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by AFNetsuke
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 79
Views: 1887

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: 31
Views: 470

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: 79
Views: 1887

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: 79
Views: 1887

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Perspective for netsuke "investors": the Dutchmen with Hares are a lot prettier to look at than numbers on paper and feel better perhaps than gold in the hand. The Dow Jones Industrial Averages broke above 1000 for the first time about a year after the Christies sale. Parking that $45k in ...
by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Information about my new netsuke
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Information about my new netsuke

I am sorry, Jal but I don't think any serious collector here would agree that consciously wasting money on such items is the way to start a collection. The reason the Moderators allow so many postings in the forum on Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke and Netsuke-like Objects is so that you can learn f...
by AFNetsuke
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Information about my new netsuke
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Information about my new netsuke

Jal, it looks like you joined the Lounge 9 months ago. How much have you studied the huge amount of information here? I ask because this is an obvious modern NLO, roughly carved with typical scrawled meaningless "signature". You say you added this to your collection and I hope your other p...
by AFNetsuke
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Re: NLo or netsuke? 1
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: NLo or netsuke? 1

Sorry, but this is an NLO.
by AFNetsuke
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Re: NLo or netsuke? 1
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: NLo or netsuke? 1

Cheffestefano wrote:sorry, but it does not make me add the photos!

Perhaps I don't understand what you are seeking. If you want opinions about carvings you own how is that possible unless we see them?
Is my phone failing to show photos you have posted?
by AFNetsuke
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Re: NLo or netsuke? 1
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: NLo or netsuke? 1

Chonchon, from me personally, yes. I would like to know as much about a piece as a new poster knows, as it sometimes helps all the forum members "cut to the chase" in answering those who come here seeking answers.
by AFNetsuke
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Re: NLo or netsuke? 1
Replies: 7
Views: 133

Re: NLo or netsuke? 1

Hard to know until you show a photo.
Please tell us how/when acquired and whatever the seller told you about them. Also size, etc.

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