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similar to 1930s saishiki netsuke actor as JO pine tree spirit

Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$76.00
Listed Price $95.00
1930s painted wood netsuke of an actor in a role of Jo standing leaning on a broom. Jo (and his companion Uba) are an elderly couple living as spirits in pine trees in Takasago. Nicely carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of the Hida school of netsuke carvers, painted in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Pleasant patina, some losses to paint as to be expected. Height 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1420147
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Listed Price $175.00
19th century netsuke of an actor in a role of a shojo wearing a characteristic red wig and holding a fan in his hand. Shojo are the mythical creatures living near the sea and they are particularly fond of sake. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors, some of them in low relief layers. Very well carved and painted, obvious losses to paint, traces of colorless glue on the bottom. Height 2 inches
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395235
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century wooden netsuke of an actor in a role of shojo wearing richly decorated robe and typical shojo wig, and holding a folded fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Extraordinary carving with minute detailing - see the beautiful texture of the wig as well as features of the mask and textile patterns. Beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, excellent patina. Signed JUGYOKU on the bottom - for a lengthy discussion of this super...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1837 VR item #1370208
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$380.00
Listed Price $475.00
Very unusual late 18th - early 19th century Chinese scholar’s box with sliding cover and 3 compartments. The material of the box is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc extensively used in China for export objects in the 18th and 19th centuries. The cover bears carved decoration of a deer under a pine tree watching a crane in flight - all three allude to immortality. The lower areas are filled in champleve technique with enamel imitating the color of very dark lapis lazuli. The s...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1379916
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
Unusual small 19th century ceramic netsuke of an actor playing a role of shojo with its characteristic red wig, a fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Nicely modeled and painted, expected wear to the surface, pleasant patina. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360576
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Listed Price $2,250.00
Unusual 19th century lacquered netsuke of an actor in a role of shojo with fan in one hand and a ladle in the other. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Wonderful face carved out of coral, superb lacquered designs of Noh theater robe. Old age lines, overall in great condition, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed ISSAI in seal script in a rectangular reserve on the back - the artist is listed on p. 517 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423748
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke by Nagamachi Shuzan of an actor in a role of Kiyohime turning into a demon. Kiyohime was a daughter of an innkeeper whose advances on a monk were not reciprocated, so her love turned into wrath, and she trapped him under a temple bell, turned into a dragon and melted the bell killing the monk. She is holding a bell striker in her hand and has a very unusual feature for the carver - the mask is inlaid, probably a unique model by the artist. Made in saishiki technique ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395124
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
19th century small lacquered netsuke of an actor in a shojo dancer role with fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Excellent carving of the facial expression with a slight smile, superb rendition of its rich robe, characteristic red lacquer wig worn to indicate shojo character in a play, overall in excellent condition, really nice feel of age to the piece. Signed CHOKUSAI on the back - for information on this fine artist see NETSUK...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1900 item #1394287
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
Unusual 19th century Japanese small page turner / book mark carved in low relief with two landscape scenes in scholarly taste: the front with a scholar’s hut dramatically perched on high vertical rocks above pine trees, the back with pines on rocks with a view of two sailing junks on the sea. Beautiful design perfectly imitating scroll format - what you see are really two unrolled scroll paintings, superb quality quiet carving, pleasant wear and patina. Signed KASHI (alternative reading is Han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1380975
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,040.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
19th century Chinese bamboo brushpot carved in the round with a continuous scene of Chinese scholars and peasants by rice bales under pine trees with gnarled branches, all in a setting of mountains, stream and clouds. Seven human figures, each in a distinct attitude, excellent quality carving - see the faces, robes, rocks, clusters of pine needles and textures of tree trunks. Excellent patina, compressed dust in crevices. Superb piece in scholarly taste. Height 5 3/8 inches, width 3 5/8.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360738
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with multimetal disc depicting an actor in a role of a demon with its typical red wig, small drum on his chest and 2 strikers in his hands. Excellent design, great quality detailing - see the mask and finely worked hair of the wig. Beautiful patina, some wear to the surface. Staghorn bowl with incised tree branches on the back and sides incised with inclined lines imitating a narwhal tusk, very pleasant patina. Disc diameter 1 3/16 inches, bowl maximu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1386535
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with multimetal disc depicting an actor in a role of a demon with its typical red wig, small drum on his chest and 2 strikers in his hands. Excellent design, great quality detailing - see the gilded mask, drum and finely worked hair of the wig. Beautiful patina, in superb condition. Beautifully turned bowl with excellent patina. Disc diameter 1 3/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Scholar Art : Pre 1900 item #1427843
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century Chinese scholar’s soapstone seal of square section carved in the round in low relief with a scene of two scholars in discussion in a boat under a pine tree by wispy vapors, a bridge, a banana tree, another scholar observing his friends and a distant view of a temple in the mountains. Inscribed with the name of the owner on the side with the temple. The impression of the seal is shown on the first photo (image is flipped left to right to present the image as it will actually print ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389852
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
19th century marine material netsuke with engraved decoration of a crane taking off by pine saplings and mist. Very nice quality work, beautiful patina, characteristic marine sheen to the surface. Central peg with a horizontal hole in its back part serves as himotoshi. Length 2 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1372956
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century Asakusa school staghorn / bone netsuke carved as 2 sprays of fungus growing on a tree stump. Superb elegant carving in Japanese taste, excellent rendition of fungus head textures. Very clever design, excellent wear and patina on the surface. Height 2 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391662
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved with a scene of seated Okame wearing a long kimono and ripping a pine sapling out of the ground and with more growing saplings scattered around the surface of the netsuke. Excellent design, superb sharp carving with wonderful level of detail. Good practical shape for netsuke, cord opening is provided by a hole in the back part of the central peg. beautiful warm yellowish patina, especially on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of k...
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 #1423742
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century wooden shunga netsuke representing seated Okame wearing richly patterned robe and smiling widely as she touches herself as shown on the bottom of the netsuke. The netsuke is skillfully carved out of hinoki (cypress wood) typical for the Hida school. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Perfectly captured facial expressions, beautifully painted, wonderful wear to paint, great feel of age to the piece. Signed CHIKUJU o...