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Vlad, if you won these two at auction, Congrats. the Kansui is a good find. I saw it out there, but I believe the auction was already over. It is very different from my Kansui, but I have seen many of his ivory netsuke that have this same nice flare. The other signature is not clear from this image, and you would need to wait until you receive it to get a better image. it looks to me like debased or variant characters, but Piers is the expert, and I only play. Good luck. I like the camel very much.
Thank you, Judy. I agree with everything you said and yes, I won it for my wife because of the camel. She also wanted among a few others the whale similar to yours (you must've seen it too), but we were traveling that day and did leave very conservative bids. No cigars with all other absentee bids we have left for her.
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
But you have all your netsuke friends here to share with, Judy. Plus all the interactions with members of INS at functions you've attended. There's truly a wealth of love and sharing from us to help make up for being a lone family member (many are) who collects netsuke. And there's also the joy you bring others all over the world in sharing your knowledge!
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