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by chonchon
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 18
Views: 268

Re: Advice on Repair

The signature(?) says 千里 Senri, (also a place name, and means literally 1,000 Ri distance, = nearly 4,000 km). 千里眼 Senrigan means clarivoyance, i.e. ability to see 'beyond'. I have not researched any carvers by this name.
by chonchon
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 3664

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Alan, many thanks for posting these. Yes, there were many of this kind of fire starter pouch being used in Japan, probably imported from the mainland of China and Mongolia. People would have carried either one of these curvy decorated types, or a native Japanese one, more plain and more square. PS L...
by chonchon
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 22
Views: 1199

Re: What's the Story?

Great find, Klaus, saving me from having to use my imagination. I had already worked out half the story in my fevered brain... :geek:
by chonchon
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 18
Views: 268

Re: Advice on Repair

Wow, that is stunning. Many thanks for showing us. It must be the end of his bow.
(Look at the bamboo/rattan bindings https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%92%8C%E5%BC%93

...and at the top of his left shoulder.)
by chonchon
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 228
Views: 26362

Re: Ceramic netsuke

There is something especially sweet about these little ceramic Netsuke animals. 'Hypnotic, streaming' are good words.
by chonchon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: An appealing netsuke
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: An appealing netsuke

Gosh, that would be fantastic. I hope you can first take a shot of all of them together! 8-)
by chonchon
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 140
Views: 9559

Re: pipe case addition

Piers I have a pipe with a similar little stamped square but was told it says "Jin", meaning pure silver. Are they different or two different purities? Mine is completely plain. Alan, 純銀 (Jun-gin) would be pure silver. The character you are seeing will probably be Jun (pure) or Gin (silve...
by chonchon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 140
Views: 9559

Re: pipe case addition

Today I found a silver Kiseru in an antiques fair. No great work of art, but in unusually good condition, with the word Jun 純 stamped in a square on each section. (Jun means pure, ie 999 silver. Sterling, or 925, is a western construct, but silver in Japan is traditionally of a higher purity than St...
by chonchon
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 886

Re: Advice on Purchase

Greg, it's lovely, isn't it! Natasha pops in here from time to time. There must be a link to contact her here somewhere.
by chonchon
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1191

Re: Junishi

Ajiro-gasa. Another sweet composition.
https://search.yahoo.co.jp/image/search ... C%E3%81%95

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