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jadavis1095
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Age and signatures

Postby jadavis1095 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:30 pm

Hello,
I am definitely a newbie when it comes to collecting netsuke. I recently bought these three and was wondering if there is anyone that can tell me who made them and about how old they are. The first two are ivory and the third (a trick netsuke?) I believe is made from whale tooth (the growth rings are faint but can be seen to the left of the signature and are clearly visible when light is held behind them).
Thanks for your help!
Josh Davis in Cookeville, TN
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Re: Age and signatures

Postby ModTeam » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:47 pm

Dear Josh,

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.
The ModTeam


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