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Advice on Repair

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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 pm

Thanks, Piers. I had not considered this okimono portrayed anything oyher than a hunter. You probably also saw the damage to to reishi fungus I have not repaired.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby chonchon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:55 am

Fungus damage would not bother me too much, but can we see any more shots, showing more of his face and the other end of the gun? Many thanks.
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Re: Advice on Repair

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

More pics requested by Piers.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby AFNetsuke » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:14 am

My phone is uncooperative in attaching pics tonight.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby chonchon » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:20 am

That's great Alan, many thanks. I was struggling with my phone yesterday! Loving the depiction of one foot and the waraji sandal, and other resting on his ammo box. The dog has come alive too!!
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:17 pm

chonchon wrote:Looking at Meiji okimono I notice that other materials were often used, so if your bow originally had a wire string it would not surprise me in the least. In fact it would be a much better solution in my opinion than attempting to carve string from some material. Why even try?

Would it be weird for the hunter to be carrying the bow unstrung in this situation? Maybe after shooting the boar he unstrung it before bending down to examine his kill? I don't love the idea of using wire, this carver was extremely ambitious I would bet if there was a string on the bow that it was somehow carved. It would be a hell of a trick!
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby chonchon » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:29 pm

The boar looks very much alive and kicking. My very first impression Greg on seeing your piece was that he was using the end of the bow in some way to pin it down. Hard to judge angles from those photos though. There is a great shop in London full of Meiji pieces which I would want to look around for hints on what best to use, nothing, or something. Personally I do not think you could go wrong with real gold wire, for example, or something darker, but I would want to do some sketches or check to see what other examples might be out there.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby tanukisan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:56 pm

2 okimono examples depicting an archer with a bowstring not made of ivory -
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby KPR » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:38 pm

Everything is possible for an Okimono carver. This Okimono has the total height of 19 cm.
Diameter of the rope 0.8 - 0.9 mm
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:47 pm

KPR wrote:Everything is possible for an Okimono carver. This Okimono has the total height of 19 cm.
Diameter of the rope 0.8 - 0.9 mm

OMG Klaus that's truly inspiring!
I'm convinced it can be done in ivory.
That's so impressive, is that piece available?
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