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Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:18 pm
by tanukisan
For what it is worth, quote from the e-bay seller of this flat fish - 'As to date it is most likely Meiji'.

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:40 pm
by KPR
In my opinion, this eBay seller is very thorough and tried very precise and restrained description.
My dating is consistent with that of Reinhard.
Piers, what´s your opinion?

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:43 pm
by Clive
tanukisan wrote:For what it is worth, quote from the e-bay seller of this flat fish - 'As to date it is most likely Meiji'.


FWIW.. while I really like it, I think it's more likely to have been made much more recently. Maybe somebody who feels differently might point out any indicator of greater age that I might have missed :geek:

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:44 pm
by KPR
Clive wrote:FWIW.. while I really like it, I think it's more likely to have been made much more recently. Maybe somebody who feels differently might point out any indicator of greater age that I might have missed :geek:

It is not easy to find reasons for a higher age, especially if it is rare, unsigned, modeled on reality and more craft than art.

In contrast, an attribution is significantly easy if it's made more recently.
That's certainly the easier way.

Re: Fish & Other Aquatic Creatures as Netsuke Subjects

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:18 am
by NetsukeManiac
Are the himotoshi rings MOP? If so, that would be a somewhat unusual feature.

Dave