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Re: Identification Help

Postby AFNetsuke » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:57 pm

A Komei monkey for comparison. I believe Komei died around 1925.
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Re: Identification Help

Postby UPenn » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:03 pm

Thomas1 wrote:Hi Martyn
It is signed but I was told that it means made by a clever person.
The netsuke he is holding is a monkey. I think it’s an amazing carving for being so very tiny. I included pictures of both.

Thanks for posting this close-up that monkey is amazing, it must be just millimeters in size!
It seems most of the time the monkey is holding a netsuke of a monkey.
For some reason my father's is holding a frog.
The frog is carved really nicely I'll have to post a close-up.
My name is Greg, life is good, code green.

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Re: Identification Help

Postby UPenn » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:05 pm

AFNetsuke wrote:A Komei monkey for comparison. I believe Komei died around 1925.
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Alan that is phenomenal, I have to get one of those if they ever turn up!
It's not just the size that makes it amazing it's the naturalness of the expression, he really captured it.
My name is Greg, life is good, code green.

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Re: Identification Help

Postby Thomas1 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:03 am

chonchon wrote:Thomas he's great isn't he/she? The Mei reads a) Saijin if you see it as a word meaning wise or learned, with long classical allusions, or b) Saito, as in a Japanese male name.

Thank you Piers! I appreciate that! Tom


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