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19c netsuke RAT on Daikokuís mallet by MASANAO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261709

19c netsuke RAT on Daikokuís mallet by MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19c ivory netsuke of a rat climbing over a mallet - both are the attributes of Daikoku. Daikoku is one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune - particularly that of abundance, and is usually associated with rice. When the rice is plentiful, so are the rats - the netsuke is essentially a wish for wealth. Superbly carved capturing the essence of the creature, great depiction of its fur, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Very beautiful staining and wear, great patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO on ...click for details


19c Negoro lacquer netsuke DANCER with FAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261566

19c Negoro lacquer netsuke DANCER with FAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$475 

19th century wooden netsuke of a slightly drunk dancer with a fan in his hand. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red (or golden brown) lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood start showing. Superbly captured facial expression, beautifully worn, really nice feel of age to the piece. For a very similar example see Bushellís NETSUKE FAMILIAR AND UNFAMILIAR, p. 162, number 396. Height 2 inches.


19c porcelain netsuke HOTEI by MASAKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261564

19c porcelain netsuke HOTEI by MASAKAZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$425 

Unusually well made 19th century porcelain netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also representing Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with fan in his hand sitting next to his usual bag. Superbly modeled piece with extraordinary face and slight glaze. Wonderful patina, compressed dust in crevices, in excellent condition. Impressed with potterís seal MASAKAZU in sunken oval reserve on the bottom - for information on this ceramic netsuke maker see NETSUKE & NETSUKE & INRO ARTI ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke thoughtful MONKEY with bamboo shoot

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1261563

Early 19c netsuke thoughtful MONKEY with bamboo shoot
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$425 

Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a monkey seated with its head down and turned to its left, supporting a large bamboo shoot on its shoulder. Like any dark object did not photograph well. Excellent carving with clean lines, great thoughtful expression on its face. Large and deep himotoshi (cord opening) in accordance with the habit of the time. Overall beautiful mellow patina from wear. Very clever and charming piece. Height 1 9/16 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide GEISHA HEAD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261491

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


$175 

Rather unusual 19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a head of a geisha with complex hair arrangement. Wonderful quality carving with great face, pleasant wear and patina. Height 9/16 inches.


19c red CORAL OJIME netsuke cord slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261489

19c red CORAL OJIME netsuke cord slide
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$130 

19th century coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) of simple puck shape. True coral of beautiful deep salmon natural color (not stained), nice patina on the surface. Diameter 9/16 inches (14.5 mm), weight .


19c Hirado OJIME netsuke slide Okame doll

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261488

19c Hirado OJIME netsuke slide Okame doll
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

19th century Japanese Hirado porcelain ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of Okame doll. Wonderful modeling, textile patterns in typical Hirado underglaze blue, beautiful bubbly glaze. Unusual piece in excellent condition. Height 7/8 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide NODDER MONK

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261461

19c OJIME netsuke slide NODDER MONK
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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 kneeling monk wearing a Buddhist robe, his head moveable. Good design, natural imperfections in staghorn, old silk cord, overall in very good condition. Height 5/8 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke slide GOURD with leaf

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1261460

19c OJIME netsuke slide GOURD with leaf
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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 gourd with leaf. Good design, green staining, natural imperfections in staghorn, overall in very good condition. Height 11/16 inches.


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.

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