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by Oishii
Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Wood
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 57
Views: 5492

... in the Merrily Baird book and I wholeheartedly recommend it (if it can be found). I'm away at the moment and forget its title. It should be in our recommended books thread.. Hi Alan,is this the one you mean ? seems indeed not so easy to find for a good price. https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.webs...
by Oishii
Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Wood
Topic: Bamboo
Replies: 57
Views: 5492

Hi Klaus,you show us again a very powerful piece !don't know if this could be of any help to the mythology tiger/bamboo ?W. R. van Gulik tells us “ In Japan the tiger portrayed among bamboostalks in the wind is known as take ni tora, ‘tiger in bamboo’. This representation is generally taken to symbo...
by Oishii
Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Grandma's Closet
Replies: 31
Views: 3210

Hi Chasalpha, welcome !

yes, very nice, would like to see more, eg a close-up of the wood one ?

Do you know by any chance how these came into your family ?
thanks for sharing.

by Oishii
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Inexpensive Beginner's Netsuke
Replies: 122
Views: 17342

Thank you for your info and comments !Yes, you all describe it well : a simple (in the best meaning of the word) sweet everyday-piece, for a working person ...It nevertheless puts a smile on the face ...It was inexpensive, yes ... there was an import tax to be paid when the package arrived : almost ...
by Oishii
Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Inexpensive Beginner's Netsuke
Replies: 122
Views: 17342

Hi everyone !would like to show you a simple piece of a root vegetable (radish ?) that I received this week ...guess it fits in the category of inexpensive beginner pieces, as it was sold under $ 200 ...any info on authenticity and period is very welcome ... it is unsigned.hope it was not harvested/...
by Oishii
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Books
Replies: 279
Views: 47390

David, Alan, thank you for the recommendation and insightful information on the Paul Moss Books ...There was quite some bidding on "Eccentrics in Netsuke", but I've won it, although not at a very 'reduced' price ;-)But from what you tell about it, i feel comfortable that it's worth its while ...Digg...
by Oishii
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Inexpensive Beginner's Netsuke
Replies: 122
Views: 17342

Martyn, thanks, will cherish it ...
guess this was 'beginner's luck ;-)



by Oishii
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Books
Replies: 279
Views: 47390

Hi everyone !At a local auction there is the opportunity to buy the book "Eccentrics in Netsuke" by Paul Moss.It would most likely sell for a price considerably lower than the 60 pound price at online shops. https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.websitetoolbox.com/4408/2367874 Is this an indispensable book...
by Oishii
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Inexpensive Beginner's Netsuke
Replies: 122
Views: 17342

sorry, did not want to boast about it too much, it is a "beginner's " piece ;-)
the regulars have posted some pieces that are really amazing and some even transcendent ...
by Oishii
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Inexpensive Beginner's Netsuke
Replies: 122
Views: 17342

you are right, Martyn ... thanks to the Moderators for the work behind the scenes of the Forum ...souldeep wrote :" LOL!!! I had that reserved in PB before I went away on holiday - how the hell was it sold!?!? "maybe a stupid question, but what does "PB" stand for ?thanks for your comments ... sorry...

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