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by souldeep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: What's the Story?

Apparently at that time there was a strong need to show the dissolute and unfaithful women that infidelity and disobedience does not lead to a good ending. :lol: At that time? A lost message for today perhaps :lol: Klaus... It would seem the subject is also pinned down by the skeletal foot. An extr...
by souldeep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 58
Views: 918

Re: Advice on Purchase

As I understand it, Natasha works in Mammoth Ivory. This is legal.

Fortunately most modern netsuke are in a wealth of materials. If you are concerned, rightfully, about your ability to identify modern elephant ivory, avoid purchases of anything that material.
by souldeep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Webinar on Care of Ivory
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Webinar on Care of Ivory

Thanks for sharing that Doug! it's a good time for us here in the UK. 8 - 9pm.
by souldeep
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 22
Views: 1220

Re: What's the Story?

Which story is presented here? Dear Klaus, congratulations. I find the carving handsome, the patina mellow, and the subject VERY interesting. May I suggest an alternative story , whilst keeping to the same theme of stage play that opened this thread? This rather reminds me of the story of the kabuk...
by souldeep
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 58
Views: 918

Re: Advice on Purchase

If the non-invasive method is commercially available soon I will probably date it, for fun if nothing else. A couple of non-invasive methods are available. That is not the problem. The problem is margin of error in the result sets. Perhaps the plasma method is the least contaminated available, but ...
by souldeep
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: An appealing netsuke
Replies: 10
Views: 188

Re: An appealing netsuke

I promise details of the event will be published by the end of this month! This work appeals to me. In my photography hobby - I often am drawn to photograph these sorts of details. Especially pleasing aesthetic in old rusty metal and peeling paint combinations. The Med and Africa great for finding t...
by souldeep
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 58
Views: 918

Re: Advice on Purchase

Hi Greg, Nice to see a newcomer to the forum so full of enthusiasm :) The cow you acquired is what we term as school work. Tomotada was an 18thc carver. The cow you have looks to be late 19th. On carbon dating. A few of us have looked into this extensively. I would recommend that you just enjoy what...
by souldeep
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: one of the first purchased
Replies: 43
Views: 3510

Re: one of the first purchased

Hello Piers, Nice netsuke. I think you will find this is the " Chrysanthemum Boy Kikujido " he wrote Buddhist scripture on the leafs of chrysanthemums and floated them down the river. He lived in the wilderness, that is why he has a leaved cloak. Your netsuke has his brush in his right ha...
by souldeep
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: one of the first purchased
Replies: 43
Views: 3510

Re: one of the first purchased

Still hard to make out, but you have it in hand. Your observation in the 3D. I can make out two, rather than one, raised objects. So your flower heads probably the better suggestions :) always harder to observe images via a phone.
by souldeep
Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Subject Quiz

Does anyone else see a bat, rather than a rat, emerging from the foot of this piece?
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The artist seems very capable to display anatomically correct rats elsewhere (e.g. shoulder). It may just be the Angle of the photo. Jan do you have a side shot of the piece?

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