Categories: Netsuke and Inro (86)
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  >> 
Featured Items
featured item
Studio Porcelain Vase with Crabs
featured item
Wood Netsuke as a Mouse
Boxwood Netsuke of Sambaso Dancer
Boxwood Netsuke of Sambaso Dancer
Price Upon Request
A stained boxwood katabori netsuke sculpted as a Sambaso dancer. The dancer wears characteristic high hat and formal attire. He is caught in mid-dance, one foot in the air with arms bent back and head turned upwards. (Sambaso dance originated in the 9th century as a religious dance. It is often performed before a drama to appease the gods so the errors committed during the play will be forgiven.) Incised signature on lower leg of Minko, renowned netsuke-shi. This lovely netsuke is in excellent ... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Blind Man Lifting a Stone
Wood Netsuke of a Blind Man Lifting a Stone
Price on Request
A beautifully sculpted wood netsuke of a partially blind man in the process of lifting a heavily-textured stone. Great modeling of the musculature, bones and wrinkles framing his facial features. Signature plaque on nether side of Ryusei, an early artist specializing in wood netsuke. This netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5” Early 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Cat upon a Chinese Uchiwa
Wood Netsuke of a Cat upon a Chinese Uchiwa
Price on Request
A charming stained box wood netsuke of a cat dozing upon a Chinese uchiwa, its head neatly perched on his folded front paws. Fine anatomical modeling and incised detailing for the coat define this netsuke. The netsuke is in very good condition with only slight wear from age and use. Length: 2” 18th Century, Japan
Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
Boxwood Manju Netsuke of Three Monkeys
Price on Request
A fine, stained boxwood manju netsuke formed as three monkeys in fetal position, each clasping the other’s hand. The focus of the netsuke-shi’ attention lies with the sculpting of the bodies with minimum detailing. This netsuke is in excellent condition with nice patina. Provenance: Ex. Collection of the Lowe Art Museum in Florida. Diameter: 2” 18th/ 19th Century, Edo Period, Japan
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
Boxwood Carving of a Karako atop Daikoku's Mallet
Price on Request
A delightful and expressive boxwood carving of a young karako smiling as he playfully climbs upon Daikoku’s magical mallet. This carving which can also double as a netsuke is in excellent condition. Height: 1.5”, width: 2” 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Toad atop a Millstone
Wood Netsuke of a Toad atop a Millstone
Price on Request
A stained and textured boxwood netsuke carved as a toad on the edge of a millstone. Known for his naturalistic representations of toads, Masanao captures this one’s characteristic nuances, contrasting them with the striated surface of the stone. Incised Masanao signature on the base. This netsuke is in very good condition. Width: 1.5” Late 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Boy Playing Bekkanko
Wood Netsuke of a Boy Playing Bekkanko
Price on Request
A boxwood amusing netsuke of a seated boy with legs neatly folded. Playing bekkanko, a suggestive game, the boy pulls down one eye, while hiding an oni mask behind his back. Crisp details and fine modeling characterize this netsuke by Sangyoku whose signature plaque is on the bottom of the piece. Height: 1.25” Edo Period, 19th Century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Tiger
Wood Netsuke of a Tiger
Price on Request
A stately wood-carved netsuke of a seated tiger, its powerful head turned. The creature’s coat is finely delineated, accented by the appearance of his long tail resting upon its back. A formidable beast, the tiger’s nature- its beauty and power - are perfectly captured by the netsuke-shi. This marvelous netsuke is in excellent condition, with no problems and no repairs. The incised signature of Hoichi, who specialized in the carving of wood netsuke, is on its tail. Height: 1.25” 19th Centur... Click for details
Wood Netsuke of a Man Atop a Gourd
Wood Netsuke of a Man Atop a Gourd
Price on Request
Of subtle erotic undertones, this stained wooden netsuke is carved as a man straddling a large gourd. The man’s facial expression suggests the difficulty of the task. The netsuke is in general good condition with only a minor old chip to left ear, hardly perceptible. Provenance: Ex.CV Roosevelt collection. Length: 2” 19th century, Japan
Wood Netsuke of a Tengu
Wood Netsuke of a Tengu
Price on Request
An amusing stained-boxwood netsuke of a mythical Tengu holding his long nose as he busily stirs the mochi in the pot held on his lap. His beautifully-detailed wings and hair folded behind him, contribute both to the functional as well as the aesthetic quality of this excellent netsuke. Height: 1.25" 18/19th C, Japan
pages: 1 2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  >> 
© 2011