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by lmallier
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Old man with horse on his back
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Old man with horse on his back

It is terrestrian Ivory without any doubts, most probably Elephant Ivory.
by lmallier
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: new on the forum
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: new on the forum

On top of being an extraordinary skilled carver, Serge is a very nice person !!
I was very happy to have dinner with you along with the others on thursday evening in Köln.
by lmallier
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: Cologne 2017 Exhibition Catalogue (Erratum)
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Cologne 2017 Exhibition Catalogue (Erratum)

Already done and inserted in my book.
Thanks to Alain and Martyn for this.
by lmallier
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2017 INS COLOGNE CONVENTION/SYMPOSIUM THREAD
Replies: 136
Views: 8686

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2017 INS COLOGNE CONVENTION/SYMPOSIUM THREAD

Alas Piers..... apart maybe from the food from the hotel in the evening everything is absolutely perfect.
1st and definitely not last convention for me. :P
by lmallier
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: RYO KAWAHARA-A LOST MASTERPIECE?
Replies: 58
Views: 4211

Re: RYO KAWAHARA-A LOST MASTERPIECE?

Can't tell about it being genuine Ryo work or not but it really is a superb netsuke.
Congrats!
by lmallier
Fri May 26, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8007

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

Super story Jan. Thanks for sharing.
by lmallier
Fri May 12, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Does anyone recognize this signature or value?
Replies: 12
Views: 1354

Re: Does anyone recognize this signature or value?

Hello and welcome to the lounge. Unfortunately you have a modern piece called an Netsuke Like Object (NLO) which bears no value (unless there is a sentimental one). Signature is poorly done to copy Japanese kanji und thus unreadable. It looks like resin or maybe ivory (which is worse given the low a...
by lmallier
Thu May 11, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van-Ham Sale June 8th 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Van-Ham Sale June 8th 2017

onimh wrote:Thanks for the link!
Can hippo and sperm whale teeth be imported into the US ("legally", easily)?


Easily, I don't think so but Vlad or David are very well placed to give you an answer on the "legal" part.

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