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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1365444
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a tangerine with branch and leaves and with a small silver fly on its side. Elegant design in Japanese taste, superb detailing of the fly (see the fine veining on its wings), beautifully defined texture of the fruit skin, superb wear and patina. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402252
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a fresh tangerine on top of a dried persimmon containing a minute landscape with houses and trees. Superbly carved elegant piece in Japanese taste, wonderful mellow patina and beautiful wear consistent with age. Great depiction of skin textures. Signed MASAYOSHI on the bottom - Sato Masayoshi was a brilliant artist, listed on p. 742 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Elegant old piece in excellent condition. Length 1 11/16 inch...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1361100
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke in kagamibuta (mirror lid) form. The top is solid silver with medium relief coiled dragon with fiercely open mouth and flames issuing from its body. Superb quality metalwork - see its face, claws and crisply incised differentiated scales, touches of differently colored enamels. Warm patina, beautiful bowl with stable old age line, swinging metal loop at the back for the cord. Very powerful piece. Diameter 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399018
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
Very unusual 19th century square manju netsuke made out of a slab of aventurine glass with silver fitting on the back in a shape of a samurai family crest with paulownia flowers and leaves, swinging silver loop for hanging. Superbly beautiful and rare material, absolutely stunningly sparkling in direct sunlight, does not photograph well. Three tiny chips along the edges on the front and a couple on the back, do not take away from the piece. Beautiful patina, very pleasant to hold. 1 7/16 inches ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414616
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Listed Price $175.00
19th century netsuke made out of a natural piece of stag antler inlaid with a silver chrysanthemum flower. Wonderful design in Japanese taste with understated elegance, beautiful texture to the material, great patina, in excellent condition. Length 1 1/5 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405739
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma slumping in a sack-like shape and holding a hossu (fly whisk). This representation of Daruma refers to his 9 years of continuous meditation, when his legs withered from not moving all those years. Excellent carving, wonderful facial expression, great rendition of the patched robe with various textile patterns. Beautiful staining and patina, line visible by the bottom is not a crack as such, but a natural feature of the material, the netsuke w...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414115
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century Japanese mixed metal obidome (sash ornament) in a form of a drunken scholar returning home fast asleep on a donkey accompanied by an attendant carrying a large folded umbrella. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Superb quality work, fantastic crisp detailing, gilding, silver coat of the scholar, some wear as to be expected. The back and loops a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386306
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century unusual bronze netsuke in a form of an eggplant with engraved scene of Mount Fuji, and a silver inlay of a small bird in flight. The netsuke is a small flask - the stem unscrews as can be seen on Enlargement 3. Cleverly designed piece, good detailing, functional netsuke shape, swinging silver loop at the back for hanging. Nice old piece with very pleasant patina. Formerly in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Length 3 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414116
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century Japanese mixed metal obidome (sash ornament) in a form of a Ashinaga (long legs) as a seated South Seas islander wearing a loincloth and holding a hand drum and a striker. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Somehow very cheery design, superb quality work (see his muscular arms and absurdly long legs with splayed toes), fantastic crisp detailing...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364860
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Very unusual 19th century Japanese tsuishu (cinnabar lacquer) netsuke in rectangular slab shape carved on both sides with different landscapes in scholar’s taste with dramatic rocks raising out of swirling sea with buildings and trees, all on brocade ground. Central peg serving as himotoshi cleverly allows to change the front face of the netsuke as you wish. Superbly precise carving of every element including different brocade patterns on the background of faces and the sides of the piece. Tsu...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Silver netsuke depicting a classic cloth doll of Zen Patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic robe. The subject refers to Daruma falling into deep trance and meditating without moving for 9 years, so his feet withered. Unusual material for netsuke, superb crisp metalwork, gilding to his eyes, in excellent condition. Marked on the bottom with Japanese characters reading JUNGIN (“pure silver”), holes on the bottom for the cord, can be used as okimono as well. Height 1 13/16 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 1920 item #1356774
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Rather unusual late Meiji (1890s to 1910s) Japanese brooch carved as seated Jurojin (one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, usually associated with longevity) with a fan in his hand and a petting a minogame (turtle with bushy tail and one of Jurojin’s familiars, the other two being a deer and a crane). Beautiful crisp carving, superb quality staining with different colors, excellent patina. Wonderful face, superb depiction of various textures, fastener on the back marked SILVER. Signed HIDENAO on ...
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 #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 #1373574
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of an oni crouching on a huge lotus leaf, with namazu (catfish) hiding under the leaf. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving, old age lines, beautiful patina and wear. Signed SHOKYUSAI on the bottom - for information on the artist see p. 968 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful netsuke. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356695
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a turtle on a pile of lotus plant parts consisting of an open leaf, curled leaf, a bud and a fruit with seeds. Excellent carving in Japanese taste, fantastic detailing (see the patterns on the carapace and a curled leaf, great patina. Signed GYOKUHO on the bottom - the artist is particularly known for that kind of work and is discussed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb netsuke. Length 1 3/8 inches.
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...