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by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Father & son straining liquid
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Father & son straining liquid

Good story John! I don't see any willow pattern on the clothing which would have made a more positive ID. Or willows could have been carved rising behind the young assistant. Still, your proposed identification sounds good.
by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 8
Views: 143

Re: Working Figure

Good to see you on track with a nice antique piece, Henrik. But why do you mention the himotoshi? They seem appropriate but did you mean something further?
by AFNetsuke
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25347

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Thanks, Piers. Nice way to start my day.
by AFNetsuke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Have a great day, Rob!
by AFNetsuke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: Junishi

The second piece sure looks like a dancing fox. I like Pier's suggestion of shape-shifting. It also seems to be developing hands.
by AFNetsuke
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Netsuke Types
Topic: Sashi Netsuke
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Sashi Netsuke

Great information, Piers, as always!
I love your word etymology and use of illustrative examples.
by AFNetsuke
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2088

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

souldeep wrote:Ongoing question from point 2), but would any of us turned that piece down if we had of been walking around an antique market and seen it for $500?

At that price I would rub my eyes and wonder why I could not see it might be a great fake...and quickly buy it.
by AFNetsuke
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Proverb and Allusion
Replies: 32
Views: 611

Re: Proverb and Allusion

In spite of seeing the tower and spiraling clouds engraved on the clam, I just failed at connecting all the dots, Piers. Thanks once again for presenting an entertaining glimpse into old Japan.
by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2088

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Clive, I thought you'd be a Bitcoin kind of guy.
by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2088

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

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