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by jbjtennyo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Beginning Collecting
Topic: Advice on Purchase
Replies: 59
Views: 3005

Re: Advice on Purchase

Hi Greg, and welcome! I have enjoyed the read here, and good to see humor is alive and well in this collecting arena! I certainly agree that one really nice purchase can put us in a hold pattern for awhile! Good luck with the bake sale, and I certainly would add the lemonade stand! Diversification i...
by jbjtennyo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Tachi Kake Signature
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Tachi Kake Signature

We are so fortunate to have folks here that together can sleuth these things out. Doug, like me, sees the artistic elements of men's protective gear, and he feels that kanji have been implemented in its design. Kikue and Piers with their knowledge of Japanese, can find the stylized kanji and possibl...
by jbjtennyo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 2387

Re: Junishi

Klaus, your dog has a seemingly tall stance, it is hard to envision it as a small child's netsuke. He has some power about him. I wish there was more written about this category of small netsuke. They are beautifully carved. Your dog is a great example! Do you have other small netsuke? I have a few ...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 2387

Re: Junishi

I agree with Alison, Luigi~ a really nice netsuke! Ditto on the sigh!
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 5146

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Happy Valentine's Day to all you loves out there! This netsuke is illustrated in "Contemporary Netsuke" by Robert and Miriam Kinsey.
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 5146

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Hi HLH! It's good to know that there are those out there reading. Sometimes posters feel like they are all alone, and noone is listening! :) Thanks for letting us know you are there! Alan, I agree on the color. I always like a more subtle warm tone if not dark. A reddish tone tends to put me off. Th...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Artists & Signatures
Topic: Tachi Kake Signature
Replies: 12
Views: 641

Re: Tachi Kake Signature

The first image I believe is right side up, and it looks like a Knight's head gear and shield to me--perhaps it is a kao meant to be a simplification of those two elements. I agree it doesn't seem like kanji, and so a kao would be my guess
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 5146

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

I have this example of a clutch or purse with chain and METAL ( ;) attachment. Not the best quality one I am sure but hope this helps.
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Subjects & Legends in Japanese Art
Topic: Junishi
Replies: 44
Views: 2387

Re: Junishi

Alison, Your puppy I believe is a ceramic netsuke? I have looked for one with the hair detail - it is very different from other ceramic examples. I have not been lucky finding one yet. Luigi, I have always loved Kangyoku's animal carvings with their large clumsy paws! The HB just adds to their uniqu...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Some light reading for the coffee break
Replies: 70
Views: 5146

Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Alan, thanks for posting the images! I really like the dragon too. I think the image has a strange color, and would love to see the dragon the color it really is. But thanks so much. That little dragon is a charmer. Also really love the elegant inro. So colorful and looks in pristine condition. I am...

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