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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1408704
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Original large size limited edition mezzotint print “SAFARI LAND - EMPTY HEARTS” by Atsuo Sakazume (born 1941) depicting two figures of gorillas consisting of jigsaw puzzle pieces, one of them starting to disintegrate, the other one almost gone as a recognizable entity. Printed in 1983, signed by the artist in pencil, titled in Japanese and numbered 15 from of the tiny edition of 20. Superb crisp print (both print and paper are perfectly rectangular, all the irregularities to the borders are...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1980 item #1408703
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
Original large size limited edition mezzotint print “SAFARI LAND - SATIATION” by Atsuo Sakazume (born 1941) depicting a figure of a hippo consisting of jigsaw puzzle pieces starting to disintegrate. Printed in 1983, signed by the artist in pencil, titled in Japanese and numbered 3 from of the tiny edition of 20. Superb crisp print (both print and paper are perfectly rectangular, all the irregularities to the borders are from positioning during photography), clever and troubling thought provo...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1920 item #1408701
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$140.00
Late Meiji (1900-1910s) wooden box for storing netsuke consisting of 6 stackable trays and a cover, the base tray with silk cord used to tie up the whole arrangement. Very well made out of beautiful rosewood, each tray with 6 compartments and rosewood dividers, each compartment with cotton cushions (can be taken out if desired). Two of the trays have been reglued, overall the set is in very good condition. Each compartment is 1 7/8 x /1 5/8 inches (47x40 mm), tray size 6 1/2 x 4 inches, the heig...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1408655
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,500.00
18th century good size netsuke of a standing sennin in a long sleeved robe with a young boy climbing onto his shoulder and holding a very long unrolled scroll in his hand. Excellent early carving, netsuke of characteristic 18th century slender section, superb faces, beautiful flow to the lines of his sleeves and that of the scroll by his feet in the back. Extraordinary beautiful patina turning honey color on the back, differently sized deep himotoshi, his left foot is an old and very well done r...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408654
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
19th century boxwood netsuke of Fukurokuju with his characteristic elongated head wearing a long sleeved robe and holding a bowl with loose rolling Precious Gem inside. He is one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, his name consisting of Japanese words fuku (happiness), roku (wealth) and ju (longevity). Excellent face with a wide smile, beautifully incised thinning hair on the sides of his head, wonderful flow to the lines of his robe, superb patina, old paper collection label on the bottom. Sign...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408653
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century wooden netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved on the front in low relief with a woman holding in her mouth an object that looks like a hammer striker for a musical instrument, a cloth wrapped top of a biwa (Japanese lute) in her hand and a scaly body of a dragon on her right. The woman is Benten - the Goddess of learning, speech and music - and one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune, and the netsuke can be interpreted as a wish for scholarly achievements. The back is incised with ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408652
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$350.00
Unusual 19th century bronze netsuke of giboshi - a bridge post finial. Beautiful simple object in Japanese taste, perfectly elegant, in excellent condition. Rare subject, beautiful wear and patina. Inscribed with 2 characters on the side - they appear to read TEKYO, probably the name of the metalsmith who made the netsuke. Height 1 7/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408651
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$180.00
Late 19th century Mingei netsuke made out of a twisted stem of spotted bamboo making it appear as a figure of a seated man in tall hat with his hand raised holding a striker that he is about to land on a drum in front of him. Excellent clever piece with use of natural features of bamboo stem as elements of design and showing the beauty of the plant, wonderful warm patina. Previously in the Raymond Bushell collection - similar netsuke are discussed and illustrated on pp. 98-100 of NETSUKE FAMILIA...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408573
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$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 #1408571
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$675.00
19th century netsuke of a street entertainer blowing bubbles through a hollow tube, a box of soapy water hanging off his neck, and a young boy trying to reach for the tube. Very unusual subject - blowing soap bubbles using clay pipes has been illustrated in European images at least as early as the 17th century, so it was probably the Dutch that introduced this amusement to the Japanese. Very nicely carved - see the man’s happy and boy’s pleading faces and finely incised patterns on their rob...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408570
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a toy in a shape of onna Daruma - a female enveloped in a monastic robe and a humorous take on Zen Patriarch Daruma. Supposedly Daruma had fallen into deep trance, and sat meditating without moving for 9 years, so his feet withered, hence the shape of the doll, which in real life is made out of brocade cloth. Beautifully carved inlaid face, nicely incised textile patterns on the robe, smaller himotoshi is lined with green stained staghorn, very nice patina. Height ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408569
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$395.00
19th century netsuke in rectangular manju (rice cake) shape with three scattered raised design carved seals on the front. Very clever piece in Japanese taste, beautifully carved, wonderfully stained with black and red ink. Excellent patina, old age lines. Length 1 1/2 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #1408511
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Japanese woven bamboo ikebana basket made in informal Japanese (as opposed to formal Chinese) style of asymmetrical weave with narrow bamboo strips and couple of twigs on the sides. Charming eccentricity of weave, fine smoked bamboo, beautiful warm patina from smoking process and age. The base is woven in hexagonal grid with three larger pieces inserted for support. Very beautiful spotted bamboo insert with its inside lacquered black, can be used as an ikebana vase in its own right...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1408510
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century Japanese copper and brass keman in a shape of a rounded fan (uchiwa) with pierced low relief decoration of two phoenixes confronting each other in flight above lotus flowers, buds and leaves rising from a pond, and an elaborate knot in the center. Hanging pendants representing the Wheel of the Buddhist Law and lotus flowers, old glass beads. Keman (from the Sanskrit kusumamālā "Garland of Flowers") is a Buddhist decoration hanging on a beam of the inner sanctuary in front of enshr...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408395
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,250.00
19th century boxwood netsuke by Nagamachi Shuzan of an actor in a role of Kiyohime turning into a demon. Kiyohime was a daughter of an innkeeper whose advances on a monk were not reciprocated, so her love turned into wrath, and she trapped him under a temple bell, turned into a dragon and melted the bell killing the monk. She is holding a bell striker in her hand and has a very unusual feature for the carver - the mask is inlaid, probably a unique model by the artist. Wonderfully captured facial...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408394
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$895.00
19th century marine netsuke of Shoki the Demon Queller wearing a rich robe and holding his wide woven straw hat with one hand, a sword in the other as he towers over a small terrified oni who holds a footed tray with three Buddhist scrolls wrapped in cloth as a sign of its conversion. Wonderful quality carving with great depiction of their facial expressions, robe folds and patterns. Expert light staining, beautiful patina. Signed GYOKUZAN on the foot - for information on the artist see NETSUKE ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1408393
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$550.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze top incised and inlaid with a design of an inkstone and a brush, a fan with flowers and grasses, and a paper strip with inscription that appears to read “oto jin tami" that can be translated as “the youngest of all people”. Alternatively, the characters may be a cleverly modified signature of Tenmin - this excellent metal artist is listed on p. 1089 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick....
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1920 item #1408315
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$275.00
Early Showa period (1910s) Japanese mingei (Arts and Crafts) copper box with chased and enameled decoration of an ogival reserve containing a flowering tulip and a gnarled pomegranate bush with fruits by a twisted rock. Comes with a matching tray. Wonderful combination of uchidashi (hammered-out) and moriage (piled-up) techniques: metal was raised from the opposite side and raised surface was subsequently heavily enameled and fired. Crisp work with thickly laid enamel, beautifully applied multip...