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by HLH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Reading signatures of NLO's
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Reading signatures

Onimh, a very useful link. This will keep me busy for a while.
Thanks a lot.
by HLH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Reading signatures of NLO's
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Reading signatures of NLO's

I’ve now tried to do some research on a few of my NLO signatures. Have I got them right ? Please let me know.
by HLH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Exercises for beginning collectors
Replies: 38
Views: 1746

Re: Reading signatures

Hi onimh,

Thanks but I can’t find anything on ”gomo sen-nin”. Do you have any reference as Google don’t give any useful hits.
by HLH
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Weeping Buddha2
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Weeping Buddha2

Curt, Thanks. Now my $10 investment sounds much more valuable. As you say, every detail we can pick up can make a big difference. Its priceless. I’ve been doing antiques more or less since I was 12. Half a century isn’t enough as you learn or pick up new things all the time. And the more you learn t...
by HLH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Foreigner

I find it very interesting to know as much as possible of the Japanese history. The Shoguns, the 400 years of Dutch trading starting with the closed Japan, Indian subcontinent community and so on....I've visited Japan about ten times or so and I'm fascinated by the country and its people.
by HLH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Exercises for beginning collectors
Replies: 38
Views: 1746

Re: Reading signatures

Hi John, Which Sen-nin? Thanks for your comments. I've been looking for a simular piece, but no luck yet. The question is what is missing? Could it be something supported by the missing left hand? Or maybe this missing item was supported by an invisible hand as I can't see if theres any harm done to...
by HLH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Exercises for beginning collectors
Replies: 38
Views: 1746

Re: Reading signatures

Jan, Interesting to see the difference, my favorite sold only for 80 but the new tiger sold unfortunately for the buyer for to much. I think that animals as tigers, lions, wolfs etc... are very popular among many people. Thats why the high price. The monkey was also a bit to expensive as you can get...
by HLH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Foreigner

Thanks everybody that made great efforts to solve this task. A chess player of all kinds. On the other hand, Once maybe a merchant asked a netsuke carver to make the himotoshi. We’ll never know. But we have learned that not only europeans but also indians have done trading with the closed Japan. So ...
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 857

Re: Foreigner

Hi Doug
I’m afraid that you are on the spot with a chess player. Its easy to be carried away.
I just took photos of the hand and feet. And you clearly see the holes.
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects
Topic: Exercises for beginning collectors
Replies: 38
Views: 1746

Re: Reading signatures

Jan, He has lost his left hand for some very rough handling. Also his left shoulder has a sharp something...maybe holding a missing part. For that part I like to have him in my collection because this kind of genuine patina and natural wear. We must consider that he's been around for at least 200 ye...

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