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by carlomagno
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Thank you for your trust and patience :-)
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Thank you for your trust and patience :-)

I hate when somebody quit without previous notice but in your case four years dealing with characters,sometimes from divas to mentals, and all type of childish schemes, takes finally a huge byte of patience. Beside the Moderators job, You Martyn are responsible for changing positively this small wor...
by carlomagno
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Signature of a man riding a fish
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Signature of a man riding a fish

IMHO Pictures are good enough to see an interesting job on the limbs of Kintaro, not the hands, and the waves, but the fish is not good. I would be more inclined to think in a bad modern carving faking an old model.
by carlomagno
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Some Dude with a Fish
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: Some Dude with a Fish

Curt you are playing the game, so let go the other way. What factor or factors you think would send this piece straight to the NLO basket?
by carlomagno
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A little Shishi for the Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: A little Shishi for the Weekend

Your little shishi is a charm. I or the majority here would feel happy to have it in our own collections.Ok here is the bet. Your collection is as far as good as the first three pieces you have revealed.
by carlomagno
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Netsuke Types
Topic: Ashtray netsuke
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: Ashtray netsuke

Nothing like to see you in all your grandeur dear Piers. I just can imagine how long it take to prepare a parade like that and how much effort to make it all perfect as we see. Congratulations and thank you for sharing :D
by carlomagno
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 125
Views: 6401

Re: pipe case addition

IMHO ivory is a perfect material to express and enhance physical properties like muscles stress or flowing movements particularly in Netsuke carving. Who can not but enjoy being bombarded with another aspect of Japan art as is lacker?
by carlomagno
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: David White - Our INS Pres Update
Replies: 18
Views: 1339

Re: David White - Our INS Pres Update

David I pray for you and with all my heart wish you a quick recovery.
by carlomagno
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 206
Views: 15546

Re: Chon's Reflections

What if you cover the whole donut with gold? If you can’t go against them, just join them :lust: :lust: :lust: :lust: :lust: :lust: :lust: :lust:
by carlomagno
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 206
Views: 15546

Re: Chon's Reflections

Great job Piers. Now, filling the crack and you have it back to life :)
by carlomagno
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams "Fine Japanese Art" - 9th November 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Bonhams "Fine Japanese Art" - 9th November 2017

A treasure indeed. Congratulations to Rosemary and an special thank you note for the signature section in her web page.

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