Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458215
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
Very unusual 19th century multi-metal netsuke in a form of a locking box opening to reveal a portable sundial in one half and a compass in the other, both working. The compass has 12 sections around it, each section is inscribed with a name of a different zodiac animal. The body is bronze, the outside it is delicately chased with scrolling foliage on the front, with constellation points and stars and a swinging loop on the back for hanging. Inserts on the inside are made out of pewter, and needl...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1458214
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$3,000.00
Late 18th to early 19th century boxwood netsuke depicting a rat with a long nasubi (an eggplant) in its front paws, its tail encircling its body. Excellent carving - see its alert face with large horn inlaid convex eyes, superb hairwork, perfectly defined finger joints. Beautiful staining, superb wear and patina wonderful feel of age. Remnants of red paste in the grooves here and there on the bottom, can be cleaned if needed. Signed TOYOMASA on the bottom of the eggplant - the netsuke is definit...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1458213
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$595.00
Late 18th to early 19th century boxwood netsuke of a turtle hiding in its carapace. Excellent detailing - see the incised patterns of the carapace, its legs with scaly pattern leathery skin and horn inlaid eyes. Large deep differently sized himotoshi typical for the period, wonderful warm patina, very pleasant to the touch. Signed SHOYU on the left side of his lower back - this rare early carver is listed on p. 982 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. L...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458212
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$595.00
Unusual 19th century netsuke of a floor screen with pierced decoration of a dragon in flight among clouds over cresting waves. Appears to be a reference to the Chinese legend of a artist painting a dragon so realistically, that it came alive and flew to heaven. Carved on both sides, the scaled body of the dragon showing through breaks in the clouds, beautiful light staining, pleasant wear and patina. Himotoshi goes through the back down to the bottom of the screen. Open center of one of the flo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458211
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
19th century Japanese netsuke of Chokwaro sennin reading an open scroll as he rides his magic horse coming 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.. Beautiful carving, great faces, nicely rendered mane of the animal. Expert light staining, wonderful warm patina, very pleasant finish to the surface. Signed NAOMITSU on the bottom - the artist is listed on p. 822 of NETS...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458205
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458204
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$125.00
Unusual small 19th century ceramic netsuke of an actor playing a role of shojo with its characteristic red wig, a fan in his hand. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Nicely modeled and painted, expected wear to the surface, pleasant patina. Height 1 3/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458183
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,100.00
19th century boxwood netsuke representing a blind man straining under the weight of a huge boulder. The scene represents a street entertainer, in this case a blind man (see a bump on the back of his head, and inlaid eye). Excellent carving to the last detail (see the terribly strained muscles of his arms and inlaid ivory teeth), beautifully stained, great patina. Signed GYOKKEI on an inlaid cinnabar lacquer plaque on the bottom. For information on the artist see NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1458182
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,100.00
18th century netsuke of a lying dog with the front part of its body resting on a squished cloth ball. Superb early piece, powerful carving, wonderful face with large horn inlaid eyes, great depiction of its bone and muscle structure, excellent hairwork. Beautiful warm patina turning yellow, old age lines, no breaks, losses or repairs. Excellent sculpture. Length 1 3/4 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458181
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
19th century netsuke carved as Rokkasen - Six Poetry Immortals of Japan - in a tight group facing outward in different attitudes holding various objects. They lived in mid-9th century, and include Otomo no Kuronushi, Ariwara no Narihira, Kisen Hoshi, Sojo Henjo, Funya no Yasuhide and the only female Ono no Komachi. Very good detailed carving, great faces, graceful flow of their robes and delicately incised textile patterns, pleasant patina, black ink highlights. Signed HAKUUNSAI on the bottom - ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458180
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$750.00
19th century lacquered and inlaid boxwood netsuke of yawning and stretching Zen Buddhism patriarch Daruma after 9 years of continuous meditation. Very good design, great facial expression, beautiful wear to his red lacquered monastic robe, wonderful patina. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458179
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
Late 19th century marine material netsuke of a seated Manzai dancer wearing typical hat and beating a tsuzumi (a small hand drum), which is unusual as the drum is normally played by a Saizo dancer who accompanies him. Wonderful smiling face, nice robe patterns, pleasant patina. Himotoshi are lined with buffalo horn, a line seen on his right hand is not a repair, but a stable age line. Height 2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458178
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$225.00
Somewhat unusual late 19th century Japanese katsubera (shoehorn) with the handle section carved as 3 wise monkeys in their habitual "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” attitude: Mizaru covering his eyes, Kikazaru covering his ears, and Iwazaru covering his mouth. Wonderful work (see the rendition of their fur), clever functional design, beautiful patina, in great condition. Signed GYOKUSHO on the front - the artist appears to be the netsuke carver listed in NETSUKE by Neil Davey (p. 462...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458177
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$200.00
19th century Japanese bronze netsuke representing a Noh theater mask of Buaku used for demonic roles such as Kaminari, Emma-O or any nameless demon or scary devil. Very nice casting, wonderful patina, overall in excellent condition. Signed SEKIZAN (alternative reading is Ishiyama) in oval reserve on the back. Height 1 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458145
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,800.00
Decent size 19th century netsuke of a standing foreigner with a Chinese boy seated on his shoulder, and holding a long horn / flute in front of him. Superb piece - excellent faces, extraordinary etching of the robe with a dragon among waves. Inlaid water drops of the cresting waves on the bottom of the robe, man’s eyes are inlaid with dark horn. Beautiful wear, wonderful feel of age to the piece. Signed on the left side of the robe MIURA KANJUKEN YOSHINAGA - for information on this brilliant a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458142
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,500.00
Unusually large 19th century netsuke of a Nio lying on a straw sandal. Nio - one of the Buddhist Guardian Kings - is holding a vajra in his right hand, and a scarf is laid out around him. Strong bold carving, pleasantly heavy - might have been meant for a sumo wrestler to wear. Beautiful staining and patina. Signed GOTO SEIMIN TO (carved by Goto Seimin) on an oval reserve on the bottom. Formerly in du Pont collection - see Christie’s sale, New York, 1 November 1996, lot 23. Unusual object, goo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1458141
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$875.00
19th century netsuke carved as a low table supporting group of 6 people, one of them crawling between the legs of another. The subject is the legend of Kanshin (Han Sin in Chinese) - one of the three Heroes of Han Dynasty: he was a dispossessed Han prince, who chose to crawl between the legs of a bully in a street market rather than fight a man of low birth. Great minute detailing - see their faces, finely carved robes with various textile patterns, well defined woven baskets, beautiful wear and...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1458140
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
Late 18th century netsuke of 3 soy bean pods on stalks. Strong early carving with elegant design in Japanese taste, superb realistic depiction of pod textures, beautiful wear and patina, compressed dust in crevices. Signed YOSHINAGA in rectangular reserve on the back - for information on this brilliant artist see p. 1239 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attac...