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by HLH
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 858

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: 858

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: 1756

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...
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Foreigner

I've found these photos on the web. The dress is some kind of wedding dress or ceremonial dress. Now is it just to find the Japanese connection to the netsuke. Maybe the historical museums in Osaka or Kobe can give some more info.
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Foreigner

Piers, That sounds interesting - an Indian community in Japan. This could mean that this fellow is indeed Japanese, made from Indian influence. In Wikipedia theres an article about Indian settlement from 1873. Business men, Parsis and Sindhis primary. The Indian Tata Group established in Kobe 1891. ...
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Foreigner

Piers - As always you comes up with the answers. I appreciate this very much.
I belive that its an Indian merchant or some important person. Is it a NLO? Is this an item to collect or...any historic interest, etc...
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Foreigner
Replies: 19
Views: 858

Re: Foreigner

Anyone with more comments of origin, material and age.
by HLH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Weeping Buddha2
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Re: Reading signatures

Curt,
If I understand you right, its made of wood from Indonesia. But is it carved in Japan or Indonesia?
PS. If you have the largest collection of NLO in the US. I probably have the largest one in Sweden. DS.

Alan - do you agree about NLO?
by HLH
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Weeping Buddha2
Replies: 8
Views: 395

Weeping Buddha

Jan, Thanks for your support. Ok I’ve to back on this one. Maybe its so that the monkey trainer appeals against my personal taste that is why I think his a NLO? But as said earlier, its not easy. When you think you got it there are thousand other aspects to think of. I enclose a few pics of somethin...
by HLH
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Manju
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Manju

Thanks for all your comments. I think I stay with the netsuke.

Piers, the link - sorry but my japanese isn't that fluent yet but, you have to start somewhere.
Luckily some of the pages are also in english. :)

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