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$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.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$65.00
Christie’s sale catalog THE RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE PART IV that took place in New York on April 23, 1991. Hard covers, 297 lots illustrated in color, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$45.00
Sotheby’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE INRO AND LACQUER FROM THE ESTATE OF MADELYN HICKMOTT that took place in New York on February 8, 1989. Soft covers, 400 lots illustrated (some color, some black and white), prices realized included.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$33.00
Sotheby’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE OJIME and INRO that took place in Honolulu on January 28, 1985. 232 lots illustrated (some color, some black and white), prices realized included.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,450.00
Wooden netsuke netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured somewhat puzzled expression, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face and finely incised coat, eyes inlaid with black horn. Signed MASANAO SHINZAN on the bottom - for discussion of the last of Masanao carvers see p. 725 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful sculpture by the master carver...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Ivory 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
$300.00
Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE by Hirokazu Arakawa illustrating the entire collection of Baron Go Seinosuke. Rare book (first and the only edition), published in 1983 by Kodansha International for Tokyo National Museum. Hardcover, gray cloth, slip case, 260 pages, 361 netsuke described and photographed in color with b/w signature photo...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$250.00
Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART: One Thousand Favorites of Leading Collectors by Bernard Hurtig. Rare book, published in 1975 by Weatherhill for the International netsuke Collectors Society. Hardcover, brocade cloth, slip case, 245 pages, 1000 netsuke photographed in color. Outstanding reference book, and an interesting experiment illustrating favorite pieces of 20 leading collectors with essays by each person providing an insight into their collecting world. 12 x9 1/4 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Book NETSUKE: A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY BASED ON THE M. T. HINDSON COLLECTION by Neal Davey. Revised edition with 296 new illustrations including 182 in color, Philip Wilson Publishers, London, 1982. Hardcover, dust jacket, 566 pages, 12”x8.25”. Absolutely essential reference book with thorough descriptions and black and white photos of 1322 netsuke with some 300 actual signatures, about 200 color photographs...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Sotheby’s sale catalog THE CARLO MONZINO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE, INRO AND LACQUER that took place in London on June 21, 1995. The spine is in normal condition - white seen on the top left side on Enlargement 1 is reflection from photography lights. Hard covers, 500 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included. One of the most interesting collections that went on the market in the past 30 years, superb reference book.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Sale catalog An Exhibition of the Robert S. Huthart Collection of Non-Iwami Netsuke by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1998. 220 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, no dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 304 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. Excellent reference book.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Sale catalog An Exhibition of Netsuke through Three Centuries by Barry Davies Oriental Art, London, 1996. 205 important pieces illustrated in color with color photos of each signature. Hardcover, dust jacket, 13x 9 inches, 176 pages, includes index of artists and bibliography. An excellent catalog of netsuke from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries from three private collections. Containing superb examples, many from such renowned provenances as the Brockhaus and Behrens collections...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Book THE RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE: A LEGACY AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. Softcover, 552 pages, Art Media Resources Ltd, 2003, 11”x10”. Extraordinary reference book: 827 netsuke and 20 inro are photographed, described and discussed individually by a bright team of netsuke experts including Neil Davey and Virginia Atchley...
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$50.00
THE INRO HANDBOOK: STUDIES OF NETSUKE, INRO, AND LACQUER by Raymond Bushell. Published in 1979 by Weatherhill, printed in Japan. Hardcover, gray cloth, dust jacket, 263 pages, 136 color plates with b/w details, 386 photos of signatures, 38 color photos of different lacquer techniques. Excellent reference work with detailed discussion of different types of inro materials, and to that day the only book in English that provides explanation of numerous lacquer techniques...