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Early 19c netsuke DUTCHMAN with trumpet by TOMOKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1256967

Early 19c netsuke DUTCHMAN with trumpet by TOMOKAZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1200 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of an older Dutchman wearing typical costume, his head turned to the right as he strokes his beard with one hand and holding a trumpet in the other. Excellent early carving, wonderful detailing of his face and clothing, deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, beautiful patina turning deeper yellow on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed TOMOKAZU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTIS ...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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$550 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a standing man wearing a courtierís 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


Early 19c netsuke DAIKOKU with oni mask

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1256963

Early 19c netsuke DAIKOKU with oni mask
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$195 

Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of Daikoku - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune - holding a theatrical mask of an oni (demon) in his hands stretched to the side. Very nice carving, wonderful smiling face, pleasant wear and patina, compressed dust on the surface. Height 1 5/16 inches


19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256962

19c netsuke mask HASHIHIME by SEKISEN
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617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Hashihime - a ghost of a wildly jealous woman. Uncommon image, crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKISEN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 177, signature 264. Height 1 9/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256961

19c netsuke mask DEMON HANNYA by SEKIHO
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617-945-5920


$200 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Demon Hannya. Crisp modeling with beautiful detailing, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal SEKIHO on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE MASKS by Raymond Bushell, p. 176, signatures 258-260. Height 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256959

19c netsuke mask BISHAMON by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Kyogen theater mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Crisp detailing, great severe face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256958

19c netsuke mask O-BESHIMI by ONKO
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$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a theatrical mask from a Noh play - most probably that of O-Beshimi (see NETSUKE MASKS by Bushell, plates 114-115). Crisp detailing, wonderful face, white enamel highlights, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256947

19c netsuke mask JUROJIN by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Jurojin - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, overall in excellent condition. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1256946

19c netsuke mask DAIKOKU by ONKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$95 

Late 19th century Japanese ceramic netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Daikoku - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Crisp detailing, slight darkening of protruding parts from wear, several scratched areas showing gray clay body. Impressed with seal ONKO on the back - the artist does not seem to be recorded, but is clearly a master potter. Height 1 5/16 inches.


Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1254021

Early 19c netsuke FOX as Buddhist Priest
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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$950 

Early 19th century decent size boxwood netsuke of a standing fox dressed as Buddhist priest, and leaning on a staff. This image of Hakuzosu the Fox-Spirit alludes to the kyogen plays Tsurigitsune (The Fishing Fox) or Konkai (The Cry of the Fox), both originating in the story of a priest of the Eitoku era (1381-1384) who worshipped the rice deity Inaba and was protected by three magic foxes. In the plays, a fox transforms itself into a priest and uses this disguise to warn humans of the dangers o ...click for details

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