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Mammoth tusk

Discussions, identification and analysis of Mammoth Ivory
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Natasha
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Postby Natasha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:42 pm

There are several photos of pieces of different mammoth tusks, they were found in Yakut and in Chukotka. All pieces were bought by me, some of them were used. I hope these images will help you all. :)

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Postby Natasha » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Mammoth tusk
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Postby Vlad » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:11 pm


Thank you, Natasha! Very educational. And two fantastic works of yours again!8-)
"Man sieht nur, was man weiß" - "One sees only what one knows". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

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Postby chonchon » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:38 am

Agreed, wonderful. Is the rest of the top one secret?

When you say 'press' and it becomes yellow, how hard do you have to press and for how long before you see the colour change?

Have you worked in ivory too?
Piers

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Postby Natasha » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:23 pm

Thank You,
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Postby AFNetsuke » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:55 am


Natasha, these are superb carvings. I would never have imagined that point pressure would cause a color change, especially one that is uniform. How large is the tip of the tool you use to push on the mammoth ivory? Does it take a lot of time to cover an area? Does the color vary with the amount of pressure? Is this a common technique with modern carvers (or are you revealing a trade secret)?
Alan

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Postby Natasha » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:29 am

Thank You
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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:37 pm

Natsha, your carvings are always so elegant and beautiful!
Thanks for sharing them with us.Image

Also, those pics of the raw mammoth tusk material are good for our study
- and knowing that these were actually found in the wild, is important too
- we know they are not the tusks of an African Elephant, if they were found somewhere that only mammoths once lived.

"There is no shortcut to netsuke collecting; it takes time, study and patience. The market is flooded with utterly worthless rubbish. . . . "
Netsukes: Their Makers, Use and Meaning, H. Seymour Trower(1898)~~~~David

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Postby LUBlub » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:09 pm

Natasha...from Luigi

I'm glad to read you in the Forum with educative technical explanations and see your top level netsukes.
Please continue to do that...
Excellence in netsuke art don't need signature or pedigree, or age, only quality, aesthetics, beauty.

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Postby Natasha » Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:27 pm

Thank You, Luigi! I'll try to do my best! :)
I'll re-new my site in 2-3 weeks!


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