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Auction previews as study aids


Jeff Pringle

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Anyone else go to auction previews to see how carving techniques were carried out by traditional crafters over the last few hundred years? It is kinda like going to a museum, except you don't pay to get in, and you get to handle the objects and purchase them if you so desire.

My local auction house does not seem to have the calibre of objects going on the block here:

http://www.klefisch.com/index.php?page_id=...catalog_cat=819

...but I've still figured out a few details by bringing a magnifier and spending a few hours inspecting the lots...

;)

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I sorry that I don't live near such a place, but when I go to the International Netsuke Society conventions, there is opportunity to inspect large numbers of excellent netsuke and other related collectibles.

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Guest ford hallam

Hi Jeff,

 

sorry for not noticing your post here. That is a very good on-line resource actually.

 

Here's one of my favourites, at the Boston museum of fine art, and it's got a zoom function! Practically their whole Japanese metalwork collection on-line. here's a link.

 

regards, Ford

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