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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406325
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
19th century netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of its face, limbs and bumpy spine, perfectly executed keyfret design around the base, beautiful staining typical for the artist, wonderful wear and patina. Signed ANRAKU on top of the base (difficult to photograph, hence 2 views of the signature on Enlargement 1) - this brilliant and distinct artist is discusse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387530
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$740.00
Listed Price $925.00
19th century marine netsuke of five blind men exploring a large statue of Buddha. The subject is a clever version of the parable of the blind men and the elephant - each blind man touching a different part of the beast, such as the side, the tusk, the trunk or the tail. They then describe the elephant based on their limited experience, come to suspect that the other persons are dishonest and they come to blows. The moral of the parable is that humans have a tendency to claim absolute truth based...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425303
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with metal top depiction a tiger on rocks by the sea and a dragon in flight among swirling clouds about to engage in a fight. Very nice pairing of most powerful Zodiac animals, bronze disc with gilding, tiger is inlaid with shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) with characteristic black patination resembling lacquer. Excellent crisp work, some wear to gilding on the dragon, marine material bowl with typical lines on the outside. Came with the follo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389376
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of a man with a hoe and a pot in front of him, and a woman with a baby in her arms. The netsuke represents one of the Chinese paragons of filial virtue, that of Kakkyo, who was very poor and decided to bury his living child to be able to feed his old mother. While digging a grave, he found a pot filled with gold. Wonderfully carved and etched in the manner of Anraku, beautiful patina on very good quality material, very pleasant staining. Comes from Jack Mang Collection. Heig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406465
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$880.00
Listed Price $1,100.00
19th century netsuke of seated Kanzan with a wide grin on his face as he holds an open scroll in his hands. Kanzan (Hanshan in Chinese meaning "Cold Mountain”) is believed to have been an eccentric Zen poet from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) who lived on the Tiantang Mountain in Zhejiang Province. According to a legend, Kanzan and his friend Jittoku, who was a kitchen worker at the nearby Guoqing Temple, talked nonsensical language, which some took as a sign of them being enlightened. Extremely...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1390689
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
Late 19th century netsuke depicting a rakan - one of the original Buddha disciples recognizable by his long earlobes - seated in a large bowl and being washed by an oni with a cloth. Wonderful humorous Buddhist subject, excellent carving of happy faces of both characters, well captured postures, beautifully incised swirling water on the bottom of the bowl. Wonderful patina, dust accumulation in crevices, in perfect condition. Signed MITSUTOSHI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by N...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423473
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a chrysanthemum flower, its overlapping petals folded in for compactness. Beautiful clever carving with a mood of slight melancholy, excellent detailing of petal veins. Central peg with a horizontal hole in its back part serves as himotoshi. Excellent patina, in perfect condition. Signed DOSHO on the back - Kagei Dosho was one of the finest Osaka School artists and is listed on p. 357 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Formerl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1428034
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
19th century painted wood netsuke of a of theatrical mask of Okina (old man) used in Sambaso dance. Wonderful quality carving of characteristic smiling face, nicely painted, beautiful wear and patina, in great condition. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388101
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a millstone cutter using one of his scrapers for dressing a large millstone in front of him with another resting by his side. Excellent carving with wonderful smiling face of portrait quality, great depiction of his robe lines and patterns, beautiful wear and patina. Signed on the bottom KOJU (alternative reading is Mitsutoshi) followed by kakihan (carved monogram) of the artist - the carver is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 484, number 1206). Previously in the Carlo...
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 1900 item #1373961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,120.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
Unusual 19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated boy dressed in a short jacket, his moveable arms holding a theatrical mask of Saru (a monkey). Clever design, rare, probably unique subject, great faces of both the boy and the mask, precise detailing of his private parts, nice textile patterns. Wonderful patina, in excellent condition. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387367
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a seated mother monkey holding a peach in its hand while its young climbs onto its shoulders. Fantastic contemptuous expression on its face, excellent incised and etched hair, beautiful wear and patina. Nicely chunky, wonderful sense of volume, netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, old age lines. Himotoshi (cord opening) enters through the bottom and exits on the side in accordance with the habit of the time. Comes from the collecti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1388788
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in low relief with the upper part of Shoki the Demon Queller figure as he fiercely looks forward, the hilt of his sword visible beyond his beard. Excellent carving of his face, luxurious beard and textile patterns, rope of the sword inlaid with metal stud. Beautiful wear and patina, old age lines, in great condition, old collection number on the back. Formerly in the Bluette Kirchhoff Collection, see Bonhams sale September 16, 2009, lot 2121...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1417850
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
19th century kokutan (ebony) netsuke carved as standing Jurojin (one of 7 Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity) holding a scroll in his hand, his back against a shika (spotted deer) - one of his usual companions which is also associated with longevity. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life. Superb quality delicate carving, all limbs and antlers are intact, excellent faces, wonderful depiction of textile and deer coat patterns, rich patina characteristic for ebony. Signed TSUNETAKA i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373904
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,680.00
Listed Price $2,100.00
Rare carver 19th century wooden netsuke of an alert frog on an old roof tile. Superbly carved creature - see its bumpy skin texture, limbs and face. Eyes are amber inlaid with pupils painted on the inside of inlays. Excellent beautiful patina. Signed SHITSUICHI on the bottom - this very rare artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 523, number 2424). Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Length 1 5/16 inches.
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 #1389377
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
19th century netsuke of poet Hitomaro wearing his official coat and ritual hat, leaning on a low table thoughtfully contemplating the world as if seeking inspiration for one of his poems. Kakinomoto no Hitomaro was a famous poet and aristocrat of the late Asuka Period (7th/8th centuries), and is considered one of the Thirty Six Poetry Immortals of Japan. Wonderful carving with great intense face, excellent staining, wear and patina. Signed RYOKOSAI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 893 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387368
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
Good size 19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with metal plate worked in medium relief with a dragon in flight among clouds clutching a Precious Gem in its claws. Thick and heavy plate made out of shibuichi - an alloy consisting of one part silver to three parts copper. Extraordinary crisp work - see its fierce face, perfectly defined differentiated scales, leathery fingers ending in powerful claws and violently swirling clouds. Gilding, eyes are double inlaid with gold and shakud...