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by Clive
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Fair to say Luigi and I had our differences but we shared a passion for netsuke and I know only too well at the moment how very tough his passing will be on his family and friends.. my deepest condolences.
by Clive
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: INS President's letter

Hello Klaus, My decision to post in the public section of the forum was considered and deliberate.. As a similarly long standing member of the INS you will also be keenly aware that over the years we have lost a considerable number of our old friends from the society.. many of them have passed away ...
by Clive
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 3
Views: 113

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: 301

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: 301

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: 311

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: 444

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: 807

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: 600

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...

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