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by Oishii
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: Subject Quiz

Yes, it is rather bat-like, Martyn ...
Unfortunately no side shot, but the backside may get the answer ;-)
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by Oishii
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: Inro of silk brocade in tree
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Inro of silk brocade in tree

Hi everyone, would like to share this inro with you and look forward to your comments on the subject and meaning of it. we already had a lively discussion on this amongst the modteam and Martyn, who all have been given really interesting leads. The inro is not in perfect condition - I know this is i...
by Oishii
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Help!

Hi Kim, a warm welcome to the Forum and thank you for posting your piece ! It seems to be an "Okimono" (ornament for display; objet d'art; decorative object) It is a very delicate piece and the usage of it as a netsuke would practically be almost impossible. The work is intricate and looks...
by Oishii
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Re: Subject Quiz

Well done, John ! I knew you would find it ;) In this Kabuki play, Nikki Danjo transforming himself into a rat, so that he can steal a scroll with a list of people involved in a conspiracy. The netsuke captures the moment where he transforms back into a human, still holding the scroll in his mouth. ...
by Oishii
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 19
Views: 537

Subject Quiz

Hello everyone, Anyone in for a nice bit of subject sleuthing ? :) this piece coming up at auction, signed Hojitsu , depicts a subject that is rarely seen in netsuke, but it is not uncommon in Ukiyo-e prints. A wood piece of this subject, signed Sosui, was sold at Christies a couple of years ago for...
by Oishii
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: 2018 drawer
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: 2018 drawer

Yes, quite a pleasing design !

Is this the one you are referring to from Andy, Martyn ?
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by Oishii
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Happy Birthday, Rob !
thank you for your valuable contributions to this community :)
by Oishii
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge Go Live Support
Topic: Where can I get appraisals from dealers?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Where can I get appraisals from dealers?

Hi Phillip, Here is a list of the INS-related netsuke-dealers : https://www.netsuke.org/netsukedealers there is a disclaimer under the list : Disclaimer: The listings presented on this page are paid advertisements by individuals and entities engaged in the sale of netsuke and related art-forms. The ...
by Oishii
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Proverb and Allusion
Replies: 32
Views: 835

Re: Proverb and Allusion

Interesting, Neil ... whale bone works must be quite rare ...

The Tomkinson Collection book (dating from 1898 !) had the following entry for John's Inro :
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by Oishii
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Proverb and Allusion
Replies: 32
Views: 835

Re: Proverb and Allusion

Rusumoyo and mitate and their link to allusion as explained by Piers would certainly lift the discussion. Bill Yes, thank you, Piers, for the fine explanation and example of your avatar piece ;-) Bill, the Forum had some fascinating threads already on the subjects of Ruso Moyo and Mitate . It may b...

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