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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408573
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$580.00
Listed Price $725.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching wonderfully warty toad. Excellent carving perfectly capturing the essence of the creature, great sense of volume, beautiful depiction of its skin on the back. Extraordinary done large double inlaid horn and turtleshell convex eyes with underlying gold foil producing superb live effect, beautiful wear and patina. Length 2 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402380
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$208.00
Listed Price $260.00
19th century 2-toned chosen matsu (Korean pine wood) netsuke of a crouching rat encircled by its own tail. Netsuke is skillfully carved in ittobori (one cut) style characteristic of Hida school with clever use of wood colors and structure to add to the charm of the piece. Excellent sense of volume. For similar examples see Bushell’s “Netsuke familiar & unfamiliar”, p. 128. Eyes inlaid in dark horn, excellent patina. Length 1 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405689
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century staghorn netsuke of a crouching piebald rat with its front paws holding the tail wrapped around its body. Excellent carving conveying the essence of the creature, well captured alert posture, beautifully executed black spots on its coat, very pleasant patina and wear. Eyes are inlaid with translucent brown horn. Length 1 5/16 inches.
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 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 1837 VR item #1368527
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
Early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a crouching puppy about to pounce. Strong early piece with unusual posture, excellently captured facial expression and chunkiness of a young pup, wonderful hairwork. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, old stable age line along its back, superb wear and patina. Excellent strong netsuke. Length 1 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1402072
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$540.00
Listed Price $675.00
19th century netsuke of a crouching shishi with its front paw on a pierced ball containing a free rolling ball inside. Excellent rendition of its stocky body, great carving of its face with horn inlaid eyes, superb depiction of hair tufts and tail. Beautiful wear and patina, in excellent condition. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) in oval reserve on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Height ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1409450
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$340.00
Listed Price $425.00
19th century Japanese tobakoire (tobacco box, basically an inro with just one compartment) with ojime and netsuke. The box is carved out of soft wood, the front is inlaid with metal fitting depicting two swimming fish patinated in different colors, the back with a single worn character inside a circle, possibly reading SHO (translated as small). Staghorn ojime in a shape of a crouching bird, and a netsuke of a man reading a book inside a huge clam half-shell, blue silk cord holding everything to...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423477
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,920.00
Listed Price $4,900.00
19th century Tsu School boxwood netsuke of a crouching tiger with its head turned back, its tail running along its spine. Perfectly captured essence of the creature, superbly carved to the last detail. Characteristic Tsu School technique for depicting tiger’s stripes, wonderful face with raised whiskers and horn inlaid eyes, realistic depiction of its genitals, beautiful flow to the tail. Beautiful wear, fantastic patina consistent with age, himotoshi formed by its left limbs. Signed with a ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1364860
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Very unusual 19th century Japanese tsuishu (cinnabar lacquer) netsuke in rectangular slab shape carved on both sides with different landscapes in scholar’s taste with dramatic rocks raising out of swirling sea with buildings and trees, all on brocade ground. Central peg serving as himotoshi cleverly allows to change the front face of the netsuke as you wish. Superbly precise carving of every element including different brocade patterns on the background of faces and the sides of the piece. Tsu...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1394964
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century netsuke of a crouching puppy with its head turned to the right and wearing an unusually wide and rich cloth collar. Superbly carved, great face, eyes are inlaid with black horn. Beautiful light staining, wonderful patina consistent with age. Signed RANTEI in oval reserve on the bottom for Hogen (an honorary title conferred for excellence in painting and sculpture) Rantei. Superb carver - for discussion see p. 865 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George L...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1404935
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$88.00
Listed Price $110.00
19th century red coral ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) in ball shape. Natural red coral with porous structure, wonderful simplicity to the piece, beautiful patina. Diameter 11/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1368600
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century netsuke of two seated wrestling karako (Chinese boys). Excellent quality carving - see their faces, limbs and textile patterns of their robes. Beautiful patina on very good quality material, himotoshi is formed by a shoe of one of the boys on the bottom. Excellent sculpture, and great netsuke. Height 1 inch.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1356695
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke of a turtle on a pile of lotus plant parts consisting of an open leaf, curled leaf, a bud and a fruit with seeds. Excellent carving in Japanese taste, fantastic detailing (see the patterns on the carapace and a curled leaf, great patina. Signed GYOKUHO on the bottom - the artist is particularly known for that kind of work and is discussed on p. 424 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Superb netsuke. Length 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1421813
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,160.00
Listed Price $1,450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a recumbent water buffalo, its hooves bent beneath its body. Perfectly captured somewhat puzzled expression, wonderful sense of volume. Superbly carved to the last detail - see its face and finely incised coat. Eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening of its tail. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLEC...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1395126
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,400.00
Listed Price $1,750.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a seated puppy with its head turned to the right. Wonderful face, excellent rendition of its fur, eyes are inlaid with black horn, himotoshi (cord opening) formed by the natural opening between its body and a paw. Signed MASANAO (for Masanao of Ise) on the bottom - for the discussion of the group of Ise carvers signing their work with this name see pp. 80-81 of COLLECTORS NETSUKE by Bushell. Very beautiful warm brown staining, superb wear and patina. Great classic...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1360392
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$520.00
Listed Price $650.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in sunken relief with a tiger seated under a full grown bamboo and looking up, the back is carved with a young bamboo with leaves. The subject probably is TAKE NI TORA - the strongest of all animals hiding beneath bamboo during a storm, symbolizing how powerless the terrestrial forces are compared with the force of the elements. Beautiful carving, its eye is inlaid with dark horn, excellent etching of tiger’s coat and bamboo leaves, beaut...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1382840
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of a Foo lion (shishi) seated on a base with its front paw placed atop a ball. Figures like this are often found standing guard at the entrances to temples and shrines. Strong carving, wonderful face, excellent hairwork. Wonderful staining, beautiful patina. Signed TOMOKAZU on the bottom - for information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick, p. 1153. Wonderful feeling of age, very quiet serious netsuke. Heig...