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by carlomagno
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 267
Views: 25910

Re: Chon's Reflections

What I love about Japanese culture is the utilitarian aspect mixed with art. A small vase broken in pieces but gold repaired has value if does not leak but if does leak then is just a reference object. Your mokugyo bell Piers is first of all a bell, it works as a Netsuke, artistic merit is secondary...
by carlomagno
Wed May 16, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Young monkey
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: Young monkey

The smiles provoker atack again :) :) :) congratulations Raoux
by carlomagno
Wed May 16, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Fabio
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Happy Birthday Fabio

All the best for you Fabio!
by carlomagno
Tue May 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Old and tired dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Old and tired dragon

You make me smile Raoux with each of your creations. This dragon is one I would hold for hours before the cabinet or would be in my pocket for days. Is a talisman to me, you say is old and tired but he looks to be born, like you take it from the egg shell. Congratulations
by carlomagno
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Luigi is resting in peace is my first thought but he enjoyed so much living, was such a tremendous force and passion, I can not accept him simply passing. He was my friend, my uncle. We shared a common desire for a renewed INS, an unconditional love for Netsuke art. His Italian heritage plus the Arg...
by carlomagno
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Condolences, Clive
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Re: Condolences, Clive

A sad time Clive, my condolences friend.
by carlomagno
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23225

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

That is a little girl body stolen from the tomb in the north of Chile. ADN tests proved is just a deformity
by carlomagno
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Subject of Okimono
Replies: 13
Views: 933

Re: Subject of Okimono

Nice okimono Roy. I would suggest a simple condemnation of attachments to pleasures, indulgements ,
by carlomagno
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday Jim Fowley
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Happy Birthday Jim Fowley

Congratulations on your birthday Jim :D
by carlomagno
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject of this piece
Replies: 29
Views: 1439

Re: Subject of this piece

Too much elaborate for a simple motif. Daikoku and the chief oni 8-) 8-) 8-)

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