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by jbjtennyo
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Three in a Leaf

Aw Curt! I just love a Christmas story, but you omitted one person in your story -YOURSELF- You are not an onlooker but very much a part of the group discussion, noone saying anything to one another that they aren't saying to you! That's the wonderful part of your Christmas story, that you are here ...
by jbjtennyo
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Three in a Leaf
Replies: 16
Views: 668

Re: Three in a Leaf

Season's greetings Curt! Late to the fair again! Look I would love to disagree and make you a happy man, but the truth is, no matter how much all of us really like you, and love your fun loving ways, that just doesn't change the truth, and we are all honest here with what we see. We want this to be ...
by jbjtennyo
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7415

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Piers Thank You. Glad you like my little turtle. That would have been really something if your turtle had traveled around the world and ended up in my collection! But strangely enough, The antique dealer told me that his cousin found this netsuke at a sword fittings show, and said that some very old...
by jbjtennyo
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7415

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Thanks Carlomango! Glad you like it! Was an easy purchase. Ryan I love the intricacy and the diverse nature of the carvings on your manju. It makes me wonder if those shapes represent something. Really lovely. I wonder what the cord peg looked like - if it was carved or plain, or if possibly a diffe...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7415

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

This is my second favorite find for 2017, and for an entirely different reason. Seldom can I go into a local antique store and find a real netsuke. But that is what happened on a day in late October or early November after attending a Downton Abby exhibit at Flagler Museum here in St. Augustine. Whe...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Bishamon
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Bishamon

Hi Curt, Sorry I have not been online for a couple of days. Regarding the himotoshi details, it is just one of many things you look at when judging the authenticity of a netsuke. There are enough 19C pieces with equal sized himotoshi and enough 20C netsuke with one large hole and one small to make t...
by jbjtennyo
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7415

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Jan, I love your manju by Yoyusai! Such a delicate and fanciful composition, and even the signature is done in such a graceful manner, so beautiful.
by jbjtennyo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Lion Dancer
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Lion Dancer

Hi Curt, Sorry, gone all day having a birthday lunch with friends! In a rare Arts of Asia journal, Special Netsuke Issue, dated may and june of 1974, it has this to say of your contemporary artist netsuke! Ryoshu Miyazawa born in 1912, is a master of the commercial netsuke of very high quality. He d...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Collector's Gallery
Topic: Favorite Finds of 2017
Replies: 197
Views: 7415

Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Thank you INSJ, for posting this information on "Squirrel with grapes" . It is a good read, and I am soaking it in. I do have to offer up this point though. In this world of collecting netsuke, we find that nothing is carved in stone, ( :lol: ) and theories that are there one day are dismi...
by jbjtennyo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: A Komuso
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: A Komuso

Thanks Piers. I always appreciate the information you share with all of us. It is a more insightful look at some compositions, understanding the Japanese culture on a deeper level. The ivory has a nice patina to it, and I do like the flute in his hand, and even the way his clothing lays gently aroun...

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