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by HLH
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Working Figure

Piers! Thank you very much for your wise comments. I’m always grateful for an expert advice. I really enjoy when theres a friendly discussion about a piece. Its also fascinating to notice that theres so many opinions about my little netsuke. I’ve been in Japan for a number of times, but you never ge...
by HLH
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Working Figure

I've just recived some info on this work from a reliable source that hopefully will strait out our questionmarks. ”However, the question you pose is interesting. I am fairly convinced the netsuke you have depicts a man mixing miso , as you suggest. I would expect sesame seeds to be pounded, like ric...
by HLH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Working Figure

Piers! He is definitly buttering something up. Apple sauce? ;) Interesting with sesame seeds, maybe thats it is what he’s grinding. Have you any other netsuke examples showing this? My limited reseach library have some examples; The rice pounding shows large both pistols and mortars, so I agree we c...
by HLH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 276

Re: Working Figure

Alan!

I refered to the himotoshi because the holes are nicely worn from wear. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t show this very good.
by HLH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 276

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: 366

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: 432

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: 432

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: 432

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: 432

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.

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