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material of shell netsuke with whorls?

Discussions and analysis of Elephant Ivory
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Clive
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Postby Clive » Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:56 pm

Yep, them's Schreger lines all right. Elephant ivory. The piece looks to have been created from 3 separate pieces.

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Bakurae
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Postby Bakurae » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:10 pm

Thanks, Clive, I had wondered about that too.  What would be the method for attaching the pieces to each other? Tiny dowels? of what material? with some sort of organic glue? 

Alison

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Clive
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Postby Clive » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:19 pm

Could be all manner of materials Alison.. sometimes ivory, but I've also seen brass or wooden pins used. Usually fixed with fish glue. 

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Postby Bakurae » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:48 pm

I really appreciate getting that information, Clive. Sometimes I've looked at a really intricate Meiji netsuke and marveled that all those little parts could be carved from one piece of ivory. Now I know it ain't necessarily so.

Alison

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Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:36 am

I believe it was Klaus in another thread who noted groups of nuts that were assembled from several individual parts. I had always thought these were carved for the most part from a single block of material but he opened my eyes and I started thinking more of this possibility in groups of nuts, shells, masks, etc.
Alan

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Postby Tama » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:28 am

Judy, if you look at the underside, the meat of the abalone, you will see the shunga view. Looks female!


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