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Laurent
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Joined: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:49 pm
Location: France

Postby Laurent » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:26 pm

Hi everybody,

I know absolutely nothing on this matter;

Could anyone help me to identify this object belonging to my old mother :

About 30 centimeters long - a father and his baby welcoming 5 other children ?

Is it a netsuke or something else ?

What does the characters represent ?

There is a signature on the back.

Thanks for everything you could teach me.

Best regards

Laurent, from France

https://picasaweb.google.com/109000769311929042411/NETSUKE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNa8p7HSr6anAg&feat=directlink

Gyoku
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Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Location: Germany

Postby Gyoku » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:35 pm

Hello Laurent

The object is maybe an okimono, but it's too big to be a netsuke.

In my opinion it's a modern work. It maybe shows men and kids who play a game. Unfortunately I can't read the signature.
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Vlad
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Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:59 pm
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Postby Vlad » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:41 pm

Laurent wrote:Hi everybody,

I know absolutely nothing on this matter;

Could anyone help me to identify this object belonging to my old mother :

About 30 centimeters long - a father and his baby welcoming 5 other children ?

Is it a netsuke or something else ?

What does the characters represent ?

There is a signature on the back.

Thanks for everything you could teach me.

Best regards

Laurent, from France

https://picasaweb.google.com/109000769311929042411/NETSUKE?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNa8p7HSr6anAg&feat=directlink


Hi Laurent! This is not a netsuke, but an ivory souvenir okimono - a larger kind of carving. It may have more sentimental value to you, than may be worth for some other collector. I hope you like it.
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)


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