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by Bakurae
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Here's to a great new year for you!
by Bakurae
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Banko - Tapestry Ware
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Banko - Tapestry Ware

A lovely thing, Judy. Reminds me a little of Venetian millefiori glass, made with a somewhat similar technique.
by Bakurae
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas season :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Merry Xmas season :-)

A great present for sure, Martyn. Please give the Whites a hearty cheer from all of us!
by Bakurae
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Welcome in 2018

Wishing my netsuke-loving brothers and sisters lots to celebrate in 2018!
drummer for New Year.jpg
by Bakurae
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6010

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

The pictures of your warm and well-worn monkeys are a lovely Christmas present, Martyn. Thanks!
by Bakurae
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Merry Xmas season :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Merry Xmas season :-)

Thank you, Martyn.
Happy Christmas to the whole family here.
by Bakurae
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Three in a Leaf

What a good memory you have, Martyn! My avatar is actually wood, rather dry but I haven't dared apply anything to it. I've since learned that the baku perched atop a Chinese table echoes the design of a little elephant atop such a table, illustrated in the Soken kisho among Chinese objects used as n...
by Bakurae
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: Three in a Leaf

The boat looks kind of leaky--lots of drill holes in the bottom. A reference to a proverb? Or just drill holes the carver didn't bother to smooth away?
by Bakurae
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 6010

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Thank,s INSJ. Can you tell us the publication year of INSJ no. 22? Jirka-Schmitz provided a similar interpretation of the squirrel-and-grapes ("budo ni rissu") netsuke in 2005 or a little earlier (see page 6 of this thread). It seems convincing; though so do the dormouse photos!
by Bakurae
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Manju
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Manju

Here's a thread from last May that may shed further light on this shell with "happy lady" Okame and an oni: http://forums.netsuke.org/viewtopic.php?f=13339&t=8079378&p=70052&hilit=celluloid#p70052 I had thought about buying one of them myself. Piers is surely right, there's pro...

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