Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1800.00
Very unusual tall netsuke of a rather acrobatic male Ashinaga (long legs) standing on his elbows with his feet up as a female Tenaga (long arms) stands on the back of his head. Superbly carved to the last detail - see their fingernails, breasts, structures of muscles and extended limbs, hair textures, extraordinary portrait quality faces. Beautiful even grained material, excellent finish, himotoshi is formed by natural openings between their limbs on the back...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
Netsuke of a sitting courtier (recognizable by his tall hat) wearing formal garments and holding an open fan in his hands. Extremely well carved, expert polychrome decoration, wonderful level of detail, perfectly captured facial expression. Signed RYOSEI on the bottom - this very distinct carver is discussed in CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 225. Height 1 11/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$525.00
Japanese okimono of smiling Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - holding a white rabbit in his hand, and with his foot on a bag of rice. The okimono is a joke on Daikoku’s sanity - he’s got the wrong rodent: rat is the standard companions of Daikoku (who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats thrive when there is abundance of grain)...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$295.00
Netsuke representing a theatrical mask of Hyottoko - a perplexed peasant - carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick). Wonderful expressive face, black and red ink highlights, beautiful finish to the surface. Signed RYOSHU on the back. Height 1 inch.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
Netsuke carved as an actor wearing rich theatrical costume decorated with pines, a female mask, and holding a closed fan in his hand. Extremely well carved out of beautiful even material, fantastic level of detail both in the mask, headband and clothes with unusually well done dense polychrome decoration. Perfectly captured facial expression with slight smile, wonderful rendition of hair texture...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$30.00
Japanese wooden box for storage and display of 3 pairs of menuki or fuchi-kashira sets. 2 boxes are available. Exceptionally well made from kiri wood - that of Paulownia tree, ivory colored silk insert with thread holders for sword fittings. Dimensions: 10 3/4”x3 1/2”x1 1/2” ( 27.5x9x3.7 cm).
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$15.00
Japanese wooden box for storage and display of 1 pair of menuki or fuchi-kashira set. 6 boxes are available. Exceptionally well made from kiri wood - that of Paulownia tree, light salad green colored silk insert with thread holders for sword fittings. Dimensions: 5 7/8”x3 7/16”x1 1/4” ( 15x8.5x3 cm).
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1250.00
Boxwood netsuke of a toad sitting on a discarded zori (straw sandal). Excellent rendition of the skin, paws and texture of woven sandal, great facial expression. Convex eyes of the toad are inlaid with dark horn, the looped thong of the sandal forms the himotoshi (cord opening). Beautiful staining, wear and patina. Signed SHINZAN for Shinzan Masanao (born in 1904) on the bottom - for discussion of the last of Masanao of Ise carvers see p...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Netsuke of an owl sitting on a tree stump with fresh branches and leaves. Excellent quality detailed carving, wonderful face with somewhat puzzled expression, beautiful depiction of differentiated feathers, pleasant patina, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Signed MASAMITSU (alternative reading is Shoko) on the bottom. Wonderful netsuke by the master carver. Height 1 5/8 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
Japanese okimono of a standing actor in a role of a shojo with a fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Superb quality carving with excellent face and minute detailing - see the fingernails, hair texture and textile patterns. Beautiful warm patina, details highlighted by paint and golden lacquer, in excellent condition...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Small netsuke of a tadpole in a stage when it starts growing its legs. Rare subject, superbly realistic carving of shapes and textures perfectly capturing the essence of the creature. Wonderful clean carving, signed RYOSHU on the bottom - for information on one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century see p. 886 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb piece, all that a great netsuke shall be. Length 1 1/2 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
1920s kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with plastic top and celluloid bowl imitating ivory. The top represents a dragon clutching Sacred Pearl in its paw. Excellent crisp work, overall in excellent condition, swinging metal loop on the back for the cord. Comes with original metal chain that connected it to a tobacco pouch. The metal connector fitting is worked with dragon in flight on one side and Mount Fuji and clouds on the other. Very good example of its type...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326774
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
1920s Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with sturdy body and cup mouth. Shino ware with dark body and free potting - one can feel spiral lines on the body left by fingers of the potter and see a beautiful spiral line on the bottom. Gray Shino glaze with swirling rust colored lines, wonderful sense of energy to the piece. Marked with a potter’s seal on the foot, overall in excellent condition. Great object in Japanese taste. Height 5 3/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326764
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
1920s Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with conical body and narrow mouth. The piece was made at Shigaraki kilns - one of the six ancient kilns of Japan - and displays typical coarse body with large sand particles, freely applied gray glaze with some areas that fired brick red. Excellent piece in Japanese taste, beautiful spiral line on the bottom. Some compressed dust, overall in excellent condition. Height 5 3/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1326763
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
1920s Japanese ceramic tokkuri - sake bottle - with body pinched on 3 sides, one indent containing a low relief figure of standing Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck and incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future). The piece was made at Bizen kilns, characteristic dark red/brown body, beautiful mottled gray glaze. Marked with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) on the bottom. Clever design, very pleasant to hold, in excellent condition. Height 5 1/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #1326761
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
1940s Japanese ceramic small tokkuri - sake bottle - with body incised with horizontal bands and pinched on 3 sides. The piece was made at Bizen kilns, characteristic dark red/brown body, beautiful patina. Stamped with the seal of the artist on the bottom. Clever design, very pleasant to hold, in excellent condition. Height 4 1/2 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents a doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and his eyes can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, facial hair, chrysanthemums and paulownia leaves with flowers on his robe beautifully incised and etched with ink...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents a doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and his eyes can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, facial hair and 3 flowering chrysanthemums on his robe beautifully incised and etched with ink. It appears that the artist etched a different design on every piece of this model of his - see the other Darumas by Ryoshu on my site...