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Petite ryusa...

Discussions, identification and analysis of the different types of Metals used in Netsuke, predominately Kagamibuta composition.
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Postby NetsukeManiac » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:59 pm

Hi David, thanks for the input on my Ryusa. Unfortunately it is way too far for me to travel to Baltimore, however I might just show up in London for the next convention. Isn't it time we had a convention in Japan?

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Postby GiantSquid » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:38 pm

Beautiful netsuke Dave. I would have bought it in a heartbeat.
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Postby souldeep » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:18 pm

NetsukeManiac wrote:Isn't it time we had a convention in Japan?


8-)
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Postby DSW90049 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:36 pm

For the record, Dave,
I think we are long overdue for either an INS Convention in Japan, or an INS-sanctioned Symposium in Japan.;)




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Postby jbjtennyo » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:04 pm

I have not been attracted to metal netsuke (manju or otherwise)  as a whole,But I too really appreciate the fine tooling done on this piece--not only the details but also that it has been so carefully cleaned of rough edges.  A lovely little piece.  Thanks for sharing it!
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Postby chonchon » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:13 pm

I have a silver ryusa manju, also quite thin and delicate material, which would surely dent with not too much pressure. For special occasions? :)
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Postby Tama » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:43 pm

That one would definitely NOT be one for the battle field Piers!!!

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Postby jbjtennyo » Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:34 pm

Perhaps your silver ryusa was meant for show and tell, and very special occasions, Piers.  Nice that you have one--have you shown it anywhere?
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Postby chonchon » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:15 am

Yes, Judy, in the ryusa manju thread. And no, Jill, I would never!

Not wishing to threadnap, but to show that such a construction was not out of bounds:
http://forums.netsuke.org/post/show_single_post?pid=1287720376&postcount=179
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Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:35 am

Wow, Piers, that is really beautiful!  Very rich looking-- a show piece for sure!  Thanks for showing it.
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