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by Clive
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 1
Views: 61

INS President's letter

"Please consider how you might help with a donation or by becoming more active in the Society.. Dear Marsha, With the above passage from your President's letter in mind (Volume 38, No 1, Spring 2018).. can you tell me if the INS Board of Directors is intent on ignoring the ever increasing sent...
by Clive
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Gamma sennin with flower
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Gamma sennin with flower

Thanks for the extra pics Walter.. I'm not 100% but based on what I can see in the images I'm fairly confident that it's elephant ivory.
by Clive
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Gamma sennin with flower
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Gamma sennin with flower

Hi Walter.. would it be possible to post some more images.. perhaps a few taken in natural light and at different angles.. one of the base of the feet would be helpful too.
by Clive
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Condolences, Clive
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Condolences, Clive

Thank you my friends for those kindly words.. much appreciated.
by Clive
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Recent work
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Recent work

Well done Adam.. I particularly like the stalk's detail and the sensitive leaves.. over-all it's come together very nicely. 8-)
Good job.. what's next?
by Clive
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: new addition to my collection

Ryusa netsuke really aren't that difficult to carve Victor.. and dead easy if using a modern high speed rotary tool. It's always seemed to me that most modern examples of this form of netsuke are really more about impressing the technically uniformed lay-person than actually undertaking a serious ca...
by Clive
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Cloisonné in Sagemono
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Cloisonné in Sagemono

Hello.. I think there is some confusion here but nothing particularly out of the ordinary than when specialized lacquer techniques that relate to the imitation of cloisonné are discussed in the Japanese lacquer literature. It's genuinely quite complicated and I'm not entirely sure of my interpretati...
by Clive
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19788

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

They are going to be inlayed into a partly lacquered netsuke I'm making Piers
by Clive
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19788

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

KPR wrote:After the fierce and controversial discussion in this thread about real fish skin and fish skin style...


:lol: :lol: Fierce and controversial??? I think you exaggerate a little my friend but one thing is for sure.. your flatfish is bigger than mine..
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