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similar to 19c netsuke BOY on buffalo by TOSHIYUKI

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378250
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke in of a boy wearing a short jacket and reading a book as he sits on the back of a resting buffalo. The subject seems to be a variation of bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing the tranquil mood of the scene, beautiful thoughtful face of the boy, excellent detailing - see the woven mat spread on the back of the beast, its tether with rope and dense hairwork. Eyes of the buffalo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399402
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Very unusual 19th century mixed metal and wood netsuke of a boy quietly playing a reed flute while leaning against a side of a resting buffalo, 2 baskets next to him. The subject is ushidoji (also called bokudo) symbolizing the perfect peace of mind, and is considered to be one of the stages on the way to the Buddhahood. Excellent quality metalwork of shakudo (buffalo), solid silver (boy) and copper (baskets), perfectly captured mood of the scene. Fruitwood body, some darkening to the back, very...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368600
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century netsuke of two seated wrestling karako (Chinese boys). Excellent quality carving - see their faces, limbs and textile patterns of their robes. Beautiful patina on very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by a shoe of one of the boys on the bottom. Excellent sculpture, and great netsuke. Height 1 inch.
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 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 #1389516
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a boy seated on an oval drum and feeding a rooster out of a bowl. The head of the boy is moveable, and there is yet a chick and a hen carved inside the opening in the drum (difficult to photograph). The subject symbolizes peace: according to a Chinese story, a drum was kept at the palace gate to alert soldiers in case of emergency, but during the reign of Emperor Yao the peace was maintained for so long, that the drum fell into disuse and became the favorite roost for loc...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1422538
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Late 19th - early 20th century lacquered wood netsuke of a boy stepping on a small basket as he climbs on the back of a huge crab and attempting to tie its legs with a rope legs as the crustacean tries to cut the rope with its claws. Very unusual (probably unique) netsuke subject, well captured moment, beautifully carved. Lacquered with gold lacquer on top of black, so as the netsuke is worn, it gains an extra play of colors. Signed SHOZAN on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 984 of NETSUK...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364775
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$620.00
Listed Price $775.00
19th century netsuke of a Chinese boy with a cup and a ladle in his hands standing next to a huge pot of water placed on a brazier. Wonderful neat carving with great face and superb detailing, dark staining, beautiful wear to the surface, excellent patina. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389794
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a sitting boy wearing a shishi mask that is too big for him and hitting a drum in front of him with a striker. These mask are usually used in shishimai dance, and the face of the boy can be seen inside the mask (see Enlargement 2, difficult to photograph). Nice dense shitan wood (Southeast Asian rosewood), beautifully carved, eyes of the mask are inlaid with copper. Superb wear and patina, large and deep himotoshi. Signed GYOKUSUI on the bottom - the artist is list...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378630
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$556.00
Listed Price $695.00
19th century netsuke of two boys in conversation - one standing with a drum striker in his hands, the other seated on a drum and holding a harukoma (hobby horse) with one hand. Very well carved, perfectly captured moment, wonderful faces, excellent patina and beautiful wear consistent with age. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378588
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
19th century netsuke of a boy leaning on a huge roly-poly doll in a form of the Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma, and holding a hossu (fly whisk - usual attribute of Daruma) in his hand. Excellent carving, especially facial expressions, very nice staining and beautiful patina, usual age lines. Very good sculpture. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420163
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Late 19th century boxwood netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its head raised and looking to the left, hooves bent beneath its body. Did not photograph well. Perfectly captured posture, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved out of beautiful even grained boxwood, excellent patina. Signed MITSUTSUGU on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 789 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Length 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387155
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a buffalo on a base, its head turned back. Unusual and wonderful stylization of the creature - see its upturned snout and raised ears and horns. Beautifully carved, excellent staining, superb wear and patina, old age lines. Height 1 5/16 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,120.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
Unusual 19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated boy dressed in a short jacket, his moveable arms holding a theatrical mask of Saru (a monkey). Clever design, rare, probably unique subject, great faces of both the boy and the mask, precise detailing of his private parts, nice textile patterns. Wonderful patina, in excellent condition. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373684
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
19th century netsuke in of a boy seated leaning on a reclining ox wearing a simple robe and playing a flute. The subject is bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing serene mood of the scene, great faces, robe lines and body bulks of the animal, expert light staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA in irregular reserve on the bottom - for discussion see p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386308
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
19c netsuke of 5 boys playing blind man’s buff with 4 of them hiding behind a floor screen, while the blindfolded one is searching on the other side. Rare subject, wonderful carving, nice faces, very good etching of a landscape and pine saplings on the screen, beautiful wear and patina. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366979
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a baby boy crawling on his hands and knees, wearing a bib tied on his back. Excellent rendition of body and limbs showing baby fat, great face, hair knots are inlaid with dark horn. Very beautiful warm brown staining, pleasant patina, overall in excellent condition. Length 1 13/16 inches.