FOUND A BOX FULL OF CLAY NETSUKE(?)

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  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found a box full of these netsuke(?) at a local thrift store yesterday.
    Is that what these are? Are they old? Valuable?
    They are all made of a type of clay that breaks easily (4 were badly broken & worthless & I threw them away) except for a couple that appear painted.
    Any info on these would be appreciated!
    PS - Forgive last 2 photos; flash made them too bright + slightly out of focus - and they were the most unusual (especially the 2 man, man powered trench diffing machine?)! I will take & post better photos soon

    COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 1AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 2AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 3AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 3AAA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 4AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 5AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 6AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 7AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 7AAA.JPG
     
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  2. Bdigger

    Bdigger Well-Known Member

    I don't think they are netsuke......As I understand Netsuke, they are smaller and made to thread onto a robe belt. You might try googling "chinese mud Men" to see if you can find a match.
     
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  3. 916Bulldogs123

    916Bulldogs123 Well-Known Member

    I agree, mud men. And very nice from what I see.
     
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  4. flipper

    flipper Striving to face adversity with tact and humor

    Yes, that's what they are and they are great! I have some, too. I like that they come in different sizes and how intricate they are. Fun Stuff!
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    If one of them were a netsuke, it would probably look more like this...rounded and more compact...and of a material must more difficult to break!
     
  5. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    What a beautiful collection!!!! @journeymagazine, I took the liberty to tone the last two down a bit, but better images in the daylight will definitely help!!

    COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 7AA.JPG COLLECTIBLE NETSUKE CLAY GROUP 7AAA.JPG
     
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  6. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Mud men yes, but not old.
    Currently available from wholesalers.
     
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  7. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

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  8. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    Thank you all!
     
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