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19c OJIME netsuke slide TONGUE CUT SPARROW

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261459

19c OJIME netsuke slide TONGUE CUT SPARROW
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$100 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a tongue-cut Sparrow. Good design, brown staining, natural imperfections in staghorn, overall in very good condition. Height 9/16 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide POMEGRANATE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261455

19c OJIME netsuke slide POMEGRANATE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$80 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a pomegranate with leaf. Good design, the fruit itself is lacquered dark red, natural imperfections in staghorn. Height 11/16 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke cord slide FEMALE & MALE figures

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261446

19c OJIME netsuke cord slide FEMALE & MALE figures
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$80 

Rather unusual late Meiji - early Taisho (1910s) celluloid ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) molded in a shape of male and female seated back to back. Excellent quality modeling, superb sharp detailing, great faces. Pleasant patina, in perfect condition. Height 11/16 inches


19c OJIME netsuke slide DICE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261444

19c OJIME netsuke slide DICE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$80 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a dice with dots highlighted in black ink. Nice quality work, beautiful warm patina, some wear. Cube size 1/2 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide AMBER

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261443

19c OJIME netsuke slide AMBER
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$70 

19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a natural amber as a faceted bead. Clever use of natural material, beautiful play of light in it, pleasant feel of age, beautiful patina. Height 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke 20 CERAMIC MASKS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261309

19c netsuke 20 CERAMIC MASKS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2600 

Very unusual late 19th century Japanese set of 20 ceramic theater masks netsuke mounted on wooden board with old silk brocade front and rosewood frame. Excellent modeling, crisp detailing, enamel highlights, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, very nice patina. each is impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. The masks are held by lengths of wire, and can easily be removed from the board if needed. ...click for details


Tall 19c netsuke FOREIGNER & karako by MASATOSHI 143mm

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1258708

Tall 19c netsuke FOREIGNER & karako by MASATOSHI 143mm
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$6600 

Very tall early 19th century ivory netsuke of a foreigner in richly decorated Chinese dress with a karako (Chinese boy) sitting on his shoulders. He is holding a scroll in one hand, and there is a small drum hanging off his belt on his right side. Strong early carving, excellent detailing, wonderful face with a perfectly captured expression of slight madness, textile highlights on his belly are inlaid with turtle shell. The netsuke is slightly curved backwards, so does not really stand on it own ...click for details


19c netsuke IKKAKU SENNIN by MASATSUGU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258707

19c netsuke IKKAKU SENNIN by MASATSUGU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1350 

19th century ivory netsuke of a man with a horn on his head, bent under the weight of a richly dressed woman on his back. The subject of the netsuke is Ikkaku Sennin (single horn Sage) - according to Japanese legend, he grew angry with the Rain Dragons and sealed them away in a cave, causing a drought. Beautiful Indian princess Sendarama was sent to tempt him and when he yielded to her, he lost his magical powers, and the rain returned. Excellent carving with portrait quality faces, superb depic ...click for details


19c cinnabar netsuke PUPPY on cushion

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258700

19c cinnabar netsuke PUPPY on cushion
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

Unusual 19th century Japanese tsuishu (cinnabar lacquer) netsuke of an exceedingly fat puppy seated on a fan-shaped cushion. Great facial expression, excellent sense of volume, precise carving of brocade patterns on the cushion. Tsuishu is rather uncommon material for netsuke. Very beautiful patina. Length 1 3/16 inches.


19c netsuke KINTARO with axe

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1258698

19c netsuke KINTARO with axe
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617-945-5920


$495 

19th century wooden netsuke of seated Kintaro leaning on a large axe in front of him. Kintaro, the child of the forest (also known as Kintoki) was raised by Yama Uba, and possessed an extraordinary strength. Nice quality carving, wonderful depiction of his face and clothing. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, beautiful wear and patina. Height 1 7/16 inches.

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