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Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1243138

Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one. Foxes in Japanese folklore are generally regarded as unfriendly creatures capable of turning into women and playing cruel tr ...click for details


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.


1920s tea ceremony copper silver BOWL

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1930   item# 1240752

1920s tea ceremony copper silver BOWL
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Taisho period (1920s) Japanese hammered copper chakin tarai - bowl used in tea ceremony for soaking tea cloth & whisk. Excellent piece in arts and crafts spirit, hammered body with petal-shaped rim and silvered inside. Obvious signs of usage on the inside, beautiful 2-colored patina on the outside. Stamped on the bottom with a 4-character maker’s mark on the bottom. Produces very pleasing and long lasting sound when tapped. Diameter 7 1/4 inches, height 2 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.

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