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PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI BOARS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1264195

PAIR 19c Japanese sword MENUKI BOARS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

Pair of early 19th century Japanese sword menuki depicting wild boars resting on rockery, one with young. Great design and detailing, bronze with dark patina, gold highlights. Length 1 1/2 inches.


19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH fans birds ship

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264194

19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH fans birds ship
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

Rather unusual Japanese mixed metal brouch in a shape of a rectangular plaque showing 2 quails in different attitudes among various grasses. The plaque is superimposed by 2 differently shaped fans: one with cranes under a blooming cherry tree, and the other showing a sailing ship in waves on the background of Mount Fuji. Extraordinary fine minute work down to the last detail, gold and silver inlays, in superb condition, fastener on the back. Length 2 5/8 inches.


19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH pheasant & flowers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264193

19c Japanese mixed metal BROUCH pheasant & flowers
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Rather unusual Japanese mixed metal brouch in a shape of a rectangular plaque showing a pheasant by a clump of various flowers and grasses. Extraordinary fine minute work (see the inlaid eyes of cranes), copper and silver inlays, gilding, in superb condition, fastener on the back. Size 7/8 x 13/16 inches (22 x 20 mm).


19c Japanese sword MENUKI PEASANT mounted as PIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1900   item# 1264192

19c Japanese sword MENUKI PEASANT mounted as PIN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

19th century Japanese sword menuki of a walking peasant with two objects - one in his back, the other in his hands, currently mounted as a pin and a pendant. Very clever design, superb detailing - see his face, silver socks, shakudo pants, and the coat inlaid with gold, silver, shakudo and copper squares. The material of the back, the clasp and swinging pendant loop appears to be silver. Height 1 15/16 inches.


Early 19c netsuke KIRIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1263471

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


$1450 

Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of an alert kirin sitting on oval base with its head raised, flames licking the sides of his body. Great inquisitive face, wonderful depiction of its tail and bumpy spine, eyes are inlaid with bronze. Fantastic sheen from wear, superb patina, very pleasant to hold. For a kirin carved by the same hand see Sotheby’s Bushell sale catalog of March 21, 2000, lot 136. Height 1 9/16 inches.


19c netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU with scroll by GYOKUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263470

19c netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU with scroll by GYOKUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

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. Signed GYOKUZAN in oval reserve on the back - for information on the ...click for details


19c kagamibuta netsuke BOY with butterfly net

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263468

19c kagamibuta netsuke BOY with butterfly net
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with ivory top and ivory bowl. The top is carved in low relief with a seated boy wearing rich robe decorated with coin pattern and holding a butterfly net in his hand. Wonderful depiction of robe lines, elegantly incised textile decoration. Beautiful patina on ivory, swinging metal loop at the back for the cord. Diameter 1 1/4 inches.


19c Hirado netsuke MONKEY Sambaso dancer

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263466

19c Hirado netsuke MONKEY Sambaso dancer
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century porcelain Hirado netsuke of a monkey dressed as a Sambaso dance actor, wearing a hat and holding a fan and a rattle in its hands. Its head is movable. Very funny facial expression, good overall modeling, underglaze blue and brown typical for Hirado, in great condition, no breaks or restoration. Height 2 1/4 inches.


19c netsuke lacquered box with flowers by TENZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263238

19c netsuke lacquered box with flowers by TENZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century lacquered and inlaid ivory and wood netsuke of a gift box with mottled red and black sides and inlaid panel depicting blooming flowers of gold lacquer and inlaid coral. Made as one solid piece, wonderful quality work, unusual subject and execution, beautiful wear and patina, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed TENZAN SAKU (made by Tenzan) on an inlaid ivory plaque on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 1089 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNA ...click for details


19c netsuke PILGRIM with BUDDHIST GONG

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263237

19c netsuke PILGRIM with BUDDHIST GONG
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19th century Japanese ivory 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.

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