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Favorite Finds of 2017

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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby KPR » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:15 pm

In conclusion
Probably the last find in 2017.

I bought this Netsuke on Saturday the 30th of December 2017 at 4 pm in an auction in Germany.

A wasp nest with two wasps. Signed TAMETAKA. I have already seen three Netsuke with this motif by Tametaka.
But this is the only lacquered Tametaka I know.
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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby jbjtennyo » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 pm

That is a uniquely beautiful netsuke, Klaus! I have never seen that surface treatment before, and love the color variations in the nest itself. Is there any documentation that you can find regarding lacquering by Tametaka at all? Do you think it might have been an experimental piece? Sometimes artists just feel a need to try a different approach. What are your thoughts on it? Just fantastic, really!
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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby chonchon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:57 am

Yes, Judy, allow me to agree with you.

Of course it is possible that someone else took it upon themself to lacquer it, in homage and to preserve it. That we will probably never know though, unless the style of lacquer usage is particularly unique and recognizable. In the meantime we file away the notion that Tametaka might have experimented with lacquer.

Klaus might just have sealed the deal on 2017! 8-)
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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby KPR » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:58 am

The Netsuke arrived yesterday and I am particularly excited about the lacquering.

In the catalog "Eccentrics in Netsuke" by Paul Moss the number 51 shows a very similar piece, but without lacquering.
I can not imagine that one could produce my piece by a subsequent over-laquering of the Moss piece. Many subtleties were lost.
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Maybe Tametaka experimented with lacque. See remark in MCI.

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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby chonchon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:59 am

Many subleties would be lost? Either way, congratulations on your fine Tametaka Netsuke Klaus. I can easily believe he did experiment.

Once upon a time I had a finely-carved Okame/Ofuku face mask signed Tame 為, and I always wondered which carver's hand it was.
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Re: Favorite Finds of 2017

Postby souldeep » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:52 pm

KPR wrote:In conclusion
Probably the last find in 2017.

I bought this Netsuke on Saturday the 30th of December 2017 at 4 pm in an auction in Germany.

A wasp nest with two wasps. Signed TAMETAKA. I have already seen three Netsuke with this motif by Tametaka.
But this is the only lacquered Tametaka I know.

What a way to bag an end to 2017! An important work. Congratulations :lust:
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