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similar to 19c netsuke KAKKYO & pot of gold Anraku school ex MANG

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 #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 #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 #1373642
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$780.00
Listed Price $975.00
Rare subject 19th century netsuke of Sennin Koshohei with a short stick in his hand leaning slightly over a small rock that turns into a goat. Koshohei led a herd of goats to the mountains and stayed there for 40 years in meditation. His brother found him after all that this time and was wondering where the goat were. Koshohei touched the boulders around him with a stick, and they turned into goats. Wonderful carving that appears to be done by a carver from Anraku school, great faces of both cha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1414531
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) okimono of a Chinese scholar wearing a typical hat and robe, holding a fan in one hand and a scroll in the other. Okimono is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, wonderful smiling face, scroll is made out of stag horn and a scroll end is inlaid with black horn, excellent patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed...
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 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 #1425733
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century wooden netsuke of hibachi (portable charcoal-burning brazier) on 3 low legs and filled with short pieces of wood and charcoals. Unusual and clever subject in Japanese taste, perfectly caught “wabi-sabi” essence of the object with its elegant simplicity. Beautiful carving, wonderful depiction of wood structures in the logs, excellent wear and patina. Signed SHOJUKEN MASATOMO on the bottom - for information on this rare artist from Yamada-Ise school see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND ...
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 #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 1910 item #1414515
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of cloth doll of Daruma (founder of Zen Buddhism) enveloped in his monastic robe. The subject represents Daruma coming back from deep trance in which he sat meditating without moving for 9 years. Skillfully carved out of chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school of netsuke carvers with clever use of wood grain as element of design. Excellently conveyed facial expression, beautiful patina. Height 2 1/16...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1358120
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune, who is considered to be an incarnation of Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) carrying his bag on the back suspended by a stick across his shoulder. Very good quality carving - see facial expression with a wide smile and wonderful flow of his robe. Netsuke is skillfully carved in characteristic Hida school ittobori (one cut) style with clever use of wood color and structure to add to the charm of the piec...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425304
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,600.00
Listed Price $4,500.00
19th century Nagoya school wooden netsuke of a recumbent horse with hooves tucked under its body and its head turned back. Excellent carving perfectly showing the bulk of the animal, beautiful flow to its mane and tail, great depiction of its coat, superb staining and patina. Signed MASAMARU on the bottom - this rare Nagoya artist is listed on p. 713 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Extraordinary sculpture, formerly in Philip Schneider collection. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402380
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$208.00
Listed Price $260.00
19th century 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a crouching rat encircled by its own tail. Netsuke is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume. For similar examples see Bushell’s “Netsuke familiar & unfamiliar”, p. 128. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, excellent patina. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1367798
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century 2-toned ichii (yew wood) netsuke of a theatrical mask of Okame. Netsuke is skillfully carved the style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume, great chubby face, wonderful patina and beautiful sheen to the surface. Signed SUKEYOSHI on the back - the artist is listed on p. 1051 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, and definitely was a student of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1910 item #1414517
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
Late Meiji period (1890s -1912) wooden okimono of a seated tanuki (badger) with its enormous belly, an inscribed sake bottle in one paw, an accounting book in the other. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster: it drums with his paws on its large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness. Judging by the book in its paw, this time tanuki acts as a sake vendor. Skillfully carved out of chosen...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369664
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century netsuke of seated Sennin Tobosaku showing off a huge peach of Immortality which he stole from Seiobo, the Chinese Queen of the Fairies. The Peach of Immortality ripens on a tree in her garden only once in 3 thousand years. Superbly carved, excellent face of portrait quality, elegant flow to the lines of his robe, beautiful wear consistent with age. The piece was carved by Shukosai Anraku with his typical treatment of face features (see an almost identical face in his carving of Gosh...