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Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby jbjtennyo » Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:42 pm

These are really beautiful Neil. Thank you for posting them! The fish are especially lovely carved from MOP, as you said!
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby DSW90049 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:30 pm

Seconding Judy on your pics, Neil!
Thanks for sharing them.

Fish are exceptionally good in MOP, as yours demonstrates.
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby DSW90049 » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:34 pm

The legend discussed above, and explained both in the Pinterest link that I posted and in Jan's quote from the Joly Treatise, which is indeed available in full as a pdf scan online, is depicted in a print included in the Pinterest page, which won't allow you to copy it into here, but the poster is: Kayuzue: Koshohei Turning Stones into Goats Surimono by Shigenobu I (1787-1832), and
the Pinterest poster's narration of the legend (in case the link is lost) is:

"According to legend, at age fifteen, the goat herder Koshohei decided to take his flock into the mountains and meditate and study magic in a cave. After forty years, his brother found him, and was alarmed by not seeing any goats. Koshohei touched his staff to the boulders lying around, instantly changing them into goats."

Another illustration of what magic and meditation for 40 years can do!
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby borat » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:06 am

Neil, I'm waiting for your treatise on Tonkotsu ... please start writing soon, I think it may take a few years!

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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby carlomagno » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:08 pm

This piece is ex Mang collection, Is massive but quite a work of art in mother of pearl
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby LUBlub » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:30 am

JC...magnificent piece or art...sincere congratulations!
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:13 pm

Just beautiful Juan Carlos!
My first impression of this is that it is the Phoenix.
In Japan, the mythical Phoenix was adopted as a symbol of the imperial household, particularily the empress. This mythical bird represents fire, the sun, justice, obedience, fidelity, and the southern star constellations.
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In legend, originally from China), the Hō-ō appears very rarely, and only to mark the beginning of a new era -- the birth of a virtuous ruler, for example. In other traditions, the Hō-ō appears only in peaceful and prosperous times (nesting, it is said, in paulownia trees), and hides itself when there is trouble. As the herald of a new age, the Hō-ō decends from heaven to earth to do good deeds, and then it returns to its celestial abode to await a new era. The Phoenix appearing is a symbol of peace.
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Re: Mother of Pearl - theme of INS SF Chapter meeting July 31st

Postby Tsunuki » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:35 pm

I recently purchased this mother of pearl fish. It measures about 4.5" long.
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