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19c Japanese ceramic INRO NETSUKE ojime KENZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237451

19c Japanese ceramic INRO NETSUKE ojime KENZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$675 

Rather unusual 19th century Japanese ceramic set consisting of 3-compartment inro, ojime and netsuke. Inro is painted on both sides with a scene of cranes, some standing, some descending on a bank of a stream with pine saplings, wonderfully captured melancholy mood of the scene. Ojime has pine needles painted on it, and netsuke is decorated with very young saplings matching those on the inro. The bottom of the inro and the back of the netsuke bear the signature of Kenzan (1663-1743) in rectangul ...click for details


19c Negoro netsuke COURTIER cleaning bell

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237449

19c Negoro netsuke COURTIER cleaning bell
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

19th century boxwood netsuke of a standing man wearing a courtierís hat and cleaning a huge bell with a round stiff brush. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood starts showing, thus adding yet another color to the piece. Very smart use of lacquering technique, the back of his robe is lacquered dark green, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 1/2 inches.


19c lacquer netsuke MERCHANT with fan by MEISAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237447

19c lacquer netsuke MERCHANT with fan by MEISAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

19th century lacquered wood and ivory netsuke of a merchant wearing a hat and a medium length jacket over his robe and holding a fan in his hand. Ivory head, hands and feet, well carved, very good quality lacquering with golden flecks, wonderful face with a slight frown. Pleasant patina, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed MEISAI in golden lacquer on the lower part of the robe on the back. Height 2 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke TANUKI BADGER by MINKO

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237352

19c netsuke TANUKI BADGER by MINKO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1350 

19th century wooden netsuke of sitting Tanuki (badger) beating on his extended belly as on a drum. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster: he drums with his paws on his large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness. Wonderful expression on the face of the creature, great realistic treatment of the subject. Superbly carved with great sense of volume, extraordinary face with well captured ...click for details


19c netsuke Shoki Oni & Dancers by ISSEN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1237351

19c netsuke Shoki Oni & Dancers by ISSEN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$925 

19th century Japanese ivory netsuke carved Shoki the demon Queller holding a terrified oni by its hand and accompanied by 5 figures in a tight group facing outward in different attitudes and holding various objects. The group includes Sambaso and Manzai dancers, dancing laborer and 2 ladies. Excellent quality carving with wonderful faces, graceful flow of their robes and delicately incised textile patterns. Wonderful warm patina, very pleasant finish to the surface. Signed ISSEN on the bottom - ...click for details


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.


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.


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.

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