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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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LUBlub
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Postby LUBlub » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:08 pm

Alan...the chrys. is all in metal...patina is very warm, extremely small, 2.4 cm all diameter, intricate petals.
The skull is from an old russian collection, two brothers living in Paris in the 1900's, fanatics with sterling silver art objects and ivory's representig the Memento Mori, ("Remember your mortality") the pc. is not casting, is carved in a solid block of sterling silver...a very high degree of competence and skill indeed...

More one, delicate and intricate work, silver, if you observe the surface finish of the "lilliput ojime"
you never finish to be astonished...those masters had what we have lost (Or we have stolen): the time
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Postby chonchon » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:47 am

Only just seen this thread and the treasures within it. Stunning.
Piers

Size is something.

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Postby LUBlub » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:31 am

QUOTE=chonchon]Only just seen this thread and the treasures within it. Stunning.


Piers...in the INS forum and threads we have I don't know how many hundred of subjects and
thousand posts...is a forest...sometimes difficult to know, see, have control of all what's happen...
yes we have the engine Search but probably will be convenient to change something...the experts
will know better than us.

Here a very curious but not strange story...3 monkeys practically identical, but only one with signature,(the ivory one: Homei)...the dark photo was de-accessioned from L.A. County Museum in the 60's...they have same position, almost same expression, but they are different in details...so, the usual questions with no answers: who when how why this subjct?.. one two or three artists were contemporarys? and if so, where? school? metal workers?...ImageImage



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Excellence in netsuke art don't need signature or pedigree, or age, only quality, aesthetics, beauty.