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by HLH
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Figure w/ gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Figure w/ gourd

Piers!

Interesting to the practical use as a pipe utility. You say thats the use in the west, but what about the use in Japan? I guess the same or..?
by HLH
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Figure w/ gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Figure w/ gourd

Alan Thanks for your comments for my "Mingei". Its always interesting to have a little more details for an item. The seller descibed as an Edo-period piece and I might belive thats the age. This one is quite charming even if its cruedly carved. It might be easier to judge when I recive it ...
by HLH
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Subject Quiz
Replies: 37
Views: 1710

Re: Subject Quiz

Thanks for a super lesson in the wide world of Japanese art. A very interesting session.
by HLH
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Figure w/ gourd
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Figure w/ gourd

Dear friends Another of my latests acquisitions. Still waiting for it to arrive. (in the mail somewhere out there in the world). Anyhow, descibed as a figure carrying a gourd on his back standing on one foot. A work in stag of the Edo-period about 2" high. Who is this and is there a any histori...
by HLH
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Working Figure

Piers! Thank you very much for your wise comments. I’m always grateful for an expert advice. I really enjoy when theres a friendly discussion about a piece. Its also fascinating to notice that theres so many opinions about my little netsuke. I’ve been in Japan for a number of times, but you never ge...
by HLH
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Working Figure

I've just recived some info on this work from a reliable source that hopefully will strait out our questionmarks. ”However, the question you pose is interesting. I am fairly convinced the netsuke you have depicts a man mixing miso , as you suggest. I would expect sesame seeds to be pounded, like ric...
by HLH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Working Figure

Piers! He is definitly buttering something up. Apple sauce? ;) Interesting with sesame seeds, maybe thats it is what he’s grinding. Have you any other netsuke examples showing this? My limited reseach library have some examples; The rice pounding shows large both pistols and mortars, so I agree we c...
by HLH
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Re: Working Figure

Alan!

I refered to the himotoshi because the holes are nicely worn from wear. Unfortunately the photo doesn’t show this very good.
by HLH
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 14
Views: 1031

Working Figure

Dear friends This is one of my latest acquisitions. A 19th C. Working figure pounding rice / stirring miso. The patina is quite nice as well as the himotoshi. Is this figure associated to some special occation or an historical event? The examples I’ve seen are either stirring miso in a round type of...
by HLH
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Welcome in 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 759

Re: Welcome in 2018

New Year Greetings from Sweden to all INS members around the Globe.

Gott Nytt År !

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