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similar to Early 19c netsuke TOBA on mule with attendant

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1383506
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
Early 19th century netsuke of Chinese official, poet and calligrapher Toba with a bundle of books on his back riding on a mule accompanied by an attendant. Toba was removed from his post and sent into exile as a result of intrigues against him. Wonderful unhappy face, nice flow to his clothes, beautiful wear and patina turning yellow on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, compressed dust in crevices. Netsuke of the same subject and by the same carver but done as a mirror imag...
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 1837 VR item #1368527
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching puppy about to pounce. Strong early piece with unusual posture, excellently captured facial expression and chunkiness of a young pup, wonderful hairwork. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, old stable age line along its back, superb wear and patina. Excellent strong netsuke. Length 1 1/4 inches.
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 1837 VR item #1378300
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, compressed dust in crevices. Signed RAKUUNSAI - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 507, number 1957). Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1373636
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a cluster of seven theatrical masks, those of demon Hannya, a fox, an oni, Okina, Hyottoko, a shojo and Okame. Excellent faces, very pleasant feel to the surface, beautiful patina turning honey color on the back. Signed RAKUOSAI on a strip on the back - the artist is listed on p. 858 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Very good netsuke, rare carver. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1408278
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
Early 19th century decent size staghorn netsuke of a man wearing a robe decorated with design of numerous scarecrows and gently inclining his head towards his son that he carries on his back. Perfectly captured moment, excellent strong early carving, superb facial expression, wonderful depiction of scarecrows on his robe. Wonderful mellow patina, compact design, hollow parts of a stag antler on top and bottom are plugged (see photo detail) as is usual in such pieces and the plugs are carved as p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405690
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a reclining deer with its head turned back as it licks its coat, hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured moment, bold early carving with wonderful sense of volume, excellent face with large horn inlaid eyes, large and deep himotoshi, beautiful patina. Wonderful early sculpture. Length 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386307
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a monk asleep by a huge drum. The subject is a metaphor for a failure to reach enlightenment - instead of seeking and understanding the profound power of the drum’s message, the monk uses it as a sleeping pad. Early strong carving wonderfully capturing facial expression and quiet mood of the scene. Beautiful warm patina turning honey color on the bottom where the netsuke was touching silk of kimono. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1366976
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
Early 19th century suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke with round silvered bronze body, cloisonne outside and a swinging loop for hanging. Excellent early work in terms of Japanese cloisonne, functional netsuke shape, design of flowers among scrolling vines, matte finish, beautiful wear and patina, original pitting typical for the period, some filled areas along the rim as can be seen on photos. Diameter 1 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1368054
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$560.00
Listed Price $700.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a quietly floating duck. Very strong early carving with simplified, almost abstract lines capturing the grace of the bird, great face with horn inlaid eyes (right eye is a replacement). Beautiful 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. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1418987
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$260.00
Listed Price $325.00
Early 19th century bronze suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke in classic bowl shape, cloisonne outside and a swinging loop for hanging. Excellent early work in terms of Japanese cloisonne, functional netsuke shape, design of flowers among scrolling vines, matte finish, beautiful wear and patina, original pitting typical for the period. Diameter 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1395128
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,960.00
Listed Price $4,950.00
Very tall early 19th century netsuke of a strange foreigner wearing richly decorated Chinese dress and European pantaloons with a karako (Chinese boy) sitting on his shoulders. He is holding a scroll in one hand, and there is a small drum hanging off his belt on his right side. Strong early carving, excellent detailing, wonderful face with a perfectly captured expression of slight madness, textile highlights on his belly are inlaid with turtle shell. The netsuke is slightly curved backwards, so ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1388967
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,120.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a Japanese martial arts MEN (kendo helmet) resting on a DŌ (breast protector) surrounded by a pile of seashells. Unique subject, a bit of a zen puzzle waiting for an answer. The helmet with a metal grill (men-gane) is used to protect the face and has a series of hard leather and fabric flaps to protect the throat and sides of the neck and shoulders. Wonderful use of anabori (cavern carving) - the inside of the grill is hollowed and the folds of the flaps ca...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1399015
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
Early 19th century bronze netsuke in a form of a temple bell of Miidera. For the legend of Benkei carrying the bell of Miidera see H. Joly LEGEND IN JAPANESE ART, p. 82. Pleasant piece in Japanese taste with nice casting, beautiful wear and patina. Very good piece for collection of various netsuke materials or for scholar’s desk. Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1425894
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a Pekinese dog sitting with one paw raised. Strong early carving resembling Kyoto school pieces, surprisingly human expression on the face of the beast. Excellent hairwork - see its shaggy coat and bushy tail, eyes inlaid with brown horn, wonderful wear and patina consistent with age. Signed TOSUI in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 1181 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 11/16 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425734
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Early 19th century marine material netsuke of reclining Soshi falling asleep at a low table, and a butterfly sitting on his shoulder. Soshi was a Chinese philosopher who dreamt he was a butterfly, and could not in his dream decide whether he had become a butterfly, or whether it was the butterfly who had borrowed his form. Essentially the netsuke is a reminder of relativity of personal opinion. Beautiful early carving, wonderful tranquil face, delicately incised and etched patterns on the wings ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386534
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$380.00
Listed Price $475.00
Early 19th century netsuke of Hotei (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, also representing Maitreya - the Buddha of the future) holding a fan in his hand and standing on his large bag of gifts. Wonderful early carving, himotoshi arrangement typical for the period, beautiful patina turning deeper yellow on the back where netsuke was touching silk of kimono, old age lines. Height 1 1/4 inches.