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Posted 2 years ago

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Stillwater
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Some big-shot dealer was walking around with it for half and hour, and put it back! I was so happy. I've never understood how these artists could sit around and paint these things. It must be the most tedious form of art in the world

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  1. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    It's Beautiful!!!
  2. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Thanks Bratjdd!
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    It could be Shuzan.
  4. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    I found this, let me know what you think. I hope it helps.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140954044583&item=140954044583&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466
  5. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    I think you're right Bratjdd, Shuzan was high on my list of possibilities for this one, its about as close a match to the top character as I've been able to find
  6. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    Thats great! :) the closer the better.
  7. AmberRose AmberRose, 2 years ago
    Sorry I missed this...so lovely!! Oh yes, big love. Hope you are well Still!
  8. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Good lord, that is exquisite..........
    I don't think mines by Yabu Meizan unfortunately, its not as high quality
    God... That's the most incredible thing I've seen in a long time, I'm speechless...
    Each butterfly is different...
  9. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Thanks Amber, yeah I'm doing pretty well lately, I hope the picking gods are smiling on you too!
  10. Songwriter53 Songwriter53, 2 years ago
    Love it
  11. cogito cogito, 2 years ago
    Impressive.
  12. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Thanks Song and Cogito!
  13. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Stunning ! Love them Stillwater :-)
  14. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Thank you Mani!
    : ]
  15. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    I realize this was posted a few months ago, but I just keep coming back to see it over and over!!! Really fantastic!
  16. bratjdd bratjdd, 2 years ago
    Hi, Stillwater I see your still Floating :) That's Awsome! Is so Amazingly beautiful!
  17. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Thanks BHock and Bratjdd, I'm glad to know that other people like this stuff too, the amount of man-hours they used to put into these pieces is mind-boggling isn't it? That must have taken several days of uninterrupted work to paint all those butterflies..

    Anyway, I hope the picking gods are smiling on you, find something great to show us!

    - Still
  18. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Hi Stillwater....I still think this is my favorite all time CW post. Sorry to keep on doing this, but I cannot get enough of this one!!!!!! It really is mind-boggling
  19. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Wow, really! Your favorite post? It didn't get much attention when I first posted it, which surprised me since its such a great piece, so I'm glad that someone else treasures it as much as I do. You should see it in person, its even more amazing! It is almost surreal how small those butterflies are, it must have have many, many man-hours
  20. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Its one of the few pieces I've kept in my safe since its sooooo cool
  21. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Do you like Japanese and Chinese antiques BHock? Its a TOUGH thing for a Westerner to get into, but once you do, its really fun and it can pay off!
  22. BHock45 BHock45, 1 year ago
    Yes Stillwater...I really do. I am learning, but somewhat slowly. I did purchase a book, I will have to find the authors name.....it hasn't resurfaced since we moved at the end of the Spring. Do you have any suggestions for a newbie? Thanks Stillwater...again thanks for these great postings. Later!

    Brett
  23. Stillwater Stillwater, 1 year ago
    Unfortunately I don't have any books on the subject, I just use the internet lol!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    It's a Satsuma mark that I think reads 'Kinkozan'.
    The Kinkozan family of potters were active from 1645 until 1927 after which the factory closed. Approximately around 1875 Kinkozan IV's (1824-84) whos real name was Kobayashi Sobei started to export their products, together with the Kyoto manufacturer Taizan VIII. The market was in particular America. Their main production period were approximately between 1875-1927, under the leadership of Kinkozan V (1868-1927).
    http://gotheborg.com/marks/index_jap_marks.htm

    Mille-fleur? Millefleurs?
  25. Stillwater Stillwater, 11 months ago
    Hey BHock, I found another piece of Satsuma that you might like to see. Its about 100x better than this one too... And Bratjdd, remember when you sent me that link to a Yabu Meizan piece that I fell in love with? I FOUND ONE!!!!!!!

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/113279-yabu-meizan-satsuma--one-of-my-biggest

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