Featured Netsuke in ivory necklace- lots of questions!!!

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Marko, Oct 26, 2023.

  1. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    So here is this guy. He appears to be one of the Chinese star deities, Shou. He is part of an ivory necklace, and he is ivory. He is full of Chinese good omen symbols: the peach, a goat, cats on his shoulder, yin and yang, and he carries a gourd on his staff. I researched and read the Chinese started carving netsukes in the 1960s. Is he Chinese or Japanese? Does anyone recognize the signature on the bottom? Any guesses to age? I really have fallen in love with this piece. Thank you.
    Lumii_20231026_195929596.jpg Lumii_20231026_195940481.jpg Lumii_20231026_195918233.jpg Lumii_20231026_195826111.jpg

    Lumii_20231026_195741809.jpg Lumii_20231026_200008530.jpg Lumii_20231026_195731470.jpg
     
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    it's a very nice carving...
    I've found the more colourful ones to be more recent works.....
     
    judy, Any Jewelry and Marko like this.
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    r there holes drilled top and bottom......

    I'm thinking more of a carving and less of a netsuke..
     
    judy and Bakersgma like this.
  4. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    Maybe it is my computer but I don't see any cross hatching or schreger lines.
     
    judy, komokwa and Any Jewelry like this.
  5. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    okimono
     
    judy and komokwa like this.
  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He is charming, Marko.
    I saw these "netsuke" necklaces when I was in New York in the early 80s, so it could date from then. Many people didn't even know about Cites back then, and many sellers didn't care.
    Those would be in the engraved and coloured parts, so difficult to see. But I do wonder if he is "ivorine", so good quality resin. I see some dark spots where they shouldn't be, like two on his left hand and one on his right hand.
     
    Marko, judy, all_fakes and 1 other person like this.
  7. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    Depending on how ivory is cut, we won't always see Schraeger lines. I do have two ivory necklaces with resin figures (a monkey and a dragon.) Here are some close ups....
    Lumii_20231027_162030221.jpg
    Lumii_20231027_162037255.jpg
     
    Any Jewelry, Bronwen and komokwa like this.
  8. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    Lumii_20231027_162044656.jpg Where I do see a bit of cross hatching is on the bottom, hard to photograph.
    Lumii_20231027_162044656.jpg
    Let me know what you think...
     
    Any Jewelry, Bronwen and komokwa like this.
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    ivory , like u said.......:kiss:
     
    Any Jewelry likes this.
  10. Marko

    Marko Well-Known Member

    I think so. The goat is actually a deer, too.
     
    komokwa and Any Jewelry like this.
  11. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ditto.
     
    komokwa likes this.
  12. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    I can see definitely see lines on the immortal.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Similar Threads: Netsuke ivory
Forum Title Date
Antique Discussion Old or New(ish)? Signed Ivory Netsuke Aug 25, 2020
Antique Discussion Ivory Netsuke with Calligraphy - Translation? Mar 31, 2019
Antique Discussion Please id&date these 2 Ivory Netsuke figurines Nov 2, 2018
Antique Discussion Ivory Netsuke ID Needed Jun 23, 2014
Antique Discussion Netsuke? Jan 18, 2024

Share This Page