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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1449176
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$396.00
Listed Price $495.00
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - with carved lacquer decoration of peacock and peahen by rocks and blooming peonies, all under pine trees with mist. Carved pine tree design continues on the cover. Golded bronze edge with loop by the top serves for hanging. Superb sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1449175
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
19th century Japanese two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - made out of wood lacquered black and decorated in red with a branch with leaves and berries. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Delicate work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1449174
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - in a form of a tree trunk stripped of bark with its surface carved to represent knots and insect damage. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Clever sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 5/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1449172
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$280.00
Listed Price $350.00
19th century Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - in a form of a tree trunk stripped of bark with its surface carved to represent knots, and one side with a reserve containing a poem. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Clever sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1449170
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
Late Meiji (1890s t0 1912) Japanese wooden two part kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe holder - with carved and lacquered design of an ama (female abalone diver) on a boat propelled by a fisherman with an oar, and a sail junk in the background. Loop by the top serves for hanging. Nice sharp work, in great condition, total length with cover 8 1/8 inches.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1970 item #1449162
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$160.00
Listed Price $200.00
Japanese tea ceremony ceramic Shino ware chawan (tea bowl) with superb namako (sea cucumber”) glaze. Shino ware originated in the ancient Japanese province of Mino (Gifu prefecture) in the 16th century, and were the first high fired ceramics in Japan. They are usually tea ceremony items, and were not made for export. Wonderful free potting, bottom showing cream colored stoneware body and spiral lines left by potter’s fingers in the center. Extraordinary rich multicolored glaze pooling into b...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1449033
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Listed Price $225.00
19th century Persian calligraphy done in ink on paper in a shape of an ostrich. Zoomorphic Islamic calligraphy as art form is a mode of script metamorphosing into living forms which are also readable letters and of using scripts to delineate such forms. The flexibility of the Arabic letters allows them to be bent and extended in a way which is impossible with other alphabets. It was developed in the 15th century and practiced in Ottoman Turkey, India and Iran. Beautifully and imaginatively done,...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1448740
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Late Meiji / early Taisho period small Japanese cloisonne vase decorated with a duck in flight over blooming flowers issuing from rocks. Elegant design and perfect execution, medium blue background, bronze rims, decoration of tiny circles going around them. In great condition, beautiful enamel colors, no dents or star cracks. Height 3 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1448603
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,000.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
18th century netsuke of a cat on an upturned bowl containing a very fat octopus tentacle, part of it showing outside the bowl causing serious interest of the animal. Superb quality netsuke, fantastic face, excellently carved and etched bottom of the bowl representing an irregular unglazed foot of the vessel. Great depiction of suction cups and cat’s collar. Beautiful wear and patina, signed MASAKAZU in an oval reserve - the artist is discussed on p. 707 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO REA...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1448602
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,000.00
Listed Price $1,250.00
18th century netsuke of a reclining sarumawashi - traveling monkey showman - obliviously smiling in his sleep while his pet steals from a basket behind the back of its trainer. Unusually substantial and heavy, excellent carving capturing facial expressions of both characters. Classic design, differently sized deep himotoshi in accordance with the habit of the time, netsuke of triangular section characteristic for the period, old age lines. Superb wear, beautiful warm patina turning yellow on the...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1448601
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$680.00
Listed Price $850.00
19th century netsuke in of a boy wearing a short jacket and reading a book as he sits on the back of a resting buffalo. The subject seems to be a variation of bokudo - a theme of a perfect peace of mind, and one of the stages of a journey towards Buddhahood. Wonderful carving perfectly capturing the tranquil mood of the scene, beautiful thoughtful face of the boy, excellent detailing - see the woven mat spread on the back of the beast, its tether with rope and dense hairwork. Eyes of the buffalo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1448600
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$600.00
Listed Price $750.00
18th century wooden netsuke of sumitori - a woven basket holding charcoal during tea ceremony - containing sumi (charcoal), and with haboki (feather brush for ashes) and hibashi (fire tongues) on top. The wood is kurogaki (black persimmon). Excellent strong early carving elegant in its simplicity, clever design in Japanese taste, beautiful patina. Signed SANSHA on the bottom - this rare artist is listed on page 913 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. T...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1448598
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$220.00
Listed Price $275.00
Late Meiji (1910s) netsuke of an actor in a role of the old man Okina wearing the appropriate mask, wide robe and holding a fan behind his back. Wonderful sense of volume, beautiful clean carving, excellent face, elegantly patterned robe. Signed WAKIN (alternative reading is Inuchika) on oval reserve on the back. Very beautiful finish to the surface. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1900 item #1448492
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
Listed Price $250.00
Late 18th to early 19th century large size Tibetan round fat amber bead. Beautiful Baltic amber material with wonderful variegated colors and superb crazing to the surface, in excellent condition. Diameter 1 3/8 inches (34 mm), thickness 11/16 inches (17 mm), weight 14.7 grams.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1910 item #1448489
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$80.00
Listed Price $100.00
Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) Chinese metal chopsticks decorated with some engraving and connected with a length of chain. The metal is paktong - an alloy made of copper, nickel and zinc used in China for export objects in the 18th and 19th centuries. Well made, feel very pleasant to hold, wonderful patina. Length 8 1/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Trade Arts : Pre 1900 item #1448488
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$192.00
Listed Price $240.00
20 various 19th century mother of pearl game counters also called loo chips. Different shapes, some pierced, all are hand carved on both sides, some with some with bird, some with flower designs, some with figures in various settings. Very well carved, overall in good condition. Length of the longest 2 7/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1447758
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$392.00
Listed Price $490.00
19th century Japanese wooden tonkotsu (tobacco box, or inro with just one compartment) with ojime and bamboo kiseruzutsu (tobacco pipe holder). The tonkotsu is made out of keyaki wood (Zelkova tree of the elm family, native to Japan) in a shape of an 8-sided jar with perfectly fitting lid carved with 2 mushrooms on the top. Beautiful rhythm to the grain of the wood, fantastic patina from handling. Ojime is a piece of a bamboo stem. Kiseruzutsu is very cleverly made out of a natural twisted leng...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1447754
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$300.00
Listed Price $375.00
19th century Japanese Asakusa school staghorn kiseruzutsu - tobacco pipe case - carved with 8 differently shaped reserves, each containing scholarly landscape with trees, huts, castles and mountains. The back is decorated with a double gourd shaped cutout. Design possibly refers to some famous location (similar to the famous Eight Views of Lake Biwa). Beautiful wear and patina, in great condition. Signed KAZUMASA (alternative reading is Issei) by the bottom, but the signature appears to be added...