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by chonchon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 267
Views: 25870

Re: Chon's Reflections

Appreciate the considered comments. It is what it is, with no pretense to be anything else.
(Although in the photos it looks chipped or scratched in places, that is a trick of the light with these low pixel shots.)
by chonchon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 267
Views: 25870

Re: Chon's Reflections

Compared to the last two, this will fall even further down the scale of finds, but there is something rustic about it that appeals to me. It was not very expensive, and I saw it several times before I finally decided to give it a new home. Bought from a stallholder at the antiques fair in Ako Castle...
by chonchon
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Help Needed with 4 signatures please
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Help Needed with 4 signatures please

I shall look forward to that with pleasure. Thanks.
by chonchon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Old dragon
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Re: Old dragon

Hi Raoux, what material is that?
by chonchon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23190

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Thank you for your long and considered reply Reinhard.
by chonchon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?
Replies: 10
Views: 981

Re: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?

A hechima gourd. The brush looks more like it’s for makeup than writing or painting. Taking a stab in the dark I will go for Ohaguro, teeth blackening.

PS I like it!
by chonchon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Help Needed with 4 signatures please
Replies: 3
Views: 1180

Re: Help Needed with 4 signatures please

IKevin. In bed without my books but I can see 永次 Nagatsugu, 法實 HoJitsu and 秀玉 Shugyoku, I think.
No.2, the faded one will need fresher eyes tomorrow.
by chonchon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23190

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

It certainly captures the feeling of a freshly caught flatfish! How old do you think the Netsuke is, Reinhard?
by chonchon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Shunga discussion - different grades
Replies: 137
Views: 18557

Re: Shunga discussion - different grades

A couple of Kappa couples

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by chonchon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Shunga discussion - different grades
Replies: 137
Views: 18557

Re: Shunga discussion - different grades

Bizen-yaki Kappa couples. In order to judge the temperature inside a Noborigama (stepped rising hillside kiln) there are little porthole windows in the sides and a small disposable object would be placed inside to show the clay's transformation in the heat. Often this would be a simple statue of an ...

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