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by jbjtennyo
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: Advice on Repair

Judy, on the face of it yes, it looks like Ju 十, but the little top tick is often added seriously minimally, making it 1,000 instead, especially seen in artistic representations. Not a perfect example, but see the wiggle on the top of the bottom left Kanji for 1,000 here: http://www013.upp.so-net.n...
by jbjtennyo
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: Advice on Repair

hmmmm, Piers, That first kanji looks like the horizontal line crosses in the middle of the vertical. I thought it read Juri (or Jusato) Neither of which are in the Laz book. I know some netsuke-shi also caved Okimono, but in this instance, I do not find it in LAZ.
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Handling & Care
Topic: Advice on Repair
Replies: 22
Views: 380

Re: Advice on Repair

Upenn, It is a lovely Okimono, and seems to have more age than a lot of them we see. Is it signed on the bottom?
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 228
Views: 26407

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Thank you Alison. I really love your little puppy. And yes, I also am certain that the molded puppy is smooth, and the hair detail, and possibly even detail around the eyes and mouth are added individually, Unique to each molding. That makes yours very special. This puppy has his own personality and...
by jbjtennyo
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: An appealing netsuke
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: An appealing netsuke

Raoux,
I really like this netsuke of an old rusty lock.. It is ingeniously done, displaying all the ways different materials age, some rusty, some corroded, some cracked--really very nice! Congratulations, and I hope you enjoy your first show!
by jbjtennyo
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1226

Re: Junishi

lohrberg wrote:No, no, Klaus, not at all. There is no secret with the bottom, nothing to hide. SHUNKOSAI is the carver. I cannot tell, which school he belongs to, sorry ......,

Reinhard

I certainly agree with you Klaus! Very nice teats on that mama! Lohrberg, I really like the bottom of that netsuke!
by jbjtennyo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 1226

Re: Junishi

My gosh, what a great litter of pups out there. Reinhard, yours a very special crew with Mother looking happy with her three pups. As Klaus says, rare indeed! And, what I love about the mom and one pup is a more intimate look at motherhood, and also an opportunity to have a more compact shape which ...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 59
Views: 988

Re: Advice on Purchase

The bottom is a telltale thing, with it being so plain and the feet and toes contained within a circle- very different from all my other toads that are completely finished on the bottom as well. I know there is at least one other collector with a similar toad-can't remember who--I don't think they a...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 3712

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

What a great story, Klaus! It's stories like these that are a treasure! I know I have seen at least one other love letter netsuke. It didn't look like this one. The letters were very white and staggered so you could see the edges of many letters at an angle to each other. I thought it was Ryushi's b...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 59
Views: 988

Re: Advice on Purchase

Hi Greg, We have something in common--I have a toad that might at least be from the same school as your toad. Mine is not signed - is yours? I just got mine a couple of years ago from an auction. It was owned for many years by the Princess of Hessen in Germany. I will have to look up the other info-...

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