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by TSB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Inro lacquer signature help
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Inro lacquer signature help

Dear Piers, This red cartouche reminds me on Shiomi (Masanari, Masakage) works, also the place of the signature, laterally below near the himotoshi and the togidashi maki-e work is a typical style. The design with rats I have seen from Shiomi already a few times. Here is a link for a possible readab...
by TSB
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 126
Views: 8208

Re: pipe case addition

Hi Reinhard, the only thought that I had with this signature is, that it reads also Koshin, only with writing the kanji „shin“ in a different style. I know the different writing of „shin“ from Shibata Zeshin and could read the same explanation in the Wrangham Index on page 150 (Koshin). Hope that he...
by TSB
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: INRO SIGNATURE
Replies: 16
Views: 1089

Re: INRO SIGNATURE

Dear Victor, I will make a try with the signature, the kanjis I hope to have recognized are 壽 石 斉. 壽 (variation 寿) Ju / Su (also possible in Wrangham Index Toshi or Naga) 石 Seki / Koku 斉 (variation 齊) Sai / Sei (variation 齊) Possible readings could be Jusekisai or Jukokusai but I am feeling not real...
by TSB
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: A Good Rat!
Replies: 40
Views: 3604

Re: A Good Rat!

Piers, because of the size, it was a try of a litte joke in netsuke world ;) AND I guess you are right, that not all of them are rats or could be classified as such. But the distinction between mouse and rat are small or could not be exactly definite in each carving, I find it hard to decide. Perhap...
by TSB
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: A Good Rat!
Replies: 40
Views: 3604

Re: A Good Rat!

After Piers informative comment (thank you for this!) I want to show you my good mouse eating a fruit, even if I always preferred the term rat, but I have to educate myself ;) Because of the size, when I holding it in my hand (width 3,1cm height 3,2cm depth 4cm) it must be a mouse :lol: I particular...
by TSB
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: A more Gyokkei for the club stone lifters.
Replies: 61
Views: 5726

Re: A more Gyokkei for the club stone lifters.

Here some addtional after a short research on the web. Another stone lifter with the same inscription on the stone (I guess because the last kanji is not to seen), beside him standing a man, with a shield or fan? and inscription in hirigana. I tried to recognize some of them はしてろ but my hirigana is ...
by TSB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: What I have here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: What I have here?

Many thanks for all your time to help me in this case. Sari10.jpg Here is the image of the missing tiger. All together turned to the left, rat (himotoshi hole, smallest cross side), ox, tiger (looks like a large dog), rabbit, dragon (big head), snake, horse (from the back), goat, monkey grabbing roo...
by TSB
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: What I have here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

What I have here?

Hello Everyone, I have some problems to imagine, what the subject of this piece could be and wether it has a special function or use. It is carved like a bowl with flat surface and all around carved zodiac animals. On the underside is a deeply carved large cross which connected with one hole of the ...
by TSB
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject of this kagamibuta from Hokusai's Manga ?
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Subject of this kagamibuta from Hokusai's Manga ?

Hi Jan, First I was also guessing an big blade, but as I looked more in detail and saw the leafs in the background, I saw the cut end at the leafs. So it must be a large fruit, perhaps an eggplant what the Samurai cut with his sword and then he was hit to the ground :lol: Whats the story behind we w...
by TSB
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Natural shell and coral
Topic: Could this be Umimatsu?...
Replies: 60
Views: 10593

Re: Could this be Umimatsu?...

Dear Reinhard, Your signature reads Zeshin 是真 and maybe it could be from Shibata Zeshin. When I look to your piece and thinking on Shibata Zeshin, I tried to find something genius, seen in so many works of him. But it is a very simple style, also the lacquered ants, where it looks that some of them ...

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