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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 #1431461
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 #1437172
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$620.00
Listed Price $775.00
19c netsuke depicting a deranged Tenaga (long arms) climbing on the back of a terribly distressed hunter who is holding a bow and arrow, and with 2 birds hanging off his belt. The subject is a wonderfully idiosyncratic take on a standard legend of mythical humans Ashinaga (long legs) and his usual companion Tenaga who climbs on his back and they go fishing. This particular Tenaga got his priorities mixed up and chose the wrong person. Wonderful faces, the one of the hunter full of annoyed surpri...
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 #1430875
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
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 #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 #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 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 #1431056
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,360.00
Listed Price $2,950.00
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 #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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431168
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Rather unusual 19th century black soapstone netsuke of a man wearing a grass skirt and holding a club, seated leaning on rockery. Like any dark object does not photograph well. The character represented must be one of 108 heroes of Suikoden - a Chinese book called Shui Hu Chuan (Suikoden in Japanese, The Water Margin in English) that was very popular in the capital Edo. It contained numerous tales of an outlaw named Sung-Chiang and his 108 followers. Wonderful expressive face, beautiful patina, ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405692
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a cat on an upturned bowl containing a very fat octopus tentacle, part of it showing outside the bowl causing serious interest of the animal. Superb quality netsuke, fantastic face, excellently carved and etched bottom of the bowl representing an irregular unglazed foot of the vessel. Great depiction of suction cups and cat’s collar. Beautiful wear and patina, signed MASAKAZU in an oval reserve - the artist is discussed on p. 707 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424707
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Rather unusual late Meiji (1890s to 1912) netsuke of kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) type with turned wooden bowl and Japanese compass in the center. Clever functional design, the compass actually works, pleasant patina on the bowl. Wonderful example for a specialty netsuke collection. Diameter 2 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406043
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$72.00
Listed Price $90.00
19th century netsuke made out of kurumi (natural walnut shell). Clever natural design, richly textured surface, superb warm patina from years of handling, very pleasant to hold, old cord. Excellent piece for a collection of various netsuke materials. Height 1 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1430527
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,120.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
Early 19th century netsuke in the manner of Tomotada of a recumbent cow with its head resting on a small calf as she cleans his coat with her tongue. Perfectly catches the mood of the scene, strong early carving, hooves bent beneath their bodies for compactness, beautiful wear consistent with age, superb yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono and picked up oil from the body of the owner. Variously sized very deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, ...