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by HLH
Sat May 05, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Thanks Judy!

I know, the Japanese could be a bit difficult to deal with but if you can build up a good relation they are with you all the time. Unfortunately I don’t know any carving family yet - wish I did.
I agree with you, the Kirin as well as the Shojo by Ikkan are absolutely fabulos.
by HLH
Sat May 05, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Hi Tomohisa [/quote] HLH : I like your little netsuke of Shojo. Although not a masterpiece it is an authentic one and made for the Japanese market. The hairwork is good and the himotoshi are placed at the right spot for actual wearing the netsuke. I believe the age is late 18 century to first half 1...
by HLH
Fri May 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Thanks Judy ! Yes, this little fantasy creature is very charming and as you say, has a lot of aji. I'm trying to collect pieces like this one thats been used and handled by its owner for my collection. By the way, do you know if there's a tradition i Japan to inherit a netsuke from father to son or ...
by HLH
Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

John ! You say; "I would guess that it was probably carved sometime in the second half of the 19th C." I assume that you base this qualified guess on numerous handling of many pcs. over a long time and developed a "fingertip feeling" for genuineness and age compared to pieces wit...
by HLH
Fri May 04, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Alex!

Your shoji dates to the early 19th C. if my book references are correct. Thanks for the tread. I'll read it asap.
by HLH
Fri May 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Dave!

The Ikkan Shojo and Shojo by Masamori, looks both very beautiful with all details and masterly carving technique. Masamori's works are 19th C. but I can't find works Ikkan. Thanks for charing.
by HLH
Thu May 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Sorry. I forgot to tell - your Shojo looks also very nice.
by HLH
Thu May 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Re: Latest find to my collection

Thanks Alex !

I'll "google" Shojo in the forum as I'm eager to find out more.
I just found; Shōjo (少女), the Japanese word for "young girl" so this is a drunken girl and not a guy. And as you say, she's leaning on some kind of pottery.
by HLH
Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Latest find to my collection
Replies: 20
Views: 1120

Latest find to my collection

This is one of my latest additions to my growing collection. This guy is sleeping or resting. Nice and appealing patina. Good carving with fairly good details and himotoshi. Anyone knowing more of this motif or is he just another everyday figure? Most of you would agree to 19th C. But is there a way...
by HLH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams "Fine Japanese Art" - 17th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: Bonhams "Fine Japanese Art" - 17th May 2018

Hi all

I also recived the catalog the other day. Some very good pieces that would fit nicely in my slowly growing colletion. But, why all the mixed lots? If you like one you would have to buy a lot of 5-6 pcs. Bonhams might think that it will give better prices - I dont know?

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