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similar to 19c netsuke KWANYU God of War on horse by NAGATSUGU

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378301
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
19th century netsuke of Kwanyu riding a horse, one hand holding the reins and the other clutching a long halberd. Kwanyu (Guandi in Chinese) is legendary and supposedly historical person, one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty (Kwanyu, Gentoku and Chohi), who was later raised to immortality and deified as God of War. Excellent strong carving with great faces (both of Kwanyu and the horse), unusual curve to the neck of the animal bringing netsuke to life. Beautiful wear and patina turning yellow ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1402000
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
18th century netsuke of standing Kwanyu holding a halberd in one hand and clutching his beard with the other. Kwanyu (Guandi in Chinese) is legendary and supposedly historical person, one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty (Kwanyu, Gentoku and Chohi), who was later raised to immortality and deified as God of War. Excellent strong carving with great face, powerful detailing of his hair and robe. Netsuke of early triangular section typical for the period. Large differently sized deep himotoshi. Be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1392521
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
18th century boxwood netsuke of standing Kwanyu holding a halberd in one hand and clutching his beard with the other. Kwanyu (Guandi in Chinese) is legendary and supposedly historical person, one of the Three Heroes of Han Dynasty (Kwanyu, Gentoku and Chohi), who was later raised to immortality and deified as the God of War. Excellent strong carving with great smiling face, superb detailing of his robe - see the flow of left sleeve, large differently sized deep himotoshi. Beautiful wear and pati...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1401996
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
Unusual early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a double gourd containing a moveable horse the head of which can slide in and out of the gourd. The gourd is an attribute of Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage), who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Clever carving utilizing natural features of a stag antler to represent decaying areas of the gourd, very pleasant wear and patina. Himotoshi (cord opening) is formed by a vine of the gourd, darker areas as ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360575
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
19th century netsuke of a samurai riding a horse, and another armored warrior with a halberd that holds the horse by its tail. The netsuke probably illustrates a legend, but I am not sure which one. Excellent quality detailed carving, wonderful faces (including the surprised horse), beautiful wear and patina. Signed SHUNGETSU in seal form in rectangular reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 998 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399306
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
19th century staghorn netsuke carved as a cluster of all 7 masks of shichifukujin - Seven Gods of Good Fortune: Ebisu - god of fishermen and merchants, Daikoku - god of wealth, commerce and trade, Bishamonten - god of warriors, Benten - goddess of knowledge, art and beauty, Fukurokuju - god of happiness, wealth and longevity, Hotei - the fat and happy god of abundance and good health, and Jurojin - god of wisdom. Essentially the netsuke is a wish for good luck and serves as a talisman as well. D...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395233
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Thunder God Raiden standing on his drum that he tore open by beating it with a striker on the clouds. According to Japanese folklore by beating the drum Raiden creates thunder. The stretched leather part of the drum is lacquered in Negoro style: red lacquer over black, so as it wears the black starts showing. The bottom of the drum is carved as a seal, with a seal script reading HARUYOSHI (alternative reading is Shunko) in a reserve shaped like a mallet of Daikoku...
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 1837 VR item #1372957
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century classic netsuke of a grazing horse standing foursquare, its head gracefully touching its legs. Excellent strong early piece in great condition, beautifully rendered mane, tail and spotted coat of the creature, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Fantastic patina, honey-colored on the back where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono, old age lines. Signed RYUSAI in oval reserve on the back. Well balanced, stands on its own, wonderful sculpture. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373959
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
Rather unusual decent size 19th century staghorn netsuke of a horse appearing from a dried gourd that has a rope tied around its waist. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Cleverly and elegantly carved piece with great face, mane and front legs. Porous center of staghorn at the mouth of the gourd is plugged as is usual in those types of pieces, and plug is carved as a flower with inlaid ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391661
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Jurojin (one of the 7 Gods of Good Luck, usually associated with longevity) leaning on a long gnarled staff and accompanied by one of his familiars - a crane (symbol of longevity). Essentially, the netsuke is a wish for a long life. Wonderful carving, great smiling benevolent face, excellent patina. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1378251
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,040.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
19th century netsuke carved as two grooms washing a horse in a tub. Unusual subject, great quality carving with wonderful faces, superb depiction of the mane and trappings with knots and delicately incised textile patterns. Wonderful warm yellow patina, very pleasant finish to the surface. Signed IKKOSAI on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 512 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1360686
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,360.00
Listed Price $1,700.00
Early 19th century netsuke carved as a group of three horses frolicking in a bamboo grove. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, clever compact design, excellent level of detail, great faces with horn inlaid eyes, beautiful patina. Signed MORINOBU on the bottom - the artist is listed and this very netsuke is illustrated on p. 800 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes with label in French, Height 1 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408274
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century boxwood netsuke depicting standing Jurojin (one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, that of longevity and wisdom) holding a scroll in one hand and a tama (Precious Gem) in the other. Very neatly carved with good detailing, some lint on the surface (needs to be brushed off), wonderful face with a slight smile, beautiful wear and patina, in great condition. Mark illegibly in ink on the foot. The netsuke is essentially a wish for long life and learning. Height 2 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1358932
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
19th century netsuke of seated Daikoku (one of the Gods of Good Fortune, that of Wealth) smiling widely, his hands hidden in his sleeves in front of him. The netsuke is essentially a wish for wealth. Very nice detailed carving, wonderful face, beautiful flow to the lines of his robe, pleasant wear and patina. Signed ROSEI on the bottom. Height 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402073
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century wooden netsuke of standing Chokwaro sennin shaking his magic horse out of the double gourd. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Inlaid hands, head and horse, wonderful piece with great face and beautiful flow of his robe, excellent depiction of his hands and galloping horse. Black lacquer and green paint highlights, beautiful patina, in superb condition. Height 2 3/16 inches...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1386443
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$716.00
Listed Price $895.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a peasant happily dozing off on a perilously convex back of a horse. Beautiful delicate carving, excellent depiction of faces of both characters, fine detailing. Wonderful patina turning honey color on the back, pleasant wear. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391878
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Fukurokuju with his characteristic elongated head wearing a longsleeved robe and holding a fan in his hand. He is one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, his name consisting of Japanese words fuku (happiness), roku (wealth) and ju (longevity). Great face, wonderful flow to the lines of his robe, beautiful patina. Signed SHUZAN for Nagamachi Shuzan in irregular reserve on the back - this very distinct artist is listed on p. 1015 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO ...