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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402073
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century wooden netsuke of standing Chokwaro sennin shaking his magic horse out of the double gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Inlaid hands, head and horse, wonderful piece with great face and beautiful flow of his robe, excellent depiction of his hands and galloping horse. Black lacquer and green paint highlights, beautiful patina, in superb condition. Height 2 3/16 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373959
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
Rather unusual decent size 19th century staghorn netsuke of a horse appearing from a dried gourd that has a rope tied around its waist. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Cleverly and elegantly carved piece with great face, mane and front legs. Porous center of staghorn at the mouth of the gourd is plugged as is usual in those types of pieces, and plug is carved as a flower with inlaid ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1410913
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke of Chokwaro sennin reading a scroll while leaning on a huge gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Wonderful neat carving with great face and beautiful flow of his robe, dark staining, beautiful wear to the surface, excellent patina, old age lines. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391477
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century walrus tusk netsuke of Chokwaro sennin sitting on rockery wearing leaf cape and skirt and with a double gourd tied to the top of his staff. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Strong piece with wonderful quality carving, superb smiling face, great detailing of leaves in his cape and rocks texture. Texture on the walrus tusk core can be seen on the bottom of the carving, beau...
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 ...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Netsuke of a Chokwaro sennin horse appearing out of a gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Clever design, excellent carving with great detailing - see its face, mane and front legs with delicately carved hooves. Beautiful flawless material, excellent quality etching with black ink, wonderful patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom: looking at the carving style, inking and finish the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1368886
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
18th century netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) wearing a monk’s robe and a leaf cape and skirt, looking to his left and supporting a double gourd on his shoulders. Netsuke represents Chokwaro sennin who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Strong early piece with exceptional carving of his wonderful face with mouth open in a wide smile and one eyebrow raised, excellent detailing of his fingers and toes, flow of his robe lines and the leaf cape te...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1386276
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
18th century netsuke of the magic horse appearing from a dried gourd. According to a Japanese legend the gourd belonged to Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) who could summon the magic horse out of it to be transported wherever he wanted. Elegantly carved piece with great face and mane. Beautiful wear and patina. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1421811
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
18th century painted wood netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) wearing a tattered robe and holding a bamboo stick in his hand and a double gourd on his shoulder. Netsuke represents Chokwaro sennin - a Chinese sage who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Strong early piece with excellent carving of his wonderful smiling face, stands on its own on fl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1422787
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,280.00
Listed Price $1,600.00
18th century tall netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) seated on a horse holding reins in one hand and straps of a large rain hat on his back in the other. Most probably it represents sennin Giokushisho, who made a horse of clay on which he could ride for thousands of miles. Superbly carved strong early piece ( see his quiet dignified face), old age lines and beautiful wear consistent with age, netsuke of typical 18th century triangular section. Excellently balanced - stands on its own on flat sur...
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 1900 item #1373642
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$780.00
Listed Price $975.00
Rare subject 19th century netsuke of Sennin Koshohei with a short stick in his hand leaning slightly over a small rock that turns into a goat. Koshohei led a herd of goats to the mountains and stayed there for 40 years in meditation. His brother found him after all that this time and was wondering where the goat were. Koshohei touched the boulders around him with a stick, and they turned into goats. Wonderful carving that appears to be done by a carver from Anraku school, great faces of both cha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369664
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century netsuke of seated Sennin Tobosaku showing off a huge peach of Immortality which he stole from Seiobo, the Chinese Queen of the Fairies. The Peach of Immortality ripens on a tree in her garden only once in 3 thousand years. Superbly carved, excellent face of portrait quality, elegant flow to the lines of his robe, beautiful wear consistent with age. The piece was carved by Shukosai Anraku with his typical treatment of face features (see an almost identical face in his carving of Gosh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378301
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
19th century netsuke of Kwanyu riding a horse, one hand holding the reins and the other clutching a long halberd. Kwanyu (Guandi in Chinese) is legendary and supposedly historical person, one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty (Kwanyu, Gentoku and Chohi), who was later raised to immortality and deified as God of War. Excellent strong carving with great faces (both of Kwanyu and the horse), unusual curve to the neck of the animal bringing netsuke to life. Beautiful wear and patina turning yellow ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1374796
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,760.00
Listed Price $2,200.00
Good size 19th century netsuke of a standing sennin (Chinese sage) in a robe and a leaf cape, carrying on his back a boy wearing an extremely long and sumptious robe. The netsuke most probably was carved by an artist from the Yoshinaga School. Unusual subject, portrait quality carving of their faces, beautiful flowing lines of their robe, great detailing of leaf cape, wonderful texture to his beard. Superb quality etching of textile patterns, black and red ink highlights, warm yellow patina, es...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425304
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,600.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
19th century Nagoya school wooden netsuke of a recumbent horse with hooves tucked under its body and its head turned back. Excellent carving perfectly showing the bulk of the animal, beautiful flow to its mane and tail, great depiction of its coat, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAMARU on the bottom - this rare Nagoya artist is listed on p. 713 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Extraordinary sculpture, formerly in Philip Schneider collection. ...
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 1900 item #1405596
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century tall walrus tusk netsuke of standing Gama sennin (Chinese sage) with his usual companion - magic frog - climbing onto his head. Beautifully stylized carving with oversized hands, great face and beautiful flow of the robe. Old age lines, excellent patina, overall in great condition. Signed KOSHIN on the back - the artist is listed in NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 676. Height 4 1/8 inches (103 mm).