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Okimono
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netsuke with dark areas

Postby Okimono » Sun May 28, 2017 8:11 pm

Hello there,
This netsuke of the manju type has some very dark areas. Is this typical for a period when it was made ?
I do not know how old it is and hope it is not modern ivory.
The seller describes as maybe from the region of "Akasuka" ?
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souldeep
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Re: netsuke with dark areas

Postby souldeep » Sun May 28, 2017 8:22 pm

Hi Okimono,

This looks like it's been restained.

That being said, it's based on a gyokoyosai / rensai type model. The seller was correct to suggest asakusa school.

If you look through the stain the ivory is not modern, it looks honest enough.
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Re: netsuke with dark areas

Postby Okimono » Mon May 29, 2017 5:58 am

Thank you for your reply, souldeep. That helps and good information reference.

Can I give the netsuke a treatment for diminishing the stain a little bit ?

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Re: netsuke with dark areas

Postby chonchon » Mon May 29, 2017 6:32 am

Some artists liked to use a relatively heavier stain. This one could be wanting to look like a wooden base, in which case the dark stain might even be a good thing. I would leave it the way it is for the time being, at least until you are 100% sure what way forward you wish to take it. Has a good feeling about it.
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souldeep
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Re: netsuke with dark areas

Postby souldeep » Mon May 29, 2017 6:52 am

Agree with Piers - enjoy it as it is!
Piglet: "Pooh?" Pooh: "Yes, Piglet?" Piglet: "I've been thinking..." Pooh: "That's a very good habit to get into to, Piglet." - A.A. Milne.

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KPR
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Re: netsuke with dark areas

Postby KPR » Mon May 29, 2017 2:24 pm

Maybe it's just dirt. Try using an ear cleaner and spit or warm soapy water. But everything slow and careful!
If it worked I would look forward to the result.
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