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by lohrberg
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23191

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Dear Piers, asking my opinion about the age of this netsuke, I would like to quote a passage from Reikichi "The Handbook of Netsuke". In the part "An Index of Netsuke Carvers" He writes: DATES: Specific dates are given whenever they are known. In other cases the artist may be dat...
by lohrberg
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23191

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Fish and Ships

Sleepy netsuke community, please awake. It is our beloved Fish 'n Chips of course.
Another one got caught in the net. Real stingray skin plus lacquer, 8,8 cm,

Reinhard
by lohrberg
Fri May 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 154
Views: 13994

Re: pipe case addition

I am curious as to the "up to 48 layers" statement. Does the number of layers have some significance or is that perhaps just the most layers that have been counted with this technique? Dear Alan, how many layers? I have no knowledge to answer your question. Mr. Saratani might know, but he...
by lohrberg
Wed May 02, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 154
Views: 13994

Re: pipe case addition

Dear Milton, this is clearly a pure excellant Asakusa piece of a top quality. According to Ueda Reikichi Dosho lived from 1828 to 1884 and Doshosai from 1830 to 1867. Dosho's working period and Asakusa carvers are overlapping, but they have nothing in common in style. I checked pipecase articles in ...
by lohrberg
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Hare with Amber Eyes
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Hare with Amber Eyes

Oh well ...... again and again,

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Japanese-Netsuk ... SwZBha4zIA

Who posts? The current seller or an interested buyer?

Reinhard
by lohrberg
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Sagemono Types
Topic: pipe case addition
Replies: 154
Views: 13994

Re: pipe case addition

TSUGARU-NURI When the Virginia Atchley book of her collection was published I found a pipecase in the Tsugaru-nuri technique on page 293. Please have a look into her book. Virginia and her co-author Neil Davey describe this lacquer technique on page 341 in a short version. Let me quote: Named after...
by lohrberg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 224
Views: 23191

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Unique, very rare, rare, common When I saw the little flat fish some weeks ago, I made up my mind to think: It is a unique piece, never seen before. There are only a few natural fish skin netsuke known. They all are rare. But this one is rarer than rare. Simply unique. What a misjudging. Now we see...
by lohrberg
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Cloisonné in Sagemono
Replies: 15
Views: 943

Cloisonné in Sagemono

Cloisonné and Sagemono When I collected this BLUE SKY SAKURA pipecase made of cloisonné, ...., or let me begin again: To say the truth. I was not attracted to cloisonné neither in Chinese nor in Japanese Art. Turning pages in auction catalogues meant jumping over the offer. In the sales rooms, I wa...
by lohrberg
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 30
Views: 2863

Re: What's the Story?

So far, I have been offered three possible explanations, which could be behind the Netsuke. After researching the internet, I tend to the story of "Monk Seigen and Princess Sakura" Third theory When I see a beautifully dresses classical Japanese lady in paintings, carvings etc my mind goe...
by lohrberg
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 199
Views: 12334

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

I'm not very familiar with horse bits but I can't see one being used as the himotoshi on these Koku kiseruzutsu. It looks more to me like the fitting at the top of an abumi (stirrup). I will need to get a quick pic on my phone and post from there what I refer to. This one will be a solid attachment...

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