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similar to 19c netsuke KYOYU Sage of Bamboo Grove by waterfall

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387568
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with metal top depicting Kyoyu - one of 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove - seated among rocks by a waterfall and cleaning his right ear thus washing off the indecency of the suggestion for him to become an Emperor. Sometimes he is shown with his friend Sofu leading his ox away from the river several miles downstream from the waterfall, so it will not drink water tainted by indecency of the proposal. Wonderful crisp metalwork with inlays and gilding, pleas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369662
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$480.00
Listed Price $600.00
19th century netsuke of a bamboo shoot containing a hollow section with anabori (cavern carving) of the Seven Sages of the bamboo grove looking at an open scroll. (see the detail on the first photo), The inside is almost impossible to photograph, but all the sages are there, need a flashlight even to see them. Very clever joke on the usual depiction of the sages being placed among bamboo stalks, not inside them. Excellent depiction of the shoot structure, the bottom perfectly imitates the marks ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1400864
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke of Sofu - one of 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove - leading his ox away, so it will not drink from a river polluted several miles upstream when his fellow sage washed his ears after hearing about an offer for him to serve the Emperor. Very well carved, nicely captured interaction between two characters, pleasant wear consistent with age. Signed MASATOSHI in irregular reserve on the back - for the discussion of Sawaki Toshizo see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1360686
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a group of three horses frolicking in a bamboo grove. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, clever compact design, excellent level of detail, great faces with horn inlaid eyes, beautiful patina. Signed MORINOBU on the bottom - the artist is listed and this very netsuke is illustrated on p. 800 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes with label in French, Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1412702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
19th century Edo period Japanese kashira (metal pommel at the end of the hilt of a sword) with relief depiction of a man seated under tall bamboo, his hand stretched to get some water from a waterfall. The figure depicted is Kioyu - one of 7 Sages of the Bamboo Grove - washing his ears polluted by hearing about an offer for him to serve the Emperor. Wonderful crisp metalwork, finely textured ground called nanako, which means “fish-eggs” as it resembles fine rows of caviar, in great conditio...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360392
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in sunken relief with a tiger seated under a full grown bamboo and looking up, the back is carved with a young bamboo with leaves. The subject probably is TAKE NI TORA - the strongest of all animals hiding beneath bamboo during a storm, symbolizing how powerless the terrestrial forces are compared with the force of the elements. Beautiful carving, its eye is inlaid with dark horn, excellent etching of tiger’s coat and bamboo leaves, beaut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1364774
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a boy holding onto a bamboo branch next to a large ball. Netsuke illustrates one of the paragons of filial virtue, that of Moso - a young scholar who went into the snow to look for bamboo shoots, a favorite dish of his ailing and dying mother. Bamboo does not grow in the snow but the Gods were moved by his filial piety and allowed bamboo shoots to suddenly spring from the ground. The large ball probably represents a snowball. Strong early and unusually detailed carv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386305
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century netsuke carved in a shape of a bamboo section. Very simple elegant design in Japanese taste with clean lines, himotoshi is formed by central peg that has a hole in its back part through which a cord goes. Beautifully carved natural features of the plant, excellent patina. Signed RYUSHO on the back - the artist is listed on p. 901 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404923
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$20.00
Listed Price $25.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a small section of a bamboo stem. Beautiful surface, very pleasant patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404978
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$88.00
Listed Price $110.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a section of bamboo including a node. Elegant clever design, lacquered with gold and black lacquer, beautiful patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404979
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$56.00
Listed Price $70.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a ball woven out of bamboo skin strips. Clever design, nice work, nice feel of age, pleasant patina. Diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366611
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$32.00
Listed Price $40.00
19th century ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) made out of a section of a spotted bamboo stem, cuts are lacquered with gold lacquer. Elegant clever design in Japanese taste, beautiful patina. Height 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423475
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,400.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
19th century netsuke of a puppy wearing a collar with bell, and playing with a bamboo twig with leaves. Superb carving to the last detail - see its double inlaid eyes and raised whiskers. Fantastic sense of its chubby body, clever use of a lighter colored ivory layer as a spot on the puppy’s coat, beautiful patina on excellent quality material. Signed with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) by CHOKUSAI on the bottom - for information on this brilliant master see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1396521
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$780.00
Listed Price $975.00
19th century netsuke of a tiger with the front part of the body resting on an enormously fat section of a bamboo stalk. Wonderful carving with great face and nicely incised fur patterns, elegant flow to its long tail, beautiful staining, old age lines pleasant wear to the surface, excellent patina. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366647
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$64.00
Listed Price $80.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a basket woven out of bamboo skin strips in a shape of a jar. Clever elegant design in Japanese taste, beautiful staghorn texture, in great condition. Height 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 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...
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.