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similar to 18c netsuke MONKEY TRAINER & monkey

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 #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 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1401920
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$460.00
Listed Price $575.00
Early 19th century lacquered wood netsuke of yawning and stretching sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - with his pet climbing onto a cloth sack on his back. Unusual posture (both hands holding onto his ankle), extremely well carved strong piece with great detailing - see his teeth and knot of the sack. Beautiful wear consistent with age, deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Wood is lacquered in Negoro style - red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black and then wood...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1800 item #1410646
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
18th century Chinese toggle (similar in function to netsuke) carved out of boxwood in a shape of a monkey on a base, its face almost human, its mouth open. Very beautifully worn charming piece, patina consistent with age. Could have been used as a small brush rest. Very nice fingering piece, as well as an object for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 9/16 inches.
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 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 ...
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 #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 #1400804
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$400.00
Listed Price $500.00
18th century netsuke of a seated mother monkey patiently suffering the indignity of her young grabbing her ear as it climbs onto her head. Fantastic expression of existential contemplation on her face, excellent incised and etched coat, beautiful wear. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, superb honey colored patina. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1368525
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated monkey lifting a huge chestnut in its hands. Nicely carved, good face with surprised expression, beautiful warm patina. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by its feet. Height 1 13/16 inches.
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 #1356698
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,240.00
Listed Price $2,800.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey looking for fleas in the fur of its leg while its young climbs on its back imitating the mother’s search for insects on her shoulder. Excellent quality carving, perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful faces with horn inlaid eyes, superb detailing of their fur. Himotoshi is formed by mother’s legs, beautiful patina, compressed dust on the surface. Signed RANICHI in leaf shaped reserve on the bottom - this brilliant carver is discussed in detail ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1399308
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a seated monkey studying a flea that it picked from its fur. Wonderfully captured posture and slightly puzzled facial expression of the animal, good rendition of its coat, finely carved fingers and toes. Large himotoshi typical for the period, beautiful patina. Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386931
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of a sitting monkey biting into an enormous peach that it holds with all four of its limbs. Great expression on its face, pupils are inlaid with horn, exceptionally well carved fingers and toes, beautifully incised and etched hair of its coat. Overall wonderful mellow patina from wear, old age lines. Very clever and charming piece. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368056
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a seated monkey, its hand raised to its mouth in amazement at the size of a peach that it holds with other limbs. Superbly caught facial expression, wonderful hairwork, beautifully carved fingers and toes, excellent wear and patina. Recently deaccessioned from the Framingham History Center, MA, where it has been part of the collection since 1923, old collection number in red on the bottom. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360658
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey holding onto an enormous persimmon. Wonderful semi-arrogant, semi-surprised expression on its face, excellent incised and etched hair. Superb sense of volume, expert light staining, himotoshi formed by the stem of the fruit on the bottom. Beautiful mellow patina from wear, old age lines. Signed by a single character MASA in oval reserve. Excellent sculpture. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364368
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$556.00
Listed Price $695.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey scratching its back. Perfectly captured mood of the scene - see the expression of simple pleasure on the face of the creature. Excellent quality detailed carving with superb depiction of finger joints, wonderful hairwork. Great wear and patina, old age lines. Height 1 3/8 inches.