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19c netsuke washer woman & boy by SEIZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237350

19c netsuke washer woman & boy by SEIZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a washer woman pounding a textile on a boulder with a mallet, while a boy is watching in amazement. Very good assured carving, great faces, delicately incised textile patterns, wonderful detailing. Very beautiful mellow patina. Signed SEIZAN in rectangular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 928 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 7/16 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.


18c netsuke MAN on soft shell TURTLE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1237348

18c netsuke MAN on soft shell TURTLE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

Late 18th - early 19th century ivory netsuke of a peasant wearing loincloth and clutching a knife in his hand on as he crouches on the back of a huge soft shell turtle (Trionyx japonica) - an unusual animal, not often represented in netsuke. Superb strong early carving - see his nasty smiling face, stubble on his chin and hair on his back and limbs, and the Damascus steel lines on the blade of the knife. Some age lines as to be expected on an old piece, beautiful wear and wonderful yellow patina ...click for details


19c netsuke THUNDER GOD RAIDEN with drum

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237347

19c netsuke THUNDER GOD RAIDEN with drum
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

19th century boxwood netsuke of Thunder God Raiden wearing nothing but tiger skin pants, standing in his drum that he tore open by beating it with a striker. According to Japanese folklore by beating the drum Raiden creates thunder. Wonderful carving, intense face, beautiful wear and patina. Lacquered in Negoro style: red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. Gold lacquer used for his eyes, bracelets and nails of the drum. Height 1 1/4 inches.


19c netsuke Buddhist ANGEL TENNIN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237220

19c netsuke Buddhist ANGEL TENNIN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1600 

19th century lacquered netsuke of a tennin (Buddhist female angel) in flight holding a lotus flower with long stem in one hand. Photos came out a bit harsh. Extraordinary detailed carving, superb quality depiction of her face and garments decorated with ivy leaves and inlaid with tiny gold flakes and green abalone shell pieces, beautiful flow to the lines of her billowing scarves. Beautiful wear and patina, great sculpture. Length 1 13/16 inches.


Early 19c netsuke BUFFALO by RAKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237219

Early 19c netsuke BUFFALO by RAKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo. Finely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, eyes inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono and picked up oil from the body of the owner. Deep differently sized himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Strong early piece with great facial expression and wonderful fur textu ...click for details


19c netsuke Daikoku & buffalo by Eirakusai TOMOTADA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237218

19c netsuke Daikoku & buffalo by Eirakusai TOMOTADA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19th century wooden netsuke of Daikoku holding his mallet and leaning against a resting water buffalo. Unusual subject, beautifully carved, excellent depiction of the animalís body bulk, great hairwork on its coat. Signed TOMOTADA on the bottom - the artist must be Eirakusai Tomotada of Edo listed on p. 1160 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful netsuke, rare artist. Length 2 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke TATEBINA DOLLS Matsuri Festival by HOICHI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237217

19c netsuke TATEBINA DOLLS Matsuri Festival by HOICHI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th ivory netsuke of two Tatebina - a male and female doll figures displayed during Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival), which starts on the 3rd day of the 3rd month. Of standing, flattened form with intentionally simplified doll faces and superbly incised floral patterns on the robes, nice wear and patina. Signed HOICHI on the back - for information on this excellent carver from Hojitsu school see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 476. Height 1 3/16 i ...click for details


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.


19c netsuke KAKKYO & pot of gold Anraku school

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237215

19c netsuke KAKKYO & pot of gold Anraku school
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$750 

19th century ivory netsuke of a man with a hoe and a pot in front of him, and a woman with a baby in her hands. The netsuke represents one of the Chinese paragons of filial virtue, that of Kakkyo, who was very poor and decided to bury his living child to be able to feed his old mother. While digging a grave, he found a pot filled with gold. Wonderfully carved and etched in the manner of Anraku, beautiful patina on very good quality material, very pleasant staining. Height 1 1/4 inches.

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