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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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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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.


19c Japanese ivory knife OWL & moth by KANEMITSU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1258696

19c Japanese ivory knife OWL & moth by KANEMITSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century/Meiji period Japanese ivory paper knife/page turner with raised and sunken relief carving of an owl on a branch watching a moth in flight. Design continues on the back showing an open wing of the owl and some vegetation. Excellent detailed carving of the bird’s differentiated feathers, eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl. Great patina, signed KANEMITSU on the back. Beautiful high quality material, wonderful object for a desk in excellent condition. Length 8 1/4 inches.


19c Tibetan thangka GREEN TARA and 21 forms

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1257425

19c Tibetan thangka GREEN TARA and 21 forms
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617-945-5920


$3500 

Early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Green Tara - the miraculous savior rescuing all beings from suffering - surrounded by her 21 various forms. She particularly saves from the “eight calamities” of both mundane and spiritual nature: 1. lions and pride 2. wild elephants and delusion 3. forest fires and hatred 4. snakes and envy 5. robbers and fanatical views 6. prisons and avarice 7. floods and lust 8. demons and doubts. Beautifully painted with mineral pigments and gold on cotton, ...click for details


18c Tibetan thangka BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 1257424

18c Tibetan thangka BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA
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617-945-5920


$3500 

18th - early 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Buddha Akshobhya wearing monk’s robe and balancing vajra in his left hand, his right hand in “touching the ground” mudra. Akshobhya is one of the 5 Transcendent Buddhas and is the Lord of Pure Land of Abhirati in the East, usually his skin depicted as being deep blue. He is surrounded by 8 seated Buddhas, their hands in mudras identical to his. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments and gold on cotton, original Chinese silk broc ...click for details


19c Tibetan thangka HAYAGRIVA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1257421

19c Tibetan thangka HAYAGRIVA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2200 

19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting 6-armed Bhuddist dharmapala Hayagriva easily recognizable by 3 horse heads in his crown. He is considered to be the terrific form of Avalokiteshvara and thus the archetype of fierce compassion. He is holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous snakes, there are 3 lamas depicted above (the central one being Tsonkhapa), and 3 deities (White Tara, Begtse and Green Tara) below. Beautifully painted with natural mineral pigments on cott ...click for details


19c Tibetan thangka VAJRABHAIRAVA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1257420

19c Tibetan thangka VAJRABHAIRAVA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

Late 19th century Sino-Tibetan thangka depicting Vajrabhairava - the conqueror of the Lord of Death - with his 9 heads, 34 arms and 16 legs. He is holding various implements in his hands and trampling on numerous humans, animals and demons, thus symbolizing the victory of Vajrayana over phenomenal existence. There are deities surrounding him, the lower left being Yama - the Lord of Death - on a bull attended by his sister Yami. Beautifully painted with mineral pigments on cotton, original Chines ...click for details


19c netsuke COURTIER with bell by MASAMINE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256965

19c netsuke COURTIER with bell by MASAMINE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a standing man wearing a courtier’s hat and hugging a huge bell. Wonderful carving, great face with horn inlaid eyes, beautiful patina, old and not really noticeable loss to the opening of the bell on the back caused by its intended use as himotoshi (cord opening). Signed MASAMINE on the bottom - for information on this left-handed carver, whose work in wood is rather rare see NETSUKE & NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Laza ...click for details

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