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Hare material help

Discussion of different types of materials used for netsuke.
onimh
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Postby onimh » Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Clive wrote:Hi Onimh, it looks like elephant ivory.. could you please provide a couple of focused close-ups of the these areas?

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I'll get you the close up pictures tonight or more likely tomorrow.

Thank you all for your comments. All on point, I believe.

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Postby neilholton » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:04 pm


Matt can I ask you, do you have any more information on this piece? Where did you get it and more importantly can you divulge, privately, who from? This is very important…

Thanks
Neil


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Postby onimh » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:51 pm

I didn't expect such interest in this feller (whom I like in spite, or because of its clumsy chunkiness).

The only note that came with it was: "Ivory Contemporary Rabbit".
I acquired it amongst a larger collection which included a number of well documented Masatoshi netsuke. This is why I thought it might be his brother Masakazu.

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Postby onimh » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:30 am

Clive-GOOD MORNING!!!

Attached are the close ups, IN FOCUS, as best as I can. Quite demanding, you are.

Hopefully good enough.

Thank you for your attention (all of you)....[it's interesting, intriguing stuff though, isnt it?].

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Masakazu_Hare_close_small.jpg
Masakazu_Hare_close_small_2.jpg
Masakazu_Hare_close_small_3.jpg
Masakazu_Hare_close_small_4.jpg

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Postby onimh » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:32 am

I just did this off my iphone.
If you'ld like better, I'll use a proper camera tomorrow.

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Postby Clive » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:51 am

Good Morning Matt..

Thank you for the extra images.. as I suspected they allow us to positively determine your carving as having been carved from elephant ivory.

Notice the wide angle schreger lines close to the cementum

8-)


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Postby onimh » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:02 am

The color difference threw me.
The cementum.
Thank you.
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Good night.


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Postby LUBlub » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:27 am

Onimh...have you bought some piece of Masatoshi to share`?
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Postby onimh » Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:31 pm

Just the same "old" ones I've posted before. I've re-posted or added some here:

http://forums.netsuke.org/post/masatoshi-4565249?pid=1291784687#post1291784687

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