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19c netsuke WOMAN with bag eating by RYOMIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1238145

19c netsuke WOMAN with bag eating by RYOMIN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

19th century ivory netsuke of a seated peasant woman taking a break from carrying a huge bag on her back and having a snack. Nicely carved, wonderful face, beautifully carved and etched textile patterns. Old smoothed loss to the front of her right foot (does not take away from the sculptural quality of the piece), beautiful patina consistent with age. Signed RYOMIN on the bottom - the artist is Ono Ryomin III listed on p. 885 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by Geor ...click for details


19c netsuke DRINKING BADGER by SHINICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1238041

19c netsuke DRINKING BADGER by SHINICHI
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617-945-5920


$1750 

19th century ivory netsuke of reclining tanuki (badger) leaning on an empty sake bottle in an attitude of drunken stupor, its gaze heavy, a paw on its extended belly. Extraordinary depiction of its human pose and mood, superbly carved to the last detail - see its fur, rope on the bottle and its powerful paws. Eyes are beautifully inlaid with light horn and made live by painted pupils. Excellent wear and patina. Three characters on the sake bottle read ISEYA which is a popular name for a liquor s ...click for details


19c netsuke toad on sandal by MASANAO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1238040

19c netsuke toad on sandal by MASANAO
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617-945-5920


$975 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a toad sitting on a discarded zori (straw sandal). Excellent rendition of the skin and paws, and texture of woven sandal, great facial expression. Eyes of the toad are inlayed with dark horn, the looped thong of the sandal forms the himotoshi (cord opening). Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in rectangular reserve on the bottom of the sandal - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bush ...click for details


19c netsuke SUIKODEN HERO by KYOKUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1238037

19c netsuke SUIKODEN HERO by KYOKUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Rather unusual 19th century black stone netsuke of a man wearing a grass skirt and holding a club, seated leaning on rockery. Like any dark object does not photograph well. The character represented must be one of 108 heroes of Suikoden - a Chinese book called Shui Hu Chuan (Suikoden in Japanese, The Water Margin in English) was very popular in the capital Edo. It contained numerous tales of an outlaw named Sung-Chiang and his 108 followers. Wonderful expressive face, beautiful patina, great fee ...click for details


19c netsuke BOY with fish by GYOKUSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1238035

19c netsuke BOY with fish by GYOKUSHI
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617-945-5920


$350 

19th century ivory netsuke of a squatting chubby baby boy wearing a short jacket and a small formal eboshi hat tied under his chin, and holding a sea brim in his hands. Wonderful quality carving with great depiction of his fat limbs, face and body, double gourd patterns on his jacket, and fish scales. Very beautiful wear and patina. Signed cursively GYOKUSHI on the bottom. Height 1 inch.


19c netsuke SCRATCHING SHISHI by TOMOCHIKA the 1st

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1237925

19c netsuke SCRATCHING SHISHI by TOMOCHIKA the 1st
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617-945-5920


$2250 

Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of resting shishi scratching its ear with its hind foot, its mouth open. Rare subject, superb carving with exceptional depiction of its body bulk, beautiful bumps carved all over its body, great face, excellent wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wood netsuke are very rare for the artist - the ...click for details


19c netsuke DIVER GIRL & octopus by RYOMIZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237923

19c netsuke DIVER GIRL & octopus by RYOMIZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century ivory netsuke of an ama (girl diving for abalone shells) falling asleep on ae enormous abalone shell encrusted with barnacles, while an octopus hides under the shell. The netsuke is of implied shunga type - usually an octopus is much more amorous and tries to embrace a girl. Superb carving with extraordinary tranquil face, beautiful depiction of her body and her hair tied in knot. Signed RYOMIZU TO (carved by Ryomizu) on the bottom. Very beautiful sculpture. Length 1 11/16 inches.


19c netsuke mixed metal BOY & buffalo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237921

19c netsuke mixed metal BOY & buffalo
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$675 

19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke of a boy quietly playing flute while leaning against a side of a resting buffalo, 2 baskets next to him. The subject is ushidoji (also called bokudo) symbolizing the perfect peace of mind, and is considered to be one of the stages on the way to the Buddhahood. Excellent quality metalwork of shakudo (buffalo), solid silver (boy) and copper (baskets), perfectly captured mood of the scene. Fruitwood body, some darkening to the back, very pleasant wear and p ...click for details


19c netsuke EGGPLANTS by SADAYOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237920

19c netsuke EGGPLANTS by SADAYOSHI
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617-945-5920


$495 

19th century ivory netsuke of one large and 2 smaller eggplants. Wonderful piece with bold design, excellent naturalistic depiction of the stem parts of the vegetables. Unusually fat, beautiful wear and patina. Signed SADAYOSHI on the side - the artist is listed on p. 907 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/8 inches.


19c ojime netsuke slide DARUMA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237919

19c ojime netsuke slide DARUMA
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617-945-5920


$375 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round as a doll representing Zen Buddhism Patriarch Daruma with his legs and arms stretched in front of him, forming a cord opening. Excellent clever carving, great face and hairy limbs, wonderful warm patina. Height 3/4 inches.

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