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Estate find

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Estate find

Postby Humungus1978 » Sat May 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Good afternoon all, I am pretty new to this forum and I was hoping to get some information on a couple of netsuke i have found in an estate sale.
I am an avid collector of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and this was the reason of my venue to the estate, however I was shown this collection by one of the heirs and looking at the quality I thought I should give it a try. This might be the beginning of a new collecting fever for me with a long learning curve as I had when I started collecting porselein. Thank you all Marc

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Re: Estate find

Postby ModTeam » Sun May 13, 2018 11:24 pm

Dear Humongus,

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. These are some of the better NLOs we see in terms of carving skills, traditional Japanese netsuke subjects and Kanji used for signatures.

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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