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Subject:Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Tom Aspden Sun, Jul 11, 2021 IP: 31.205.1.41

Hi, I would be grateful if someone could tell me the name on this netsuke I bought recently.

The marks are 正光 (I think) if it is unclear on the photograph





Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: I.Nagy Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Signature reads,
正光 - Masamitsu

I don't have any information on him.

With regards,
I.Nagy

Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Tom Aspden Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Thank you (I usually like to have a translation for anything I buy)!

Regards,
Tom

Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Ernest Wilhelm Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Not so sure, but could this be a very good Tagua nut carving
Ernest

Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Tom Aspden Mon, Jul 12, 2021

I don't think so, it doesn't feel like a tagua nut to me, so I suspect it is some form or other of ivory.

Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Mark Adams Sun, Jul 11, 2021

Your netsukes himotoshi (holes) are the same size and should be different sizes.
This indicates that yours is a modern interpretation from the 2nd half of the 20th century.
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Subject:Re: Japanese wood and ivory netsuke
Posted By: Tom Aspden Mon, Jul 12, 2021

Thank you for the information, I was not aware of this aspect before, and shall definitely bear this in mind for the future!

regards,
Tom


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