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Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$56.00
Listed Price $70.00
Unusual Japanese obidome (sash ornament) with striped red agate top inlaid with tiger eye bamboo leaves. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Clever design, perfect inlay, very beautiful stones, excellent finish and patina. Metal back with two loops for an obi cord, marked SILVER, but looks more like chrome plated. Length 1 3/8 inches.
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 1920 item #1414114
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$188.00
Listed Price $235.00
Unusual late Meiji to early Taisho (1910s) Japanese bronze obidome (sash ornament) with inlaid and engraved design of a small bird about to land on a bamboo branch. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well.. Very clever design, superb work showing differentiated feathers and finely veined leaves. Different patinas and gilding, two loops on the back for an obi cor...
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$60.00
Listed Price $75.00
Unusual Japanese obidome (sash ornament) made out of bamboo stem and carved in low relief with blooming prunus branch. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Wonderful and clever use of material, beautiful finish and patina. Two metal fittings on the back for an obi cord. Signed EIKO and inscribed in hiragana EZO MURASAKI. Length 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1396521
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$780.00
Listed Price $975.00
19th century netsuke of a tiger with the front part of the body resting on an enormously fat section of a bamboo stalk. Wonderful carving with great face and nicely incised fur patterns, elegant flow to its long tail, beautiful staining, old age lines pleasant wear to the surface, excellent patina. Signed SANRAKU in oval reserve on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 912 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Height 1 3/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$48.00
Listed Price $60.00
Japanese obidome (sash ornament) with polished agate stone, its natural pattern perfectly resembling scholarly landscape with hills covered in lush vegetation and a wide bay beyond them. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Amazing natural picture, excellent finish and patina. Metal fitting on the back with two loops for an obi cord. Length 1 9/16 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$100.00
Listed Price $125.00
Japanese obidome (sash ornament) with polished moss agate stone, its natural pattern perfectly resembling a steep hill with trees and bushes growing on it. Obidome is worn on an obi cord that holds the obi sash together, it is the only type of jewelry worn by Japanese women on formal occasions, and could serve as netsuke as well. Amazing natural picture, excellent finish and patina. Metal fitting on the back with two loops for an obi cord. Length 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1387640
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$360.00
Listed Price $450.00
18th century Japanese sword iron tsuba with pierced decoration of a tiger frolicking by a thick stem of bamboo with leaves, 2 sides presenting back and front views. Delightful design, good work, wonderful face of the creature, gilded highlights, very pleasant feel of age. Height 2 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1389008
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$316.00
Listed Price $395.00
18th century Japanese sword iron tsuba with raised and inlaid decoration of a seated tiger scratching its ear by a thick stem of bamboo with leaves. Delightful design, good work, wonderful depiction of the creature, gilded and silvered leaves, very pleasant feel of age. Height 2 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1399012
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
Late 18th to early 19th century bronze suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke in classic bowl shape with cast decoration on the outside of 2 birds by bamboo stalks with leaves. Very well designed piece, good detailing, functional netsuke shape, hanged by a bronze ring. Nice old piece with pleasant patina on metal, the inside of the still containing ash residue. Diameter 1 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1418983
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$128.00
Listed Price $160.00
Late 18th to early 19th century bronze suigaraake (ashtray) netsuke in classic bowl shape, its outside cast with a bat in flight by a clump of bamboo stalks with leaves. Very well designed piece, good detailing, functional netsuke shape, hanged by a bronze ring. Nice old piece with pleasant patina on metal. Diameter 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1399017
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century agate netsuke carved in a shape of Mount Fuji with its characteristic 3-part summit. Very clever piece, beautiful stone with delicate play of colors suggesting sunset, wonderful patina, himotoshi on the back. Great piece for a collection of netsuke materials. Height 1 15/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1423475
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,400.00
Listed Price $3,000.00
19th century netsuke of a puppy wearing a collar with bell, and playing with a bamboo twig with leaves. Superb carving to the last detail - see its double inlaid eyes and raised whiskers. Fantastic sense of its chubby body, clever use of a lighter colored ivory layer as a spot on the puppy’s coat, beautiful patina on excellent quality material. Signed with kakihan (carved monogram of the artist) by CHOKUSAI on the bottom - for information on this brilliant master see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND...
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 1837 VR item #1364774
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$440.00
Listed Price $550.00
Early 19th century netsuke of a boy holding onto a bamboo branch next to a large ball. Netsuke illustrates one of the paragons of filial virtue, that of Moso - a young scholar who went into the snow to look for bamboo shoots, a favorite dish of his ailing and dying mother. Bamboo does not grow in the snow but the Gods were moved by his filial piety and allowed bamboo shoots to suddenly spring from the ground. The large ball probably represents a snowball. Strong early and unusually detailed carv...
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 #1404924
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$56.00
Listed Price $70.00
19th century agate ojime (slide bead for tightening the cord going from netsuke to inro) with etched designs of three “eyes”. Beautiful translucent stone, very good work, pleasant patina. Diameter 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1369662
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$480.00
Listed Price $600.00
19th century netsuke of a bamboo shoot containing a hollow section with anabori (cavern carving) of the Seven Sages of the bamboo grove looking at an open scroll. (see the detail on the first photo), The inside is almost impossible to photograph, but all the sages are there, need a flashlight even to see them. Very clever joke on the usual depiction of the sages being placed among bamboo stalks, not inside them. Excellent depiction of the shoot structure, the bottom perfectly imitates the marks ...