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tom333
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Netsuke Musicians

Postby tom333 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:47 am

Hey guys

I would like some help on these four netsuke musicians. I have no idea :?:

This sort of thing is way to posh for me and if it is collectible, I sure a collector wouls appreciate them more than me. My Grandmother had the in an old pipe cabinet for mare than 40 years. ( they don't smell like tobacco :) )
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Re: Netsuke Musicians

Postby ModTeam » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:00 pm

Dear Tom,

Welcome to the netsuke and sagemono lounge :)

The item(s) you have posted are categorised as an NLO (Netsuke Like Object). These types of works are commonly reproduced in the far east, are non Japanese, and have unreadable signatures applied.

We would also like to take this opportunity to make you aware we don't offer valuations on the forum, and solicitation of items is prohibited. That being said we are comfortable to say that NLO's are worth little to nothing commercially, and the real value will only be apparent in some form of sentimental meaning this piece may hold for you.

To help you understand more about NLO's we would like to direct you to read this introduction on modern souvenir productions (NLO's) - viewtopic.php?f=12122&t=7940207

Your topic has been moved into the Modern Tourist Souvenir Netsuke & Netsuke-like Objects forum. As little more can be said on the NLO, this thread has been locked.

You are actively welcomed to create further topics, ask questions, or share more of your collection. If you are genuinely interested in learning more about netsuke and sagemono we would encourage you to make use of the search feature on the forum, and look through the many examples of authentic netsuke already posted.

We hope to see you develop a genuine interest in this addictive art form, and please know, a friendly community of helpful individuals awaits to answer any further questions you may have.
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Re: Netsuke Musicians

Postby Oishii » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Hi Tom,

sorry that we have not been able to give you good news about these items ...

It might be a good idea to keep these carvings in honour of your Grandmother, as their value is not so high ?

Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have about netsuke !
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Re: Netsuke Musicians

Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Tom, if you hold onto these keepsakes you should be aware they don't seem to have any musical instruments. One holds a scroll, possibly representing a scholar. In the 1970s and 80s places like Chinatown in San Francisco had many tourist shops displaying such items in their front windows. Elephants and ivory or ivory-like bangle bracelets were also popular mementos of visiting tourists.
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