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similar to 19c netsuke BOY & rat MASANAO ex Royal Collection

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1382843
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$796.00
Listed Price $995.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a seated karako wearing pants and jacket, playing with a pet rat. Unusual subject, wonderful detailing, excellent depiction of textile patterns and textures. Hair knots, jacket buttons and eyes of the rat are inlaid with black horn, deep himotoshi, excellent wear and patina. Signed MASANAO in oval reserve on the bottom - material, signature itself, carving style and patina indicate Masanao of Kyoto school - see p. 717 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373961
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,120.00
Listed Price $1,400.00
Unusual 19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated boy dressed in a short jacket, his moveable arms holding a theatrical mask of Saru (a monkey). Clever design, rare, probably unique subject, great faces of both the boy and the mask, precise detailing of his private parts, nice textile patterns. Wonderful patina, in excellent condition. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester. Height 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368598
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$740.00
Listed Price $925.00
19th century netsuke of a kneeling chubby baby boy wearing an apron and holding a formal eboshi hat in his hands. The subject is gosho ningyo - ningyo means “human shape”, and "gosho" could be translated as "palace / court" - the latter term referencing the Imperial Palace in Kyoto during the Edo period. This Imperial - patronized doll is a uniquely Japanese form: a caricature of a cute, chubby baby that warms the heart and is both adorable and yet otherworldly at the same time. They were or...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373684
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
19th century netsuke in of a boy seated leaning on a reclining ox wearing a simple robe and playing a flute. The subject is bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing serene mood of the scene, great faces, robe lines and body bulks of the animal, expert light staining, beautiful wear and patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA in irregular reserve on the bottom - for discussion see p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS A...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387530
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$740.00
Listed Price $925.00
19th century marine netsuke of five blind men exploring a large statue of Buddha. The subject is a clever version of the parable of the blind men and the elephant - each blind man touching a different part of the beast, such as the side, the tusk, the trunk or the tail. They then describe the elephant based on their limited experience, come to suspect that the other persons are dishonest and they come to blows. The moral of the parable is that humans have a tendency to claim absolute truth based...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405737
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century painted wood netsuke of a of theatrical mask of Okina (old man) used in Sambaso dance. Wonderful quality carving of characteristic smiling face, nicely painted, beautiful wear and patina, in great condition. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1422789
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Excellent 19th century okimono sized boxwood netsuke of a mother monkey holding a persimmon in her hands while the young sitting on her shoulder begs for the fruit. Extraordinary quality carving down to the last detail - see their eyes double inlaid with light and dark horn, perfectly incised fur as well as finger and toe nails, superb patina. Himotoshi is formed by a natural opening between the legs of the mother. Signed SADAKAZU TO (carved by Sadakazu) in reserve shaped as a poem strip on the ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1387367
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a seated mother monkey holding a peach in its hand while its young climbs onto its shoulders. Fantastic contemptuous expression on its face, excellent incised and etched hair, beautiful wear and patina. Nicely chunky, wonderful sense of volume, netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section, old age lines. Himotoshi (cord opening) enters through the bottom and exits on the side in accordance with the habit of the time. Comes from the collecti...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425895
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
19th century wooden netsuke carved by the great Shoundo Hakuryu. It represents seated Tanuki (badger) with its mouth wide open, beating on his extended belly as on a drum. Wooden netsuke by Hakuryu are rare, and the subject is probably unique for the artist. In Japanese folklore tanuki is a notorious trickster: he drums with his paws on his large belly (tanuki no hara tsuzumi), imitating the sounding of gongs in temples and inns, and leading tired travelers astray in the darkness. Superbly carve...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373904
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,680.00
Listed Price $2,100.00
Rare carver 19th century wooden netsuke of an alert frog on an old roof tile. Superbly carved creature - see its bumpy skin texture, limbs and face. Eyes are amber inlaid with pupils painted on the inside of inlays. Excellent beautiful patina. Signed SHITSUICHI on the bottom - this very rare artist is listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 523, number 2424). Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Length 1 5/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1425303
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with metal top depiction a tiger on rocks by the sea and a dragon in flight among swirling clouds about to engage in a fight. Very nice pairing of most powerful Zodiac animals, bronze disc with gilding, tiger is inlaid with shakudo (alloy of copper and gold) with characteristic black patination resembling lacquer. Excellent crisp work, some wear to gilding on the dragon, marine material bowl with typical lines on the outside. Came with the follo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1382672
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
19th century kurumi (natural walnut shell) netsuke carved all over with at least 50 different theatrical masks. Comes with a smaller walnut ojime carved as an eggplant. Clever crisp carving, well captured facial expressions. Fantastic deep warm brown patina. Superb representative piece for a collection of various materials in netsuke. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356698
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,240.00
Listed Price $2,800.00
19th century netsuke of a seated monkey looking for fleas in the fur of its leg while its young climbs on its back imitating the mother’s search for insects on her shoulder. Excellent quality carving, perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful faces with horn inlaid eyes, superb detailing of their fur. Himotoshi is formed by mother’s legs, beautiful patina, compressed dust on the surface. Signed RANICHI in leaf shaped reserve on the bottom - this brilliant carver is discussed in detail ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369592
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a seated Gama Sennin feeding his constant companion - a magic toad. Excellent quality carving, perfectly captured mood of the scene, wonderful face, superb detailing of his robe patterns and joints of his fingers on the bottom of the piece. Old age lines, beautiful patina. Signed KYOKKO on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 685 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1324115
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
18th century netsuke of a recumbent deer with its young who tries to climb on the back of the parent. Wonderfully captured mood of the scene, very cleverly designed - their horns are perfectly carved, yet they do not stick out to be broken off. Wonderful detailing, excellent hairwork with beautifully depicted spots on their coats, Old age lines, warm yellow patina, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time. Signed TOMOKAZU in oval reserve on the bottom - for infor...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406325
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
19th century netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of its face, limbs and bumpy spine, perfectly executed keyfret design around the base, beautiful staining typical for the artist, wonderful wear and patina. Signed ANRAKU on top of the base (difficult to photograph, hence 2 views of the signature on Enlargement 1) - this brilliant and distinct artist is discusse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1395372
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$5,560.00
Listed Price $6,950.00
Late 18th to early 19th century netsuke of a standing Dutchman holding an oversized rooster in his hands. Excellent carving, superb depiction of bird’s head, feathers and feet, great face with overly round eyes, wonderful depiction of his knee-length coat decorated with wave designs, textured pants and Chinese style hat with feather. Eyes inlaid with black horn, stands on its own, excellent patina, compressed dust on the surface. Himotoshi goes through the back down to the bottom of the coat i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373573
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$500.00
Listed Price $625.00
19th century netsuke of a karako (Chinese boy) with a flower in his hand standing by a tall floor screen decorated with a dragon in flight among clouds. Very nice carving, beautiful light staining, pleasant wear and patina. Tiny old chip to rim on the top of the screen. Formerly in Mary Louise O’Brien collection (Sotheby’s NY, September 17, 1981, lot 153. Height 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405976
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$636.00
Listed Price $795.00
19th century marine material netsuke of a reclining buffalo with its head turned back while licking its coat with its tongue. Finely carved, buffalo’s hooves bent beneath its body, it wears a halter with a length of rope lying underneath it. Beautiful wear and superb patina with extraordinary sheen. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Length 1 5/8 inches.