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#31 Grey Doffin

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:28 PM

2.7 cm long. It has 2 pins on the back so I suppose it could be a kiseru ornament but seems too nice for that.
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#32 Ron STL

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:48 PM

My post of 12/21 of seven orphans...if anyone wants the lot for what?...$300?...you can have them, post paid.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 05:59 AM

Thanks Brian! What a great sticky.
I have a sleeping swordsman(?) on a tanto that needs a mate. 22mm x 18mm.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:05 AM

Nice one Alan. He may be playing a flute?

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

Okay, I can see that. I will have to contemplate why that did not occur to me.
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 09:20 PM

Hi Guys

Here are three more orphaned menuki. I'd be happy to sell any/ all or buy matching examples.
All three are shakudo.

All the best

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#37 Guido Schiller

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:40 AM

He may be playing a flute?

That's what I see, too. The obvious match would be an oxen, then; should not be too difficult to find.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

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Could you expand on the link please? I know I could hit the books or Google, and find it myself. But it's a Sunday, and I am going back to work tomorrow after a nice vacation that was too short, and am feeling miserable...so can I be lazy and ask you to do the work for me? :)

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#39 Guido Schiller

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:48 AM

I'll give you a hint: http://books.google.... ... edir_esc=y

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#40 Henry Wilson

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

Something to do with this?

http://en.m.wikipedi.../wiki/Ten_Bulls
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#41 Guido Schiller

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

Indeed. It's not that common a Kodôgu theme, but often found in paintings and especially Netsuke, like this one from the Met:

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:38 PM

Ah yes from my Zen readings...Catch Bull at Four....transcended to the Range as after the third shot and adjusting for windage elevation the forth was in the X ring or catching the bull at four.
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

Thank you kind gentlemen for the insights and links. I have added an image of the other side and from the old shadow left from the missing menuki it appears to have been as all have suggested.
("enlightened" smiley here) Now I am searching for my missing ox.
Very Zen like Stephen.Are we reminiscing of warmer days in the field? :)

Cheers! :beer:
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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

Hello,

on my side if somone one has a similar round (1 cm) menuki, fell free to PM me.....


Thank you

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

The obvious match would be an oxen, then;


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#46 Ron STL

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 12:21 AM

Lousy photography, but a nice example of the oxen and the flute playing owner.
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 06:14 AM

I just wish to say how pleased I am for the menuki I received from Ian C.

Thanks!
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#48 Nihonto Chicken

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 06:07 AM

http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/download/file.php?id=50475

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Almost a match, mine has an added flower motif, but at least it's facing the opposite direction:
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Measures 4.0 cm by 1.7 cm. Unusual construction, very thin, I'm thinking perhaps a very low gold alloy, like 9 kt, or perhaps shakudo?
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What do you all think?
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#49 Geraint

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 07:28 PM

Hi Rick. As no one else has stepped in, the lower image is of a late pressing, hence the thin and uniform edge. These were manufactured in some quantity and you find them on swords but also applied to a variety of decorative objects made for the Western market around the turn of the century, sorry that's 19th/20th century. I found a cigarette box once with about twenty of them fastened by thin pins soldered to the back . You also more rarely find genuine menuki, sometimes by master craftsmen, applied to higher status objects.

Probably made of brass which is blackened on the face to resemble shakudo. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.

All the best.
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:28 PM

Thought someone had addressed these by now. Thanks Geraint.
Yes, they aren't menuki. Sometimes with 2 pins they are used as tobacco pouch ornaments. Or as decoration on furniture.
They aren't junk...just not menuki :)

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#51 Nihonto Chicken

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:15 AM

Okay, not menuki per se, I had concerns re the back side construction. Still, the workmanship doesn't appear to be all that bad on the front side, rather passable to my eye at least. Thanks for the info as to the origin and use.
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#52 DGARBUTT

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:14 AM

Here are some single menuki.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:24 AM

Is the hockey player Canadian? :D
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:12 AM

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Btw, if that menuki is a mantis, I am sure Ken (Mantis-Dude) would be interested in it.

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#55 Marius

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

Gents,

I would love to find something matching for this little orphan :-)

Thanks for looking :-)

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 11:21 PM

Hi
Any one gone this ones mate?
A common theme so I'm hoping to pair it up

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#57 bubba-san

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 01:14 AM

here are ones I have. I am happy to sell any or to buy a match. I have some odd fuchi and kashira also

 

 

Mark I would be interested in the 2 poor dragons ?    in second pic . drop me a pm and let me know what you need to get .... James



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

update. These are the ones I have available presently

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:52 AM

Mark how about the 3 dragons . let me know what you want ..... James



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Posted 04 September 2015 - 09:19 AM

dnVD.jpgHopefully I can find a match!!


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