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19c netsuke DAIKOKU in bag by HAKUGYOKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1223658

19c netsuke DAIKOKU in bag by HAKUGYOKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

19th century stag antler/bone netsuke in a shape of Daikoku coming out of a bag of rice. Daikoku-ten is the God of wealth and farmers, and as such is usually associated with rice. Clever carving in Japanese taste, wonderful patina, beautiful etching. Natural blemishes to the material, porous center on top and bottom is plugged as is usual with this type of material, and plugs are carved as part of the netsuke. Signed HAKUGYOKU on the back - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO AR ...click for details


19c netsuke mixed metal MOON & GRASS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1223487

19c netsuke mixed metal MOON & GRASS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke depicting full moon and a clump of flowering grass. Excellent quality metalwork on iron background with inlays of solid silver (moon) and gold (highlights), perfectly captured mood of the scene. Hardwood body with beautiful natural grain patterns, very pleasant wear and patina. Length 1 13/16 inches.


19c netsuke GEISHA with biwa by MITSUYUKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1223350

19c netsuke GEISHA with biwa by MITSUYUKI
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617-945-5920


$550 

Late Meiji period (1890s to 1912) ivory netsuke of a seated geisha holding in front of her a biwa (Japanese lute) wrapped in cloth, probably about to entertain a client. Wonderful quality carving, excellent face with a charming smile, warm yellow staining and patina, beautifully incised textile patterns on the biwa wrapping. Amber inlay in her hair ornaments. Very nice patina on a beautiful piece of ivory showing characteristic cross hatching on the bottom, extremely pleasant to handle. Signed M ...click for details


18c netsuke OCTOPUS by SHUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1220089

18c netsuke OCTOPUS by SHUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2500 

Late 18th century boxwood netsuke of an octopus with a large head flanked by curling tentacles. Excellent quality carving, wonderfully captured facial expression with wrinkles on it forehead giving it a very human appearance, great depiction of suction cups on tentacle. Eyes are inlaid with dark horn, himotoshi formed by a tentacle on the bottom, beautiful wear and patina. Signed SHUZAN for on the bottom - Yasusada Shuzan is listed on p. 1016 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR S ...click for details


19c netsuke rakan RAKORA SONJA by GYOKUGETSU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1220087

19c netsuke rakan RAKORA SONJA by GYOKUGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Late 19th century Japanese staghorn netsuke of Rakora Sonja wearing monk’s robe and holding a branch with fruit in his hands. Rakora Sonja is one of 16 rakan - the original disciples of the Buddha. Nice quality carving with great grinning face, good depiction of arm muscles. Eyes are inlaid with dark horn, light staining, wonderful warm patina, pleasant finish to the surface. Signed GYOKUGETSU on the foot - the artist is listed on p. 423 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNAT ...click for details


19c netsuke God of wealth DAIKOKU moving rat

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1220086

19c netsuke God of wealth DAIKOKU moving rat
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19c marine ivory netsuke of Daikoku standing next to his huge bag of rice with a moveable rat showing through the hole in the bag. 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 - netsuke is essentially a wish for wealth. Wonderful quality carving, excellent smiling face, great depiction of textile patterns, rat moving easily within the hole. Superb patina, in perfect condition. Heig ...click for details


19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide MONKEY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218411

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


$150 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a seated monkey performing “speak no evil” routine. Nice work, pleasant patina, no chips or repairs, dust on the surface. Height 3/4 inches.


19c jadeite OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218388

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


$70 

19th century jadeite ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in simple ball shape. Beautiful stone with play of green and white, large central hole, pleasant patina. Height 1/2 inches.


19c staghorn OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218387

19c staghorn OJIME netsuke slide
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617-945-5920


$40 

19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape carved with geometric design. Nice work, stained red, pleasant feel of age, beautiful patina. Height 7/16 inches.


19c glass OJIME netsuke slide

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1218386

19c glass OJIME netsuke slide
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617-945-5920


$40 

Late 19th century glass ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in cylindrical shape with red, black and yellow streaks. Very pleasant patina, large central hole. Diameter 5/8 inches.

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