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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby netsuke(enthusiast) » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:29 pm

Finally got the netsuke in hand, looks even better than the photos!
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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby souldeep » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:01 pm

What a rare find. I think it's great to find something like this immortalising one of netsuke's pioneers.

netsuke(enthusiast) wrote:Please correct my if I am wrong, but I believe this to be the only netsuke to depict a collector.

You are wrong :lol:

If one of our resident contributors is willing to share, they have an excellent self portrait netsuke in their collection.
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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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby AFNetsuke » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Martyn I'm waiting to see if that collector will commission another piece but this one incorporating him in a shunga scene. I can see his face on an Oni body lurking around Okame's bathtub. :lol:
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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby souldeep » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:59 pm

I see a tanuki, beating his chest, abreast a rather large pair!
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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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby netsuke(enthusiast) » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:02 pm

Thank you for the kind words Martyn, the second I saw it I knew I had to have it.

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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby netsuke(enthusiast) » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:26 am

Out of curiosity, does anyone else have netsuke that were entered in the '93 "netsuke carving contest"?

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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby netsuke(enthusiast) » Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:05 pm

I think I have found an inspiration to this netsuke, Tokoku.
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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby KPR » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:02 am

AFNetsuke wrote:Martyn I'm waiting to see if that collector will commission another piece but this one incorporating him in a shunga scene. I can see his face on an Oni body lurking around Okame's bathtub. :lol:

Alan, not a good idea. First one, then two, then three ......
In the end I only have self-portraits :lust: and no interesting netsuke.
The Ukrainian carver Derkachenko carved this Netsuke in 1998.
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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby borat » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:11 am

Excellent Klaus ... what a realistic image ! :)

By the way, is it Shunga by any chance ... like to see the bottom view ! ;)

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Re: First Contemporary Netsuke

Postby souldeep » Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:35 am

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this one again :D

Gopi.. Careful what you wish for. Perhaps a coiled tengu nose resides below?
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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