enamel: Pre 1910   item# 1266659

19c Japanese cloisonne BELT BUCKLE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

Unusual late 19th century / Meiji period Japanese cloisonne belt buckle decorated with a butterfly and blooming peony flowers with stems and leaves, all on scrolling black background with red border. Wonderful design, extremely well made, beautiful original pitting, gilding to wires and sides (worn), fittings for attaching to a belt on the back. Length 2 3/4 inches.


1886 Japanese print CAULDRON IN MOONLIGHT by YOSHITOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1900   item# 1266619

1886 Japanese print CAULDRON IN MOONLIGHT by YOSHITOSHI
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617-945-5920


$450 

Original Japanese woodblock print AN IRON CAULDRON IN THE MOONLIT NIGHT by Yoshitoshi printed in 1886. The print is plate 18 in the series 100 Views of the Moon by Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) and depicts two scoundrels Kofuna no Gengo and Koshi Hanzo trying to break in and steal a huge iron kettle during a full moon. Excellent design, crisply printed, great colors, album backing. Paper size 14 x 9.5 inches


19c Japanese bronze DARUMA crossing the sea

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1266541

19c Japanese bronze DARUMA crossing the sea
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century Japanese bronze figure of the Buddhist Patriarch Daruma crossing the sea on a fan with a pearl wrapped in silk floating on the waves in front of him. Superb quality work, extraordinary face with perfectly captured expression of quiet concentration and finely worked facial hair, incised toenails, absolutely great modeling of his windswept robe, beautiful base with gentle waves. Excellent patina ranging from brown to red, solidly cast, heavy, superb sculpture in excellent condition. H ...click for details


18/19c Japanese lacquer BODDHISATTVA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Devotional Objects: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1266540

18/19c Japanese lacquer BODDHISATTVA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

Late 18th to early 19th century Japanese lacquered wood Boddhisattva with his hands in praying attitude, mounted on burlwood plaque. Wonderful beatific face, quiet dignity in its posture, old nicks here and there, overall in great condition for a 200 year old piece. very pleasant patina. Newer burl board with beautiful texture resembling dense swirling clouds, nice metal fitting for hanging. Good devotional or decorative object. Board height 6 7/8 inches, figure height 3.5 inches.

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