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ChrisM
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Identification Help Needed

Postby ChrisM » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi, I'm new here, trying to research six netsuke my son bought me as a gift. Any help would be appreciated.
Here are pics of the first:

N1.JPG
N2.JPG


Thank!

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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby ModTeam » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:23 pm

Dear ChrisM,

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

ChrisM
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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby ChrisM » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:51 pm

Thank you for the assessment, As it was a gift, I was just researching them.

From the pictures, can you tell me what material it is made from?

Thanks, again!

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AFNetsuke
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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:32 pm

The little pock marks make me think it is a molded resin/plastic.
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ChrisM
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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby ChrisM » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:50 pm

I did the hot needle test, and it's not any type of plastic.

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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby jbjtennyo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:25 pm

ChrisM,
Viewing this carving on my laptop, a larger image reveals grain on the bottom and also on the shoulder. It seems to me it is a quick careless 20C carving done in mass to make a quick dollar by Korean or other Asian carvers using poached elephant ivory, which is illegal. This is not Japanese and is not an authentic netsuke, and has no value for a collector.
Sorry for the bad news, but we strive to be honest.
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ChrisM
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Re: Identification Help Needed

Postby ChrisM » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:12 pm

I appreciate your analysis. As it was a gift to me, the sentimental value is all that counts.

Thanks!


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