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by KPR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: INS President's letter

...... While I recognise that the difficult questions I ask might be more challenging to the INS leadership in the public domain.. their answers/or indeed lack of response needs to be readily heard by those lost members... something that would not be possible if this thread was posted in the member...
by KPR
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: INS Members features & Announcements
Topic: INS President's letter
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: INS President's letter

Answering these questions would interest me and many others as well. The answer could and should be in the members only area. Almost all the more important information that comes with me comes from the rumors kitchen and this is not the right way. I'm sure the board members are working seriously in ...
by KPR
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Merfolk & Shuryo
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: Merfolk & Shuryo

Your contribution in the new INSJ has also inspired me, Alison. Interesting to compare your two Ningyos of Issai (# 15) and Natsuki (# 17) with that of Neil (Signed Shuryo). However, I find it very difficult to see differences that point to the special carver. The problem is especially big for me be...
by KPR
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19977

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

AFNetsuke wrote:Would be happy to show my mermaid, Bill.

In order to bridge the meantime, a photo of Alan and his mermaid.
by KPR
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19977

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

John, this Ebay Netsuke is the mother I was lucky to buy for my baby.
by KPR
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19977

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

After the fierce and controversial discussion in this thread about who has the smallest flat-fish .....

Now, very good news.
My baby-flatfish has found his mother again.

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by KPR
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject of this piece
Replies: 29
Views: 950

Re: Subject of this piece

Roy wrote:Shoki and Oni was the first thought that crossed my mind. But the hat is different from Shoki and this Oni seems to have one horn. ....

One or two horns is not important. Decisive are the large earlobes that point to a deity.
by KPR
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: What's the Story?
Replies: 30
Views: 2338

Re: What's the Story?

I like those bloodthirsty stories. :lust:
Not too surprising, because I grew up with the fairy tales of Grimm, Andersen and others.
These children's fairy tales can keep up relative to Japanese cruelty. :shock:
by KPR
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1769

Re: Advice on Repair

Everything is possible for an Okimono carver. This Okimono has the total height of 19 cm. Diameter of the rope 0.8 - 0.9 mm OMG Klaus that's truly inspiring! I'm convinced it can be done in ivory. That's so impressive, is that piece available? Hi Greg, I am a collector, but also collectors have to ...
by KPR
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 46
Views: 1769

Re: Advice on Repair

Everything is possible for an Okimono carver. This Okimono has the total height of 19 cm.
Diameter of the rope 0.8 - 0.9 mm
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