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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406325
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$2,500.00
19th century netsuke of a dog seated on a base, one of its front paws raised, and the bottom of the base carved as a stylized seal with 4 characters. Superbly carved, excellent depiction of its face, limbs and bumpy spine, perfectly executed keyfret design around the base, beautiful staining typical for the artist, wonderful wear and patina. Signed ANRAKU on top of the base (difficult to photograph, hence 2 views of the signature on Enlargement 1) - this brilliant and distinct artist is discusse...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406324
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) form carved in raised relief with a huge sake jar and a shojo leaning on its elbows as it reads a book, the back with a sunken relief carving of a ladle and a sake cup. Shojo are mythical creatures living near the sea, and are particularly fond of sake. Excellent face and lines of the robe, finely incised textile patterns and dripping glaze lines on the jar. Two parts fit perfectly, marked on the inside with 4 characters in ink, beautiful patina, darker ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406323
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century netsuke size okimono of a strange mixed family - normal mother and skeleton father and son. Perfectly captured tenderness of the mother holding the hands of her bony offspring, happy grin on father’s face, beautiful flow of the kimono, elaborate hair arrangement, excellent patina. Signed CHIKUYOSAI TOMOCHIKA on the bottom - the carver is Tomochika the Third - see p. 1148 of NETSUKE & INRO ARTISTS AND HOW TO READ THEIR SIGNATURES by George Lazarnick. Unusual subject for this superb...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406321
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$475.00
19th century netsuke size okimono of Shoki the Demon Queller seated leaning on a low table as he is being harassed by two oni, the one with a war club pulling at Shoki’s headpiece, the small one sticking a bamboo stick into Shoki’s face. Funny subject, wonderfully captured facial expressions, awesome facial hair, beautiful depiction of muscles, fingers, sword and cloud pattern on the robe, great patina. Signed TAMAYUKI (alternative reading is Gyokushi) on inlaid cinnabar plaque on the bottom...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406320
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$450.00
19th century netsuke carved as a theatrical mask of Bishamon - one of the 7 Gods of Good Fortune. He is a God of riches, an equivalent of Vaishravana, and thus is the protector of the Northern direction. Superb quality carving on beautiful even material, perfectly captured severe expression, himotoshi is formed by a n old silk cord on the back, excellent finish, beautiful patina, in absolutely perfect condition. Height 2 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406047
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$460.00
19th century metal and wood kagamibuta (mirror lid) netsuke. Patinated bronze top with inlaid and carved design of a Saizo dancer playing tsuzumi (a hand drum) by a pine sapling and with the moon partially obscured by cloud in the background. Saizo dancers are usually attending Manzai dancers during New Year celebrations. Wonderful quality inlays and detailing - see the ropes of the drum and a sword sticking out of his clothes, copper inlays and gilding. Beautiful patina on both metal and wood. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406045
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$175.00
19th century wooden netsuke of a straw bundle containing eggplants for sale, two of them visible as the bundle is open on one side. Rarely depicted in netsuke, clever design, very nice patina. Length 2 9/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406044
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$90.00
19th century okimono size softwood netsuke of a baby boy seated with his legs akimbo as he pets a puppy in front of him. Very nicely carved in “endearingly ugly” style, pleasant patina and feel of age. Height 2 1/8 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1406043
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$90.00
19th century netsuke made out of kurumi (natural walnut shell). Clever natural design, richly textured surface, superb warm patina from years of handling, very pleasant to hold, old cord. Excellent piece for a collection of various netsuke materials. Height 1 1/16 inches.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1405980
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,600.00
Early 19th century Kyoto school netsuke of a dog resting on a circular mat, its head turned to the left, a toy (cloth ball on a piece of rope) visible on the bottom of the mat. Superb carving to the last detail, beautiful flow to the lines of his spine and tail, excellent sense of volume, fantastic hairwork, eyes are beautifully inlaid with dark horn, differently sized deep himotoshi. Extremely strong piece with wonderful wear and patina consistent with age, old paper collection label on the bot...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405977
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
19th century netsuke carved as a fox sitting on a base with 4-character seal bottom and scenes with lobsters and shells on the sides. This particular fox represents Inari - the benevolent and well disposed creature, being the messenger of the God of rice and harvest, as opposed to the other foxes, which in Japan are generally believed to be evil creatures. Enlargement 1 shows the seal flipped left to right presenting what the imprint of the seal will look like. Nice design, excellent carving of ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405976
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$795.00
19th century marine material netsuke of a reclining buffalo with its head turned back while licking its coat with its tongue. Finely carved, buffalo’s hooves bent beneath its body, it wears a halter with a length of rope lying underneath it. Beautiful wear and superb patina with extraordinary sheen. Comes from the collection of His Royal Highness Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester - a tag is attached. Length 1 5/8 inches.
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,800.00
Excellent boxwood netsuke of Shoki the Demon Queller standing over a pinned down terrified oni and threatening it with a long sword. Superbly carved to the last detail - see their extraordinary quality faces, tendons of their hands, oni’s muscle structures, flowing lines of Shoki’s robe. Beautiful even grained material, excellent finish, himotoshi is formed by the sword scabbard on the back. Signed HIDEYUKI on an inlaid golden plaque on the back - for a lengthy discussion of this superb carv...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405974
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$525.00
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”. The netsuke is of shunga type: the fan lifts on a hinge to reveal a woman in awe of what her companion has to show her. Wonderful crisp work, bronze with gold, silver and copper inlays, unusual feature of li...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1405804
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$1,200.00
Rare 18th century netsuke of an old man in a robe seated on a base, his hand gently petting the back of a large shishi. I believe it to be rakan Shubaka Sonja (arhat Vijraputra - one of the 18 original disciples of the Buddha) with his faithful companion, the Buddhist Lion. Rare subject, excellent quality early carving - see the severe faces of both characters, fine depiction of shishi’s mane, ribs and bushy tail. Excellent wear, beautiful rich honey color patina, himotoshi is formed by the ri...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1800 item #1405803
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$850.00
18th century netsuke of sennin (Chinese sage) standing with one foot raised, clad in tiger skin skirt and holding in his hands tassels that support a large woven straw hat on his back. Strong early piece with superb smiling face, beautiful flow to the lines of his skirt. Wonderful wear to the surface from more than 200 years of handling, beautiful yellow patina turning light honey color on the back from wear against the silk of kimono, old age lines. Ivory of triangular section typical for 18th ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405802
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$725.00
19th century netsuke in manju (rice cake) shape carved in sunken relief with a dancing actor wearing rich kimono, red wig and a demon mask, the back is incised with a flowering peony branch and on the back. The subject is a Lion Dancer in Kabuki play Kagamijishi (the peony flower identifying the role) about a palace maiden whose soul became possessed by a lion mask during a dance. Fantastic quality carving - see the detailing on the mask that the actor is wearing and fine textile patterns, trace...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1405801
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
$495.00
19th century kagamibuta (“mirror lid”) netsuke with bronze top worked in relief with a large anchor among waves on the foreground and a fisherman in a short jacket looking into a huge woven basket. Wonderful crisp work, bronze with gilding (some wear). Very nice subject, pleasant patina on the bowl. Top diameter 1 5/16 inches, bowl diameter 1 5/8 inches.