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by AFNetsuke
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Well done, Allison! And happy Thanksgiving to you. Interesting information on the squirrel/grape subject from Piers. I like your netsuke Makka Pakka but the face of the squirrel with an obvious squirrel's tail and association with grapes is very rat-like for me. Is there some intended message being ...
by AFNetsuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Neil, I love those pipe cases. The poor mortal trying to shelter under a lotus leaf with all hell breaking loose overhead is funny.
Martyn, that is one serious netsuke of a Dutchman. How tall is it? I've not seen the oni belt on one.
by AFNetsuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 235

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

We acquired this 18th Century tall (10.5cm) stag antler Seiobo on our first trip back to visit friends and attend the SF Chapter meeting after we move south about 350 miles. Sorry about photo orientation. I've messed with these images three times trying to get it right.
by AFNetsuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Man with stick and a bird
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Man with stick and a bird

If the hole the cord passes through is supposed to be the himotoshi it totally fails as a netsuke. It looks quite modern to me.
Please spend some time browsing the NLO area to see what not to buy and why and then move on to the forums here with some wonderful antique netsuke. :)
by AFNetsuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Netsuke of a beast
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: Netsuke of a beast

Compare this piece to the Introduction to Modern Souvenir Netsuke and netsuke-like Objects post at the head of this forum. You will see many traits that are described there.
by AFNetsuke
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: netsuke "Europe"
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: netsuke "Europe"

Raoux, your skill in reproducing the surfaces of various materials is phenomenal. You've perfectly captured the look of leather and zipper of an old tattered change purse complete with stitching.
by AFNetsuke
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: The Lounge Technical Issues
Topic: Forum Downtime
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Forum Downtime

Some of you may have seen a message that the Lounge was unavailable which resulted when doing a restore from backup. The ISP is being contacted and we hope the issue is resolved soon but please bear with us through this uncommon occurrence and forgive us if any recent posts cannot be brought back on...
by AFNetsuke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Administrative Reminder
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Administrative Reminder

Last year it was announced an addition was being made to our Lounge Rules/Code of Conduct. Please refer to that topic if you need a refresher. Here is the specific rule: "Every member has a facility to edit their historical content. This facility has been provided on the understanding members m...
by AFNetsuke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Hare w red eyes
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Hare w red eyes

I'm afraid this one falls into the NLO category.
by AFNetsuke
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

Curt, if you are pretty sure some are NLOs, putting them in that area and maybe even pointing out what features reveal that classification would be a good exercise for many. Lounge members who feel something there is authentic can point it out and the Mods will move it to an appropriate topic. And g...

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