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by Tsunuki
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Metals
Topic: Metal Netsukes
Replies: 50
Views: 6515

Re: Metal Netsukes

Thanks for the explanation! I'm not sure where I got the idea that it was made for export, other than that the pouch and netsuke seemed a little 'excessive' in decoration for Japanese tastes. It would certainly be interesting if it once belonged to a sumo wrestler or Yakuza. The diamond shaped butte...
by Tsunuki
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Metals
Topic: Metal Netsukes
Replies: 50
Views: 6515

Re: Metal Netsukes

One more, a metal ashtray netsuke of a rain dragon. The netsuke himotoshi is formed by the dragon's body. Measures 1.9" in diameter.
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by Tsunuki
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Metals
Topic: Metal Netsukes
Replies: 50
Views: 6515

Re: Metal Netsukes

I'm working on photographing my metal netsuke this week, so I'm going to start posting some here if that's ok. First is a metal manju netsuke with a Japanese phoenix, or Ho-o Bird (derived from the Chinese Fèng Huáng), on the front, and a samurai smoking a pipe on the reverse. Measures 1.79" in...
by Tsunuki
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 223
Views: 26211

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Piers - I'm glad I posted something relevant to your locale, I guess I got pretty lucky. I'd like to visit Bizen eventually. I stayed in Okayama on a past trip, but that was before I was interested enough in ceramics to think of visiting any kilns or museums. Anyways, feel free to share the photogra...
by Tsunuki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 223
Views: 26211

Re: Ceramic netsuke

And some more... A Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke of a Tengu hatching from an egg (Tengu-no-Tamago). You can hear something rattling around inside when it's shaken. IMG_3629.JPG IMG_3631.JPG IMG_3633.JPG IMG_3634.JPG A Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke of an elderly Ono no Komachi. IMG_3635.JPG IMG_3637.JPG IM...
by Tsunuki
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 223
Views: 26211

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Any more ceramic Netsuke out there? 8-) Here's some of my Bizen ceramic netsuke, which I posted last week in the Facebook group "Japanese Decorative Arts Forum". Up first is a Daruma doll Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke. A similar example is in "Adornment in Clay". X6IMG_3674.JPG X7I...
by Tsunuki
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7464

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Ryan, I think your intricately carved Tsuishu manju is signed 如親 Jochika, (and possibly Kao, or Sai), but Martyn has my signatures book, so I am working in the dark. Possibly you can find such an artist in Wrangham, but I do not have my copy here. (If you struggle finding an artist with this signat...
by Tsunuki
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7464

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

^ Nice find! I've mostly given up hope finding decent real netsuke "in the wild" within the US. I've picked up only a very small handful (literally; maybe 4?), and I'm scouring antique and secondhand stores every week (thankfully not only for netsuke). I've generally had good luck with lac...
by Tsunuki
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Porcelain/Ceramic Netsuke
Replies: 23
Views: 1831

Re: Porcelain/Ceramic Netsuke

I recently picked up this unglazed, molded ceramic Daikoku (or Ebisu?) netsuke. It measures 1.6" tall. I have almost no idea on the kiln; maybe Edo ware? It's somewhat similar to the ceramic tanuki I have as my avatar. I'm posting it now because it's a close match in design to a wood seal netsu...
by Tsunuki
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Chon's Reflections
Replies: 221
Views: 19293

Re: Chon's Reflections

The Frog on the Mushroom Cap could be a low grade Umoregi.. I have quite a few bits that have a similar crackling pattern. Piers.. try giving the edge of the piece a rub on some rough paper.. see if it leaves a brown mark. Agreed, it looks like Umoregi. I posted most of my examples to the topic her...

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