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Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of Metals used in Netsuke, predominately Kagamibuta composition.
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Postby AFNetsuke » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:10 am


Lub, I'm not familiar with the term "angel skin coral". What does that mean?
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Postby LUBlub » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:51 am

AFNetsuke wrote:
Lub, I'm not familiar with the term "angel skin coral". What does that mean?


AF..."angel skin" coral is used to call the light pink colour coral, is one if not the most expensive one, rare because is finded just in few seas of the world, one in Japan...I'm sure Clive is going to give us a lesson on this matter.
Meantime just as exemple see this snuff bottle in pink coral.

The LUB Collection
Snuff Bottle
Material: pink coral
Size: cm 10.3 H - 5.7 W - 3.5 Thickness - 172 grams
Signed : Kozan
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1267134_LUB_Coll_Snuff_Bottle_Pink_Coral_Kozan_002.jpg
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Postby AFNetsuke » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:16 pm


Thanks, Lub. Yes, I've seen items carved in this pink coral but I always thought it a little orangy looking to call "pink". And I'm sure Clive can educate us on it.
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Postby LUBlub » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:41 pm

AFNetsuke wrote:
Thanks, Lub. Yes, I've seen items carved in this pink coral but I always thought it a little orangy looking to call "pink". And I'm sure Clive can educate us on it.


In fact, is more orangy-pinky I explain you:
This kind of coral name is Corallium Elatius, in this case a sub group named Magay (pink salmon colour) more properly because the Angel skin, or Boké , is rose petal colour..In this snuff bottle piece you observe in the bottom (signature) some white spots, it means that the material is
dead or deprived of its natural richness.


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