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by Vlad
Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Modern Netsuke? signature help
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Modern Netsuke? signature help

Hi Lukas, while we still have you here (if we still do), may I ask you what has happened to the auction electronic archives and whether they will ever come back? Thanks
by Vlad
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Katchen, N7
Replies: 21
Views: 3536

Re: Katchen, N7

Thank you, Tom. The slaying Nue/Nuye subject is indeed well known and does remind the one in discussion here, though with no close relation, I am afraid. The significance of the Earl's coment is rather a worth noticing depiction of Nue having a tiger instead of a badger body by the Kyoto 18th centur...
by Vlad
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?
Replies: 37
Views: 4114

Re: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?

Just going back to those three 'Sembei' rice cracker Netsuke earlier, the more I compare the photos, the less I feel they are by the same hand. Conceptually they are the same, but the materials and the work sensibility seem quite different. 'From the same workshop' is about the best I can do, imagi...
by Vlad
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Modern Netsuke? signature help
Replies: 10
Views: 1356

Re: Modern Netsuke? signature help

Either way, this one doesn't look neither old, nor Japanese (authentic) to me
by Vlad
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Thoughts on this one?
Replies: 3
Views: 604

Re: Thoughts on this one?

I like it. I think it is authentic.
by Vlad
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Is this by Masakazu of Gifu, or a follower?
Replies: 28
Views: 2723

Re: Is this by Masakazu of Gifu, or a follower?

It may to the same extend be a reproduction including copying the signature, but it shouldn't really matter who have carved all of these pieces, where and when. They are what they are and should be appreciated for that alone in my opinion.
by Vlad
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?
Replies: 37
Views: 4114

Re: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?

I contacted Alain Ducros to see what he thought. His answer was that I should not be disappointed. - that my Tobosaku was "right" and by a follower of Yoshinaga, which would be better than a supposed Tomotada piece that might have an added signature. Just goes to show we have to continual...
by Vlad
Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?
Replies: 37
Views: 4114

Re: I have one of those!!! What 'n where?

KPR wrote:The piece on the right was exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston 2001.
See "Netsuke" by Joe Earle No. 118
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Great side by side, Klaus! Tomomasa seemed to be the most advanced pupil/follower of Masaka.
by Vlad
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Ojime
Topic: Silver Monkey Ojime
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: Silver Monkey Ojime

What's its weight, Tom?
by Vlad
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Is it made in ivory or is faux?
Replies: 34
Views: 2969

Re: Is it made in ivory or is faux?

Trying to understand what is behind Jal's persistence is not about quality of the carving but about quality of the false ivory and how is possible resine can simulate Chreger lines and the right cross path. yes, I know that have many faux netsukes with outstanding carving, but never one cheat me im...

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