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Subject:Zitan or not?
Posted By: Marcus Sat, Mar 26, 2022 IP:

Check this wood out experts! Who’s going to have a crack first?

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: rat Mon, Mar 28, 2022

surely hongmu rather than zitan

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: Marcus Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Hi rat,
Interesting 🧐 I have some hongmu items, non of them have the lustre along with the gold thread as in the images.
Hongmu is awesome either way!
Thanks heaps rat, cheers mate.

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: Marcus Thu, Mar 31, 2022

Clearer photos🧐 for your judgment “
Rare to see clear images of the real deal!!!” Open them up “🔍

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: jack Wed, Apr 13, 2022

definitely Hongmu. Here is a photo of 18th c. Zitan for your records.

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: Marcus Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Hi Jack,
Thanks for your interest,
As I noted in above responses, I have a few items made from Hongmu’ and Zitan . The two woods have very similar caricatures! But what is clearly different and noticeable is the soft twisting grain along with the golden thread throughout the grain. Also the shadows of deep lustre the Zitan displays. If you have touched and studied real Zitan it’s easier too recognise. We must remember also the quality and grade of the wood, High quality Zitan was mainly used for higher quality item projects .
Thanks again Jack,
Best regards

Subject:Re: Zitan or not?
Posted By: kirk Sun, May 15, 2022

What... Jack? Are those gold threads? do they have chatoyance? Honestly there really don't appear to be any defining characteristics in this photograph whatsoever, & it's going to continue to be virtually impossible to understand what you're trying to show us unless you actually go to the trouble of explaining exactly what it is that you see. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |