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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby chonchon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Well, here it is in my hands, but all I can say is that there is a branch and there are two long floppy distinctive leaves and two flower heads? Not a reishi sceptre Nyoibo I reckon. I will turn it upside down and try for a clear close-up. (Then lose some of the density in order to post here.)

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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby chonchon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:51 pm

And the stalk

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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby souldeep » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:21 pm

Still hard to make out, but you have it in hand. Your observation in the 3D. I can make out two, rather than one, raised objects. So your flower heads probably the better suggestions :) always harder to observe images via a phone.
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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby Operafan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:22 pm

Great find, Piers ! I especially like the way the folds of the robe are carved. Very pleasing patina as well. Congratulations !
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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby chonchon » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:57 pm

Thank you for the kind words Martyn and Alex. Great to have back-up when starting from zero.
The photos are taken as if the figure is looking down at the flowers in his/her left hand, so that the end of the thick stalk is pointing towards the viewer, actually upwards, and the greenery is hanging down and away to the left.
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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby tanukisan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:20 pm

Great find Piers! Your sennin looks quite presentable in the photos despite wishing to clean him up. He also looks quite youthful for a sennin. I'm guessing that he's holding a paint/calligraphy brush in his right hand and medicinal related flora in the other.

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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby bakuoo7 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Hello Piers,

Nice netsuke. I think you will find this is the " Chrysanthemum Boy Kikujido " he wrote Buddhist scripture on the leafs of chrysanthemums and floated them down the river. He lived in the wilderness, that is why he has a leaved cloak.

Your netsuke has his brush in his right hand and a bunch of chrysanthemums in his left.
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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby tanukisan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm

bakuoo7 wrote:Hello Piers,

Nice netsuke. I think you will find this is the " Chrysanthemum Boy Kikujido " he wrote Buddhist scripture on the leafs of chrysanthemums and floated them down the river. He lived in the wilderness, that is why he has a leaved cloak.


Spot on David!

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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby onimh » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm

Is Kikujido considered a Sennin?

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Re: one of the first purchased

Postby Operafan » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:32 pm

Here is a brief story of Kikujido, with a more contemporary netsuke, taken from the Miriam Kinsey book. I guess this answers your question, Matt :)

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