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19c netsuke ACORN & CHESTNUTS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253628

19c netsuke ACORN & CHESTNUTS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550  

19th century ivory netsuke of an acorn on a branch with leaves on top of a pile of chestnuts. Superbly executed elegant piece in Japanese taste, great naturalistic carving - see the carved crack in the skin of one chestnut, beautiful surface textures, himotoshi formed by a stem on the bottom. Excellent staining, wonderful mellow patina and beautiful wear consistent with age. Length 1 1/4 inches.


Netsuke Zodiac GOAT by YUKITOMO

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1253627

Netsuke Zodiac GOAT by YUKITOMO
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$450 

Ivory netsuke of a resting goat - one of the 12 Zodiac animals - with its head turned to the left. Excellent carving with clean lines conveying the essence of the creature’s character, great rendition of animal’s fur, no breaks, chips or repairs. Beautiful patina, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Signed YUKITOMO on the bottom. Height 1 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke Gama Sennin & toad by GYOKUZAN

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253626

19c netsuke Gama Sennin & toad by GYOKUZAN
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$425 

19th century boxwood netsuke of seated Chinese sage Gama Sennin seated wearing his leaf coat, while his constant companion - 3-legged toad - is climbing onto his shoulder. Clever carving done in a interesting version of ittobori (one cut carving), wonderful face, beautifully stained and highlighted with black ink, great wear and patina. Signed GYOKUZAN on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 433. Height ...click for details


Three 19c netsuke / pouch DRAGON CHAINS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253624

Three 19c netsuke / pouch DRAGON CHAINS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$225 

Three 19th century metal chains used to connect a tobacco pouch to netsuke with fittings depicting ferocious dragons in low relief. Very nice crisp work, beautiful patina, a lot of chain. Fitting length range from 1/2 to 1 inch, chain lengths are about 3 inches.


19c staghorn netsuke DOUBLE GOURD

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253623

19c staghorn netsuke DOUBLE GOURD
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century staghorn/bone netsuke turned in a shape of hollow double gourd, and pierced and carved on the outside with geometric designs. Himotoshi (cord openings) are formed by 2 longer slots in the middle part of the netsuke. Porous centers of stag antler on both ends are plugged as is usual in such pieces, and plugs are carved as part of the netsuke. Simple honest carving, nice patina, overall in very good condition. Height 1 7/8 inches.


19c netsuke agate PEACH

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253622

19c netsuke agate PEACH
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$150 

19th century agate netsuke simply carved in a shape of a peach. Beautiful stone with delicate white turning peach color, elegant design, wonderful patina, old smoothed chip on the back of the tip of the fruit. Great piece for a collection of netsuke materials. Height 1 15/16 inches.


19c netsuke BOY with tub by RYOJI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253510

19c netsuke BOY with tub by RYOJI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

19th century ivory netsuke of a baby boy standing on his knees wearing an apron on his chest and holding a tub with his hands. Extremely well carved, wonderful face and textile patterns. Excellent level of detail (see his delicately carved limbs), inside of the tub is lacquered black, beautiful patina consistent with age. Signed on the bottom RYOJI followed by kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) - for information on this Tokyo carver from the school of Ono Ryomin see p. 882 of NETSUKE & ...click for details


19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253509

19c netsuke FEMALE MASK MAKER by TOMOAKI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$795 

19th century ivory netsuke representing a female mask carver seated on a brocade pillow and holding a mask of an old woman and a carving knife. Excellent carving - see her face, hair and beautifully incised textile patterns. Wonderful light staining, great warm patina. Signed TOMOAKI in irregular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 5/16 inches.


19c netsuke MILLSTONE DRESSER by KISUI

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253508

19c netsuke MILLSTONE DRESSER by KISUI
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$625 

19th century wooden netsuke of a millstone dresser working on a millstone. Excellent carving with wonderful lifelike pensive face. beautiful wear and patina. Signed KISUI on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 624. Height 1 7/16 inches.


19c Daruma tobakoire ojime netsuke slide kiseruzutsu

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1253505

19c Daruma tobakoire ojime netsuke slide kiseruzutsu
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$525 

19th century Japanese set of tobakoire (tobacco box), staghorn ojime bead and wooden kiseruzutsu (tobacco pipe holder), all connected by silk cord. Tobakoire is carved in a form of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe. The face of the figure can be moved out to reveal a cavity used for storing shredded tobacco. The body of the figure is carved out of soft kiri wood, the face is boxwood, eyes are inlaid with yellowish glass, pupils are drilled from the back of inlays and p ...click for details

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