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by tanukisan
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: latest purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: latest purchase

Looks like a local village festival musician striking a small mokugyo- like bell/percussion instrument - I see that Piers has beaten me to it! If it is meant to portray a dancing Daruma then that adds a bit of humour to someone who lost the use of his legs through meditation!
by tanukisan
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Netsuke Types
Topic: Ryusa netsuke?
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Ryusa netsuke?

Another takaramono netsuke (though far inferior in my opinion to GRHR's example) came up as lot 605 from the Kolodotschko 5 Lempertz Auction earlier this year (unsold). It was described as mid 19th C and is shown below -

Kolodotschko 5 Lot 605.jpg
by tanukisan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Netsuke Types
Topic: Ryusa netsuke?
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: Ryusa netsuke?

Totally endorse Piers - beautiful netsuke and an excellent exposition from Jan!
by tanukisan
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: my first purchase, what do I have?
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: my first purchase, what do I have?

Ah, if only your first purchase was closer to this suit of armour mounted on a storage box by HIDEMASA shown below, which is in the British Museum!
by tanukisan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge Technical Issues
Topic: What's happened to Ajiarchives?
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: What's happened to Ajiarchives?

Aji Archives still have their own website for their Wyoming business but at the end of the screenshot page Jim posted from the INS netsuke dealers page it says the following - 'Disclaimer: The listings presented on this page are paid advertisements by individuals and entities engaged in the sale of ...
by tanukisan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: signature
Replies: 23
Views: 773

Re: signature

This is signed RYOJI
by tanukisan
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Modern fakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Modern fakes?

The first one is a common resin mould fake netsuke but the second is a genuine though crudely carved ox netsuke.
by tanukisan
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Information about this netsuke
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: Information about this netsuke

Looks like a 20th Century adapted netsuke carving of a pekinese type dog lying on a stylised cushion.
by tanukisan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Marine Ivory
Topic: Walrus bone statue?
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Walrus bone statue?

The Republican period in China covers 1912 to 1949 ,from the fall of the Quing dynasty to the final communist take-over under Chairman Mao.
by tanukisan
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Competition time!
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Competition time!

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