Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$950.00
Ivory netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents a beetle crawling over 2 chestnuts. Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) also known as the starry sky beetle, is a species native to eastern China, Japan, and Korea. Absolutely realistic depiction of the insect and the nuts - see the raptured skin of a larger nut on the top...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1550.00
Ivory netsuke of a piebald puppy being surprised by a ladybird climbing up its hind leg. Beautifully caught mood of the scene, superb sense of volume, extremely well carved out of a beautiful flawless piece of ivory. Fantastic quality depiction of the face, mouth with curling tongue and sharp baby teeth, chunky paws. Incredible quality horn double inlaid eyes of the puppy - it looks alive, spots of the insect are inlaid with reddish brown horn...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
Ivory netsuke of Rihaku seated on a tree stump and lovingly leaning towards a large wine jar while holding a ladle in his hand. Rihaku (Li Po in Chinese) was a celebrated, probably the most famous poet of China, equally renown for his love of wine. Superbly carved, excellent face and detailing of his hair and robe as well as jar and stump textures. Excellent staining and bleaching, great patina...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
Ivory netsuke of two sumo wrestlers in a match, each attempting to throw the other. Superbly carved (see their incised fingernails), wonderfully captured body bulks and dynamic poses, perfectly etched textures of their hair and loincloths. Signed NANRYU in rectangular reserve on the bottom - for information about the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 224. Excellent netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
Unusual ivory netsuke of two differently sized tadpoles - one in a stage when it starts growing its legs, the other one did not get there yet. Rare subject, elegant composition, superbly realistic carving of shapes and textures perfectly capturing the essence of the creatures, yet also having a feeling of an abstract sculpture. Wonderful clean carving, signed RYOSHU on the bottom - for information on one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century see p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1280051
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
1930s Japanese scroll depicting four Zodiac animals - horse, boar, mouse and snake - around a tree. Must have been part of a set of paintings depicting grouping of Zodiac animals. Ink and colors on silk, excellent detailing, beautiful brushwork - see the depiction of hair, scales, grass and leaves. Signed CHIKUREI SENSHI followed by 2 artist’s seals, one more seal in the lower right corner...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1280048
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Japanese hanging scroll painted with ink and colors on paper depicting juzu - Japanese Buddhist prayer beads - accompanied by a very lengthy poem. Wonderful Zen Buddhist subject, superb free brushwork. Signed with one vertical line of characters, and sealed with 2 red artist’s seals. Nice textile mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends, in great condition. Excellent piece for a practicing Buddhist or for use in tea ceremony. Scroll size 79x17.5 inches, painting size 52x13 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1280047
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
1930s Japanese scroll painted with colors on paper. The scroll depicts a duck resting on the grass by a stream under a crescent moon. Did not photograph well. Wonderful quality realistic painting - see the differentiated feathers of the bird, and freely painted blades of grass. Excellent composition in Japanese taste, in great condition (some foxing to the paper mounts, not on the painting itself), lacquered wood scroll ends. Signed in ink KANSO, and marked with red paste seal (see detail)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1940 item #1280045
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
1930s Japanese scroll painted with ink and colors on silk. The scroll depicts a Sambaso dancer with characteristic hat and fan, and a Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum), all under a rope with ribbons tied to it. Excellent painting capturing the festive mood, wonderful brushwork...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1960 item #1280043
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Japanese hanging scroll depicting 3 Chinese scholars having wine and probably a good conversation at the table by the rock, with an attendant taking care of wine heating and pouring. There are fruit, books and some other items on a smaller picnic table. Ink and colors on paper, excellent quality painting in Japanese scholar’s style, great brushwork. Signed KOKEISAI in black ink and sealed SEIJI in red paste (see detail)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1980 item #1280041
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$150.00
Japanese hanging scroll of a low hills and a fishing village in the background, and shallow sea with a man pushing his boat with a pole. Ink and colors on paper, excellent impressionist rendition of a classic theme, superb free brushwork. Signed and sealed SHOSEN in lower right corner. Paper mounts, wooden scroll ends, overall in great condition. Scroll size 51x22.5 inches, painting size 13x18 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Christie's sale catalog THE FRANCOIS STORNO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE, that took place in London on May 16, 2007. Soft covers, 161 lots illustrated and described, introduction by Francois Storno, prices realized included. Excellent reference book, in excellent condition.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$50.00
Sotheby's sale catalog FINE NETSUKE INCLUDING PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ALAN. R. LISS, that took place in Chicago on September 2, 1993. Soft covers, 116 pages, all 304 lots illustrated in color, bibliography, prices realized included. Excellent reference book, in great condition.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$35.00
Sotheby's sale catalog THE FLOYD SEGEL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE that took place in Chicago on July 7, 1999. 127 lots illustrated, prices realized included.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$30.00
Christie’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE, INRO AND PIPECASES that took place in London on May 16, 1990. 130 lots, color and black and white photos, prices realized included.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$50.00
Book The Art of Netsuke Carving by Masatoshi As Told To Raymond Bushell. Hardcover with hard slipcase, published by Kodansha International, 1981. Masatoshi is the last netsuke carver to belong to the great tradition of Japanese craftsmanship. A unique book by a master carver describing himself, his training, and his approach to his work. Chapters include Life and training, Tools, Materials, Carving and techniques, Polishing, Coloring, Subjects and sources, Designs and models...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$55.00
Book LIVING MASTERS OF NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, Kodansha International Ltd., 1984, 1st edition. Hard cover, pictorial slipcase, 232 pages, size 9 3/4 x 12 inches. Very good reference book, 21 carvers are discussed, color photos of their work.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$35.00
Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE FROM THE COLLECTION OF RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL that took place in New York on March 21, 2000. Last of the 6 sales of the Bushell netsuke collection, soft covers, 306 lots illustrated, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.