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#121 Kevin Adams

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:10 AM

The feather details on that eagle/monkey piece are very sexy. ^_^


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 04:19 AM

Here is another monkey and Hawk tsuba with some pretty pronounced feathers as well, Kevin. 

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:38 AM

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:15 AM

About Yamakichibei, here is mine

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:24 PM

My dragon and tiger drinking Fuchigashira. I think the producer is "Yokoya Soyo". You see it?

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#126 DGARBUTT

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:58 PM

Some classic iron.

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 10:27 PM

certainly i do have a mess of....

mine but still baby but! ...is this nice guy... (can not tell you why...it´s just such a feeling...)

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:05 PM

As requested here is a better shot of the front as well as the back of my Hagiya Katsuhira. I actually like the Ura side better. 

 

 

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:19 PM

Got to do some more googly on Katsuhira,  some kind a WOW, thanks James.


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Posted 21 February 2016 - 08:59 AM

My two lions menuki.Yokoya school work.

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:23 PM

And another Yamakichibei of mine as apparently each collection should have one......

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 03:55 AM

Here is another monkey and Hawk tsuba with some pretty pronounced feathers as well, Kevin. 

 

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I found that tsuba about 15 years ago in Montreal.

 

It belonged to the same set as the Katsuhira tsuba that became famous in Ford's Utsushi video. 


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:47 PM

These fittings are ok but for truly high class requires..... a Praying Mantis (of course).  Even Better a Praying Mantis from the Kaga School.  This Kozuka has NBTHK papers but Kaga attribution is obvious.  In the auction catalog, it looked like there was scratches near the mantis.  I asked and was sent clearer photos that showed the scratches were actually a fly in the mantis grip.  kaga kozuka internet.jpg


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:52 PM

Another Kaga Kozuka

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 06:29 PM

My tsuba. The story is Zhang Liang and Fan Kuai. Edo period, Nara school work.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 07:19 PM

I continue to enjoy this thread, and recognize half the items have seen or studied in hand by me over the years.

James' Hawk and Monkey tsuba was ex-Hartman collection in 1976(?) published, and into the ether until Darcy rediscovered it.

 

I sold the twin to Mr. Chen-Chen's tsuba at Christies auction around 2007.

Too many other nice pieces in this thread. James posting a few stunners for us who like some softmetal with our iron.

 

Might as well throw up another:   TH Hirata, possibly first gen Hikozo according to some (on the left).

I like nidai work (on the right) just about as much, though the lacquer on shodai works sometimes gives it very unique charm.

 

 

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:38 PM

Oh, we can put up more than one? :-)  How about this then.  Its a generic Onin piece, but I just also did a VR image set for it as well - first the images:

 

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And here's a link off to the VR image sets - the lighting isn't optimal as I was shooting a whole bunch of them at once using basically the same lighting (some for ebay , some just because (this piece)), but still:

 

http://www.rkgphotos...onin_front.html

 

http://www.rkgphotos..._onin_back.html

 

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EDIT: I forgot the directions again (Doh!) - to rotate the viewpoint in the above image sets you need to click and drag to the right or left.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 12:05 AM

To me this tsuba (posted by Chen Chen) doesn't look old or Japanese made.
I have also never seen such a box for an authentic tsuba, and the text is Chinese not Japanese.

I might be wrong with this evaluation and would appreciate if the more experienced collectors could address this point.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 12:27 AM

To me this tsuba (posted by Chen Chen) doesn't look old or Japanese made.
I have also never seen such a box for an authentic tsuba, and the text is Chinese not Japanese.

I might be wrong with this evaluation and would appreciate if the more experienced collectors could address this point.

no matter the box, the tsuba look perfectly legit

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 12:57 AM

My tsuba. The story is Zhang Liang and Fan Kuai. Edo period, Nara school work.

 

You may like this one too  ;-)

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:53 AM

No- Chen Chen-san's is Nara to the Nara.

 

For similar example, check the Compton Collection Books.

One in there very similar. From memory, I wanna say it was by Harayuki?

 

 


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#142 Alex A

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 07:46 AM

I have to say, seeing all these wonderful tsuba makes me want to start collecting tsuba (again), please stop, funds only go so far :laughing:

 

No, keep it up :clap:

 

Ian, really like that tsuba, would like start with something like that :thumbsup:


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:31 AM

To me this tsuba (posted by Chen Chen) doesn't look old or Japanese made.
I have also never seen such a box for an authentic tsuba, and the text is Chinese not Japanese.

I might be wrong with this evaluation and would appreciate if the more experienced collectors could address this point.

Oh, my box is made later. I am in China. So I made a Chinese style box to save it. This means that cherished and solemnly in China.


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:36 AM

Oh, my box is made later. I am in China. So I made a Chinese style box to save it. This means that cherished and solemnly in China.

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:36 AM

Chen Chen, Nice work on the 陳列箱 John



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 03:17 PM

C. C.  I love that box,so much respect for the Tsuba, the art work is outstanding. 


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Posted 25 February 2016 - 04:43 PM

 

 

And here's a link off to the VR image sets - the lighting isn't optimal as I was shooting a whole bunch of them at once using basically the same lighting (some for ebay , some just because (this piece)), but still:

 

http://www.rkgphotos...onin_front.html

 

http://www.rkgphotos..._onin_back.html

 

 

:o :o :o

 

Wow. I hope everyone took the time to load those pics. Amazing. So this is the new way to examine objects online (yes, I know not that new) but stunning!
Next best thing to having it in hand. You can really get a feel for the tsuba this way. I assume vertical movement is also possible, but more complicated?

Loving this. Can you imagine having entire museum catalogs done this way..it is definitely going to change the way stuff is sold.

 

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#148 Pete Klein

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 05:37 PM

If your not up on the terminology (like me) after clicking on the link place the cursor arrow on the picture, left click and hold down, then you can rotate the picture using a horizontal drag. Very good pictures!
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Posted 25 February 2016 - 07:58 PM

Brian,

 

Thanks for your kind comments :excl:

 

You may recall that I've posted spherical VR sets of items in the past - I have a rig to do them, but the number of images required gets out of hand quickly + actually the backgrounds become a pain to deal with.

I'm not sure its the new way - all the big box stores, Dell, etc were hot on showing items like this for a while, but a lot of them stopped/scaled back the number of images/etc probably due to the cost of the bandwidth (even a really compressed spherical set takes a LOT of data...), etc. 

 

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:o :o :o

 

Wow. I hope everyone took the time to load those pics. Amazing. So this is the new way to examine objects online (yes, I know not that new) but stunning!
Next best thing to having it in hand. You can really get a feel for the tsuba this way. I assume vertical movement is also possible, but more complicated?

Loving this. Can you imagine having entire museum catalogs done this way..it is definitely going to change the way stuff is sold.

 

Kudos.

 



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Posted 26 February 2016 - 04:48 AM

My favorite tsuba. The story is “Three laughs at Tiger Brook”. It is larger and almost never used.

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