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Postby Engraver » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:26 am

On the same day that I was sorting out some pieces of well seasoned boxwood to carve I was shown this and wanted to share it for its sheer jaw-dropping quality. Please remove this post if it is inappropriate for an, essentially, netsuke forum.


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Postby LUBlub » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:36 am

Andy...we have also netsukes carved with lobster subject....
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Postby chonchon » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:59 am

Stunning. Most of Japan has a close affinity with the sea, and people have handled creatures from the rivers and sea since childhood. You find amazing 'jizai okimono' 自在置物 lobsters in metalwork, but that is the best one I have seen in wood. 8-)

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Postby GiantSquid » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:20 pm

And good to see a young carver in Japan at work producing quality original work.  Stunning, absolutely stunning.  Wonder if he does netsuke too?
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Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:54 pm

When picked up the legs and tail drop down exactly like a dead lobster would move. It's enough to see the incredible attention to minute detail but when the movement range is also duplicated it's a mystery how this was accomplished.

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Postby carlomagno » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:31 pm

absolutely amazing piece. When I see the called" mobile works of art" I'm just wonder how to catalogue this object? is art?
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