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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...
- Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:03 pm
- Forum: Collector's Gallery
- Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
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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!
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...