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by HLH
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Piers!

That sounds interesting. Do you suggest that its burned, stamped or cut with another type of tool or....?

Most agree thats a19th C piece, but is it early mid or late?
by HLH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Hi Milton

Thanks for your efforts on getting more information of this 19th C. artist from Tokyo.
I’m researching and hope to find even more interesting details.
by HLH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Thanks Alison!
Yes, its a charming piece which I like a lot.
It seems hard to find more information on this artist even in this forum full of knowledge and expertise. Maybe thats the art of collecting - you doesn’t always get an answer.
by HLH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Re: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

Hi Alex! This netsuke is made in wood and not metal as mentioned done by the artist in Davey's book but no more info available. Enclosed is a better photo of the signature. It's assumed that it could be made to someone born in the year of the rat. 1804-1816-1828 etc.. Screen Shot 2018-02-19 at 22.18...
by HLH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光
Replies: 25
Views: 1381

Signature TSUNE-MITSU 恒光

I like to share my latest acquisition with you. The description is as follows; TSUNEMITSU: MOUSE ON A CHESTNUT, 19th cent. A formal, very lovely rounded netsuke: Lightly ribbed ovoid nut with crouched nezumi sitting on it. It features partial fine fur carving and black inlaid eyes. In the first plac...
by HLH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?

I just checked my little collection and one third of them have a genuine signature. When it comes to my NLOs, all of them reads a famous carvers name or an unreadable scribble sign. To have the knowledge to read a sign is very satisfactory. This un-scientific investigation shows to my conclusion tha...
by HLH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Is there a site for Netsuke and Okimono signatures?

This is, as I belive a hot potato. As a new collector in this netsuke field I’m also interested to know what the signatures reads. This is a way to tell copies from the originals. We have the same problem with Chinese porcelain where copies have been made for centuries. Some of them are just scribbl...
by HLH
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 5134

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Friends!

What a splendid discussion, I get somewhat the same feeling when I was a child and listened to some uncles and others for all their knowledge and experience in all kinds of matters they had. Very enjoyable and educative. Please continue. Maybe I can contribute in the future.
by HLH
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Dragon
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Dragon

Hi

What a great piece you have made! How long does it take to carv? I suppose it takes a lot more than a Sunday afternoon to put all these fantastic details into place. If you compare the materials you use, which one is it harder to work with?
I would love to have one like this in my collection.
by HLH
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Figure w/ gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Figure w/ gourd

Piers!

When I PhotoShop the first picture I can see that he is standing alone. But I'll check and try when in hands.

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