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by jbjtennyo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Boys and girls
Replies: 66
Views: 6366

Re: Boys and girls

Thanks for all the insight and info, Neil. By the way, my personal favorite is the manju Dragon. Thanks!
by jbjtennyo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Materials
Topic: Cloisonné in Sagemono
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: pipe case addition

That is really beautiful Calbear! What a special piece to own!
by jbjtennyo
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Materials
Topic: Cloisonné in Sagemono
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: pipe case addition

I particularly love Miltons butterfly netsuke and Reinhard, the pipe case you show is amazing, with that lovely dark blue ground for the flowers. really beautiful!
by jbjtennyo
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: new addition to my collection
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: new addition to my collection

Victor, I really like the warm tone of this unusual Ryusa. You know, many years ago, a dealer told me that I would in time move away from my love of ivory and see the beauty in wood netsuke. She was right. I have and I do! And this one really touches me- it seems almost magical to me. Thanks for sha...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Who are they?
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Who are they?

Yes, Klaus - sorry! Jan texted me and told me that I had misunderstood whose netsuke it was.... I was trying to hurry and just saw it wrong. I really thought it was yours, but also, was pretty sure you knew what the subject matter was--that should have made me look again! Since I posted, I have look...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Who are they?
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Who are they?

Klaus and Henrik, I think the kakihan makes it pretty clear which Masayuki it is. According to Laz,, he called himself Hoshunsai. Born is 1801 and died 1829. He carved in both wood and stag horn. There is possibly a second who called himself Kato Masayuki, but some say it is the same carver.
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Who are they?
Replies: 21
Views: 846

Re: Who are they?

It is a blind masseur and customer. This netsuke has a lovely patina and a wonderful himotoshi. I also would agree it a genuine Masayuki.. Really nice, Henrik!
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19789

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Thank you Klaus, for showing this netsuke. What an action packed depiction! I think it funny that the fish monger seems to be laughing at the Squid/octopus, and taking the situation very humorously, while the squid is really angry, and even looks as though he might just win the battle!
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects
Replies: 214
Views: 19789

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Klaus, very unusual Manju netsuke. It certainly is a seafood sampler! A pretty unique composition.. Alan, I agree with you that this seems to be Ebisu. I think he is too over dressed to be a chef and fish monger, and the earlobes hint that he's not your everyday guy. I used to have an Okimono netsuk...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Is this actually a signature??
Replies: 10
Views: 501

Re: Is this actually a signature??

Hi Giles, I agree with everyone here, in that this is a really nice old netsuke. I do feel your frustration over not knowing where to start if you want to find the origin. But that seems to be the situation with netsuke. Even when a piece is signed, the signature may not be original to the carving. ...

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