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by HLH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Working Figure

Dear friends This is one of my latest acquisitions. A 19th C. Working figure pounding rice / stirring miso. The patina is quite nice as well as the himotoshi. Is this figure associated to some special occation or an historical event? The examples I’ve seen are either stirring miso in a round type of...
by HLH
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: Welcome in 2018

New Year Greetings from Sweden to all INS members around the Globe.

Gott Nytt År !
by HLH
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Bamboo Pipe Case

They was sold as a lot with a number of other items, just included as a Japanese pipe and tobacco box. 19-20th. C.
by HLH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Bamboo Pipe Case

Alan

This tine pipe have some kind of polished nozzle.
Its about 10 cms long and some stain. As soon as I get it back, I'll post some more detailed photos.
by HLH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Bamboo Pipe Case

Alan

Yes, the tine is hollow and there are "silver" rings recessed at both ends. I have take some better pics of it.
by HLH
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Bamboo Pipe Case

I'll follow your advice trying to find a suitable pipe in brass.

And Piers, sorry, I ment the small pipe.
by HLH
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Re: Bamboo Pipe Case

Thanks Piers!

You are reliable as the "humble" Clock in Greenwich :) :) :)
I'm always enjoying reading your informative comments.
I've added some accessories to the case, but my pipe is the wrong size.
Pipes have been used for a very long time - how old could this one be?
by HLH
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bamboo Pipe Case
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Bamboo Pipe Case

This is I belive a everyday use pipe case. Its hollow and ca 2,5 cms wide, 21 cms long. Made of bamboo.
Back is plain and front carved with a fish and some sea grass. The case have a nice patina and a black inside.
I like to hear some opinion on this item.
by HLH
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Three in a Leaf

Curt

What a response for a piece like this! But,
if I ever have the opportunity to vistit your shop I think I’ll buy the shishi instead if I may chose. :) :)
Season’s greetings and Merry Christmas to all interesting and high valued friends of the INS.
by HLH
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 528

Re: Three in a Leaf

Curt, I put my neck on line again.... As you say, nice but u. beep .y, but interesting design. The ivory seems aged (or treated old?). A crude carving, maybe made by someone learning carving technique. Interesting as the men seems to grow from the bottom. Inspired by "Three Men in a Boat",...

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