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similar to So School netsuke MONKEY with basket of fruit by MORITA SOKO

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424965
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,280.00
Listed Price $1,600.00
Late 19th century wooden netsuke of a monkey wearing a short jacket and holding a peach as it protectively leans covering a woven basket containing more fruit. Wonderful quality carving with extraordinary face, limbs and hairwork, perfectly captured spirit of the scene. Eyes are double inlaid, beautiful differentiated staining and patina. Signed SOKO for Morita Soko on the bottom - for a lengthy discussion of this extraordinary artist from the So School see p. 1026 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND ...
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.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Wooden netsuke of a seated monkey biting into a kaki (persimmon) fruit with a brunch holding two more fruit in front of it. Perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face with mouth screwed to one side for a better bite, well defined fingers and toes and finely incised coat, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Anatomically correct private parts, himotoshi formed by its left leg, wonderful patina. Signed MASANAO SHINZAN on the botto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1425893
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
Late 18th century netsuke of standing sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - supporting his pet with one hand and holding a leash with the other, a small woven basket with treats hanging at his side. Extremely well carved strong early piece with great detailing - see his face and detailing of his robe, basket weave texture and sandals. Beautiful wear consistent with age, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Superb rich honey colored patina, especially on t...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1387455
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,040.00
Listed Price $3,800.00
Late 18th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion) hugging a large ball. Strong early piece, wonderful ferocious face, powerful oversized paws, eyes are inlaid with black horn, loose ball in its mouth. Excellent hairwork (see its mane and bushy tail), old age lines, deep himotoshi going through the back down to the bottom, beautiful wear and patina consistent with age. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Wonderful sculpture, great netsuke. Height 1 7...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395599
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$6,360.00
Listed Price $7,950.00
18th century Kyoto school netsuke of seated kirin with its head raised and turned back as it bellows, its long tail rising to meet its beard, and flames licking the sides of his body. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn, differently sized large himotoshi are positioned in accordance with the habit of the time (through the side down to the bottom). Great ferocious face, wonderful depiction of its mane and scales. Small old chip to the front right hoof. Beautiful sheen from wear, old age lines cons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387369
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,480.00
Listed Price $1,850.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - unhappily bending to nurse his aching knee while his carefree pet eats a fruit seated on a sack tied around its master’s back. Wonderful carving capturing attitudes and facial expressions of both characters. Excellent detailing - see man’s open mouth with teeth visible, monkey’s finely incised fur, robe texture, a basket for treats and tobacco pouch inscribed “hi yojin” (beware of fire) at his waist. Eyes...
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 #1423477
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,920.00
Listed Price $4,900.00
19th century Tsu School boxwood netsuke of a crouching tiger with its head turned back, its tail running along its spine. Perfectly captured essence of the creature, superbly carved to the last detail. Characteristic Tsu School technique for depicting tiger’s stripes, wonderful face with raised whiskers and horn inlaid eyes, realistic depiction of its genitals, beautiful flow to the tail. Beautiful wear, fantastic patina consistent with age, himotoshi formed by its left limbs. Signed with a ...
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 1800 item #1369105
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
18th century netsuke of a reclining sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - obliviously smiling in his sleep while his pet steals from a basket behind the back of its trainer. Unusually substantial and heavy, excellent carving capturing facial expressions of both characters. Classic design, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, netsuke of triangular section characteristic for the period, old age lines. Superb wear, beautiful warm patina turning yellow on the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1385005
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,440.00
Listed Price $1,800.00
Excellent 18th century staghorn netsuke of a performing monkey wearing a short jacket and holding a shishimai mask above its right shoulder. A mirror image of this netsuke is illustrated in 2001 Scholten Japanese Art catalog EXPRESSIONS OF STYLE: NETSUKE AS ART, p. 24, appears to be by the same carver. Superb faces (puzzled simian and angry shishi, both with horn inlaid eyes), natural flow to the lines of textiles and shishi mane. Porous part of stag antler on top is plugged as is usual in such ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1422789
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Excellent 19th century okimono sized boxwood netsuke of a mother monkey holding a persimmon in her hands while the young sitting on her shoulder begs for the fruit. Extraordinary quality carving down to the last detail - see their eyes double inlaid with light and dark horn, perfectly incised fur as well as finger and toe nails, superb patina. Himotoshi is formed by a natural opening between the legs of the mother. Signed SADAKAZU TO (carved by Sadakazu) in reserve shaped as a poem strip on the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1404813
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,560.00
Listed Price $1,950.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke depicting a seated wolf with its paw on a severed leg of a deer. This subject is almost always carved in wood, and wolves tend to be skinny and somewhat stylized. This one has a full volume body, excellently depicted coat, powerful paws and great face with a chunk of meat hanging to one side of its mouth and all its teeth visible, eyes are inlaid with black horn, old repaired nick to the top of its left ear. Excellent wear and patina, himotosh...
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 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 #1369595
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,320.00
Listed Price $1,650.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey looking for fleas in the fur of its leg. Excellent quality carving, perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful face with horn inlaid eyes, superb detailing of its fur, anatomically correct view from the bottom. Himotoshi is formed by its right leg, beautiful warm yellow patina, old age lines. Signed RANICHI in leaf shaped reserve on the bottom - this brilliant carver is discussed in detail on p. 860 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGN...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1368884
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
18th century netsuke of a reclining monkey, its front paws and upper body resting of a large chestnut. Very strong early piece, great thoughtful face, excellent incised and etched hair, wonderful detailing of its fingers and toes. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, warm yellow patina (darker on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono), large and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Length 1 15/16 inches.