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Advice on Repair

Tips and advice on looking after your netsuke and sagemono
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:52 pm

chonchon wrote: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.

Thank you Piers for your help I really appreciate it!
I'm attaching more high res scans from other angles so you can evaluate it better.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:54 pm

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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby KPR » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:56 pm

UPenn wrote:
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?

Hi Greg,
I am a collector, but also collectors have to sell to finance their passion.
If I sell something, then only to dealers or auction houses.
I find this very important, as they are significant for the market and for the further development of this art.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:01 pm

KPR wrote:Hi Greg,
I am a collector, but also collectors have to sell to finance their passion.
If I sell something, then only to dealers or auction houses.
I find this very important, as they are significant for the market and for the further development of this art.

If there was ever a rule that was made to be broken that's gotta be a contender.
Anyway once a dealer or auction has it live please let me know, if it's a good moment for me I'd definitely be interested.
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:04 pm

chonchon wrote: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.

I think you must be right, his posture is indicative of him actively using the bow to do something and not just holding it. Maybe he is subduing the beast with the end of the bow like you say, maybe that's a standard thing to do for bow & arrow boar hunters. I never realized how much research and debate this would take to resolve, it's quite fun actually!
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 pm

Could it be that the previous repair job made a mistake when he glued the arrow to be sticking out of the boar's head?

He is also holding an arrow in his right hand which has also been broken off and half is missing.

I'm thinking that the hunter has actually already pulled the arrow out of the boar and is holding it in his right hand.

And he was stabilizing the boar's head with the end of the bow in order to pull the arrow out.

The front of the arrow that was glued to the boar is actually the missing piece of the arrow in his right hand.

I mean why else would he be holding an arrow in his right hand?

Does that make sense to people?
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby chonchon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:43 am

Many thanks for the added shots, Glenn. Yes, that makes sense to me too.
Some wonderful detail in those Early Middle Ages clothes and the Tachi on his back. I wonder if this alludes to a particular incident in history?
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:46 pm

If anybody sees this, I'm looking for advice on the best glue to glue ivory. I broke something I'm sure I can glue back but I have no idea what glue works best for this. Thanks for any info!
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby Operafan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:31 pm

Best 'glue' is Clive :D
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Re: Advice on Repair

Postby UPenn » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Operafan wrote:Best 'glue' is Clive :D

I don't understand. Is that a serious answer?
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