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similar to 19c netsuke PUPPY by MASANAO of Ise

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395126
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned to the right. Wonderful face, excellent rendition of its fur, eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening between its body and a paw. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Very beautiful warm brown staining, superb wear and patina. Great classic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1421813
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured somewhat puzzled expression, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face and finely incised coat. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening of its tail. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLEC...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402072
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century netsuke of a crouching shishi with its front paw on a pierced ball containing a free rolling ball inside. Excellent rendition of its stocky body, great carving of its face with horn inlaid eyes, superb depiction of hair tufts and tail. Beautiful wear and patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in oval reserve on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Height ...
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 1900 item #1395596
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,560.00
Listed Price $1,950.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned left and its tongue sticking out. Superb face, excellent depiction of its chubby bulk and paws, ears are cleverly turned down to provide for fewer protruding parts, beautiful hairwork. Wonderful curl to its tail, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAYOSHI for Sato Masayoshi in rectangular reserve on the bottom - this excellent artist is listed on p. 742 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO REA...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425733
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century wooden netsuke of hibachi (portable charcoal-burning brazier) on 3 low legs and filled with short pieces of wood and charcoals. Unusual and clever subject in Japanese taste, perfectly caught “wabi-sabi” essence of the object with its elegant simplicity. Beautiful carving, wonderful depiction of wood structures in the logs, excellent wear and patina. Signed SHOJUKEN MASATOMO on the bottom - for information on this rare artist from Yamada-Ise school see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423475
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,400.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
19th century netsuke of a puppy wearing a collar with bell, and playing with a bamboo twig with leaves. Superb carving to the last detail - see its double inlaid eyes and raised whiskers. Fantastic sense of its chubby body, clever use of a lighter colored ivory layer as a spot on the puppy’s coat, beautiful patina on excellent quality material. Signed with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) by CHOKUSAI on the bottom - for information on this brilliant master see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367802
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a puppy reclining inside a winnowing basket. Wonderful depiction of its chunky body and mouth open in delight, eyes are double inlaid with light and dark horn, fur is incised and etched with ink, beautiful patina. Signed NOBUMASA on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 835. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368696
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$620.00
Listed Price $775.00
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting a playful puppy climbing onto a back of its sibling. Wonderful sculpture, great rendition of their chubby bodies giving volume to the piece, excellent faces with horn inlaid eyes, delicately incised whiskers. Beautifully stained, superb wear and patina. Signed SHOZAN on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 983. Height 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395125
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century netsuke of a puppy wearing a collar with a bell and lying on an old straw sandal. Wonderful quality carving - see its right front paw lifting a straw rope that it is about to chew, its chubby body and perfectly rendered texture of woven straw of the sandal. Signed KAIGYOKUSAI in rectangular reserve on the bottom for Masateru, whose more common signature is KAIGYOKU MADO MASATERU (Kaigyoku’s grandson, Masateru). The artist indeed was a grandson of the great Kaigyokusai, and is list...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395013
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,000.00
Listed Price $3,750.00
19th century Osaka school netsuke of a seated chubby puppy trying to figure out what is happening as a butterfly lands on the top of its neck. Strong piece with great facial expression and wonderful fur texture. Pleasantly chunky, the tail curving up at the back, large eyes inlaid in dark horn, old age lines, wonderful wear and patina. Signed RAKU in irregular shaped reserve on its hind leg - for information on this rare artist who may be identical with Risuke Garaku see p. 858 of NETSUKE & INRO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1380335
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a seated puppy with one front paw raised and wearing a cloth collar tied in a knot on the back. Very nicely carved, great depiction of its slightly chubby body and surprised facial expression. Very pleasant wear and patina. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, Massachusetts, where it has been part of the collection since 1923. Old collection number in red on the bottom. Signed on the bottom, signature probably reads SANCHU. Length 1 1/2 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1358123
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
19th century netsuke of a chubby seated puppy with one front paw on an abalone shell. Wonderful depiction of its fat body, playful face, great hairwork, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Old age lines, himotoshi is formed by its left hind leg, beautiful patina turning honey color on the back where netsuke was touching silk of the kimono. Signed KYOGYOKU (alternative reading id Gyotama) on the bottom. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1383353
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century walrus tusk netsuke of a piebald puppy seated in front of an abalone shell, its front paw exploratory touching it. Elegant clean carving, wonderful depiction of its slightly chubby body, surprised face, superb hairwork, eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Himotoshi is formed by its leg, beautiful patina. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1421812
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its spotted coat, its head and front of the body slightly turned to the left. Excellent quality carving perfectly capturing the essence of the creature, wonderful incised fur with beautifully defined spots, eyes are inlaid with metal. Beautiful wear consistent with age, superb patina, himotoshi formed by its right paws. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364862
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century Hirado porcelain netsuke of a curled piebald puppy wearing a cloth collar. Wonderful facial expression, good overall modeling with sharply incised coat. Red, grey and black enamels, pleasant patina, in great condition, no breaks or restoration. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1404541
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,040.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
Late Meiji (1890s to 1910s) netsuke of a standing fat baby boy wearing just a bib and holding a thick rope that serves as a collar for a puppy standing next to him. Excellent carving, great chubby face, superb depiction of his fat body and fingers. Nice flow to the rope with its twisted texture, expert use of black, orange and golden ink, beautiful wear and patina. Signed HOZAN on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 470, number 741). Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406044
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$72.00
Listed Price $90.00
19th century okimono size softwood netsuke of a baby boy seated with his legs akimbo as he pets a puppy in front of him. Very nicely carved in “endearingly ugly” style, pleasant patina and feel of age. Height 2 1/8 inches.