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19c netsuke SHOJO by CHOKUSAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253358

19c netsuke SHOJO by CHOKUSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

19th century small lacquered ivory netsuke of a shojo with fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Excellent carving of the facial expression with a slight smile, superb rendition of its rich robe, characteristic red lacquer hair, overall in excellent condition, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed CHOKUSAI on the back - for information on this fine artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by Geo ...click for details


19c netsuke resting DARUMA by SEISHO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253357

19c netsuke resting DARUMA by SEISHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$895 

19th century ivory netsuke of reclining Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe and cape, supporting his head with one hand, and holding a hossu (fly whisk) in the other. Superbly carved, wonderful and unusually relaxed face (as opposed to his conventional expression of severe concentration), excellent depiction of the flow of his robe. Beautiful wear, excellent patina consistent with age. Signed SEISHO on the bottom, wonderful work by the master carver. Length 2 inches. ...click for details


18c netsuke BOY with huge bag

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1253346

18c netsuke BOY with huge bag
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617-945-5920


$495 

Late 18th to early 19th century ivory netsuke of a standing karako (Chinese boy) leaning on a large cloth bag - probably that of Hotei. Excellent early carving, well captured facial expression, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age. Wonderfully etched textile patterns, hair knot is inlaid with black horn. Length 1 1/4 inches.


19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI by SHIGEKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253345

19c netsuke Lucky God HOTEI by SHIGEKAZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$495 

19th century wooden netsuke depicting 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 peach in one hand, and the other hand resting on his voluminous belly. Very good quality carving - see his face with a slight smile, and wonderful flow of his long robe. Beautiful patina and wear, very pleasant feel of age. Signed SHIGEKAZU on the back - the artist is listed on p. 946 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO RE ...click for details


19c horn netsuke TAMETOMO sinking ship

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253343

19c horn netsuke TAMETOMO sinking ship
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617-945-5920


$295 

19th century manju shape horn netsuke of Tametomo, a member of Minamoto clam exiled to the Oshima island, standing in full armor with his long bow, a small islander next to him. The back shows a ship sent to recapture Tametomo sinking after being hit by a single arrow from his bow. Beautiful sharp carving - see the textures of his armor, islander’s clothing and ship detailing. Very pleasant feel of age to the piece, no traces of insect bites usual for horn pieces, wonderful patina. Very good stu ...click for details


19c netsuke 3 MONKEYS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253339

19c netsuke 3 MONKEYS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$295 

Late 19th century Japanese ivory netsuke or small okimono carved as three monkeys helping each other to perform “speak, hear and see no evil” routine. Wonderful faces and hairwork, nice depiction of limbs, light staining, pleasant patina. Length 2 5/8 inches.


19c netsuke PEASANT & sheaf by KAIRAKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253338

19c netsuke PEASANT & sheaf by KAIRAKU
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617-945-5920


$250 

Rather unusual 19th century ceramic netsuke of a peasant sitting next to a a rice straw sheaf, wearing a straw raincoat and holding a hat in his hands. Very nice modeling, wonderful smiling face, beautiful red glaze, pleasant patina. Marked on the back with potter’s seal reading KAIRAKU. Length 2 3/8 inches.


19c staghorn Asakusa OBIHASAMI netsuke

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253337

19c staghorn Asakusa OBIHASAMI netsuke
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century Asakusa school staghorn netsuke of obihasami type carved with a design of a woven fence. The hooks at the top and bottom of the piece go around the edges of obi - a sash holding a kimono. Excellent clever and subtle piece typical of Asakusa school, warm patina, darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn. Wonderful representative piece for a collection of different netsuke types. Length 4 1/8 inches.


19c OJIME netsuke cord slide MAPLE LEAVES

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253336

19c OJIME netsuke cord slide MAPLE LEAVES
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round with a continuous design of interlocking maple leaves. Superb clever design closely resembling and definitely predating the work of M. C. Escher. Excellent crisp carving with deep undercutting, metal liner for the central hole, wonderful patina. Height 11/16 inches..


19c netsuke actor as OFFICIAL by CHIKUJU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253332

19c netsuke actor as OFFICIAL by CHIKUJU
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617-945-5920


$125 

19th century hinoki (cypress wood) netsuke of an actor in a role of a Chinese official with characteristic tablet in his hand. Painted in bright colors in a manner of Shuzan, great quality face, wonderful rendition of Noh theater robes as geometric planes with finely painted textile patterns. Signed CHIKUJU on the back - the artist is mentioned in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 452, number 134). Height 2 3/16 inches.

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