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by Thomas1
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Millstone Dresser
Replies: 3
Views: 109

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: 109

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: 109

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: 137
Views: 2548

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: 137
Views: 2548

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: 137
Views: 2548

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...
by Thomas1
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Shussebora Netsuke
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: Shussebora Netsuke

Thank you so much Martyn! That is awesome help!
Tom
by Thomas1
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Shussebora Netsuke
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: Shussebora Netsuke

I think it's the same carver too! I love handing this one. It has all sorts of angles and planes.
by Thomas1
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Shussebora Netsuke
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: Shussebora Netsuke

OMG Rob!!!! It's almost the same one with his mouth open.
Thank you!
by Thomas1
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Shussebora Netsuke
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: Shussebora Netsuke

Thanks Alan! No I will look through my auction catalogs this weekend.

Thanks mms for the info!

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