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18/19c Chinese bronze MEDICINAL BUDDHA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1244668

18/19c Chinese bronze MEDICINAL BUDDHA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

19th century (may be as early as 18th) small Chinese devotional bronze Buddhist figure wearing a monk’s robe and holding a bowl in front of it. Judging by the bowl, the figure represents Bhaiṣajyaguru - a medicinal Buddha. Very nicely mold cast figure of a type used on house altars, beautiful devotional wear, compressed dust in crevices. Height 2 1/8 inches.


19c netsuke CAT with toys on fan

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1243702

19c netsuke CAT with toys on fan
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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$1400 

19th century wooden netsuke of a crled cat falling asleep on a fan with its toys (a gourd and a ring on a string) next to it. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, beautifully carved - see the detailing of its fur, knot of its collar, string texture and bamboo nodes on the fan. Great wear and patina, very pleasant to the touch. Length 2 inches.


18c netsuke TIGER and bamboo

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1800   item# 1243701

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.


Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1970   item# 1243138

Netsuke FOX as BUDDHIST NUN by SHINGETSU
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$650 

Ivory netsuke of a Buddhist nun seated in front of a gong, a striker in one hand and a rosary in the other, a boy attendant next to her about to pour tea from a kettle into a cup. There is a feature unusual for high quality netsuke - the nun is actually a fox and has a revolving face, with one side showing a fox with vicious expression, and the other a tranquil female one. Foxes in Japanese folklore are generally regarded as unfriendly creatures capable of turning into women and playing cruel tr ...click for details


Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243131

Catalog BETTY JAHSS Collection of NETSUKE Part II
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$40 

Sotheby's sale catalog THE BETTY JAHSS COLLECTION OF NETSUKE Part II (FINAL), that took place in London on November 14, 1991. Hardcover, 147 lots illustrated, index of artists, prices realized included. Excellent reference book.


SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243130

SOTHEBYS catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME London 1989
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617-945-5920


$35 

Sotheby’s sale catalog NETSUKE AND OJIME that took place in London on November 15, 1989. 276 lots illustrated in color and black and white, prices realized included, very good reference source.


CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1980   item# 1243129

CHRISTIES catalog NETSUKE AND INRO New York 1995
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617-945-5920


$25 

Christie’s sale catalog FINE NETSUKE AND INRO that took place in New York on September 12, 1995. 68 lots illustrated in color, prices realized included, very good reference source.


19c netsuke MONKEY FAMILY on rocks

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242579

19c netsuke MONKEY FAMILY on rocks
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1500 

19th century ivory netsuke of a monkey family (parents and 2 young) climbing among rocks and gnarled trees over swirling waves. Very nice mood to the scene, beautifully carved creatures - see their inquisitive faces and fine hairwork, eyes inlaid with black horn. Wonderful carving of bark and rock textures, expert staining, great wear and patina, himotoshi is formed by a tree trunk on the back. Height 1 3/4 inches


19c netsuke TEA CEREMONY items by Eirakusai TOMOTADA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1242578

19c netsuke TEA CEREMONY items by Eirakusai TOMOTADA
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$1250 

Unusual 19th century ivory netsuke of an assembly of tea ceremony objects. Items include a tea bowl (chawan), a water ladle (hishaku), fresh water jar (mizuzashi), a charcoal basket (sumitori), feather brush for ashes (haboki), a stove (furo) with kettle holder (gotoku) and a kettle (kama). Superb design in Japanese taste, excellent carving of shapes and textures. Beautiful wear and patina, himotoshi formed by a natural opening in the carving. Signed TOMOTADA on the bottom - the artist is Eiraku ...click for details


19c netsuke DOG with puppies by TOMOCHIKA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1242482

19c netsuke DOG with puppies by TOMOCHIKA
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617-945-5920


$2600 

Early 19th century ivory netsuke of a dog with 2 puppies playing about her. Superb quality carving to the last detail, well captured mood of the scene. Very clever show of different finishing techniques: one puppy is unstained, the other is piebald, and the mother is stained slight brown. Excellent etching and staining, very beautiful wear consistent with age. Signed TOMOCHIKA in leaf shaped reserve on the bottom - the artist is definitely Tomochika the First as discussed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & ...click for details

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