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Netsuke BUFFALO by SHINZAN MASANAO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960   item# 1225516

Netsuke BUFFALO by SHINZAN MASANAO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1450 

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. Length 2 inc ...click for details


Netsuke JUROJIN with turtle by SEIGYOKU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1225511

Netsuke JUROJIN with turtle by SEIGYOKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$475 

Ivory netsuke of standing Jurojin holding a turtle on his hand. Jurojin is one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity, and the turtle - one of his usual companions - is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Very nicely carved, great level of detail and perfectly captured facial expression, expert staining. Signed SEIGYOKU on the back - for a discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NETSUKE by Miriam Kinsey, p. 226. Height 1 7/8 inches.


Box for 3 pairs of Menuki /fuchi-kashira

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1225290

Box for 3 pairs of Menuki /fuchi-kashira
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$40 each 

Japanese wooden box for storage and display of 3 pairs of menuki or fuchi-kashira sets. 2 boxes are available. Exceptionally well made from kiri wood - that of Paulownia tree, ivory colored silk insert with thread holders for sword fittings. Dimensions: 10 3/4x3 1/2x1 1/2 ( 27.5x9x3.7 cm).


Box for pair of Menuki /fuchi-kashira

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1225289

Box for pair of Menuki /fuchi-kashira
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$20 each 

Japanese wooden box for storage and display of 1 pair of menuki or fuchi-kashira set. 6 boxes are available. Exceptionally well made from kiri wood - that of Paulownia tree, light salad green colored silk insert with thread holders for sword fittings. Dimensions: 5 7/8x3 7/16x1 1/4 ( 15x8.5x3 cm).


Box for pair of Menuki /fuchi-kashira with cushions

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Swords and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1225288

Box for pair of Menuki /fuchi-kashira with cushions
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$20 each 

Japanese wooden box for storage and display of 1 pair of menuki or fuchi-kashira set. 2 boxes are available. Exceptionally well made from kiri wood - that of Paulownia tree, burgundy colored silk insert with thread holders for sword fittings, matching silk cushion. Dimensions: 5 5/8x3 1/4x1 7/16 ( 14.5x8.4x3.6 cm).


19c netsuke NIO & sandal by MEIGYOKUSAI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1950   item# 1223351

19c netsuke NIO & sandal by MEIGYOKUSAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$995 

Ivory netsuke of of a nio (one of the Buddhist Guardian Kings) ineptly mending a huge old straw sandal with a rope. The subject is a humorous take on a clash between tremendous spiritual power and clumsiness in performing mundane chores. Wonderful carving, great bewildered face with horn inlaid eyes, beautifully incised and etched hair on his limbs, excellent patina, compressed dust on the surface. Signed MEIGYOKUSAI in oval reserve on the bottom - the carver is one of the best 20th century nets ...click for details


1930s Japanese silver PLACE CARD HOLDERS

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1940   item# 1218561

1930s Japanese silver PLACE CARD HOLDERS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Set of six 1930s Japanese sterling silver place card holders with fronts representing a garden and a temple lanterns, a dragon boat, a torii gate, a castle, and a pagoda. Excellent crisp work, in perfect condition, each is marked STERLING 950 on the back, average height about 1 1/4 inches.


1930s Japanese silver PLACE CARD HOLDERS

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Metalwork: Pre 1940   item# 1218559

1930s Japanese silver PLACE CARD HOLDERS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Set of five 1930s Japanese sterling silver place card holders with fronts representing a rickshaw, a sailing junk, a toy cat, a thatched hut and a fan. Excellent crisp work, in perfect condition, each is marked STERLING 950 on the back, average height about 1 1/4 inches.


Netsuke POET LI PO & wine jar by RYUFU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1217376

Netsuke POET LI PO & wine jar by RYUFU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

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. Signed RYUFU in oval reserve on the bottom - for a brief discussion of the artist see CONTEMPORARY NE ...click for details


Netsuke SUMO WRESTLERS by NANRYU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1216948

Netsuke SUMO WRESTLERS by NANRYU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$675 

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.

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