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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Book NETSUKE: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY BASED ON THE M. T. HINDSON COLLECTION by Neal Davey, Faber & Faber, London, 1974. Hardcover, dust jacket, 564 pages, 12”x8.25”. Absolutely essential reference book with thorough descriptions and black and white photos of 1322 netsuke with some 300 actual signatures. Most valuable part is an index of 3425 known netsuke artists with their names in Japanese characters, type of work, time period and preferred medium...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Japanese netsuke carved as a standing man, a drum by his feet and a large shishi mask in his hands - he is about to take part in a performance of a shishimai dance. Nice features to the piece - the lower jaw of the mask is moveable, and the face is reversible presenting one of a smiling boy and the other of a pensive peasant. Very strong carving with great quality of facial expressions and detailing - see a cord on a drum, etching of designs on his pants and robe...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1322710
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Unusual pair of 1930s Japanese sterling silver and glass salt and pepper shakers. Glass bottles are of triangular section, overlaid with sterling silver bamboo leaves on stems. Excellent quality crisp work, wonderful patina, marked STERLING 950 on the bottom. Clever design, extremely well made, wonderful table objects in superb condition. Height 3 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1322709
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
Pair of unusual 1930s Japanese sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in a shape of Amida Buddha sitting with his hands in jo-in mudra - hand gesture signifying concentration. Excellent quality work, great faces and textile lines. Sliding door on the bottom marked STERLING 950, scratches to the bottom of one piece as can be seen on photos (can be polished off, I guess). Excellent design, very well made, wonderful table objects. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1322707
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
1930s Japanese silver open salt in a shape of an incense burner in ancient shape with handles and 3 feet, glass insert and a salt spoon with bamboo design handle. Samurai crests in roundels on 2 sides, each comprised of three water lily leaves. Excellent crisp work, marked STERLING 950 on the bottom. Diameter 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1322706
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$95.00
1930s Japanese silver open salt in hibachi (portable charcoal-burning brazier) shape with 4 feet, glass insert and spoon with handle shaped like a Japanese tobacco pipe. Longer sides are decorated with 2 characters and samurai family crests, each comprised of three water lily leaves. Excellent crisp work, in great condition, marked STERLING ASAHI 950 on the bottom. Length 1 7/8 inches, height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1322705
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$90.00
Pair of 1930s Japanese sterling silver salt and pepper shakers in a shape of paper lanterns. Clever design, very nicely made in great shape - no dents, marked STERLING on the bottom. The top section unscrews to allow for salt/pepper to be put in. Height 1 5/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Netsuke of three shojo seated inside a huge sake cup in different attitudes and holding a cup, a fan and a ladle in their hands. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. The subject of the carving is probably sannin jogo - the three drunkards showing the varying effects of sake: laughter, weeping and anger. Excellent carving, great faces, wonderful depiction of their clothes, feels very pleasant to the touch, beautiful patina...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
Netsuke of three goats standing in a circle touching with their rumps, heads turned. Excellent carving, wonderfully caught mood of the scene, superb depiction of their coats, eyes inlaid with light horn, delicate carving of their limbs with hooves, beautiful patina. Signed YUKIMASA on bottom - for a good discussion of this excellent artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1320651
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Japanese scroll painted with red ink on paper depicting Shoki the Demon Queller with a drawn sword in his hands. The image of Shoki as a powerful and benevolent figure and use of red ink indicate that the scroll was hung in the home as a protection against smallpox. Wonderful expressive painting - see his severe facial expression, detailing of his hair and beard, flow of his robe and beautifully executed ink washes. Paper mounts, wooden scroll ends...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1400.00
Netsuke of makatsugyo - a dragon-fish - in the process of transformation. The face is already that of a dragon, while limbs are still carp’s fins. According to a Chinese legend, a carp that can swim up the waterfall turns into a dragon, and thus serves as a paragon of perseverance, especially in scholarly pursuits. The creature is rarely depicted in netsuke. Superb clean carving, excellent detailing, beautiful inlays with black and transparent brown horn...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$650.00
Netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
Netsuke of a man seated by a hot sand brazier with a kettle on it, putting a book aside and stretching his arms. Excellent detailed carving - his his wonderful face, tobacco pouch with pipe case by his side, a ladle for stirring the sand, brazier, book and kettle textures. Beautifully stained and finished. Signed GYOKUSHO on the bottom - for a brief discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 216. Height 1 3/4 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$425.00
Netsuke of standing Jurojin holding a turtle on his hand. Jurojin is one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity, and the turtle - one of his usual companions - is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Very nicely carved, great level of detail and perfectly captured facial expression, expert staining. Signed SEIGYOKU on the back - for a discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 226. Height 1 7/8 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2000.00
Netsuke of a resting Manchurian crane with elegantly bent neck, its wings forming an arch above its back. Extremely well carved, perfectly captured essence of the creature, superb detailing of its wings and webbed feet. Eyes are double inlaid with lighter and darker horn, perfect delineation of different feather textures and leathery texture of its legs. Excellent patina, in perfect condition...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Netsuke of a seated dog licking its hind paw and wearing a cloth collar with a bell on it. Superb quality carving - see its face and body bulk. Good compact shape, cord hole is formed by is left hind leg, very beautiful even grained material, remarkable patina. Eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, signed IKKO SEIKOKU by its tail. Formerly in the Scott Meredith Collection. Height 1 5/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
Netsuke of a standing sumo wrestler wearing kesho-mawashi - a heavily embroidered apron - and getting ready for a match. Excellent concentrated and tranquil face, great sense of volume to his limbs and body. Wonderful clean carving made out of beautiful even grained material, expert light staining. Signed YUKIMASA inside the apron - for a good discussion of the artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Height 2 3/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Small netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and his eyes can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, facial hair and mandarin duck decoration on his robe beautifully incised and etched with ink. Excellent clean carving made out of beautiful even material...