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Clive
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby Clive » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:15 pm

Look.. my first ceramic netsuke, a man praying.

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Only joking.. handcream. ;)

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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby AFNetsuke » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:25 pm

Clive, I thought you were bird watching and a feathered friend gave you a "deposit" on a commissioned piece..
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby DSW90049 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:34 pm

Clive, that would be STUNNING in porcelain!

While only a moment in the palm, that hand cream creation will now live on . . . . and on . . . . 8-)
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby jbjtennyo » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:05 pm

Clive, you had me going for but a moment! But he really is a cute little fellow, short lived, but cute!
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby Bakurae » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:15 pm

Clive has the gift to see visions in the material, no matter what it is. That little figure is actually pretty impressive.

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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby Clive » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:34 pm

I can't take credit for it Alison, I just shared the image for the laugh. :D

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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby chonchon » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:15 am

Any more ceramic Netsuke out there? 8-)
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby Tsunuki » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:42 am

chonchon wrote:Any more ceramic Netsuke out there? 8-)

Here's some of my Bizen ceramic netsuke, which I posted last week in the Facebook group "Japanese Decorative Arts Forum".
Up first is a Daruma doll Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke. A similar example is in "Adornment in Clay".
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Seated Daruma Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke.
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Seated woman Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke.
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby Tsunuki » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:48 am

And some more...
A Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke of a Tengu hatching from an egg (Tengu-no-Tamago). You can hear something rattling around inside when it's shaken.
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A Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke of an elderly Ono no Komachi.
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A Bizen-ware ceramic netsuke of a sleeping tanuki (I believe I've posted this one before).
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Re: Ceramic netsuke

Postby chonchon » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am

Gosh Ryan, that was totally unexpected! I live right next door to Bizen, most famous for swords and pottery, and to a lesser extent guns.
Although I have a potter friend, and I have in the past put pottery through the Shinsa committee which sits in the Bizen Pottery Hall beside Inbe Station, I have never seen a Bizen pottery Netsuke, and here you present not one but six!!! How rare is that?! They would love to see these photographs, I can guess. Anything made before 1868 is usually classified as Ko-Bizen or old Bizen, adding value, but needing expert eyes to pass the evaluation committee.

Bizen is famous for its variety of earthen colours and deliberate non-use of glazes. You can also sometimes find 白備前 Shiro (white) Bizen, and 青備前 Ao (Blue) Bizen, but they are specialty objects. The traditional clay that Bizen pottery is made from is becoming harder and harder to find nowadays.
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