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by szwang
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Our dear friend LUBlub
Replies: 17
Views: 962

Re: Our dear friend LUBlub

Although I have only known Luigi for little over two years, but he really is a remarkable figure in the netsuke world, his passion for netsuke is always inspiring. For those several times I visited him in Lugano, he always looked healthy, or even lively for me. During Chinese new year we were exchan...
by szwang
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: boy mounting a horse
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: boy mounting a horse

There might be another Kanji after 東陽? (guessing 斎 or 彫 or a kakihan? )
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by szwang
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Mask Netsuke
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Mask Netsuke

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by szwang
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: A rerun for Souldeep -my 18C grazing horse
Replies: 66
Views: 5588

Re: A rerun for Souldeep -my 18C grazing horse

onimh wrote:My very small, about 1" length, Rantei Chokwara horse and gourd.



May I ask why everybody agreed on this is by Rantei?

IMHO the signature NOR the style is by Rantei... Doesn't the signature reads clearly Sosai(藻斎)with a kakihan?

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by szwang
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Ojime
Topic: Skull Ojime
Replies: 3
Views: 2911

Re: Skull Ojime

It's the full script of the Heart Sutra, inscribed by 三山居士浮刻,means "the three mountain man kebori"

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by szwang
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favourite finds of 2016
Replies: 144
Views: 15689

Re: Favourite finds of 2016

Wow, Lub you really surprise me every time you post something from your collection, I still remember the first time I saw your Kangyoku zodiac in Hornbill. But honestly I've never seen a rat in this style of gifu and Nagoya. I have an ivory tanuki bearing this similar "tomokazu", but the s...
by szwang
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Identify a carver of this men-netuske, perhaps O-Beshimi
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Identify a carver of this men-netuske, perhaps O-Beshimi

Hi,

Turn your photo over, it might reads: 道乐園 松琴刀

But I didn't find info on this carver, perhaps others can help?

The name in english: 道乐園 松琴-Dorakuen matsukoto/Shokin

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by szwang
Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favourite finds of 2016
Replies: 144
Views: 15689

Re: Favourite finds of 2016

Thanks everybody for the kind words! And wish the best for the new year to all!!

Onimh: A very fare placeholder! and the boar's material, is it hornbill?


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by szwang
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Please help identifying the inscription and the artist of a mask netsuke of Okame !
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Please help identifying the inscription and the artist of a mask netsuke of Okame !

Hi Pascale, the signature reads 孝斋 (kosai), with a kakihan, which is a personal artistic signature pattern. Possibly it's by 壽壽木 孝斎, read as Suzuki Kosai (MCI P.390, N&IA P.670). Like many other artists I see Kosai used several slightly different Kakihans. The one on your mask is illustrated on ...
by szwang
Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favourite finds of 2016
Replies: 144
Views: 15689

Re: Favourite finds of 2016

I want to share this cute rat on chestnut netsuke, lot 2326 from Van Ham. Haven't received it yet but still... images3.lottissimo.jpg The price was a little over my limit, but couldn't resist... It reminds me of the extraordinary rat with chestnut sold at Bonhams few years ago by Goho. The general s...

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