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- Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:59 pm
- Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
- Topic: Bonhams Wrangham online auction (sale number 25125)
- Replies: 9
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Hi Matt - regarding netsuke it seems to be mainly Ivory being pushed through. It might be that Katchen was moved, the Wrangham 7 was brought forward? Probably the last Ivory sale we see from Bonham's here in the UK. This being said, it's not stacked with ivory pieces.
One thing I wanted to ask you Martyn- you included that very informative .pdf of lacquer revival as an aside, rather than pointing to it as describing the methods of the painting on the pieces being discussed, right? Correct - the article is an informative and interesting wider view on lacquer revi...
Martyn, I couldn't commit to a date for this piece. What features are you seeing that might push it into the 20th century? Hi Alan, The hue and colours of the paint. I've not seen this before late 19thc. Saishiki doesn't hold up well to 300 years either. IMO most Shuzan originals probably wouldn't ...
Alan - that is a powerful example. The features very well defined. Are the eyes inlaid gold - or rather lacquered gold? The left eye looks more like lacquer. But then again photo's can be tricky. Would need more photos at different angles for the top signature. Bokuzan would be closest to the signat...
- Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:11 am
- Forum: Authenticity
- Topic: My granddad Buddha netsuke
- Replies: 2
- Views: 359
Hi Ran - a warm welcome to forum :) It does look to be a form of plastic to me. a quick way to identify a positive result on the material is to heat a pin over a flame and then press it into somewhere inside the himotoshi (bottom hole). If it sinks in to the material you've confirmed. Sounds like it...
- Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:06 am
- Forum: Sagemono Types
- Topic: Identification of Noh Mask on Inro and also museum #
- Replies: 4
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Solange882 wrote:Here is one that appears to be a Noh mask - does anyone know which character it is?
I agree regarding it's likeness to Gigaku masks. Have a search for Suikoju (used in plays to depict a drunken foreigner) or even Chido (precursor to tengu) - you should find some masks that look very similar.