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by Norman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Creation of a Detailed Electronic Registry of "Quality" Netsuke
Replies: 65
Views: 6240

Oh, yes, as to "Forensic Analysis:" who would do this, and how much would it cost - per netsuke? I doubt you can do it from photographs!And in the same post, we have words like "fake" and "forgery." When you get a areal consensus on workable definitions to those, as well as "copy " and "reproduction...
by Norman
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Creation of a Detailed Electronic Registry of "Quality" Netsuke
Replies: 65
Views: 6240

Oh my gosh!! I do not know where to begin.First, there is no single source for photographs matching the 60,000 entries in Fuld's Index (FNOI). Just the original books, journals, magazines, and catalogs as listed in the Index. Mr. Fuld told me that he would have loved to have done so, but the limits ...
by Norman
Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Elephant Ivory
Topic: Ivory Identification, a new book
Replies: 4
Views: 2806

Book review of Ivory Identification, a Photographic Reference Guide by William R. (Bobby) Mann & Charles M. Marts (2012)by Norman L. SandfieldJanuary 3, 2013You, too, can learn to identify the various kinds of ivory that exist in many antiques, jewelry, and art forms!Correctly identifying and di...
by Norman
Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Finding George Lazarnick's books
Replies: 33
Views: 7969

I personally think it's worth owning all three of the Lazarnick volumes, because a number of the netsuke pictured in the single volume aren't in the 2 volume set. No question that the two volume set is the must-have if you have to choose. It and MCI and the Davey book are the ones I go to over and ...
by Norman
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Elephant Ivory
Topic: Yellowing of Elephant Ivory...
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

At the risk of having missed something here, I disagree with this as being the relevant issue: "The component parts of ivory being the same as those of bones." While there might be some correct chemical science behind that, I do not believe it applies to the fairly common two-tone colors seen on ivo...
by Norman
Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: Authentic Plastic Netsuke?
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

Can we see photos of the inside of the now broken one, to see the grain that is the "consistency of a horses hoof"?From the second one, my gut reaction is ironwood! Or at least "iron wood" as used to describe many commercial netsuke on eBay. see: http://desc.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=ironwood+netsuk...
by Norman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: Authentic Plastic Netsuke?
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

Regarding Tito's monkey under mushrooms netsuke, I have never seen plastic netsuke like these before. They have a lot of under-cutting (the open areas), which are not common to plastic/molded netsuke. Also you mentioned they are not signed, and I though from the color of the material that they were ...
by Norman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:34 am
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: Authentic Plastic Netsuke?
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

Okay, now that I reread the last posting, and I see the 3 very minor bubbles in the center, on the body just before the tail starts - it is a plastic!! Admittedly a very fine modeling job, where any mold marks have been well hidden. I have never see one of this style before!
Norman

by Norman
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:31 am
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: Authentic Plastic Netsuke?
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

The answer is . . . that I do not know. And I do not think it is hornbill.While working on my modest catalog of "The World’s Largest INTENTIONAL Collection of PLASTIC* Netsuke, Inro, and Ojime! More than 100 Guaranteed, Genuine, Authentic, Original, Real, Antique, Vintage, and Contemporary PLASTIC* ...
by Norman
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Other Materials
Topic: Authentic Plastic Netsuke?
Replies: 39
Views: 13600

While put off until I am really awake what I can do now. Here is the edited version of the original article I wrote for Andon in 1998, with some later notes added at the end.While I have read of "English Work in Impressed Horn," which appears to be exactly what it says, these netsuke (of Artificial ...

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