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similar to Early 19c netsuke GRAZING HORSE by RYUSAI

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1372957
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century classic netsuke of a grazing horse standing foursquare, its head gracefully touching its legs. Excellent strong early piece in great condition, beautifully rendered mane, tail and spotted coat of the creature, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Fantastic patina, honey-colored on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines. Signed RYUSAI in oval reserve on the back. Well balanced, stands on its own, wonderful sculpture. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1401996
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Unusual early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a double gourd containing a moveable horse the head of which can slide in and out of the gourd. The gourd is an attribute of Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage), who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Clever carving utilizing natural features of a stag antler to represent decaying areas of the gourd, very pleasant wear and patina. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by a vine of the gourd, darker areas as ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1401997
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century netsuke of an oni (little mischievous demon) standing next to an enormous cloth treasure bag and attempting to move it. Excellently carved, great facial expression of utter frustration, wonderful detailing of the bag surface patterns, rich warm patina and wear consistent with age. Netsuke of typical early triangular section, deep himotoshi located in accordance with the habit of the time. Signed NOBUYUKI in elongated reserve on the side of the bag - it is possibly the artist m...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395901
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
18th century good size netsuke of a grazing horse with its head lowered to the left and its tail swishing around at the back. The eyes are inlaid with black horn, differently sized and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Great face, wonderful depiction of its mane, stands on its own on a flat surface. Beautiful sheen from wear, honey colored patina on the back. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, old age line along the spine of the creature. Great dign...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386443
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a peasant happily dozing off on a perilously convex back of a horse. Beautiful delicate carving, excellent depiction of faces of both characters, fine detailing. Wonderful patina turning honey color on the back, pleasant wear. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1368527
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching puppy about to pounce. Strong early piece with unusual posture, excellently captured facial expression and chunkiness of a young pup, wonderful hairwork. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, old stable age line along its back, superb wear and patina. Excellent strong netsuke. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405692
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a cat on an upturned bowl containing a very fat octopus tentacle, part of it showing outside the bowl causing serious interest of the animal. Superb quality netsuke, fantastic face, excellently carved and etched bottom of the bowl representing an irregular unglazed foot of the vessel. Great depiction of suction cups and cat’s collar. Beautiful wear and patina, signed MASAKAZU in an oval reserve - the artist is discussed on p. 707 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1378300
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, compressed dust in crevices. Signed RAKUUNSAI - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 507, number 1957). Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1373636
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks, those of demon Hannya, a fox, an oni, Okina, Hyottoko, a shojo and Okame. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, beautiful patina turning honey color on the back. Signed RAKUOSAI on a strip on the back - the artist is listed on p. 858 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1408278
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
Early 19th century decent size staghorn netsuke of a man wearing a robe decorated with design of numerous scarecrows and gently inclining his head towards his son that he carries on his back. Perfectly captured moment, excellent strong early carving, superb facial expression, wonderful depiction of scarecrows on his robe. Wonderful mellow patina, compact design, hollow parts of a stag antler on top and bottom are plugged (see photo detail) as is usual in such pieces and the plugs are carved as p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405690
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a reclining deer with its head turned back as it licks its coat, hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured moment, bold early carving with wonderful sense of volume, excellent face with large horn inlaid eyes, large and deep himotoshi, beautiful patina. Wonderful early sculpture. Length 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1360686
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a group of three horses frolicking in a bamboo grove. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, clever compact design, excellent level of detail, great faces with horn inlaid eyes, beautiful patina. Signed MORINOBU on the bottom - the artist is listed and this very netsuke is illustrated on p. 800 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes with label in French, Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360575
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
19th century netsuke of a samurai riding a horse, and another armored warrior with a halberd that holds the horse by its tail. The netsuke probably illustrates a legend, but I am not sure which one. Excellent quality detailed carving, wonderful faces (including the surprised horse), beautiful wear and patina. Signed SHUNGETSU in seal form in rectangular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 998 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386307
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a monk asleep by a huge drum. The subject is a metaphor for a failure to reach enlightenment - instead of seeking and understanding the profound power of the drum’s message, the monk uses it as a sleeping pad. Early strong carving wonderfully capturing facial expression and quiet mood of the scene. Beautiful warm patina turning honey color on the bottom where the netsuke was touching silk of kimono. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1366976
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
Early 19th century suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke with round silvered bronze body, cloisonne outside and a swinging loop for hanging. Excellent early work in terms of Japanese cloisonne, functional netsuke shape, design of flowers among scrolling vines, matte finish, beautiful wear and patina, original pitting typical for the period, some filled areas along the rim as can be seen on photos. Diameter 1 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1368054
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$560.00
Listed Price $700.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a quietly floating duck. Very strong early carving with simplified, almost abstract lines capturing the grace of the bird, great face with horn inlaid eyes (right eye is a replacement). Beautiful wear and patina. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, MA, where it has been part of the collection since 1923, old collection number in red on the bottom. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1418987
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
Early 19th century bronze suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke in classic bowl shape, cloisonne outside and a swinging loop for hanging. Excellent early work in terms of Japanese cloisonne, functional netsuke shape, design of flowers among scrolling vines, matte finish, beautiful wear and patina, original pitting typical for the period. Diameter 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395128
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,960.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
Very tall early 19th century netsuke of a strange foreigner wearing richly decorated Chinese dress and European pantaloons with a karako (Chinese boy) sitting on his shoulders. He is holding a scroll in one hand, and there is a small drum hanging off his belt on his right side. Strong early carving, excellent detailing, wonderful face with a perfectly captured expression of slight madness, textile highlights on his belly are inlaid with turtle shell. The netsuke is slightly curved backwards, so ...