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Tall 19c netsuke ASHINAGA & TENAGA

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1239761

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


$1900 

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


19c netsuke Shibayama TEA CEREMONY utensils

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1239755

19c netsuke Shibayama TEA CEREMONY utensils
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with Shibayama inlay depicting 5 utensils for tea ceremony: chasen (tea whisk), chaire (tea caddy), chashaku (tea spoon measure), kogo (incense box) and chawan (tea bowl, the summer one here). Clever design, beautiful inlay work. The bowl is ivory, the top is fruitwood, materials used for inlay are 2 types of mother of pearl, ivory and cinnabar lacquer. The inlay is in perfect shape, no losses or repairs. Plain back, old silk cord, two parts fit nice ...click for details


19c netsuke Shibayama Precious Gems & Daikoku MALLET

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1239751

19c netsuke Shibayama Precious Gems & Daikoku MALLET
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$850 

19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with Shibayama inlay depicting Daikoku’s mallet surrounded by 9 tama (Precious Gems). The bowl is dark rosewood, the top is boxwood, materials used for inlay are black horn, silver, 3 different kinds of mother of pearl, green stone (appears to be jade) and pink coral. The inlay is in perfect shape, no losses or repairs. Plain back, two parts fit nicely, beautiful mellow patina. Top diameter 11/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 9/16 inches.


19c Japanese silver netsuke DRAGON & gem

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1239749

19c Japanese silver netsuke DRAGON & gem
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$550 

19th century metal and ivory netsuke in kagamibuta (mirror lid) form. The top is silvered bronze (possibly solid silver) with medium relief fierce dragon twisted around the Precious Gem. Superb quality metalwork - see its face, claws and crisply incised differentiated scales. Warm patina, beautiful fat ivory bowl with clear cross-hatching pattern, swinging metal loop at the back for the cord. Very powerful piece. Diameter 2 inches.


19c netsuke 2 MONKEYS fighting for a pod

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Netsuke and Related: Pre 1900   item# 1239747

19c netsuke 2 MONKEYS fighting for a pod
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$350 

19th century ivory netsuke depicting two monkeys on a tree trunk fighting over a branch with leaves and a pod. Unusual shape, must have been adopted from some sort of handle, extraordinary faces, beautiful hairwork, great patina. Length 3 3/16 inches.


19c Chinese jadeite & ivory BUDDHIST ROSARY mala

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1239487

19c Chinese jadeite & ivory BUDDHIST ROSARY mala
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$375 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese / Tibetan mala - Buddhist rosary consisting of 108 jadeite beads and 4 stained ivory ones that serve as spacers dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. True unstained jadeite of mellow green color, ivory beads are carved with SHOW (long life) character. Traditionally Buddhist rosary of 108 even-sized beads is used for mantra recitation. The thread represents the continuity of the buddhadharma piercing the 108 worldly passions. The mantras are r ...click for details


19c Chinese scholar BRUSHPOT natural rootwood

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1900   item# 1239484

19c Chinese scholar BRUSHPOT natural rootwood
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$395 

19th century Chinese brushpot carved out of rootwood. Natural trunk with wonderful quality knots suggesting swirling clouds and lingzhi fungus shapes. Beautiful wear, great patina from handling. Excellent attractive piece in scholarly taste. Height 6 7/8 inches.


18 mother of pearl Chinese export LOO CHIPS / COUNTERS

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900   item# 1239482

18 mother of pearl Chinese export LOO CHIPS / COUNTERS
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$270 

18 various 19th century mother of pearl game counters or loo chips. Different shapes, some pierced, all are hand carved on both sides, some with flower designs, some with figures in various settings. All are in good condition - no losses or chips. Length of the longest 2 1/4 inches.


19c Chinese scholar ornament BUDDHA HAND

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Scholar Art: Pre 1910   item# 1239463

19c Chinese scholar ornament BUDDHA HAND
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$175 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese soapstone ornament in a shape of a Buddha’s hand citron with bone stem. Nicely carved out of light green soapstone with darker and lighter veins giving depth to the material. Very nice patina, pleasant to hold, wonderful object for a scholar’s desk. Length with stem 3 3/8 inches.


19c Chinese horn SNUFF bottle SAUCER / DISH

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Snuff Bottles: Pre 1910   item# 1239443

19c Chinese horn SNUFF bottle SAUCER / DISH
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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
617-945-5920


$125 

Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese buffalo horn snuff saucer of classic round shape. Very well carved out of beautiful material showing play of colors on the bottom, wonderful patina, in great condition, very pleasant feel of age. Diameter 1 3/8 inches.

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