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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


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 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.


19c netsuke MONKEY by YASUHIDE

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1267418

19c netsuke MONKEY by YASUHIDE
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1695 

19th century ivory netsuke carved as contemplative monkey sitting on an old pine tree stump with some of the bark remaining. Excellent sad face, superb hairwork, wonderful depiction of the bark remaining on the stump. Very pleasant staining, beautiful patina, himotoshi goes through the side down to the bottom of the stump. Signed YASUHIDE on the bottom followed by extensive seal - this rare artist is listed on p. 1222 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazar ...click for details


Early 19c netsuke MISO TASTER

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1267374

Early 19c netsuke MISO TASTER
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a laborer sitting by a huge bowl of miso paste that he is mixing with a stick and tasting the mixture off his finger. Fantastic face - one of the best that I have seen in netsuke. Wonderful detailing - see the incised hair on his back and limbs, and simulated old chips to the outside of the bowl etched with black. Beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Height 1 inch.


19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266944

19c ASAKUSA netsuke WOODPECKER by EISAI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1100 

19th century Asakusa school staghorn netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape decorated on the front with a low relief carving of a (possibly a woodpecker) on a tree branch. Beautifully carved, eye inlaid with black horn. Two parts fit snugly, beautiful warm patina, darker porous areas as is usual with staghorn. Signed EISAI on the back - for information on this Asakusa artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 361. Diameter 1 1/2 inches.


19c netsuke BUDDHIST ANGEL by NAGAMACHI SHUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266943

19c netsuke BUDDHIST ANGEL by NAGAMACHI SHUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1400 

19th century boxwood netsuke with a rare subject of a Buddhist angel as portrayed in the Noh play Hagoromo (Feathery robe). Standing with one hand raised, superbly carved wings with beautiful differentiated feathers. Perfectly balanced, great face, wonderful flow to the lines of her robe, painted in bright colors, paint showing signs of wear. Signed SHUZAN for Nagamachi Shuzan on the back - this very distinct artist is listed on p. 1015 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATUR ...click for details


19c mixed metal netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266942

19c mixed metal netsuke KANZAN & JITTOKU by MOTOTADA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$950 

19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke depicting Kanzan and Jittoku reading an open scroll. According to a legend, Kanzan and Jittoku lived in a kitchen of a Chinese Zen Buddhist monastery and talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened.. Superb quality metalwork with inlays of gold and silver, extraordinary faces, the best piece of Japanese metalwork that I ever had. Hardwood body with beautiful natural grain patterns, one himotoshi is lined with ivory, v ...click for details


19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide shishi with ball by OSEI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1266940

19c ivory OJIME netsuke slide shishi with ball by OSEI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

19th century ivory ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as seated shishi with its mouth open and containing a loose ball, and its front paw on a large ball. Excellent carving - see its ferocious face and hairwork. Beautiful wear, wonderful warm patina, in excellent condition. Signed OSEI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 855 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 3/4 inches.


Meiji netsuke SAMBASO DANCER by NARIKAZU

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1910   item# 1266932

Meiji netsuke SAMBASO DANCER by NARIKAZU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$250 

Meiji period (late 19th century to early 20th) hinoki (cypress wood) netsuke of a sambaso dancer in characteristic posture, holding a fan and wearing Okina mask and hat used in the dance. Painted in bright colors in a manner of Shuzan, great quality of facial expression, wonderful rendition of Noh theater robes as geometric planes with finely painted textile pattern of bamboo leaves. Signed NARIKAZU on the back . Height 2 1/4 inches.

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