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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1409450
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
19th century Japanese tobakoire (tobacco box, basically an inro with just one compartment) with ojime and netsuke. The box is carved out of soft wood, the front is inlaid with metal fitting depicting two swimming fish patinated in different colors, the back with a single worn character inside a circle, possibly reading SHO (translated as small). Staghorn ojime in a shape of a crouching bird, and a netsuke of a man reading a book inside a huge clam half-shell, blue silk cord holding everything to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1414048
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$148.00
Listed Price $185.00
19th century Japanese smoking set consisting of tobacco pouch, ojime, kiseruzutsu (tobacco pipe holder) and a pipe. Tooled leather pouch, beautiful metal kanemono (clasp) in a shape of a sparrow serving sake to already inebriated Daikoku - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. Superb crisp work, the metal is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in Japan. Stylized bird and flower design on the back of the clasp. Glass ojime made to imitate color and texture of salmon pink coral, n...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404984
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$96.00
Listed Price $120.00
Unusual 19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a kiseruzutsu - a tobacco pipe case. Simple and very clever design in Japanese taste, pleasant patina. Length 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412566
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of a Shu - Japanese flute instrument for use in Shinto ceremony and consisting of bamboo reeds forming a circular wind chamber. Very clever design, bottom part is shakudo with characteristic black sheen, inlaid with gold flowers and incised scrolls, reeds are bronze with copper colored patina and gilding. Height 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1380514
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Very unusual 19th century metal ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a shape of tokkuri (sake bottle) inside a wooden box, just the way sake is served in traditional restaurants in Japan. Very clever design in Japanese wabi-sabi taste, beautiful crisp work - see the texture of the box. Bronze with excellent gilding, great patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412551
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century lacquer ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape made out of differently colored layers of lacquer. Parts of the skin are removed in regular pattern of circles, with the sides of incisions showing differently colored layers of lacquer. Wonderful work, strong design, in excellent condition. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1377504
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$76.00
Listed Price $95.00
19th century lacquer ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in seed shape made out of many differently colored layers of lacquer. Parts of the skin are removed in regular pattern of circles, with the sides of incisions showing differently colored layers of lacquer. Wonderful work, strong design, in excellent condition. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, Massachusetts, where it has been part of the collection since 1923. Height 13/16 inches. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404935
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$88.00
Listed Price $110.00
19th century red coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape. Natural red coral with porous structure, wonderful simplicity to the piece, beautiful patina. Diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366611
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a section of a spotted bamboo stem, cuts are lacquered with gold lacquer. Elegant clever design in Japanese taste, beautiful patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424027
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century small marine material ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round with a man trying to fish in a stream with a double gourd next to a pine and a woven fence. Ojime illustrates a Japanese proverb “Namazu hyotan kindama” (A gourd against a catfish) meaning useless effort similar to trying to catch a slippery fish with a gourd. Wonderful carving, excellent detailing, beautiful floret surrounds to the holes, superb patina. Signed IKKO ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1411295
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Japanese tobacco pipe consisting of a bamboo/reed stem and 2 metal parts each depicting Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his robe. Bronze with beautiful copper colored patina, smoking part with characteristic small bowl (Japanese used finely shredded tobacco, and usually made just 2-3 puffs) and mouthpiece are made of paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in Japan (sometimes called white bronze). Excellent quality work with sharp detailing The top of the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423905
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
19th century Japanese tobacco pipe consisting of a bamboo/reed stem and 2 metal parts depicting dragon among clouds (mouth part) in flight towards Mount Fuji (bowl part). Nicely made out of paktong - white bronze - an alloy of copper, nickel and zinc used in China and Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries. Smoking part with characteristic small bowl (Japanese used finely shredded tobacco, and usually made just 2-3 puffs). Very nice quality work with good detailing, bottom part is cleverly made fl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1381387
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century Japanese tobacco pipe consisting of 2 bronze parts and a stem made out of natural reed. Bronze smoking part has overlaid silver decoration of a mother shishi (Buddhist lion) playing with her cub on a rock with a flowering peony among incised flowers and grasses. Mouthpiece is decorated with yet another overlaid silver cub running among incised grasses. Brilliant use of katakiri bori - carving technique recreating the brush strokes used in sumi ink drawings - see finely executed tria...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1192733
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a fruit pit skillfully carved with a smiling traveling Buddhist monk, his hands in front of him in praying gesture., traveling pack on his back. Wonderful whimsical carving with great level of detail, old age lines, very nice mellow brown patina. Height 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424025
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$56.00
Listed Price $70.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a natural fruit pit skillfully carved with 2 scenes of scholars engaged in discussions, all among swirling clouds. Excellent carving in deep relief with precise undercutting and complete piercing of the body of the pit. Very nice mellow brown patina, in excellent condition. Height 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360025
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved out of a fruit pit as a mother monkey eating a fruit with 3 babies loitering in her arms while a teenager climbed on her back and is eating a smaller fruit on her head. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, very nice carving with great level of detail, wonderful faces, pleasant mellow patina. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424707
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Rather unusual late Meiji (1890s to 1912) netsuke of kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) type with turned wooden bowl and Japanese compass in the center. Clever functional design, the compass actually works, pleasant patina on the bowl. Wonderful example for a specialty netsuke collection. Diameter 2 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369102
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century netsuke of half of a mokugye - a Buddhist gong in a shape of a fish with its head touching its tail, and a curled lotus leaf with a stem resting on the gong. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of fins and scales, leaf texture, eyes of the fish are inlaid with black horn. Expertly stained, beautiful warm patina with wonderful wear. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 3/16 inches.