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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 #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 #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...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Netsuke of a Chokwaro sennin horse appearing out of a 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. Clever design, excellent carving with great detailing - see its face, mane and front legs with delicately carved hooves. Beautiful flawless material, excellent quality etching with black ink, wonderful patina. Signed TOMOCHIKA on the bottom: looking at the carving style, inking and finish the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405690
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a reclining deer with its head turned back as it licks its coat, hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured moment, bold early carving with wonderful sense of volume, excellent face with large horn inlaid eyes, large and deep himotoshi, beautiful patina. Wonderful early sculpture. Length 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1408278
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
Early 19th century decent size staghorn netsuke of a man wearing a robe decorated with design of numerous scarecrows and gently inclining his head towards his son that he carries on his back. Perfectly captured moment, excellent strong early carving, superb facial expression, wonderful depiction of scarecrows on his robe. Wonderful mellow patina, compact design, hollow parts of a stag antler on top and bottom are plugged (see photo detail) as is usual in such pieces and the plugs are carved as p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1368886
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Listed Price $1,500.00
18th century netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) wearing a monk’s robe and a leaf cape and skirt, looking to his left and supporting a double gourd on his shoulders. Netsuke represents Chokwaro sennin who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Strong early piece with exceptional carving of his wonderful face with mouth open in a wide smile and one eyebrow raised, excellent detailing of his fingers and toes, flow of his robe lines and the leaf cape te...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1386276
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
18th century netsuke of the magic horse appearing from a dried gourd. According to a Japanese legend the gourd belonged to Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) who could summon the magic horse out of it to be transported wherever he wanted. Elegantly carved piece with great face and mane. Beautiful wear and patina. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1366609
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$24.00
Listed Price $30.00
19th century staghorn ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) carved in a shape of a double gourd. Elegant design, very clear carving, natural imperfections in staghorn. Height 7/16 inches.
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 1837 VR item #1380631
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a recumbent buffalo. Nicely carved, its hooves bent beneath its body, wearing a halter with a length of rope lying across its back, eyes are inlaid with brown horn. Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on the bottom where netsuke was touching the silk of kimono. Usual irregularities in the material, porous part of stag antler on the back of the animal is plugged as is usual in staghorn pieces, and the plug is carved as part of the netsuke. Large an...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1391477
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century walrus tusk netsuke of Chokwaro sennin sitting on rockery wearing leaf cape and skirt and with a double gourd tied to the top of his staff. According to a Japanese legend Chokwaro sennin (Chinese sage) could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Strong piece with wonderful quality carving, superb smiling face, great detailing of leaves in his cape and rocks texture. Texture on the walrus tusk core can be seen on the bottom of the carving, beau...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1407720
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,200.00
Listed Price $2,750.00
Exceptionally carved and unusually large early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a whole himono (dried fish, looks like salmon to me). Perfectly captured essence of the object, unusual size stag antler material, superb carving with extraordinary mixture of realistic yet idiosyncratic approach, excellent depiction of its scales, great detailing - see two stretchers carved as bamboo stems that are used to open the belly of the fish allowing for it to dry. Himotoshi goes through the bridge under its...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1399165
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$236.00
Listed Price $295.00
Early 19th century staghorn netsuke of a sitting Dutchman holding onto his wide-brimmed hat with one hand and having a blissfully oblivious facial expression. Boldly carved piece, great face, beautiful mellow patina, natural blemishes in the material adding charm to the piece. Porous central part of a stag antler on top is plugged as is usual in such pieces and the plug is carved as the top of his hat. Height 1 13/16 inches.
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 1800 item #1421811
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
18th century painted wood netsuke of a sennin (Chinese sage) wearing a tattered robe and holding a bamboo stick in his hand and a double gourd on his shoulder. Netsuke represents Chokwaro sennin - a Chinese sage who could summon the magic horse out of his gourd to be transported wherever he wanted. Made in saishiki technique - the wood is covered with gesso, which in turn is painted in bright colors. Strong early piece with excellent carving of his wonderful smiling face, stands on its own on fl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1410913
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke of Chokwaro sennin reading a scroll while leaning on a huge 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. Wonderful neat carving with great face and beautiful flow of his robe, dark staining, beautiful wear to the surface, excellent patina, old age lines. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HO...
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.