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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364398
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
19th century netsuke depicting Takaramono - a group of objects, each endowed with an emblematic meaning: Kakuregasa (the hat of invisibility), Kakure Mino (lucky rain coat protecting against evil spirits), Tama (sacred pearl), axe-shaped coin, an inexhaustible purse with money and a kite. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste, essentially a wish for luck, health and prosperity. Very good quality work, stained dark brown and worn to natural color on the raised spots. Himotoshi (cord hole) is formed b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408275
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
Unusual 19th century staghorn netsuke depicting Takaramono - a group of objects, each endowed with an emblematic meaning: Kakuregasa (the hat of invisibility), Kakure Mino (lucky rain coat protecting against evil spirits), three Tama (sacred pearls) and an ingot-shaped coin. Wonderful piece in Japanese taste, essentially a wish for luck, health and prosperity. Great quality bold carving, beautifully stained or saturated with some sort of oil that gives the material look and heel of buffalo horn,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1401997
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century netsuke of an oni (little mischievous demon) standing next to an enormous cloth treasure bag and attempting to move it. Excellently carved, great facial expression of utter frustration, wonderful detailing of the bag surface patterns, rich warm patina and wear consistent with age. Netsuke of typical early triangular section, deep himotoshi located in accordance with the habit of the time. Signed NOBUYUKI in elongated reserve on the side of the bag - it is possibly the artist m...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368600
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century netsuke of two seated wrestling karako (Chinese boys). Excellent quality carving - see their faces, limbs and textile patterns of their robes. Beautiful patina on very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by a shoe of one of the boys on the bottom. Excellent sculpture, and great netsuke. Height 1 inch.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356695
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a turtle on a pile of lotus plant parts consisting of an open leaf, curled leaf, a bud and a fruit with seeds. Excellent carving in Japanese taste, fantastic detailing (see the patterns on the carapace and a curled leaf, great patina. Signed GYOKUHO on the bottom - the artist is particularly known for that kind of work and is discussed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb netsuke. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1421813
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured somewhat puzzled expression, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face and finely incised coat. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening of its tail. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLEC...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395126
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned to the right. Wonderful face, excellent rendition of its fur, eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening between its body and a paw. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Very beautiful warm brown staining, superb wear and patina. Great classic...
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 #1382840
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a Foo lion (shishi) seated on a base with its front paw placed atop a ball. Figures like this are often found standing guard at the entrances to temples and shrines. Strong carving, wonderful face, excellent hairwork. Wonderful staining, beautiful patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Wonderful feeling of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Heig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387526
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
Unusual 19th century wood and gilded bronze netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape of a crab on a piece of driftwood. Clever design, excellent quality crisp depiction of its legs and claws, beautiful gilding. Nice patina on wood, pleasant to hold. Netsuke diameter 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382912
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,720.00
Listed Price $3,400.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a man (a peasant or a porter on the Tokkaido road) tying his fundoshi (loincloth) holding the end beneath his chin, his face contorted in agony at having pinched himself in a delicate spot. Not a very common subject, excellent clean carving with extraordinary detailed face indicating his age and hard life with wrinkles and missing teeth, wonderful depiction of his ribs and muscles. Netsuke is well balanced (stands on its own), beautiful light staining, great patin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369102
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century netsuke of half of a mokugye - a Buddhist gong in a shape of a fish with its head touching its tail, and a curled lotus leaf with a stem resting on the gong. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of fins and scales, leaf texture, eyes of the fish are inlaid with black horn. Expertly stained, beautiful warm patina with wonderful wear. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1359416
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,800.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
Unusual 19th century staghorn 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. Eyes are inlaid with black horn. Cleverly carved out of side part of a stag antler without its usual porous center. Excellent wear and patina, himotoshi (cord hole) is formed by natural opening in the carving....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395367
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
Rather unusual 19th century netsuke depicting himono (dried fish) carved in the manner of Tessai. The material of the object is umimatsu - in Japanese it literally means SEA PINE, and describes species of black coral with dense texture, concentric growth rings, and amber colored inclusions in the black material. Clever elegant shape, superb realistic carving, wonderful patina and sheen to the surface, unusual material with natural fissures in it, very pleasant to the touch. Serious classic netsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387454
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
19th century netsuke of a recumbent ox. Finely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a woven straw collar and a length of rope lying across its back, eyes are inlaid with dark horn, wonderful rendition of animal’s bulk and fur. Large differently sized deep himotoshi, beautiful staining, excellent patina, very pleasant to handle. Signed TOMOTADA in rectangular reserve on the bottom - the artist is Eirakusai Tomotada of Edo from Tomochika School, and is listed on p. 116...