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Chinese scholar horn brush washer chimeras

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1950   item# 1238463

Chinese scholar horn brush washer chimeras
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

Chinese scholarís brush washer turned out of buffalo horn with four carved chimeras in different attitudes along its perimeter and key fret collar around its mouth. Does not photograph well. Superbly beautiful material with even texture and subtle translucency, wonderful carving. Excellent item for scholarís desk. Width 2 7/8 inches, height 7/8 inches.


Netsuke stretching book reader by GYOKUSHO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1238038

Netsuke stretching book reader by GYOKUSHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Ivory netsuke of a man seated by a hot sand brazier with a kettle on it, putting a book aside and stretching his arms. Excellent detailed carving - his his wonderful face, tobacco pouch with pipe case by his side, a ladle for stirring the sand, brazier, book and kettle textures. Beautifully stained and finished. Signed GYOKUSHO on the bottom - for a brief discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 216. Height 1 3/4 inches.


Netsuke DOG with bell by SEIKOKU ex Meredith

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1237686

Netsuke DOG with bell by SEIKOKU ex Meredith
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1350 

Ivory netsuke of a seated dog licking its hind paw and wearing a cloth collar with a bell on it. Superb quality carving - see its face and body bulk. Good compact shape, cord hole is formed by is left hind leg, very beautiful even grained ivory, remarkable patina. Eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, signed IKKO SEIKOKU by its tail. Formerly in the Scott Meredith Collection. Height 1 5/16 inches.


Ivory netsuke SUMO WRESTLER by YUKIMASA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1237563

Ivory netsuke SUMO WRESTLER by YUKIMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

Ivory netsuke of a standing sumo wrestler wearing kesho-mawashi - a heavily embroidered apron - and getting ready for a match. Excellent concentrated and tranquil face, great sense of volume to his limbs and body. Wonderful clean carving made out of beautiful even grained ivory, expert light staining. Signed YUKIMASA inside the apron - for a good discussion of the artist (born in 1914) see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Height 2 3/16 inches.


Netsuke TIGER by YUKIMASA

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1237349

Netsuke TIGER by YUKIMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

Ivory netsuke of a crouching tiger with its head turned back. Extremely well carved, superb face with its teeth showing, horn inlaid eyes, great quality etching of its stripes. Excellent clean carving with powerful paws, beautiful flow to its tail, expert light staining. Signed MASATOMO on the bottom - the signature is that used by Yukimasa (born in 1914) - for a good discussion of this excellent artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 233. Length 1 3/4 inches.


Netsuke CUCUMBER by RYOKUZAN

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1920   item# 1237216

Netsuke CUCUMBER by RYOKUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$795 

Exceptional ivory netsuke carved as a cucumber. The most realistically carved piece that I have had. Superb quality rendition of shape, texture and color of the vegetable, very pleasant to the touch. Signed RYOKUZAN on the inlaid cinnabar plaque - this brilliant and very distinct artist is listed on p. 883 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Excellent clever netsuke. Length 2 1/8 inches.


Netsuke Heavenly General by KENJI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1236964

Netsuke Heavenly General by KENJI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1750 

Ivory netsuke of a Heavenly General standing wearing military garb, his fists clenched and hair upswept. Twelve Heavenly Generals protect and serve the Yakushi Nyorai (the Medicine Buddha). The twelve are Hindu in origin and were later incorporated into Buddhism as protective warriors: the 12 were present when the historical Buddha introduced the Healing Sutra. Extremely well carved out of beautiful flawless piece of ivory: fantastic quality depiction of his face with a touch of madness, not loo ...click for details


Netsuke TADPOLE by RYOSHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1236790

Netsuke TADPOLE by RYOSHU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Unusual ivory 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.


Netsuke DARUMA by RYOSHU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1236789

Netsuke DARUMA by RYOSHU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

Ivory netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century (see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 886). Netsuke represents Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and has an unusual feature for a high quality netsuke - eyes that can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, facial hair, character FUKU (happiness) and chrysanthemum patterns on his robe beautifully i ...click for details


Japanese scroll painting MYNAH by TAKAHASHI GENKI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1960   item# 1235351

Japanese scroll painting MYNAH by TAKAHASHI GENKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Japanese scroll painted with ink on paper depicting a mynah among tree branches. Mynahs are similar to crows, the difference being tufts of feathers on their beaks. Elegant composition in Japanese taste, superbly captured contemplative mood of the bird, wonderful quality painting, great brushwork. Silk brocade mounts, lacquered wood scroll ends, couple of crease lines, in great condition overall. Signed GENKI for Takahashi Genki (1911-1978), and marked with red paste seal. Enlargement 6 shows 2 ...click for details

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