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Victor
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new addition to my collection

Postby Victor » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:25 am

Good morning, I have recently added this boxwood ryusa netsuke to my collection. 4.5cms in diameter. It shows images of horses on both sides. Comments welcom
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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby chonchon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:57 am

Nice shape but unusual constructon. You know what the theme is, Victor, a repeating pattern of...? 8-)
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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:24 am

A bunch of these...
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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby chonchon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:42 am

Haha Alan, a very nice Netsuke!
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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby neilholton » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:07 pm

Victor, I cannot be sure regarding this but it appears your Colt & Gourd ryusa may be from the Echigo Studio. This small group started with a brilliant artist Yasusada Shuzan, this studio generated other artists like Shuya. Their style is similar to Shima Sessai (Echizen) and also Hidari Issan (Iwashiro) although the distance geographically between these places is considerable their work relates in some ways.

Hope this helps.

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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby jbjtennyo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:08 pm

Victor, I really like the warm tone of this unusual Ryusa. You know, many years ago, a dealer told me that I would in time move away from my love of ivory and see the beauty in wood netsuke. She was right. I have and I do! And this one really touches me- it seems almost magical to me. Thanks for sharing it. And Neil, to have your knowledge of the different schools and carving styles would be a huge blessing, so we are certainly blessed by your willingness to share!
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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby tanukisan » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:11 pm

Japanese proverb - Hyotan kara Koma (Detta) - a horse coming out of a gourd is a very unexpected thing!

( The legend of Chokwaro could be relevant ......)

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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby Bakurae » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:08 pm

I think John is spot on about the subject--horses from gourds, a big surprise!

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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby neilholton » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:01 pm

I agree Alison, spot on John.

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Re: new addition to my collection

Postby Victor » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:27 pm

good morning, thanks to all the contributors, the 'Chokwaro' connection , I must admit, had not occurred to me, so thanks Neil. What really fascinates me is how does the carver hollow out wood before carving the details on the outer shell. I really like this netsuke and I'm impressed with the himotoshi, one hole larger than the other to allow the knot in the chord to be inserted.


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