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similar to Netsuke APE with amber fruits by ANATOLY TARAPAKA

All Items : Artists : Sculpture : Contemporary item #1446399
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
Netsuke carved as a completely hollowed figure of an ape formed by fruits on branches with leaves and flowers, 2 birds and a snake. The ape is clutching several different fruits to its chest. Clever design, the material of the body is mammoth tusk and the fruits are amber. Signed with stylized letter A by the contemporary Ukrainian carver Anatoly Tarapaka. Height 1 5/8 inches. 43 Sitting Ape Holding a Bunch of Fruits Anatoliy Tarapaka, Sumy, Ukraine
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431225
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Late 19th century So school boxwood netsuke of a samurai falling asleep as he sits on a brocade pillow. There is a nice detail for a netsuke lover - he is wearing a cinnabar inro with inlaid green stone ojime and amber kagamibuta netsuke. Fantastic quality carving - great face, wonderful flow to the lines of his robe, inlaid samurai family crest on the back. Himotoshi are lined with black horn. Signed SOZAN followed by cinnabar plaque with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) on the bottom - ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424965
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,280.00
Listed Price $1,600.00
Late 19th century wooden netsuke of a monkey wearing a short jacket and holding a peach as it protectively leans covering a woven basket containing more fruit. Wonderful quality carving with extraordinary face, limbs and hairwork, perfectly captured spirit of the scene. Eyes are double inlaid, beautiful differentiated staining and patina. Signed SOKO for Morita Soko on the bottom - for a lengthy discussion of this extraordinary artist from the So School see p. 1026 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1444194
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$156.00
Listed Price $195.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved as a simple bell that is usually put on collars of cats or dogs. Unusual feature - there is a loose ball inside that appears to be made of amber. Clever design in Japanese taste, himotoshi going diagonally through the body, beautiful work, nice feel of age, pleasant patina. Height 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360025
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved out of a fruit pit as a mother monkey eating a fruit with 3 babies loitering in her arms while a teenager climbed on her back and is eating a smaller fruit on her head. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, very nice carving with great level of detail, wonderful faces, pleasant mellow patina. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1444806
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$40.00
Listed Price $50.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a fruit pit skillfully carved with a smiling traveling Buddhist monk, his hands in front of him in praying gesture, traveling pack on his back. Wonderful whimsical carving with great level of detail, old natural age lines in the material, very nice mellow brown patina. Wooden stand is not included. Height 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1444906
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$120.00
Listed Price $150.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a natural fruit pit skillfully carved with figures of five scholars engaged in discussions under pine trees. Excellent carving in deep relief with precise undercutting and complete piercing of the body of the pit. Very nice mellow brown patina, in excellent condition. Height 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1443481
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$56.00
Listed Price $70.00
19th century Japanese ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in a form of a natural fruit pit skillfully carved with 2 scenes of scholars engaged in discussions, all among swirling clouds. Excellent carving in deep relief with precise undercutting and complete piercing of the body of the pit. Very nice mellow brown patina, in excellent condition. Height 1/2 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Wooden netsuke of a seated monkey biting into a kaki (persimmon) fruit with a brunch holding two more fruit in front of it. Perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face with mouth screwed to one side for a better bite, well defined fingers and toes and finely incised coat, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Anatomically correct private parts, himotoshi formed by its left leg, wonderful patina. Signed MASANAO SHINZAN on the botto...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1446468
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century wood and metal netsuke of a mother and baby monkey contesting a branch with fruit, all on a huge bamboo stalk. Beautifully bent bamboo stem carved out of dense dark wood, gilded metal monkeys. In excellent condition, superb patina. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1365444
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a tangerine with branch and leaves and with a small silver fly on its side. Elegant design in Japanese taste, superb detailing of the fly (see the fine veining on its wings), beautifully defined texture of the fruit skin, superb wear and patina. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424032
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century marine material ball shaped ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in the round with a praying mantis crouching among leaves and plants including a chrysanthemum and several hozuki (Chinese lantern fruit), central hole with terminals surrounded by carved florets. Wonderful carving, excellent staining, beautiful wear and warm patina. Height 5/8 inches.
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 #1389375
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Late Meiji period (1890s to 1912) netsuke of a seated geisha holding in front of her a biwa (Japanese lute) wrapped in cloth, probably about to entertain a client. Did not photograph well. Wonderful quality carving, excellent face with a charming smile, warm patina, beautifully incised textile patterns on the biwa wrapping. Amber inlay in her hair ornaments. Very nice patina, extremely pleasant to handle. Signed MITSUYUKI on the bottom - for information on Yamaji Mitsuyuki see NETSUKE & INRO ART...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1431596
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey holding onto an enormous persimmon. Wonderful semi-arrogant, semi-surprised expression on its face, excellent incised and etched hair. Superb sense of volume, expert light staining, himotoshi formed by the stem of the fruit on the bottom. Beautiful mellow patina from wear, old age lines. Signed by a single character MASA in oval reserve. Excellent sculpture. Length 1 13/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395341
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
19th century netsuke of a recumbent goat, its head lowered as it scratches its haunch with one horn. Perfectly captured essence of the creature, wonderful carving of its face and rich fur. Eyes inlaid with amber, himotoshi formed by its hind leg. Very beautiful wear and patina, old stable age lines. Signed RANGYOKU in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Formerly in Edward H. Witte collection,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424962
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century black coral netsuke of an old pine log with inlaid bronze spider spinning its web on one end and a dragonfly caught in another web on the other side of the log. The material is polished branch of umimatsu - in Japanese it literally means SEA PINE, and describes species of black coral with dense texture, concentric growth rings, and amber colored inclusions in the black material. Very clever design, superbly made gilded bronze spider and dragonfly, extraordinary detailing, beautiful ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408205
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with bronze top depicting kneeling Okame covering her mouth with her hand as she modestly giggles at the very suggestive shape of a huge nose of a tengu mask lying in front of her. Excellent metalwork with gold, silver and copper inlays, beautiful amber colored patina on the bowl. Signed YUKIHIRO on the top - the artist is listed on p. 94 of KAGAMIBUTA MIRRORS OF JAPANESE LIFE AND LEGEND by Dieuwke Eijer. Disc diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 2 i...