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by Thomas1
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Identification Help

chonchon wrote:Thomas he's great isn't he/she? The Mei reads a) Saijin if you see it as a word meaning wise or learned, with long classical allusions, or b) Saito, as in a Japanese male name.

Thank you Piers! I appreciate that! Tom
by Thomas1
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Identification Help

Hi Martyn
It is signed but I was told that it means made by a clever person.
The netsuke he is holding is a monkey. I think it’s an amazing carving for being so very tiny. I included pictures of both.
by Thomas1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Identification Help

Hi Piers
I have an Okimono about 6 inches with a similar theme. He is inspecting a monkey netsuke.
by Thomas1
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: Working Figure

Charming....
by Thomas1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Millstone Dresser
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Millstone Dresser

I tried to catch the reflection because it did look like a hole and attached a picture of the matching “hole” on the top of the millstone :)
by Thomas1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Millstone Dresser
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Re: Millstone Dresser

Hi Judy
Thanks! It’s not actually a hole but a circle and part of the design since milestones have holes in the center and the lacquer is still intact
Tom
by Thomas1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Millstone Dresser
Replies: 3
Views: 415

Millstone Dresser

Here is my most recent find. He is looking up in dismay because he has split the millstone with his chisel. I am thinking he is late Edo.
by Thomas1
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 11255

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

KPR wrote:Another dormouse.
I bought this Ryusa in 2017, also I can show it in this thread. Viewed from the purchase price: a Favorite Find.
What is the three-ended structure on the back?
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Very nice Klaus! I am going to suggest they are perhaps stylized branches?
Tom
by Thomas1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 11255

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

jbjtennyo wrote:Thank you Thomas! I appreciate knowing this, and also think your dormouse netsuke is charming. Thanks for sharing!
Judy

Here is my cane handle with the same motif.
by Thomas1
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 11255

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Regarding the squirrel on grapes, I just got an email from another netsuke friend reminding me of a post by Shugenja regarding the same a while back. It also sheds some light on the subject matter! He said "Although this animal is usually identified as a squirrel or a sarigue, it is actually w...

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