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19c Tibetan bronze VAJRA Buddhist thunderbolt

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1273108

19c Tibetan bronze VAJRA Buddhist thunderbolt
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Early 19th century (could be earlier) Tibetan bronze vajra - the primary symbol and ritual implement in Tantric Buddhism. It symbolizes the essence of esoteric practices and the perfected state of reality. This vajra has 9 prongs on each end - one at the center and four at the cardinal directions symbolizing five cosmic Buddhas, with the four intercardinal prongs symbolizing four consorts of the directional Buddhas. It also symbolizes the nine vehicles or yanas, and all other groups of eight sur ...click for details


19c Chinese scholar tianhuang seal LANDSCAPE poetry

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1273107

19c Chinese scholar tianhuang seal LANDSCAPE poetry
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$195 

19th century unusually tall and slim Chinese scholar’s soapstone seal carved on one side with a landscape in scholarly taste, and with a long poem on the other. Wonderful quality carving on butterscotch colored stone - I believe it to be tianhuang soapstone. The bottom is carved with raised characters, red seal paste in the grooves, compressed dust in crevices. Very pleasant surface, little nicks and scratches attesting to the long life of the object. Great scholar’s object with understated beau ...click for details


19c netsuke FOREIGNER & boy by YOSHINAGA illustr 85mm

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1272859

19c netsuke FOREIGNER & boy by YOSHINAGA illustr 85mm
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$4500 

Good size 19th century ivory netsuke of a standing foreigner with a Chinese boy seated on his shoulder, and holding a long horn / flute in front of him. Superb piece to the last detail - excellent faces, extraordinary etching of the robe with a dragon among waves. Water drops of the cresting waves on the bottom of the robe are inlaid with ivory, man’s eyes and boy’s hair knots are dark horn. Superb wear, fantastic feel of age to the piece. Signed on the side of the robe MIURA KANJUKEN YOSHINAGA ...click for details


19c netsuke OXHERD BOY on oxen TOMOTADA illustrated

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1272856

19c netsuke OXHERD BOY on oxen TOMOTADA illustrated
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$2400 

Early 19th century wooden netsuke of an oxherd boy with a bundle of firewood on the back of an oxen. Extraordinary strong early carving with bold design and superb detailing: see the faces of both characters and tether with rope of the oxen. Deep himotoshi, excellent patina. Signed TOMOTADA in rectangular reserve on the back - the carver must have been a direct student of the great Tomotada. All that a great netsuke shall be, illustrated in the Journal of the International Netsuke Collectors Soc ...click for details


Tall 19c netsuke ASHINAGA & TENAGA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1272344

Tall 19c netsuke ASHINAGA & TENAGA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1800 

Tall and very amusing 19th century ivory netsuke of balding Ashinaga (long legs) carrying his similarly balding companion Tenaga (long arms) on his back as the latter holds a eel in his hand - apparently their fishing cooperation worked well this time. Superb faces of portrait quality, extraordinary carving of their wavy hair, wonderful depiction of their absurdly long limbs, excellently incised hairy bodies. Himotoshi is formed by Ashinaga’s right arm. Beautiful patina, a lot of compressed dust ...click for details


18c netsuke TIGER and bamboo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1272343

18c netsuke TIGER and bamboo
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1300 

18th century ivory netsuke of a tiger crouching inside a section of bamboo stem. Very strong early carving, clever composition, great face, powerful paws. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn, old age lines, beautiful wear and patina. Length 2 1/16 inches.


18c netsuke RYUJIN the Dragon King 107mm

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1272016

18c netsuke RYUJIN the Dragon King 107mm
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$3500 

Unusually tall late 18th century wooden netsuke of standing Ryujin - the Dragon King of the Sea - with a large coral branch in a vase in his hands, wearing a robe with wave designs, short pants, gaiters and shoes, and a beaded holding a long sword, its handle and scabbard in a shape of a dragon with severe face and differentiated scales. Superb strong and original piece with extraordinary terrifying face, perfectly carved muscular arms, rich beard and hair. Netsuke is covered in gesso and painte ...click for details


19c netsuke GENTOKU on horse by TOMOTANE illustrated

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1272015

19c netsuke GENTOKU on horse by TOMOTANE illustrated
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1950 

19th century ivory netsuke of Gentoku mounted on his horse Tokiro reaching the other bank of the river Dankei while escaping from a castle besieged by his brother-in-law. Gentoku (Chao Lieh Ti in Chinese) was a Chinese Emperor, and one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty together with Kwanyu and Chohi. Excellent detailing - see the fierce expression on his face, his billowing robe, bamboo stick in his hand, elaborate trappings of the horse and beautiful depiction of cresting waves. Excellent wear ...click for details


Catalog BUSHELL Collection of NETSUKE Part IV

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1271941

Catalog BUSHELL Collection of NETSUKE Part IV
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617-945-5920


$65 

Christie’s sale catalog THE RAYMOND AND FRANCES BUSHELL COLLECTION OF NETSUKE PART IV that took place in New York on April 23, 1991. Hard covers, 297 lots illustrated in color, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.


Catalog NETSUKE INRO HICKMOTT collection

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1271940

Catalog NETSUKE INRO HICKMOTT collection
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$45 

Sotheby’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE INRO AND LACQUER FROM THE ESTATE OF MADELYN HICKMOTT that took place in New York on February 8, 1989. Soft covers, 400 lots illustrated (some color, some black and white), prices realized included.

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