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by Clive
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6058

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Yes.. that he carved and then lacquered it. As an interesting aside.. although I have found no documented evidence to support the notion, I have discovered though experimentation by painting lacquer on woods of different density, that when the foundation coats are absorbed more into the wood, as the...
by Clive
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2047

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

:lol: :lol:
by Clive
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2047

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

AFNetsuke wrote:Clive, I thought you'd be a Bitcoin kind of guy.


I was but now I'm into Ethereum and web 3.0 stuff until Hashgraph, Tangle or something else look better.

Interesting times ;)
by Clive
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2047

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Parking that $45k in the Dow in a tax deferred account (except the first Dow ETF would come a decade later) would have resulted in a balance over one million dollars with the Dow now at 25,803. Plus dividends. So what are we collectors investing in? Our sanity, our joy in the appreciation of art an...
by Clive
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Welcome in 2018

Since its still few hours before the New Year here and I've always at least tried (albeit usually unsuccessfully) to avoid premature congratulations.. may I just say that I hope everybody has a lovely evening and that I'll have a small drink to your continued good health. :x
by Clive
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited Netsuke no. 4
Replies: 10
Views: 484

Re: Inherited Netsuke no. 4

It's been so heavily restored it's difficult to tell.
by Clive
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6058

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

mss wrote:Japanese Lacquer Art
Modern Masterpieces
edited by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
translated by Richard L. Gage

published by Weathrhill/Tankosho: New York, Tokyo, Kyoto
ISBN 0-8348-1524-9


Cheers mate :)
by Clive
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6058

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Looks very well illustrated Milton.. whats the name of the book?
by Clive
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: First Contemporary Netsuke
Replies: 23
Views: 1529

Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

No worries Klaus.. send it to me and I will add a small blue inlay and everything will be good again. ;) :lol:

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by Clive
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: Shokasai gold lacquer shibayama inro
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Shokasai gold lacquer shibayama inro

Very interesting Alan and thanks for your comments. When you say ivory inlay was available on paper sheets, I assume you mean similar to the flowers and other small ivory pieces on the inro. Were coral and shell inlay also available in this manner and were there workshops with carvers churning out ...

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