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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
Netsuke carved as a grandfather with a shishimai (lion dance) mask with long hood leaning over his grandson who laughs as he falls over a hobby horse. Very well captured interaction between two characters, wonderful cheerful faces, eyes of the lion mask are inlaid with dark horn and the hood with green glass roundels, black ink highlights, good patina. Signed ROGYOKU and sealed the same on the bottom. Height 1 3/4 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$895.00
Japanese netsuke of a standing old man with cane, and holding two items on a rope across his shoulder - a lunch box on his front and a basket with persimmons with branches and leaves on his back. The subject is probably a grandfather visiting his grandchildren, beautifully conveys the mood of the scene. Wonderful carving with clean lines, excellent face not losing quality even with high magnification, painted robe and other details (expected wear to paint), pleasant feel of age...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$25.00
Christie’s sale catalog FINE JAPANESE NETSUKE AND INRO that took place in New York on June 27, 1985. Soft covers, 95 lots illustrated in color and black and white. Excellent reference book.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
Unusual 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...
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
$40.00
Catalogue of the exhibition NETSUKE AND INRO FROM EUROPEAN COLLECTIONS by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 2002. Excellent quality hardcover book, great color photographs and detailed descriptions of 145 items, wonderful reference material. Photos of all signatures, index of artists, index of subjects, bibliography, cloth, missing dust jacket, size: 13x9 inches, 144 pages.
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
$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
$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.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$775.00
Ivory netsuke of a sitting courtier (recognizable by his tall hat) wearing formal garments and holding an open fan in his hands. Extremely well carved out of beautiful even ivory with cross-hatching pattern seen on the bottom of the piece. Excellent clean carving with 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...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Netsuke of a seated spotted dog wearing a collar, its head turned to the left. Very well carved out of even grained ivory, nice face with horn inlaid pupils. Superbly stained - see the darker spots on its coat, wonderfully incised fur. Signed GYOKUSEKI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 428 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and a tiger netsuke carved in the similar manner is illustrated. Height 1 5/8 inches.