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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


Netsuke MONKEY TRAINER by ICHIRO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1960   item# 1234563

Netsuke MONKEY TRAINER by ICHIRO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

Japanese ivory netsuke of a sarumawashi (traveling monkey trainer) gently petting and offering a persimmon to his charge sitting in front of him. Beautifully conveys relationships between two characters. There is a nice detail for a netsuke lover - he is wearing a tobacco pouch and cased pipe suspended by a manju netsuke. Wonderful carving with clean lines, excellent face not losing quality even with high magnification. Great quality even grained ivory, mother of pearl inlaid roundels on his clo ...click for details


Netsuke NUDE in tub by DOHO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1234561

Netsuke NUDE in tub by DOHO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

Ivory netsuke of a nude girl washing herself with a towel in a wooden tub. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene excellent work with great detailing - see her delicately carved curves and elaborate hair arrangement. Clean even grained ivory, beautiful finish to the piece. Signed DOHO in oval reserve on the bottom. Excellent sculpture. Height 1 3/4 inches.


Netsuke GRANDFATHER with GIFTS by ICHIRO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1233549

Netsuke GRANDFATHER with GIFTS by ICHIRO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$895 

Japanese ivory netsuke of a standing old man with cane, and holding two items on a rope across his shoulder - a lunch box on his front and a basket with persimmons with branches and leaves on his back. The subject is probably a grandfather visiting his grandchildren, beautifully conveys the mood of the scene. Wonderful carving with clean lines, excellent face not losing quality even with high magnification, painted robe and other details (expected wear to paint), pleasant feel of age. Signed ICH ...click for details


Japanese lacquer tea ceremony CHASHAKU by SENSEKI

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Tea Articles: Pre 1980   item# 1232638

Japanese lacquer tea ceremony CHASHAKU by SENSEKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

Japanese bamboo chashaku (tea scoop used for powdered tea during tea ceremony) of simple elegant shape with gold on black lacquer decoration of cherry flowers on branches. Superb quality work, in perfect condition. Comes in original box with cord for securing the lid, and with wrapping cloth, must be about 30 years old. Signed on the top of the box SENSEKI with red seal of the lacquerer, and inscribed WAJIMA NURI CHASHAKU. Excellent elegant object. Chashaku length 7 5/8 inches, box length 8 1/2 ...click for details

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