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#1 Gasam

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 10:22 AM

Heyas,

 

Might have an option on this Netsuke for about USD 300.

 

Little longer than 2 inches.

 

Knowing nothing of Netsuke, I am of course looking to check if anyone knowledgeable would consider this a good deal :-) Do I see a mei-like scribling top left quadrant of backside Picture?

 

Also, can anyone see offhand if this is Ivory. Seller doesnt state.

 

 

Cheers,

 

 

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#2 Fuuten

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

They look like bone to me. Also I've seen better. I would skip on this.


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#3 Brian

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:01 PM

I don't see any quality at all there.
$300 Buys you a fairly ok tsuba. I would pass.


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#4 Gasam

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 03:00 PM

Thank you as always people.

 

Skipping on this one then!

 

Cheers,


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#5 custodian

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Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:50 PM

Looks more like composition to me.  Finish is wrong.   The cracking/flaking on the bottom (left side of the photo) is wrong.  The staining looks like something out of China from the 70's or 80's (maybe).

 

Without 'hands-on', just opinion.


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