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Subject:Need help with netsuke.
Posted By: Joe Wed, Jan 09, 2019 IP: 2600:1002:b117:16b9:

Any info would help. Regarding history, or who created them. Where to buy or sell. Who to contact. I have more pictures if needed.
Thank you

Subject:Re: Need help with netsuke.
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Those do not look like ordinary Netsukes
The look more like they are modern, Chinese made, maybe even from Tagua nuts. Hard to tell from your pictures.

Subject:Re: Need help with netsuke.
Posted By: Mark Adams Thu, Jan 10, 2019

You will have to post small and clearer pictures of each in order to get an opinion.

Subject:Re: Need help with netsuke.
Posted By: Stan Thu, Jan 10, 2019

We would need better pictures with several sharp views of each. If there is a signature, we would need to see that.

Many/all of these look suspicious to me. They look like they may be cast resin (not ivory) and stained with black stain to try give the patina of old ivory. Also, many of these don't look like Japanese motifs.

The one on the right looks particularly off. Remember, a netsuke must dangle from your waist. Anything with numerous sharp points is going to be problematic.

Anyway, we need better pictures to provide good information.


Subject:Re: Need help with netsuke.
Posted By: Joe Fri, Jan 11, 2019

This is one with the signature.. i will post more later. Is hard to get pictures that would meet forum picture size standard. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |