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by AFNetsuke
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 3615

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

I'm venturing way off track here but would add the exhibit is touring pretty widely and I would highly recommend it. After all, Genghis Khan conquered more of the world than anyone and the cross-cultural connections to many arts we love are important. There was even a live music and dance show lasti...
by AFNetsuke
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 13
Views: 186

Re: Advice on Repair

Greg, I think Doug's advice to leave it alone is sound. If you think about the missing bow as a long skinny piece to replace (and maybe a string?) I think it would be challenging and somewhat expensive to have done. Likely more costly than you paid. If it is at your home in Italy ivory could be used...
by AFNetsuke
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 3615

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

This one is for Chonchon, a lover of various sagemono. Yesterday we saw a special exhibit of Genghis Khan material and his successors. These flint and steel kits are very much like those found in Japan. 20180221_081327.jpg And some weapons from the 13th -14th 20180221_081255.jpg That's a primitive g...
by AFNetsuke
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 228
Views: 26345

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Alisin, I've also had rotated image problems when posting from my Android phone. Now for anything I want to post I rotate the image 90 degrees and save it in an incorrect orientation, then reopen and rotate it on around 270 degrees to look normal and save the new image. Using that one solves the pro...
by AFNetsuke
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 18
Views: 1125

Re: What's the Story?

Klaus, i think it was the carvers imagination and your discovery. It makes sense.
by AFNetsuke
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 805

Re: Advice on Purchase

I forgot to say you can join INS on the Netsuke.org website and will receive 4 quarterly journals per year.
by AFNetsuke
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 805

Re: Advice on Purchase

This website is the foum of the International Netsuke Society. Many visitors here find us through our home page at Netsuke.org. You should visit there and explore the links such as member dealers, museums. There are chapters around the world you can join and participate in. We have a major conventio...
by AFNetsuke
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 52
Views: 805

Re: Advice on Purchase

Greg, the reference to you being in blue was your screen name color. If you go to the bottom of the Board index page you will see the following: Legend: Administrators , Global moderators, INS Members, Registered users, Newly registered users with each category being a different color. You will also...
by AFNetsuke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: An appealing netsuke
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: An appealing netsuke

Raoux, you certainly have an eye for detail. Did you ever build model train layouts with elaborate landscapes and buildings?
by AFNetsuke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 140
Views: 9538

Re: pipe case addition

Piers I have a pipe with a similar little stamped square but was told it says "Jin", meaning pure silver. Are they different or two different purities? Mine is completely plain.

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