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by souldeep
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2040

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

I hark back to the time of the Rose sale. Complaints about "big bidder" bamboozled me. I remember writing something along of the lines of "but you have a deeper pocket than me, I feel hard done by you in auctions, now you feel hard done by another". Does the subject valuation of ...
by souldeep
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6042

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

In conclusion Probably the last find in 2017. I bought this Netsuke on Saturday the 30th of December 2017 at 4 pm in an auction in Germany. A wasp nest with two wasps. Signed TAMETAKA. I have already seen three Netsuke with this motif by Tametaka. But this is the only lacquered Tametaka I know. Wha...
by souldeep
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Proverb and Allusion
Replies: 32
Views: 570

Re: Proverb and Allusion

Hiryu wrote:Here is a great "allusion" in netsuke. It is a netsuke of a mino (farmer's rain coat), a scythe (farm tool), farmer's hat, and a yamabuki (wild yellow rose).

A beautiful netsuke. Both in style and meaning. Thank you for sharing :)
by souldeep
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Tokyo (Japan)
Topic: Details on joining the Tokyo chapter...
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Details on joining the Tokyo chapter...

Hi Piers - one even found it's way over to London! It was a sweet idea :) In an age where most have resigned to send greetings and wishes electronically; nothing says you are thought of more, than receiving a letter in hand :love: Each of the guys signed it with their own pens as well. Thanks for th...
by souldeep
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited Netsuke no. 7
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Inherited Netsuke no. 7

Do we have other examples with similar placement of the Mei? I had a look around but couldn't find one. Maybe someone else will have better luck. Here is a photo of another Oni by a Masanao of Ise. Only could find this frontal shot. But useful for comparison anyway. 2010_CSK_05496_0223_000(a_wood_n...
by souldeep
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited Netsuke no. 7
Replies: 16
Views: 546

Re: Inherited Netsuke no. 7

peter wrote:And the three pupillas? One inlay and two only hole?
Uncustomary, but interesting.

The new photos Philip provided certainly makes this more obvious. A good spot never the less Peter!

It looks like the artist couldn't decide if the pupils should look to the right, left, or centre.

oni1.jpg
by souldeep
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited Netsuke no. 12
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Inherited Netsuke no. 12

Agree with Peter and Piers.

Okimono - 20th C - probably a Tokyo work. The holes underneath may suggest it was originally attached to some part of a larger scene.
by souldeep
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Inherited netsuke no. 11
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Inherited netsuke no. 11

The signature are Masatsugu. But not the big Kaigykusai master. For me authentic from the later period. Lot of carver using this name . This netsuke is from the late 19th Tokyo studio - circle of hands Masatami (Seimin), Masamitsu (HAJIWARA) etc... Some similar examples for comparison from this stu...
by souldeep
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas season :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Merry Xmas season :-)

A late Xmas present for the community :) The White's family have shared a photo of the family out enjoying Christmas shopping together :love: david1.jpeg The White's have journeyed such a long way as a family, it's extremely rewarding and heart warming to see the progress David has made since March ...
by souldeep
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Welcome in 2018

Gopi is already living in next year!

Hope you all have lovely NYE celebrations, whether you out partying or just chilling with family.

Time to be out with the old.. In with the new. Any one bored of their netsuke let me know!

Happy New Year wishes to you all : :x

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