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by Vlad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Boys and girls
Replies: 57
Views: 5065

Re: Boys and girls

I am afraid yours will still need to practice a little, Klaus! His right foot went in the wrong direction and therefore did not quite hook the opponent's leg, nor he is catching the opponent's arm with his left hand. He is flying backwards, no doubt in my mind... Just let us know how it went, as I g...
by Vlad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Boys and girls
Replies: 57
Views: 5065

Re: Boys and girls

Quite unusual! Looks like a mitate for the sumo wrestlers, doesn't it? The one in the air should be more dissatisfied after all! :D
by Vlad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Old man with scroll
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Old man with scroll

Both are very nice old netsuke, Alex! I really like the Toba despite of its smaller size!
by Vlad
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Is it primitive netsuke or just low quality
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Is it primitive netsuke or just low quality

They are not very old, Ronni, and the rest is really up to you to decide... :)
by Vlad
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8501

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

Welcome home, Andy! Good to have you back!
by Vlad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8501

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

All I am saying is that it is as legal now, as it was before to import antique ivory into the US, though it must be more troublesome and usually not worth the effort.
by Vlad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8501

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

Pardon my ignorance: But if somebody in the US did buy an ivory netsuke in the upcoming Katchen sale - wouldn't this require a UK CITES export pemit AND a US CITES import permit? At least this is how it works here in Norway. For the two netsuke I have boght from Neil and Max in London it took about...
by Vlad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8501

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

Nothing can come into this country without a proper US CITES permit.
by Vlad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Auctions - INS recommended
Topic: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II
Replies: 103
Views: 8501

Re: Bonhams Katchen Collection Part II

My point is I can't conduct normal business with foreign dealers and auction houses or even with most of them right here in the U.S. Sounds like a personal problem... 8-) Don't take me wrong, Alan. It is indeed a big problem, but it is still a personal, not a legal one. It became surly difficult, t...
by Vlad
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Opinions on Ryusa subject
Replies: 6
Views: 931

Re: Opinions on Ryusa subject

chonchon wrote: Could it have been added later, a slice and splice? There is a tapered square area above it which is slightly different color, possibly showing the edges of an insert. (?)

Just guessing, though, but hoping this might jog something.


I had the very same feeling...

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