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by Oishii
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Anraku(sai) netsuke
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: New Member - Thank You Martyn Jones!

Hi Curt, welcome to the Lounge ! We are sure you'll find hours and hours of reading material here with interesting and thought-provoking discussions. Also we look forward to seeing some of the pieces that you have collected some years ago. The Anraku article by our INS President David White is calle...
by Oishii
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: New Member - Thank You Martyn Jones!
Replies: 10
Views: 85

Re: New Member - Thank You Martyn Jones!

Hi Curt, welcome to the Lounge ! We are sure you'll find hours and hours of reading material here with interesting and thought-provoking discussions. Also we look forward to seeing some of the pieces that you have collected some years ago. The Anraku article by our INS President David White is calle...
by Oishii
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Ikkosai monkey group question
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: Ikkosai monkey group question

Klaus pointed us to Fuld's Index being very useful at tracing certain netsuke. Using the search engine, we seem to find two pieces like the one that Tama (Jill) asked about : One is described as : (click to enlarge for better viewing) Screen Shot 2017-11-04 at 08.22.51.png The index card for this pi...
by Oishii
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Ikkosai monkey group question
Replies: 28
Views: 764

Re: Ikkosai monkey group question

Or Klaus, are you saying these were three different artists named Ikkosai? My skill at recognizing which artist carved which through attribution is limited to non-existent. This is the list from Davey with the artists signing Ikkosai. The ones marked in green are the ones that have the same kanji a...
by Oishii
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Netsuke Types
Topic: Ryusa netsuke?
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Ryusa netsuke?

Hi Giles, I like your Ryusa Manju a lot ! Indeed, you are quite right that it is associated with the Lucky Gods and the ensemble of treasures is called the Takaramono, a common subject. We would like to quote from Joly's "Legends" and - to make it more digestible - show the fitting drawing...
by Oishii
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: man examining wound on his leg
Replies: 38
Views: 842

Re: man examining wound on his leg

souldeep wrote:Looks to be in the style of Shugetsu. Who's signed this one.. Shu..?

NK Davey states that it is "Shuri" and that it is a misreading for "Tanri".
by Oishii
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bird
Replies: 15
Views: 528

Re: Bird

Hi Vadim, we saw this one offered at an online auction site. Are you planning to bid on it ? The item is described as an 1920-30 piece, but it may even be dated from a later period ? Unfortunately it does not have the refinement and delicacy of some of the Edo period pieces of this subject, which is...
by Oishii
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Toad
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Toad

Hi Matthew,

here is the page from MCI that Dave referred to :
I like your toad ! A lot of character ...
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by Oishii
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: mask of Okama
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: mask of Okama

That's a nice one, Victor, and indeed the back is attractive as well.

The signature may read "Shugetsu", followed by the kanji for 'made by' (last character)
In MCI there are 6 carvers listed with this name. It might be one of the followers of the originator.
by Oishii
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Help identifying age
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Help identifying age

Dear Gloworm, Welcome to the Forum ! Your experience with starting a netsuke collection is something that a lot of our members could relate to and may recognize. The basic advice we share often to new collectors is : “ study first, buy later ” Almost every collector recalls the feeling of disappoint...

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