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by kevinpageoriental
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Help Needed with 4 signatures please
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: Help Needed with 4 signatures please

Thank you very much Piers, if you're in the UK again soon do pop in, I've got some interesting additions to the collection.
by kevinpageoriental
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?

I've just done a bit of reading up on yatate, not my usual thing so I don't know a lot about them but looks likely, though as mentioned by Piers the brush looks fairly awful for writing, perhaps the telescopic brush is a later replacement.
by kevinpageoriental
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?

Thanks for all the information, teeth blackening hadn't even crossed my mind as I've never seen one before, but it makes sense. The leaf does indeed open, it seems this gourd is full of surprises!
by kevinpageoriental
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Re: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?

It's about 9cm long so definitely netsuke sized, thanks for the reply.
by kevinpageoriental
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Interesting metal gourd netsuke?
Replies: 10
Views: 1343

Interesting metal gourd netsuke?

Hello, I brought this a little while ago thinking it was a multimetal netsuke, I discovered that the top screws off and it has a small telescopic paintbrush inside. I think it may still be a netsuke but one with a multi purpose, perhaps a portable pen? Has anyone seen anything similar or have any id...
by kevinpageoriental
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Help Needed with 4 signatures please
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Help Needed with 4 signatures please

Hello, I've recently been trying to do some research into a few netsuke for a friend of mine, but I'm stuck on some of the signatures, if anyone could help it would be most appreciated. I know the stained green one is not a great photo, it came out blurry and the signature is a bit rubbed, so there ...
by kevinpageoriental
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Samurai and Ox signature help please
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: Samurai and Ox signature help please

Thanks for the help everyone, very much appreciated, especially the advice on subject - excellent story! I've not come across that one before. Piers - London is not too bad I'm not sure if you heard, but we had a huge flood before Christmas, luckily most of our Japanese (including netsuke) was upsta...
by kevinpageoriental
Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Samurai and Ox signature help please
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Samurai and Ox signature help please

Hello,

I've got quite a nice ivory netsuke of a samurai and an ox, I've tried to look up the signature in Neil K Davey's book but no luck, does anyone have any idea who it's by?

Thanks,

Kevin
by kevinpageoriental
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Dog and puppies netsuke signature help
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Dog and puppies netsuke signature help

Great! Thanks for your help, that extra stroke is what threw me!
by kevinpageoriental
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Dog and puppies netsuke signature help
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Dog and puppies netsuke signature help

Here's the other side if it helps to identify.

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