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similar to 19c inscribed netsuke ONI NO NEMBUTSU & gong ex Royal Coll

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 #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 #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.
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 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 #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 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 #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 #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 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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 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 #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...