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similar to 19c netsuke ONI with Buddhist gong & bowl by TOMOMASA

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1401922
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,040.00
Listed Price $1,300.00
19th century netsuke of a reclining oni holding a begging bowl in one hand as it leans on a Buddhist gong that rests on a tied sheaf of Buddhist sutras. Uncommon version of a repentant oni, excellent detailed carving, superb quality depiction of his muscles and knobby joints, tiger skin pants, hair and pointy ears. Wonderful and unusual smiling face with horn inlaid eyes. Beautiful wear and patina, excellent sculpture. Signed TOMOMASA on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & I...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369102
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century netsuke of half of a mokugye - a Buddhist gong in a shape of a fish with its head touching its tail, and a curled lotus leaf with a stem resting on the gong. Unusual combination of Buddhist symbols, great carving of fins and scales, leaf texture, eyes of the fish are inlaid with black horn. Expertly stained, beautiful warm patina with wonderful wear. Excellent netsuke. Length 1 3/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1400704
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$460.00
Listed Price $575.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with wooden bowl and metal top depicting a not-so-repentant oni with a Buddhist gong on its chest and a striker in its hand as he follows a beautiful maiden who holds a branch of flowering wisteria in her hand. A subtle shunga piece alluding to a good intention and a worldly temptation ruining the attempt. Excellent quality work with copper, silver and gold inlays, in great condition. Turned wooden bowl with chrysanthemum shaped fitting and swin...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405478
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a Buddhist gong (a flat bronze type used in temples) inlaid on the top with Oni no Nembutsu (a demon who saw the light of Buddhist teachings and became pious) wearing a monk’s robe and holding a gong striker in his hand. Unusual variation of the subject, staghorn and ebony inlays, great face, wonderful rhythm to the folds of the robe, very beautiful wear and patina. Ink inscription on the underside (have not been able to read it), himotoshi formed by a loop on th...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1400862
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze top depicting a not-so-repentant oni with a Buddhist gong striker in one hand and a votive plaque in the other as it prostrates himself to serve as a stepping stool for a beautiful maiden who is trying to reach a branch of flowering wisteria. A subtle shunga piece alluding to a good intention and a worldly temptation ruining the attempt. Excellent quality work with copper inlays and gilding. Old turned bowl with one stabilized crack....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1387276
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,080.00
Listed Price $1,350.00
19th century boxwood netsuke carved as an oni wearing a loincloth and standing in ridiculously uncomfortable position as it uses a kanna (carpenter’s plane) to smooth an enormous Buddhist scepter. Very unusual, probably unique take on Oni no Nembutsu subject - a demon who saw the light of Buddhist teachings and became pious. Fantastic carving of his face with inlaid eyes and expression of fierce joy, of straining muscles of his arms and visible anatomy of his back. Wonderful deep brown patina ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368722
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Unusual 19th century wooden netsuke carved as a Buddhist monk (recognizable by its shaved head) fast asleep, lower half of its body inside a huge Buddhist gong. The subject is a metaphor for a failure to reach enlightenment - instead of seeking and understanding the profound power of the gong’s message, the monk uses it as a sleeping pad. Rare, possibly unique treatment of the subject - usually the gong is small and is used as a pillow by a monk. Wonderful carving, great depiction of dragons c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1409452
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with metal plate depicting Okame leaning on a large screen as she grabs the belt of an escaping oni who is carrying a large mushroom in its hand. The netsuke is of shunga type with mushroom bearing not so subtle sexual connotation. Superb quality work with multi-metal inlays and gilding, wonderful faces, great detailing of robe pattern and pine saplings and rising sun on the screen, oni’s left foot is an old loss. Fixed in a bowl with one stab...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1373574
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
19th century netsuke of an oni crouching on a huge lotus leaf, with namazu (catfish) hiding under the leaf. Unusual subject, excellent quality carving, old age lines, beautiful patina and wear. Signed SHOKYUSAI on the bottom - for information on the artist see p. 968 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Wonderful netsuke. Length 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1424713
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze top depicting a tennin with a closed lotus flower in her hands as she entertains an arhat among swirling clouds. Tennin (apsara in Sanskrit) are female angels who fly through the air clothed in floating garments as they entertain the inhabitants of the Buddhist paradise, and arhats are the original disciples of the historical Buddha. Wonderful quality work with multi-metal inlays, great faces, detailing of their clothes, some wear. B...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389471
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$960.00
Listed Price $1,200.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a Buddhist monk arm wrestling with an oni on a huge lotus leaf. Wonderful subject, excellent carving with superb faces and great detailing of their limbs and fingers. Himotoshi is formed by the lotus stem on the bottom, beautiful patina. Signed RAKUSHI on the bottom - judging by the subject and the first character of the signature, the artist belonged to the Rakumin School and was obviously a master carver. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404687
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
19th century long wooden netsuke of nyoi - a Buddhist scepter carved as a length of a reishi fungus with three fungus heads. Did not photograph well. Nyoi, or Ruyi scepter is a traditional symbol of scholarship and transmission of knowledge, and reishi fungus represents the fabled Fungus of Immortality. Carved out of dense beautiful brown rosewood, elegant design in Japanese taste, great depiction of fungus texture, wonderful patina and excellent sheen to the surface from being handled. Himotosh...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1390689
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
Late 19th century netsuke depicting a rakan - one of the original Buddha disciples recognizable by his long earlobes - seated in a large bowl and being washed by an oni with a cloth. Wonderful humorous Buddhist subject, excellent carving of happy faces of both characters, well captured postures, beautifully incised swirling water on the bottom of the bowl. Wonderful patina, dust accumulation in crevices, in perfect condition. Signed MITSUTOSHI on the bottom - the artist is listed in NETSUKE by N...
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 1900 item #1395234
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$760.00
Listed Price $950.00
Unusual 19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with copper bowl and mixed metal top depicting a tiger on rocks with bamboo grass and a dragon holding a Precious Gem in flight among swirling clouds: the two appear ready to engage in a fight. Very nice pairing of the most powerful Zodiac animals, bronze disc with gilding, eyes of both beasts are inlaid with shakudo with its characteristic strong black color. Excellent crisp work, some wear to gilding as to be expected, unusual large co...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1396606
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$476.00
Listed Price $595.00
19th century kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke with multimetal disc worked in low relief scene of a man drawing water from a well, his wooden bucket next to him. Excellent crisp work, wonderful face, gilding, inlaid copper bucket, great patina. Beautifully turned marine material (walrus tusk) bowl with excellent patina. Disc diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389271
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century marine material netsuke of a skeleton holding a lotus stem with bud in his hand kneeling next to mokugyo (Buddhist temple gong). The subject is a ghost of a late Buddhist priest Danka. Wonderful carving with inquisitive expression on the face of the scull, great depiction of decaying wood of the gong. Excellent ink etching on the skull, beautiful wear, warm patina. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1391476
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Late Meiji (1910s) marine material netsuke of a standing oni wearing tiger skin pants and scratching its head in puzzlement as it looks at an Okame mask in his hand. Somewhat unusual subject, excellent face with open mouth displaying large fangs, horn inlaid eyes. Pleasant finish, nice patina. Signed MEIZAN on the back - the artist is listed on p. 754 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1389270
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$420.00
Listed Price $525.00
19th century wooden netsuke of an oni stretching its arms and legs - the subject is a humorous take on a standard one of Daruma doing the same sort of stretching after 9 years of meditation. Very nicely carved, good detailing (see its bracelets and anklets), its jacket is lacquered red, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Some dust accumulation on the surface, wonderful patina, himotoshi is formed by its legs. Length 1 7/8 inches.