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by Curt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Man with Sack Netsuke
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Man with Sack Netsuke

Thank you so much Judy for taking the time to review this. It was a puzzle as the face and it's contours and his position and gesture seem much better than the hurried carving of the rest of the netsuke. I also don't understand the lines carved on the sack - was this a character from Folklore? Anoth...
by Curt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Man with Sack Netsuke
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Man with Sack Netsuke

After I posted my last man and fish netsuke - I believe it should have gone in the NLO department - Here's another little one: After looking around the forums and reading your responses on other postings, I am starting to see the elements that make for an authentic netsuke. For those I think are in ...
by Curt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

Clive - he does look like he makes it back on his feet, no? Yes and as an art dealer for my entire life you have to make the mistakes, and of course, you are right, you become richer for the experience. It also keeps you humble and seeking knowledge and expertise if you plan to stay in a chosen coll...
by Curt
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

Thanks Alan -that's what I'll do, as I have some that I'm pretty sure will not pass the Clive 'crash & burn' test. The next one up I think is authentic, so I guess I'll see.
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Some Dude with a Fish
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Some Dude with a Fish

Juan, as I'm not sure - the thing that bothers me most is the rendering of the hands. I like his expression, but the rest of the carving looks like it was done without much care. i only notice this when I joined this forum. But I see other examples in discussions that have less precise carvings, but...
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

thanks Alan - I have a few my untrained eye feel confident they are not very good. Most were picked up in my area of southern Indiana, so not a real hotbed for collecting netsuke 20 years ago. I appreciate your sympathy - at this stage in my life I'm pretty numb to the sting of a bad purchase - afte...
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Some Dude with a Fish
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Some Dude with a Fish

So my first 3 posts where OK, my 4th was - how do we say? Clive put it best "Crash & Burn" ouch. :( Judy wanted me to guess before I have a response - and here's the problem - I can't tell. I bought this because I liked the subject, proportions and man's expression. But now it seems th...
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A little Shishi for the Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: A little Shishi for the Weekend

Thanks again Judy. They do look similar. I have a couple more Shishi that also look similar. I think one is signed, and one is not. We'll get to them in order. I have to post some more stinkers first.
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

To Alan and Alison - thank you for your responses. as to my attitude, I have a 70 year old 2nd generation art gallery and grew up in the art business. I have made so many purchase mistakes across so many types of art disciplines that I can't hide them all. :shock: Alan, I would post a group photo of...
by Curt
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

Thanks Judy - always the optimist! At least you didn't attach a crash and burn gif. Really, it's fun for me as I really haven't looked at these closely for so long. I am able to compare the quality from what you all have shown me and I can see the difference. I think I have a few more winners in the...

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