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similar to 18c netsuke 12 ZODIAC ANIMALS

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1385001
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
18th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in low relief with Junishi - 12 Zodiac animals: dragon, horse, tiger, rat, rooster, dog, monkey, snake, goat, pig, buffalo and rabbit. Excellent carving with great detailing, beautiful wear and patina turning deep honey color on the back and sides. Nicely fat, 2 halves still fit perfectly after 200 years, old silk cord. Diameter 2 inches, thickness 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391880
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,360.00
Listed Price $2,950.00
19th century netsuke carved as a group of 12 animals of the Oriental zodiac: dragon, horse, tiger, rat, rooster, dog, monkey, snake, goat, pig, buffalo and rabbit. Clever design, excellent carving to the last detail, deep undercutting, beautiful wear and patina. Eye of the rabbit is inlaid with salmon pink coral, all the rest are inlaid with dark horn. Very beautiful wear, honey colored patina. Signed RANSAI on the bottom - this rare artist working in Asakusa style is listed in NETSUKE by Neil D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1399259
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
18th century boxwood netsuke of a grazing camel. Actually unusual animal in netsuke, very nicely carved, good rendition of its posture and hump. The face is rather fantastical - the carver must have never seen a camel. Very beautiful wear and patina, wonderful feel of age. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1402000
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
18th century netsuke of standing Kwanyu holding a halberd in one hand and clutching his beard with the other. Kwanyu (Guandi in Chinese) is legendary and supposedly historical person, one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty (Kwanyu, Gentoku and Chohi), who was later raised to immortality and deified as God of War. Excellent strong carving with great face, powerful detailing of his hair and robe. Netsuke of early triangular section typical for the period. Large differently sized deep himotoshi. Be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1396415
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,840.00
Listed Price $4,800.00
18th century netsuke of a recumbent buffalo with a baby goat by its side, the head of the kid resting on the body of the larger beast. Uncommon subject of pairing of Zodiac animals, finely carved, their hooves bent beneath their bodies, the buffalo wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, its eyes inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono and picked up oil from the body of the owner. Diffe...
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 1837 VR item #1411329
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,280.00
Listed Price $1,600.00
Rare subject early 19th century netsuke of a mythical animal suisei - a creature with a single horn and a tortoise's carapace on the back, flames licking the sides of its body. It sits on an oval base, its head turned to its right, wonderful inquisitive face. Great inquisitive face, wonderful depiction of its tail and bumpy carapace, pupils are inlaid with bronze. Fantastic sheen from wear, superb patina, very pleasant to hold. Comes from Jack Mang Collection. For a suisei carved by the same ha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395901
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
18th century good size netsuke of a grazing horse with its head lowered to the left and its tail swishing around at the back. The eyes are inlaid with black horn, differently sized and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Great face, wonderful depiction of its mane, stands on its own on a flat surface. Beautiful sheen from wear, honey colored patina on the back. Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, old age line along the spine of the creature. Great dign...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1382702
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
Chunky 18th century netsuke of a sitting shishi (Buddhist lion) with its front paws on a ball. Great early carving with excellent depiction of its curly hair and powerful face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful patina and wear to the piece, old age lines, pleasantly heavy. Wonderful feel of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1382572
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
Late 18th - early 19th century netsuke carved as a seated sculptor with a chisel and a hammer working on a statue of shishi (Buddhist lion) on a plinth, and a boy watching the process. Superb crisp carving - see their wonderful faces, postures and textile patterns. Beautiful wear, excellent patina, compressed dust in crevices. Very good netsuke. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1382778
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
18th century netsuke of a sennin Chochu enveloped in his robe and holding his most important attribute - a hossu (fly whisk) - across his shoulders. Very rare subject, wonderfully captured facial expression, beautiful flowing lines of the robe, superb sense of volume. Old age lines, beautiful wear to the surface from more than 200 years of handling, superb patina turning honey color on the back from wear against the silk of kimono, of characteristic 18th century triangular section, deep himotosh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1365830
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$840.00
Listed Price $1,050.00
18th century netsuke of a recumbent deer curled on itself, its head turned to the right. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, very cleverly designed - its horns are perfectly carved, yet they do not stick out to be broken off. Wonderful detailing, excellent hairwork, old stable age lines, warm yellow patina, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1404542
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a dog wearing a collar with its head turned back while resting the front of its body on a ball. Strong piece, superb carving to the last detail, fantastic hairwork, beautiful flow to its tail and bumpy spine, large eyes inlaid with dark horn. Wonderful wear and patina consistent with age, great classic netsuke. Height 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1389518
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,920.00
Listed Price $2,400.00
Late 18th to early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a puppy wearing a cloth collar, playing with an abalone shell. Strong early piece with amazingly lifelike facial expression and wonderful fur texture worn on protruding parts. Pleasantly chunky, eyes are inlaid with black horn, old stable age lines, wonderful wear and patina turning honey color on the bottom. Deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Excellent strong netsuke. Length 2 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395599
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$6,360.00
Listed Price $7,950.00
18th century Kyoto school netsuke of seated kirin with its head raised and turned back as it bellows, its long tail rising to meet its beard, and flames licking the sides of his body. The eyes are inlaid with dark horn, differently sized large himotoshi are positioned in accordance with the habit of the time (through the side down to the bottom). Great ferocious face, wonderful depiction of its mane and scales. Small old chip to the front right hoof. Beautiful sheen from wear, old age lines cons...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395236
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,520.00
Listed Price $4,400.00
18th century netsuke of a goat lying with its head turned back and bearing an inquisitive expression, its fore legs bent and its hind legs drawn in for compactness. Excellent carving conveying the essence of the creature’s character, pleasantly heavy, fantastic rendition of animal’s fur. The bottom of the netsuke is nicely curved (not flat as is quite common is that type of early netsuke). Beautiful wear and patina, old age lines, eyes are expertly inlaid with dark horn. Serious classic scu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1410915
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,280.00
Listed Price $1,600.00
18th century netsuke of a standing Mongolian archer, a bow in his hands and a quiver with arrows behind his back. Very strong early sculpture, boldly carved, wonderful smiling face, excellent depiction of his military coat. Perfectly balanced - stands on its own on flat surface, netsuke of typical 18th century triangular section. Extraordinary rich patina, deep differently sized himotoshi. Superb netsuke. Height 3 3/4 inches (95 mm).
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1394966
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,720.00
Listed Price $3,400.00
18th century wooden netsuke of a seated wolf with its paw on a carapace of a turtle. Extraordinary strong early carving with bold design and superb detailing: see the exaggerated narrowness of its snout and shoulder blades sticking out. Superb wear and patina, great hairwork, eyes are double inlaid making its face look alive. Himotoshi is formed by its tail on the bottom. Signed TOMOTADA in rectangular reserve on the bottom - I strongly believe the piece to be by the master himself. All that a g...