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Netsuke toad on sandal by SHINZAN MASANAO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1940   item# 1242481

Netsuke toad on sandal by SHINZAN MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2500 

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. 725 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR S ...click for details


Netsuke resting MANCHURIAN CRANE by BISHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1242176

Netsuke resting MANCHURIAN CRANE by BISHU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2250 

Ivory 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. Signed with round seal MISHU on the bottom next to its right leg - the artist is Bishu - one of t ...click for details


Netsuke SPARROW by SHINZAN

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1242173

Netsuke SPARROW by SHINZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$495 

Ivory netsuke of a a tongue-cut sparrow with head turned to its left. Excellent delicate bird of classic design, wonderfully depicted body bulk and open wings, its tail upright, eyes inlaid with black horn.. Beautiful carving with clean strong lines, perfectly captured essence of the creature, great sense of volume, beautiful even ivory. Signed SHINZAN on the bottom - for information on this artist carving netsuke and okimono see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 237. Length 1 5/16 inche ...click for details


10X magnifying titanium EYEGLASSES for netsuke /jewelry

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241766

10X magnifying titanium EYEGLASSES for netsuke /jewelry
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$115 

Brand new Japanese titanium eyeglasses with 10 times magnifying lenses. Seem to be more convenient than jeweler’s loupe for viewing small objects such as netsuke, jewelry items and such. Pure titanium frame, Takeo Kikuchi brand, made in Japan, light weight optical quality scratch resistant plastic lenses. Come with case and microfiber cleaning cloth.


Book THE BAUR COLLECTION: NETSUKE

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241764

Book THE BAUR COLLECTION: NETSUKE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$575 

Book “THE BAUR COLLECTION: NETSUKE” by Marie-Therese Coullery and Martin Newstead. Dust jacket is in excellent condition - dull whitish surface that can be seen on Enlargement 1 is a plastic wrapper on top of it. This book is number 1013 out of limited numbered edition of 1500. One of the world's most important collections of netsuke is richly illustrated in this definitive volume. Arranged by subject with general subject description followed by exact description and photo of each netsuke. S ...click for details


Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241763

Book THE GO COLLECTION OF NETSUKE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

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. Exquisite selection, excellent essays including chapters on: origins of inro and netsuke, netsuke types and designs, artists, ojime, biographies of carvers re ...click for details


Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART 1000 netsuke

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241762

Book MASTERPIECES OF NETSUKE ART 1000 netsuke
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

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.


Book NETSUKE STUDY HINDSON COLLECTION by N. Davey

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241761

Book NETSUKE STUDY HINDSON COLLECTION by N. Davey
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

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. Most valuable part is an index of 3425 known netsuke artists with their names in Japanese ...click for details


BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE LEGACY AT LA MUSEUM

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241759

BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE LEGACY AT LA MUSEUM
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$60 

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. Photos of all signatures, 6 introductory articles about netsuke of different periods, materials and techniques, glossary, bibliography, inde ...click for details


THE INRO HANDBOOK NETSUKE, INRO & LACQUER

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1241757

THE INRO HANDBOOK NETSUKE, INRO & LACQUER
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$55 

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. 10 1/2 x8 inches, in excell ...click for details

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