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by MakkaPakka
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

We will have to catch up soon when your free for a beer/ sponging....
by MakkaPakka
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Thanks Mate! Hope your holding up ok?

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by MakkaPakka
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Thank you!

I enjoyed a very relaxing day yesterday and lovely meal out with my wife. Look forward to seeing all my Netsuke friends soon.

Rob
by MakkaPakka
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

souldeep wrote:In celebration of this thread

Hope some of you can join - viewtopic.php?f=376673&t=8079872


Well done Martyn, really looking forward to some good food, beer and Netsuke friends.
by MakkaPakka
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Love your Netsuke Stefan. I feel fortunate to have handled this before you became the owner and it was one of my favourites from Asian Art week, well done!

Rob
by MakkaPakka
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Rob, I don’t know if you’ve come across this in your research but the pair of scrolls below were recently exhibited at the BM Hokusai exhibition and may provide some insight into the origins of the design. Peter Thanks Peter, what lovely paintings Himotoshi is identical to my piece Very interesting...
by MakkaPakka
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Piers, thanks for the further details on squirrels and grapes. I don't read Japanese, but will paste in a summation from Jirka-Schmitz, The World of Netsuke 2005, which is helpful especially for the budo ni rissu play on words. Still room for other readings, of course. Again thanks! Screen Shot 201...
by MakkaPakka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

I love your dragon inro Thanks Judy, lovely to hear the view of an artist and how you look at art and analyse it. Look forward to seeing everyone else's best bits of 2017. As Martyn said its not over yet with Van and Christies putting a good selection out, I'm looking forward to visiting both sales...
by MakkaPakka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

I purchased this Inro at the Van Ham sale during the convention. 1-3.png 1-2.png 1-1.png Signed Kajikawa Bunryusai Designed on the base. Laz list one artist as a 19th Century Lacquer artist Kajikawa Bunryusai. E.A. Wrangham list three Kajikawa school artists using the Bunryusai name and they stretch...
by MakkaPakka
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7417

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Wow what a lovely selection of Netsuke. Thanks for passing that info on Judy, I did have a thought that it could have been a dormouse from my own research and will go back and have another look at it. As ever the knowledge within this group is fantastic and massively valuable to a new collector like...

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