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by AFNetsuke
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 7
Views: 96

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: 118

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: 94

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: 2042

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: 580

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: 2042

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: 2042

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: 100

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: 100

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: 161

Re: NLo or netsuke? 1

Sorry, but this is an NLO.

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