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Solid Silver Netsuke

Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of Metals used in Netsuke, predominately Kagamibuta composition.
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Postby Tengu » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:30 am

SC Thanks , Which part was etched?

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Postby NetsukeManiac » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 am

Whichever area seems raised would be the area protected by the resist. I really can't tell difference of depth from the photos.

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Postby Tengu » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:27 am

Only with a stereo microscope magnification over 40, I could see the drawing is sublime. Or better, the other surface is uneven due to the acid.

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Postby fkc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:01 pm

It's not clear from the photos what the technique could be.

Given that the manju is hollow and presumably the halves were soldered together, it might equally have been repoussé work. Another conjecture is chasing. It could also have been finely chiselled. We have no way of knowing without detailed, live examination.
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Postby NetsukeManiac » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:43 pm

Freda, how about having a jewelry expert examine it? Just a thought...

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Postby LUBlub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:14 am


Very small Ojime...but amazing minute work.
Include a MON of Nakayama Raisuke (Mon being either crest of one school (Jo-mon) or personal crest (Kae.mon)

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Postby LUBlub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:31 am

This is a dramatic symboly of life and death,.... death part of life, life path to death...
Pure silver, heavy weight 121 gr., 3.5 H - 3.5 W cm., unsigned.

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Postby DSW90049 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:43 pm

Lub, that is one POWERFUL piece!Image
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Postby LUBlub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:53 pm

David...this is more soft and delicate.

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Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:32 pm

Beautifully done pieces, Luigi.
Is the chrysanthemum all metal? Any guess as to the age of the skull in silver?
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