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19c netsuke CONFUCIUS and KIRIN by TOMOCHIKA the 1st

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267639

19c netsuke CONFUCIUS and KIRIN by TOMOCHIKA the 1st
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2500 

19th century ivory netsuke of Koshi (Confucius) standing with his hands folded in his sleeves, and a mythical beast kirin in dog-like stance at his back. According to Chinese legend, kirin only appears when there is a wise sage living in the land. Rare subject, excellent carving with great faces and detailing, old age lines, superb wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the artist is Tomochika the First listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO REA ...click for details


19c shunga netsuke man mushroom by SHUGETSU ex Royal

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267638

19c shunga netsuke man mushroom by SHUGETSU ex Royal
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1700 

19th century ivory netsuke of a man seated on a low table as he lifts a basket woven cover to expose a mushroom in front of him. The netsuke is of shunga type with rather suggestively shaped mushroom. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving see his wonderful face with perfectly captured grin, facial hair and visible upper teeth, delicately incised textile patterns. Beautiful even material, wonderful warm patina, compressed dust on the surface, very pleasant finish. Signed SHUGETSU on the bott ...click for details


19c netsuke HORSE & GROOM by TOMOCHIKA ex Royal

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267636

19c netsuke HORSE & GROOM by TOMOCHIKA ex Royal
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1600 

19th century ivory netsuke of a groom leading a caparisoned horse. Great quality carving with wonderful faces, superb depiction of the mane and trappings with knots and delicately incised textile patterns. Beautiful even ivory material, wonderful warm patina, compressed dust on the surface, very pleasant finish. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - for discussion of Tomochika the 1st see p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes from the collec ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke RAT on chestnut

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267635

Early 19c netsuke RAT on chestnut
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$275 

Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a rat on a chestnut with 2 leaves. Very clever design utilizing natural properties of the material - see the porous part of staghorn representing bumpy bottom of the chestnut. Nicely carved, eyes of the rodent are inlaid with black horn, old losses to edges of leaves smoothed by wear, superb wear and patina from 200 years of use. Length 1 1/2 inches.


18c netsuke GRAZING HORSE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1267486

18c netsuke GRAZING HORSE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$3100 

18th century good size ivory netsuke of a grazing horse with its head lowered to the left and its legs together, its tail swishing around at the back. The eyes are inlaid with black horn, differently sized and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Great face, wonderful depiction of its mane, stands on its own on a flat surface. Beautiful sheen from wear, honey colored patina on the back. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, old age line along the spine of ...click for details


19c netsuke resting BOAR by HIDEMASA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267485

19c netsuke resting BOAR by HIDEMASA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2750 

Late 19th century ivory netsuke of a wild boar sleeping by clumps of grasses rising over its back. Classic design, excellent carving of its body bulk and fore legs tucked below it, wonderful hairwork on its coat, great tranquil face. Wonderful wear consistent with age, very pleasant light staining, old age lines. Signed HIDEMASA in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 460 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 2 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke PRIEST & BADGER KETTLE by SHUGYOKU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267484

19c netsuke PRIEST & BADGER KETTLE by SHUGYOKU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1200 

19th century ivory netsuke illustrating the legend of bunbuku chagama - a priest who had an old tea kettle that turned into a badger when used. Superbly carved, excellent face of portrait quality, great depiction of badger’s fur, eyes of the beast are inlaid with black horn. Wonderful wear consistent with age, beautiful patina. Himotoshi (cord hole) is formed by the left arm of the priest. Signed SHUGYOKU on the back - the artist is discussed on p. 990 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO RE ...click for details


18c ivory netsuke MAN with DOG on bag

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1267483

18c ivory netsuke MAN with DOG on bag
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

18th century ivory netsuke of man with a leashed dog that sits on a tied bag. Strong early piece with unusually good detailing (see the bell that the dog is wearing on its collar) and wonderful faces, differently sized himotoshi going through the side down to the bottom in accordance with the habit of the age, old age lines. Superb patina turning deep honey color and fantastic sheen to the surface. Height 1 1/16 inches.


19c netsuke resting ASHINAGA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267482

19c netsuke resting ASHINAGA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century ivory netsuke depicting sitting Ashinaga (long legs) wearing European jacket and tiger skin pants. In Japanese legends he is often accompanied by Tenaga (long arms) whom he puts on his back and goes fishing. Very nice work, pleasant wear and patina turning honey color on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Height 1 1/2 inches.


18c Kyoto school netsuke DOG with PUPPY

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267419

18c Kyoto school netsuke DOG with PUPPY
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2300 

Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school ivory netsuke of a seated mother with a puppy between her front paws. Strong early piece with great faces and beautiful fur texture worn on protruding parts, old age lines. Eyes are inlaid with brown horn. Pleasantly chunky, wonderful patina turning yellow on the back where the netsuke was touching silk of the kimono. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 13/16 inches.

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