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Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby Vlad » Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:25 pm

That's a good one! :lol:
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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby Operafan » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:19 pm

SORRY, could not resist it...

Here is an item which is now on eBay, with a very 'creative' description:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Japanes ... SwcLxYElzZ

Furthermore, a few months ago, the same seller had an almost similar item on eBay, and at the time I mailed him the story of Hanasaka Jiji, suggesting him to correct the description. Clearly he did not read his emails...

By the way, here are two photos of a Hanasaka Jiji signed Gyokkei from my collection. Coincidence ????

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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby angel » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:18 pm

Hello Operafan.
I found this forum looking for information about Hanasaka Jiji netsuke. Precisely because I acquired the netsuke that appears on your link. The resemblance to your netsuke is amazing, if not by the firm, say they are made by the same artist.
It is also very similar to my Gyokkei stone lifter.
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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby Operafan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:59 pm

Hi Angel,

I have sent you a PM on the subject.

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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby tanukisan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:21 am

My most recent purchase was described as 'man seated on a pile of logs, pipe in hand, tobacco pouch in other, circa 1900'.
I am certain he is a she - face and scarf headgear. Is this proof that women of the period smoked and used manju or is she simply the wife of a woodcutter resting whilst holding his pipe and tobacco pouch as he chops wood nearby? I love the way she has placed one foot across the other as if lacking confidence or not really relaxed.



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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby chonchon » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:12 am

Definitely a woman. Those pigeon toes, a typical pose and way of walking of women in kimono, was and still to some extent is seen as childlike, bashful, cute and feminine. A bit of a contrast indeed with the large smoking kit!!! :shock:
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Re: Wrongly described netsuke in books, catalogues etc...

Postby Bakurae » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:30 am

Nice one, John. And the turban-like headdress is surely for women, at least in this fuller discovered by Judy a few years ago.
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