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by chonchon
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Henrik, we all have to ask the question when we see a signature. How is it written? What do the internal tracks tell us about the tools used? When was such a tool first introduced? (Clive is a master of this sleuthing.) Is it well written, or at least typical for this artist? Is it consistent with t...
by chonchon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

No strings, no treadle, no bow, no wheel, no switch, no batteries, no wires, no motor on that! 8-)
by chonchon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Look at the ends of the strokes, especially the hollows. Then look at the wavy line below the signature.
by chonchon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

The signature does not look as though it was cut with a knife.
by chonchon
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Alan, sword hilts are bound in what is called Same' サメ(鮫) from the old use of shark skin. It grips in one direction and slides in the other underwater. This aspect is used to help the sword bearer grip the hilt even when bloody. More recently ray skin is used as it has many of the same features as s...
by chonchon
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Various examples of both instruments here:
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=%E5%8 ... 66&bih=599
by chonchon
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Very good, John, no spots on you! The object is a Jutte Netsuke, but as you can see it has no great age to it. There must be other Netsuke out there, but even so, I cannot recall having seen another of these anywhere. The materials follow the typical magistrate's jutte. I have two books here, Edo no...
by chonchon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Here’s a full-sized one, of top quality.

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by chonchon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Subject morphs into object! Oops... Haha!
(Not a key.)
by chonchon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 733

Re: Subject Quiz

Someone made me an offer I could not refuse!

8.8cm long, x 2.2cm at widest point.

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