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by UPenn
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 51
Views: 4344

Re: Advice on Repair

Operafan wrote:Best 'glue' is Clive :D

I don't understand. Is that a serious answer?
by UPenn
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 51
Views: 4344

Re: Advice on Repair

If anybody sees this, I'm looking for advice on the best glue to glue ivory. I broke something I'm sure I can glue back but I have no idea what glue works best for this. Thanks for any info!
by UPenn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Identification Help

AFNetsuke wrote:A Komei monkey for comparison. I believe Komei died around 1925.
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Alan that is phenomenal, I have to get one of those if they ever turn up!
It's not just the size that makes it amazing it's the naturalness of the expression, he really captured it.
by UPenn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Identification Help

Hi Martyn It is signed but I was told that it means made by a clever person. The netsuke he is holding is a monkey. I think it’s an amazing carving for being so very tiny. I included pictures of both. Thanks for posting this close-up that monkey is amazing, it must be just millimeters in size! It s...
by UPenn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Identification Help

Yes, Greg, it does look like ivory underneath. Perhaps other remedial work has been undertaken up top that sometimes gives a sort of plaster effect, such as in the smaller monkey's top thumb. What size is this? I have seen the subject in Netsuke but not consciously in Okimono. Such a clever concept...
by UPenn
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Identification Help

Thank you Jan and Piers that's really good info! That's so cool that the monkey is inspecting a Netsuke! I think yes it does look like a frog or toad, perhaps sitting on a platform. The material is Ivory, I'm pretty sure. I see what you mean about the glasses, I guess the loop on the right side is b...
by UPenn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Identification Help

Hi All, this is my third thread, I got wonderful advice on a purchase and on a repair, now trying my luck on an identification. I discovered an ivory Okimono on my father's shelf, it's pretty but we know nothing about it and we have no idea how to research the signature. I know there are people here...
by UPenn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 51
Views: 4344

Re: Advice on Repair

Could it be that the previous repair job made a mistake when he glued the arrow to be sticking out of the boar's head? He is also holding an arrow in his right hand which has also been broken off and half is missing. I'm thinking that the hunter has actually already pulled the arrow out of the boar ...
by UPenn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 51
Views: 4344

Re: Advice on Repair

The boar looks very much alive and kicking. My very first impression Greg on seeing your piece was that he was using the end of the bow in some way to pin it down. Hard to judge angles from those photos though. There is a great shop in London full of Meiji pieces which I would want to look around f...
by UPenn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 51
Views: 4344

Re: Advice on Repair

Hi Greg, I am a collector, but also collectors have to sell to finance their passion. If I sell something, then only to dealers or auction houses. I find this very important, as they are significant for the market and for the further development of this art. If there was ever a rule that was made t...

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