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by AFNetsuke
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 51
Views: 723

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: 51
Views: 723

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: 51
Views: 723

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: 138

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: 9487

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.
by AFNetsuke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 140
Views: 9487

Re: pipe case addition

"When I was in London for the first time in 1959, there was an advertizing in the tube: Drink a pint' a milk a day. Did you have your pinta yet? Why milk? Why not netsuke, inro, pipecases, etc ? Just an idea,"

Only limited by a little thing called money :)
by AFNetsuke
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 51
Views: 723

Re: Advice on Purchase

Greg, there are are several great modern carvers. Some, like Clive Hallam will do superb repairs. You may have seen some on the website you linked.a group of our modern carvers were hosted at an open house at the INS Cologne convention last June. Amazing to see their works and talk with them one on ...
by AFNetsuke
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 51
Views: 723

Re: Advice on Purchase

We have been waiting on carbon dating processes that can use microsamples. Perhaps you can tell us about labs that can do this? Of course new carvings could be made of antique ivory. Please let us know what the state of the art is in dating. Standard deviations of +/- a hundred years or more don't d...
by AFNetsuke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 51
Views: 723

Re: Advice on Purchase

[quote="UPenn" Alan very interesting, mine was sold as "Netsuke of characteristic 18th century triangular section. Signed TOMOTADA in reserve on the bottom - the work appears to be by the master himself with his characteristic touch... Beautiful wear consistent with age, yellowing on ...
by AFNetsuke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 51
Views: 723

Re: Advice on Purchase

UPenn, my toad has a possoble small natural himotoshi formed by one of the front legs. I bought it many years ago based on a single Polaroid photo. Although more recently two noted dealers tried to convince me it really was a himotoshi while I felt it might just be a little 44X35 mm okimono. But if ...

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