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Discussions, identification and analysis of Stones and Gems used in Netsuke
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Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:45 pm

The himotoshi in Sachi's hippo netsuke are very much in keeping with the amber, except the larger hole is not quite a big as the one in the amber netsuke. I am going home tomorrow, and by next week, I should be able to have an image of both of them side by side from all angles. That will be very interesting. I wonder where the bone one has ended up. Is the Virginia G. Atchley Collection still together, or has it been sold---does anyone know? I will be bringing both of these netsuke to INS in July, and I am hoping I can get together with you and anyone else who is interested there. Looking forward to the convention. I need to find that book now-The Viginia Atchley Collection of Japanese Miniature Arts. Thank you so much for the information! judy
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Postby jbjtennyo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:03 pm

Well, here are images of the two together. The amber is 2cm X .6cm. The hippo is just a slight smaller than the amber. judy
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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:53 am

Here's one I just got:




[url=http://www.chait.com//Large/109/114109lg.jpg:3fwzfn9r][img:3fwzfn9r]http://www.chait.com//Full//109/114109.jpg[/img:3fwzfn9r][/url:3fwzfn9r]
[b:3fwzfn9r]Sale IFA1109 Lot 29 [/b:3fwzfn9r]

[b:3fwzfn9r]CARVED AMBER NETSUKE: Hotei[/b:3fwzfn9r]
Carved amber [i:3fwzfn9r]netsuke[/i:3fwzfn9r]; of [i:3fwzfn9r]Hotei[/i:3fwzfn9r] carrying a sack over his shoulder, the amber of mottled caramel and honey tones, unsigned
[b:3fwzfn9r]Estimate $300-500[/b:3fwzfn9r]


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Postby jbjtennyo » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:13 am

Really nice, DSW--is it a contemporary?  The colors are rich and varied.
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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:15 pm

I think it is contemporary. Bought it at an auction which did not call it "antique."
Colors are indeed interesting.
Photo is not mine.
I am going to take some photos and see if I can get light to play through it.

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Postby chonchon » Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:19 pm

That should be interesting. Look forward to the photos, DSW.

(Surely that is not his tummy-button?) :shock:
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Postby DSW90049 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:22 pm

Chonchon- I believe his navel is the small dark circle just below the bright reflected area about dead center - the other, whiter one, higher and more to the righ may be a himotoshi - [i:23fy8b4t]I will give him a complete physical when I play with light with him photographically over this nice lo-o-o-ng holiday that starts for me at noon today[/i:23fy8b4t]. . . (as you can see, I am ready for some rest)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!*

[i:23fy8b4t]Eat a cockerell for the sake of netsuke lovers all over the world. . .[/i:23fy8b4t]
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Postby gleeson » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:36 pm

congrats on your new hotei DSW! :)

have fun photographing it i look forward to the photos!

cheers, robert

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Postby AFNetsuke » Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:53 pm


David, interesting material for a netsuke. I think dating it would be difficult. Happy Thanksgiving to all! We are departing from the usual and having beef for dinner (maybe out of respect for the native Americans who so graciously introduced us turkeys and squash and then lost everything they cherished and subsisted on in their world).
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Postby craftingideas » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:29 pm

Very Well Work DSW Keep It Up
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