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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1391660
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century wooden netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) resting on a base, its head turned to the left. Like any dark object does not photograph well. Material appears to be kurogaki (black persimmon) wood, wonderful object carved with confidence and great detail - see its alert face, bushy tail, well defined ribs and paws. Wonderful sense of volume, beautiful patina, great feel of age. Length 1 1/4 inches.
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 #1386932
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a seated shishi with the upper part of its body resting on a cloth ball decorated with blooming peonies. Strong early carving, excellent face, wonderful bushy mane and tail. Beautiful wear and patina consistent with age, deep differently sized himotoshi arranged in the manner typical for the period. Came from the Collection of St. John University in Queens, NY. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1374747
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) seated with its front paws on a large ball, its mouth closed and upper teeth showing. Wonderful depiction of its ferocious face and curly mane and tail, differently sized large and deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, beautiful wear to the surface, really nice feel of age to the piece. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1388965
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century ebony netsuke of a shishi (Buddhist lion) sitting foursquare on a base, its head turned to the right. Like any dark object does not photograph well. Wonderful netsuke carved with confidence and great detail - see its alert face, bushy tail, well defined ribs and paws. Wonderful sense of volume, beautiful lustre unique to ebony. Height 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1374923
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,800.00
Listed Price $3,500.00
Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a seated shishi (Buddhist lion), its front paws on top of a large ball. Great early carving with wonderful depiction of its curly hair and powerful face. The eyes are inlaid with brown horn, a loose ball inside its mouth. Excellent patina and beautiful wear to the piece, old age lines, netsuke if characteristic 18th century triangular section, pleasantly chunky. Wonderful feel of age, very quiet serious sculpture. Height 1 5/8 inches.
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 #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 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 1900 item #1402072
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century netsuke of a crouching shishi with its front paw on a pierced ball containing a free rolling ball inside. Excellent rendition of its stocky body, great carving of its face with horn inlaid eyes, superb depiction of hair tufts and tail. Beautiful wear and patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in oval reserve on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Height ...
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 1900 item #1389469
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$700.00
Listed Price $875.00
19th century kokutan (ebony) netsuke of a sitting shishi (Buddhist lion), its tail up and its head turned to the left. Represented beast is definitely male both because of its explicitely carved bottom and because its mouth is open emitting sound A (the first letter of Sanskrit alphabet), while the female shishi are depicted with closed mouth emitting sound N (the last letter). Wonderful expressive face, oversized powerful paws, superbly voluminous mane and bushy tail, eyes are inlaid with metal...
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.