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by jbjtennyo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

I really love this ryusa, Jan. Stag antler is one of my favorite materials, as the textures and color changes bring a lot of interest to the composition. At first look, I thought this looked more like a butterfly shape, but I don't think if it were a butterfly the carver would have put it under the ...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Man with Sack Netsuke
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Man with Sack Netsuke

Hi Curt, This man with sack is certainly better than the shell netsuke. I do believe it to be an authentic Japanese carving. I particularly like the way his face and hair are carved. It seems the carver gave the most attention to the most difficult part of the composition, as the body and limbs don'...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 121

Favorite Finds of 2017

I really enjoyed seeing all the posts in Neil Holton's Favorite Finds 2016, so thought it might be fun to see what everyone's favorites are this year. I didn't purchase a lot this year, just a few pieces. But even if I had acquired more, it would be hard for anything to surpass getting this ensemble...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Aspargus
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Aspargus

Piers your knowledge of Japanese diet adds insight to the composition of this netsuke! I agree that the himotoshi seems weak, and you can even see wood particles inside that were not cleanly ground away. This netsuke looks more recent to me, and I think it also has a folk art look to it.
by jbjtennyo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A little Shishi for the Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: A little Shishi for the Weekend

Yes, Piers, I wish I did have a shot but not in the book -"Netsuke" selected from private Hungarian collections II. And the images are grainy and impossible to see the detail in the shadowy areas. I just thought the faces seemed to be carved in the same manner and material of course seems ...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A little Shishi for the Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: A little Shishi for the Weekend

Grazing through one of my books, I found this little shishi with pup that looks like it might be from the same lineage. It isn't signed, so would probably only be a help to the owner of this one, if an expert could/would authenticate the signature on yours. Always interesting and fun when you find a...
by jbjtennyo
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.
Replies: 13
Views: 197

Re: I believe my winning streak comes to an end.

Clive does have a way with words -even though not one was uttered!! :D The Good news here is that you seemed to know how the vote would go on this particular carving--which means your eye is better now than it was when you purchased this shell netsuke. Looking forward to more. I do think it a great ...
by jbjtennyo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A little Shishi for the Weekend
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: A little Shishi for the Weekend

This little shishi makes my heart pump a little faster! ( or maybe its too much coffee!! -just kidding!) I like him, very much, and the himotoshi is nicely proportioned, and totally in keeping with netsuke that were carved for use. Looking in Laz and Neil Davey, the carving style seems to be well ma...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Can you help?
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: Can you help?

I totally agree, Piers - so took another look and here it is -----I think? Juko Sorry about the sideways image--it seems I have lost the ability to multi task! For collectors who have not yet delved into trying to find your own information, do the research yourself, as confusing as this thread looks...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Can you help?
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: Can you help?

Looking at the images again, I do see the signature on the mushroom group, and it does seem to be the signature, not attribution , of the netsuke in question- I didn't look at the signature on the group as CC said it was attributed. Sorry. Looking again, here is an image of the signature for Harumit...

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