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Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

What subject or legend is depicted in your netsuke or sagemono?
lohrberg
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby lohrberg » Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:44 pm

Unique, very rare, rare, common

When I saw the little flat fish some weeks ago, I made up my mind to think: It is a unique piece, never seen before. There are only a few natural fish skin netsuke known. They all are rare. But this one is rarer than rare. Simply unique.

What a misjudging. Now we see the large size version, so not unique. But very, very rare!

This is how it is in the netsuke world. On a certain day a netsuke comes up, which I did never see before. A month later a similar one shows up.
Let me conclude: There are no unique netsuke. There will be a second or a third one, hidden in collections or not even. May be together with toys in a tatami room's corner. We will never know.

The whole scale between rarity and common is large. There are hundreds, may be thousands of oxes, hoteis, daruma, and even they are different.

All I want to say is, I am happy to see these two flat fish netsuke, not unique, but very, very rare,

Reinhard

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AFNetsuke
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby AFNetsuke » Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:42 pm

lohrberg wrote:
This is how it is in the netsuke world. On a certain day a netsuke comes up, which I did never see before. A month later a similar one shows up.
Let me conclude: There are no unique netsuke. There will be a second or a third one, hidden in collections or not even. May be together with toys in a tatami room's corner. We will never know.

Reinhard


However, I'm still waiting to see another one of these young "ladies" emerge from the sea.
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Alan

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tanukisan
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby tanukisan » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:13 pm

lohrberg wrote:Unique, very rare, rare, common

All I want to say is, I am happy to see these two flat fish netsuke, not unique, but very, very rare,

Reinhard


Strangely yet another one appeared for sale on e-bay recently!
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John 


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KPR
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby KPR » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:43 pm

John, this Ebay Netsuke is the mother I was lucky to buy for my baby.
Klaus

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tanukisan
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby tanukisan » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:28 pm

KPR wrote:John, this Ebay Netsuke is the mother I was lucky to buy for my baby.


Congratulations Klaus! :)

John 


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chonchon
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby chonchon » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:48 am

Birds of a feather flock together! (Fish of a fin school with their kin?) 8-)
Piers

Size is something.

billweb
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby billweb » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Alan, I remember your little girl friend very well. (Ex Mang and Scott Meredith) Maybe you could bring her to a 'show and tell' sometime. Would love to meet her personally :love: ....I have a feeling she may be truly unique.

Bill

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AFNetsuke
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby AFNetsuke » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Would be happy to show my mermaid, Bill.
Alan

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KPR
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby KPR » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:04 pm

AFNetsuke wrote:Would be happy to show my mermaid, Bill.

In order to bridge the meantime, a photo of Alan and his mermaid.
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Clive
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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Postby Clive » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:35 pm

But its true... ;)
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