Netsuke - interested in the age

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  1. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Hi all, I’m no expert on Nesuke but I came across this for £10. Does anyone know how old it is? Was it a good price? Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    That is nice! Is it cold like stone?
     
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  3. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Need size and more photos,back side, bottom.Edit your photo and click full size.
     
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  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe carved from a nut.........

    &..Oh....that one lonely photo.....that just won't cut it when asking for age of an item....
     
  5. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    That’s true. I’ll try to load some more photos tomorrow.
     
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  6. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    I think you are probably right. I think it is a nut.
     
  7. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Thanks. Yes. i’ll Upload something a little more detailed tomorrow. Sorry I am still new to this.
     
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  8. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Actually it’s slightly warm.
     
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  9. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    I think you are right then it's a tagua nut. Mine is too.
     
  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    I agree, it looks like tagua nut.

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  11. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Here finally are some better photos. The item is roughly 1 inch by 1 inch. No signature. D896EC12-92F8-4241-A3CB-652C216B66CD.jpeg 5A16C266-C629-48C9-8F49-F321EA6FF9C6.jpeg 8708A504-E915-4930-A3EA-32B9C6CF7D60.jpeg 47EA9CBC-92B4-4EC2-932C-8A992E70C6EF.jpeg 69566FBD-5ACE-4E73-B13D-A7CAF9ACACEA.jpeg 84BB9CD6-B645-469E-9E2D-1958C0A1DD3A.jpeg 5A16C266-C629-48C9-8F49-F321EA6FF9C6.jpeg D896EC12-92F8-4241-A3CB-652C216B66CD.jpeg
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    no two holes....no netsuke..
     
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  13. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    It's an Okimono
     
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  14. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Okimono.
     
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  15. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    LOL - Holly's post did not appear for me until page refreshed when I hit post for mine. But now you know it must be true, since we both say so. :joyful:

    I agree on tagua, which comes from certain 'New World' palms. I don't know when it began to be used for traditional Japanese carvings, most of which are made in China these days, but think the material places a limit on how old it can be & may cast doubt on Japanese origin.
     
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  16. Rabid Collector

    Rabid Collector Active Member

    Thanks all. I did wonder about it being a Nesuke because I couldn’t see any holes but this is very helpful. It now gives me a name. I could be wrong but I do think it looks more Chinese than Japanese. Still not sure of the age but I would surmise early to mid 20th Century.
     
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