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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
617-945-5920


$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


19c netsuke TURTLE family

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254019

19c netsuke TURTLE family
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a turtle family (if there is such thing) with 2 parents standing on the base formed by 11 young. Essentially the netsuke is a wish for longevity, luck and multitude of children. Superb detailing - see beautifully incised patterns of their carapaces and leathery texture of their limbs. Excellent staining, wonderful wear and patina, very pleasant to the touch. Height 15/16 inches.


19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254018

19c netsuke SEVEN MASKS by TOUNSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century ivory netsuke carved in the round as a group of seven theatrical masks, including that of demon Hannya, Hyottoko, shojo and others. Very strong carving with fantastic quality of facial expressions, black and red ink highlights. Great wear and patina, yellowish on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Signed TOUNSAI on the back - the artist must have belonged to Kikugawa family, and closely associated with Hakuunsai - the netsuke very much resembles groups of masks b ...click for details


19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254017

19c netsuke BUDDHIST GONG / lotus
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$595 

19th century ivory netsuke of half of a Buddhist gong decorated with 2 dragons contesting the Precious Pearl in their mouths, reserves on the body of the gong showing the scales of the dragons, and a single Sanskrit character. The back shows a rotting lotus leaf just about covering a lotus bud with stem. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of dragons’ faces, manes and scales. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by an uplifted edge of the lotus leaf, beautiful warm patina, wonde ...click for details


18c netsuke EGGPLANTS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1254014

18c netsuke EGGPLANTS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$525 

18th century ivory netsuke of one large and 2 smaller eggplants. Superb and very strong early piece with bold design, excellent naturalistic depiction of the stem parts of the vegetables. Unusually fat, exceptionally beautiful wear to the surface from more than 200 years of handling, great patina with characteristic early sheen, old age lines. Himotoshi (cord hole) formed by a natural opening in the carving. Great sculpture. Length 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1254013

19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI with boy & Precious Gem
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

19th century wooden netsuke carved as standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also considered to be the incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) with a boy clinging to his side and supporting a large tama (Precious Gem) on his shoulder. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing, some gold lacquer highlights as well. Great quality carving - see his face with the slightest of smiles. Beautiful patina and wear (especially ...click for details


19c netsuke SNAIL on sandal by MASANAO of Ise

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253897

19c netsuke SNAIL on sandal by MASANAO of Ise
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a snail crawling on top of a discarded zori (straw sandal). Unusual subject - a frog on a sandal is much more common, excellent rendition of the textured soft skin and hard shell of the mollusc, and of woven sandal texture, great depiction of the creature’s eyes and antennae. The looped thong of the sandal forms the himotoshi (cord opening), very beautiful warm brown staining, great patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in rectangula ...click for details


19c netsuke HUNTER & BADGER by JURAKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253896

19c netsuke HUNTER & BADGER by JURAKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1050 

19th century wooden netsuke of a hunter with a flintlock rifle trapped by an enormous scrotum of a badger. Uncommon topic in netsuke, excellent crisp carving, superb faces - distressed one of the hunter and cold smiling one of the badger, wonderful hairwork, great detailing of the hands of the hunter and veins on the scrotum, beautiful patina. Signed JURAKU on the foot of the hunter - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 477, number 962). Length 1 1/2 inches.

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