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19c netsuke THUNDER GOD with drum by HARUYOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1216754

19c netsuke THUNDER GOD with drum by HARUYOSHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$825 

19th century boxwood netsuke of Thunder God Raiden standing on his drum that he tore open by beating it with a striker on the clouds. According to Japanese folklore by beating the drum Raiden creates thunder. The stretched leather part of the drum is lacquered in Negoro style: red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. The bottom of the drum is carved as a seal, with a seal script signature reading HARUYOSHI (alternative reading is Shunko) in a reserve shaped like a mallet ...click for details


19c netsuke CARPENTER’S PLANE by TOMOCHIKA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1216645

19c netsuke CARPENTER’S PLANE by TOMOCHIKA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$475 

19th century ivory netsuke of a kanna - a carpenter’s plane. Wonderful carving with great detailing - see the incised wood texture of its body and simulated wear on the rear from mallet strikes. The blade of the plane is made out of horn, beautiful wear, superb patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist must be Tomochika the First as discussed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 3/4 inches.


19c shunga netsuke WOMAN in tub by KAGETOSHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1211602

19c shunga netsuke WOMAN in tub by KAGETOSHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century ivory shunga netsuke of a lady taking a bath in a wooden tub and pulling a loincloth off a man seated by the tub and seemingly resisting her advances. Excellent carving conveying the essence of the scene, superb faces, light staining, very pleasant patina and wear. Signed KAGETOSHI on the bottom - this brilliant carver is discussed on p. 554 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Unusual subject for the master, who is better known for his ...click for details


19c netsuke 6 QUAILS on millet by KOYU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1211598

19c netsuke 6 QUAILS on millet by KOYU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century ivory netsuke of four adult quails and two chicks feeding on millet stalks with leaves. Superb quality carving - see their alert faces, differentiated feathers and finely carved millet stalks, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Wonderful light staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed KOYU followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) in oval reserve on the bottom. Classic sculpture in great condition. Length 1 7/8 inches.


19c horn ojime netsuke slide DOUBLE GOURD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1211579

19c horn ojime netsuke slide DOUBLE GOURD
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$115 

19th century horn ojime in a shape of a double gourd. Elegant shape, beautifully made, rare material with wonderful striations, excellent patina. Height 9/16 inches


19c netsuke ELDER with drum & boys

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1207924

19c netsuke ELDER with drum & boys
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617-945-5920


$750 

Mid-19th century ivory netsuke depicting a Chinese elder holding a drum and a striker in his hands, and two karako (Chinese boys) clinging to his coat. Excellent carving with wonderful detailed faces (see the teeth of the elder), nice flow to the lines of their robes, great incised textile patterns. Superb patina with fine sheen, beautiful wear. Height 1 7/8 inches.


19c netsuke boy reading a book by KOZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1206362

19c netsuke boy reading a book by KOZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$595 

19th century ivory netsuke of a boy seated by a low stand using a pointer for reading a book. Beautiful carving, absolutely wonderful face, excellent wear and patina. Signed KOZAN in on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 680 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/8 inches.


19c netsuke COURTIER with bowl

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1206018

19c netsuke COURTIER with bowl
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$395 

19th century delicate ivory netsuke of a standing man wearing voluminous robe and ebony courtier’s hat, and holding a bowl in his hand. The subject is probably some religious ceremony. Excellent smiling face with red and black highlights, wonderful flow to the robe, very beautiful yellow patina. Height 1 3/4 inches.


Netsuke EBISU with fish by GYOKUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1205738

Netsuke EBISU with fish by GYOKUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Late Meiji - early Taisho ivory netsuke of seated Ebisu holding a sea brim in his hands. Ebisu is one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune - that of fishing, which is particularly important in Japan. Very nicely carved, great smiling face, black ink highlights, beautifully depicted textile patterns, pleasant patina. Signed GYOKUZAN on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Height 1 11/16 inches.


19c netsuke actors as peasants by TOMOKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1205423

19c netsuke actors as peasants by TOMOKAZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$325 

Late 19th century ivory netsuke of two actors performing the roles of Okame and Hyottoko (perplexed peasant). Wonderful clean carving with great detailing - see their faces, clothing, ink highlights and incised hair on his legs, pleasant patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the back - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Height 1 1/2 inches.

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