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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378179
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century lacquered and inlaid wood boxwood netsuke of yawning and stretching Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma after 9 years of continuous meditation. Very good design, great facial expression, beautiful wear to his red lacquered monastic robe, wonderful patina. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1449476
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century lacquered and inlaid boxwood netsuke of a sculptor awed by his own work as he gazes up on a huge sculpture of Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma yawning and stretching after 9 years of continuous meditation. Judging by a paint brush by the right arm of Daruma, the sculptor must have just ended painting the robe of the figure. Excellent design, superb detailing - see finely carved face, fingers and toes of the man and expressive face of Daruma with double inlaid eyes. Very nicely incised ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1418012
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century wooden netsuke representing Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe and holding a hossu (fly whisk). This image represents Daruma during his 9 years of continuous meditation. The netsuke is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida Province. Perfectly captured facial expressions, wonderful wear, great feel of age to the piece. Signed SHOZAN on the back - the artist probably belonged to the Hida school and is listed in NETSUKE by Nei...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424033
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century small marine material ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round with 8 cloth dolls of Zen Patriarch Daruma. This representation of Daruma refers to him stretching after 9 years of continuous meditation, when his legs withered from not moving all those years. Wonderful carving, excellent detailing, beautiful floret surrounds to the holes, superb patina. Signed SHOZAN on the side - the artist is listed on p. 984 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS...
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 #1430947
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of the Zen Patriarch Daruma sitting in meditative pose enveloped in his monastic robe with cape. Great carving, fantastic face with wonderful stipple work indicating his beard, beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, superb staining and patina. Differently sized himotoshi lined with natural and green stained staghorn. Signed SHUMIN on the bottom - Hara Shumin was an excellent artist and is listed on p. 995 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1422785
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of the Zen Patriarch Daruma sitting in meditative pose enveloped in his monastic robe with cape. Great carving, fantastic face with amazing stipple work indicating his beard, beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, superb staining and patina. Differently sized himotoshi lined with beautiful differently colored liners. Signed SHUMIN on the bottom for Hara Shumin - this excellent artist is listed on p. 995 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389517
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$796.00
Listed Price $995.00
Unusual 19th century netsuke of a cloth Daruma doll with wonderful inquisitive face and a shaped opening on the back with anabori (cavern carving) of a palace with a procession of scholars crossing a bridge and pavilions in the back. The cavern is carved unusually deep, and pavilions in the back are very well defined, almost impossible to photograph properly. Excellent face with horn inlaid convex eyes, beautiful stippling defining the texture of its cloth body, wonderful functional shape. Great...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1422542
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of seated Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his robe and looking at a scroll in his hand. Superb clever design, extraordinary face with double inlaid eyes producing a perfectly mad look. Wonderful level of detail - see his facial and arm hair, scroll end inlaid with black horn and beautiful flow of his robe. His robe is painted red, wonderful wear and patina. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423746
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
19th century painted wood okimono of standing Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma enveloped in his monastic cape and robe, and holding a fly whisk in his hands. The carving is done in ittobori (one cut) style specifically used for famous Nara dolls. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Superbly carved ferocious face, beautifully painted eyes and facial hair, clever treatment of robe as an assembly of geometric planes. Signed BAIGEN fol...
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 1910 item #1414515
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of cloth doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe. The subject represents Daruma coming back from deep trance in which he sat meditating without moving for 9 years. Skillfully carved out of chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood grain as element of design. Excellently conveyed facial expression, beautiful patina. Height 2 1/16...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
Netsuke carved by Ryoshu (born in 1912) - one of the best Japanese netsuke carvers of the 20th century. Netsuke represents a doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in monastic robe, and his eyes can pop in and out. Perfectly captured facial expression, beautifully incised and etched facial hair and 3 flowering chrysanthemums on his robe. It appears that the artist etched a different design on every piece of this model of his - see the other Darumas by Ryoshu on my site. Excellent cle...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1437172
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$620.00
Listed Price $775.00
19c netsuke depicting a deranged Tenaga (long arms) climbing on the back of a terribly distressed hunter who is holding a bow and arrow, and with 2 birds hanging off his belt. The subject is a wonderfully idiosyncratic take on a standard legend of mythical humans Ashinaga (long legs) and his usual companion Tenaga who climbs on his back and they go fishing. This particular Tenaga got his priorities mixed up and chose the wrong person. Wonderful faces, the one of the hunter full of annoyed surpri...
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 #1430875
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
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 #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.