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by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 1994

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: 80

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: 80

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...
by jbjtennyo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Banko - Tapestry Ware
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Banko - Tapestry Ware

During the past couple of years, I have been enjoying an occasional purchase of porcelain and other antique vessels. Many years ago, I found a piece of tapestry ware in the form of a six sided bud vase. At the time I didn't know what it was but was attracted to the designs and the pattern in the pie...
by jbjtennyo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Van Ham - The handling session
Replies: 81
Views: 1994

Re: Van Ham - The handling session

Agree, Alan. When I walk into an antique shop and find a netsuke for a fraction of what it's worth--I say it's just my turn and thank the God above for this piece of earthly gratification! Martyn, Your thoughts are right on - carefully thought through. When my children were growing up, I had a "...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Hotei 布袋
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Hotei 布袋

Thank You, Piers, for this information. I will change my notes on it. I would like to think the silver lining has always been there. My netsuke are locked up right now, as I was traveling over Christmas. When I get them back, I want to check under the silver lining (it falls out readily) and see if ...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Hotei 布袋
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Hotei 布袋

Thank you Carlo and Piers. I am glad you like him too! He remains a favorite of mine, and always out where I can handle him! I was not sure if perhaps the lining in the himotoshi may have been added later to protect it from wearing through. After all these years, the lining is loose and easily falls...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Proverb and Allusion
Replies: 32
Views: 518

Re: Proverb and Allusion

Hiryu, your lovely netsuke is a Rusu Moyo netsuke--as it shows elements familiar to a subject, but does not show the subject. The raincoat infers the legend of Ota Dokwan but Ota Dokwan is absent. Wonderful netsuke! Love it! Mean it!
by jbjtennyo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 195
Views: 5875

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

That is a uniquely beautiful netsuke, Klaus! I have never seen that surface treatment before, and love the color variations in the nest itself. Is there any documentation that you can find regarding lacquering by Tametaka at all? Do you think it might have been an experimental piece? Sometimes artis...
by jbjtennyo
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Hotei 布袋
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Hotei 布袋

Thanks Piers! I enjoyed looking over the group of Hotei! There is one whose robe falls in the same manner. What an interesting thought that he is coming out of his sack- perhaps the saki has helped him along a bit! He is signed Komei. I am attaching my file page on him. It was good that I started th...

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