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Tagua nut

Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of vegetable and fruit used in Netsuke
borat
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Postby borat » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:26 am

Nuts ! …. walnut, pecan, chestnut & ginko
8-)
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Postby NetsukeManiac » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:28 am

Ah, my favorite. Mixed nuts!

SC

borat wrote:Nuts ! …. walnut, pecan, chestnut & ginko
8-)

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Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:31 am

Borat, I don't recall any pecan nuts being shown in netsuke but maybe I missed them...do they occur in Japan? If they did they surely would have made a sweet treat with them....thinking of pecan pie and pecan logs from my youth when traveling through the US southeast.
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Postby borat » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:45 am

Alan, my knowledge unfortunately doesn't extend to pecans or edible nuts ….. I often deal with human nutters though , :D

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Postby LUBlub » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:40 am

Probably european mask, not himotoshi...
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Postby chonchon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:13 am

Tagua, signed 玉光 Gyokko
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Postby chonchon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:32 am

Nut grouping.

Front and rear shots.

From left:
a) Fragment of tagua which I used to create the little stopper above it,
b) Humorous Okame head by Gyokko.
c) Ashtray/manju/kagamibuta, concave iron plate, with worm.

On right, completely different type of nut (Natamame?) with simple drilled himotoshi holes, as found in box in J antiques market. (These nuts were sometimes made into priming powder flasks. Was the husk/shell or these desirable, rather than the inner material?)
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Postby madinpursuit » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:48 pm

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Discovered your forum researching this netsuke from our small collection. I knew it was not ivory. After comparing it to a known tagua nut carving from Ecuador, under 8x magnification, I'm pretty sure it is tagua. This figure of two entwined carp is about 1.5" or 40 mm at its widest. I'd appreciate any insights on this and (of course) would like thoughts on the signature. Thanks so much.
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chonchon
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Postby chonchon » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:34 am

Addressing Netsuke nuts?

Tagua etc.? Any recent acquisitions?
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Size is something.

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Postby B_art79 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:35 pm

Is a netsuke of a nut not a nutsuke?


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