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similar to 19c Hid school ittobori netsuke CROUCHING RAT

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402380
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$208.00
Listed Price $260.00
19th century 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a crouching rat encircled by its own tail. Netsuke is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume. For similar examples see Bushell’s “Netsuke familiar & unfamiliar”, p. 128. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, excellent patina. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405689
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century staghorn netsuke of a crouching piebald rat with its front paws holding the tail wrapped around its body. Excellent carving conveying the essence of the creature, well captured alert posture, beautifully executed black spots on its coat, very pleasant patina and wear. Eyes are inlaid with translucent brown horn. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414531
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) okimono of a Chinese scholar wearing a typical hat and robe, holding a fan in one hand and a scroll in the other. Okimono is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, wonderful smiling face, scroll is made out of stag horn and a scroll end is inlaid with black horn, excellent patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1358120
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, who is considered to be an incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) carrying his bag on the back suspended by a stick across his shoulder. Very good quality carving - see facial expression with a wide smile and wonderful flow of his robe. Netsuke is skillfully carved in characteristic Hida school ittobori (one cut) style with clever use of wood color and structure to add to the charm of the piec...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1409561
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$128.00
Listed Price $160.00
Late Meiji (1910s) small ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a resting buffalo, its back covered with a blanket. Netsuke is skillfully carved by a Hida school carver in characteristic ittobori (one cut) style with clever use of wood texture to represent the creature’s fur and add to charm of the piece. For similar examples see Bushell’s NETSUKE FAMILIAR AND UNFAMILIAR, p. 128. Nicely captured posture, wonderful mellow patina. Length 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425733
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century wooden netsuke of hibachi (portable charcoal-burning brazier) on 3 low legs and filled with short pieces of wood and charcoals. Unusual and clever subject in Japanese taste, perfectly caught “wabi-sabi” essence of the object with its elegant simplicity. Beautiful carving, wonderful depiction of wood structures in the logs, excellent wear and patina. Signed SHOJUKEN MASATOMO on the bottom - for information on this rare artist from Yamada-Ise school see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1414517
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of a seated tanuki (badger) with its enormous belly, an inscribed sake bottle in one paw, an accounting book in the other. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster: it drums with his paws on its large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness. Judging by the book in its paw, this time tanuki acts as a sake vendor. Skillfully carved out of chosen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408573
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$580.00
Listed Price $725.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching wonderfully warty toad. Excellent carving perfectly capturing the essence of the creature, great sense of volume, beautiful depiction of its skin on the back. Extraordinary done large double inlaid horn and turtleshell convex eyes with underlying gold foil producing superb live effect, beautiful wear and patina. Length 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399258
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
19th century ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a theatrical mask of an oni - a mischievous demon. Cleverly carved in ittobori (one-cut) style characteristic of Hida school, wonderful depiction of its bushy eyebrows and toothy grin. Wonderful patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SUKEYOSHI on the back bar - the artist is listed on p. 1051 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and was a student of Sukenaga. Height 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414533
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$556.00
Listed Price $695.00
Very unusual pair of late 19th century 2-colored chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) okimono of a rooster and a hen with eggs in original tomobako (wooden box made for the items and signed by the carver). Superbly carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood structure, texture and color (see lighter colored comb of the rooster and the eggs in front of the hen) as elements of design. Excellently conveyed characters of the creatures, eyes...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367798
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a theatrical mask of Okame. Netsuke is skillfully carved the style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, great chubby face, wonderful patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SUKEYOSHI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 1051 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and definitely was a student of ...
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 #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 #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 #1372436
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a Mandarin ducks couple floating ona pond. Perfectly captured serene mood of the scene, very nice quality piece typical for the Hida school carved out of yew wood with its characteristic growth lines. Wonderful depiction of male’s plumage, eyes are inlaid with black horn, beautiful wear and patina. Length 2 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424034
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 a figure of Daikoku, his bag of rice behind him and 2 rats escaping through the holes in the bag. Daikoku, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats multiply when there is abundance of rice. 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 NETS...
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.