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by Victor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: new addition to my collection

Many thanks Clive, very interesting, I'm beginning to see just how skilled these early carvers were, without the aid of the rotary tools you mention, makes me wonder just how long it took them to complete an intricate netsuke.
by Victor
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: new addition to my collection

Thanks Alan, I'd be really pleased if Clive or Doug could post examples of the process for me, I get the gist of what you're suggesting but to see examples would be great
by Victor
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: new addition to my collection

Good afternoon, I would really appreciate some feedback regarding the question I asked about how these, one piece netsuke are hollowed out. Is it a process similar to that used in the making of puzzle balls ?
by Victor
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: new addition to my collection

Thanks Judy for mentioning your love for wooden netsuke and how that has gradually switched from ivory to wood. I have also found myself moving away from ivory pieces, particularly with the growing controversy over sales , and the difficulty in buying it from outside the UK. There is plenty of ivory...
by Victor
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

Re: new addition to my collection

good morning, thanks to all the contributors, the 'Chokwaro' connection , I must admit, had not occurred to me, so thanks Neil. What really fascinates me is how does the carver hollow out wood before carving the details on the outer shell. I really like this netsuke and I'm impressed with the himoto...
by Victor
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 805

new addition to my collection

Good morning, I have recently added this boxwood ryusa netsuke to my collection. 4.5cms in diameter. It shows images of horses on both sides. Comments welcom
by Victor
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: another boxwood mask of Okame
Replies: 5
Views: 376

Re: another boxwood mask of Okame

thank you very much for the reading and the images
by Victor
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: another boxwood mask of Okame
Replies: 5
Views: 376

another boxwood mask of Okame

Good afternoon, I have found another mask of Okame, almost on a par with my similar post on this subject. 43mm tall x 36mm wide. My reading of signatures has not improved, inspite of having access to Laz's book, could this mask also be by Shugetsu or am I way off ?
by Victor
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: new purchase

Hi, apologies the pictures I thought I added seem to have disappeared so I'll try again
by Victor
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: new purchase

Thanks for the comments, I have added some clearer pictures

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