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by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: 2018 drawer
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: 2018 drawer

I was going to say that John, but you beat me to it! Close would be the "squeaky wheel gets the grease!" ( although that one is more like taking a stand, and getting things done!) but close!
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Working Figure

Henrik, listen to Piers and say thank you. He really does know these things. We here in the western world can only guess, but seeing is believing!
This is a solid and true Japanese netsuke about every day life. I really like its patina and happy nature.
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: New in my collection not sure about character
Replies: 16
Views: 1334

Re: New in my collection not sure about character

Thinking outside the box, I can imagine a deeper meaning to this depiction of Shoki and Oni, as they represent the human condition - over time, some things can change, yet some things never do--Shoki can shave his beard and lose his hat, Oni's horns can wear away, and yet the conflict continues betw...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25464

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Beautiful Piers! Thank you for the meditative music...so peaceful with lovely images too!
by jbjtennyo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Flying Dragon
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Flying Dragon

Hi Roaux! If I ever saw a dragon, I would like it to be a friendly one! There is enough scary in this world of ours, we need to accentuate the positive! I like your happy dragon! I especially like his swirly antlers/horns? Thanks for sharing him with us!
by jbjtennyo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Hi Rob! Glad you had a relaxing day yesterday. Birthdays are great! You don't have to feel guilty about just relaxing or eating cake, or going to a play---or whatever! It's your birthday after all! Glad it was a good one!
by jbjtennyo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25464

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Ryan, I really enjoyed seeing all your Bizen ware netsuke. My favorite of all of them is the Tengu, which seems to be a more rare subject matter for ceramics-- only because I see so many Darumas, etc , but don't recall seeing Tengu before. I really like him. There are many ceramic and porcelain piec...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 2166

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Wow John! That is even more ludicrous packing than Amazon which is way oversized as well. You must have had to look and look before you found that little guy! I like him very much by the way. His face is somewhat reminiscent of the old rat catchers I have seen- perhaps same school or carver? He is c...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Banko - Tapestry Ware
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Banko - Tapestry Ware

Thank you Piers! I will have a look!
by jbjtennyo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Banko - Tapestry Ware
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Banko - Tapestry Ware

Piers, the handle is on the one that is pictured in the antique book I have-- it is not mine sorry to say. Mine has no handle- must have deteriorated and was removed. I have to find someone who can attach a handle to mine, but am almost afraid to, as it is so thin and fragile! But Oh! The handle mak...

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