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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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$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 netsuke CHESTNUT with landscape by MUNENOBU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263469

19c netsuke CHESTNUT with landscape by MUNENOBU
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617-945-5920


$595 

19th century ivory netsuke of a chestnut containing a landscape with a boat, and a fisherman pulling his net out of shallow water under a gnarled pine tree. Nice quiet carving with beautiful patina, excellent staining and pleasant patina. Signed MUNENOBU on the bottom - for the discussion of the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1339. Length 1 9/16 inches.


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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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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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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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.


19c netsuke WASHING TUB

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263235

19c netsuke WASHING TUB
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617-945-5920


$225 

19th century bone / staghorn netsuke in a shape of a typical Japanese wooden tub for washing with 2 rows of rope on the outside. Wonderful simple object beautifully carved, central peg with a hole in the back part serves as himotoshi, old silk cord. Excellent patina, great sense of dignity to the piece. Diameter 1 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke CORAL OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1263234

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


$90 

19th century red coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in flattened ball shape. Natural red coral with porous structure, wonderful simplicity to the piece, large central hole, beautiful patina. Diameter at the widest 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke BUKAN ZENSHI, TIGER, KANZAN & JITTOKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1262679

19c netsuke BUKAN ZENSHI, TIGER, KANZAN & JITTOKU
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$3200 

19th century ivory netsuke of Shinsui - the Four Sleepers - sennin Bukan Zenshi, his tiger, his friends Kanzan with a scroll and Jittoku leaning on a broom. Bukan Zenshi (Pu Hsien in Chinese) was a 7th century priest and is usually shown with a tiger as his attendant. According to a Chinese legend, Kanzan and Jittoku lived during the Tang Dynasy in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. The scene symboli ...click for details

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