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    Posted 10 years ago

    NativeJewe…
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    Picked up this Ivory Buddha. He appears to be an antique one and is signed on the bottom. I was wondering if anyone could identify the signature on the bottom. Thanks for looking.

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      My most logical question would be how did you decide this is ivory? The machine cut on the bottom view would seem to cause me to have questions about it being ivory.
    2. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 10 years ago
      I am certain that it is ivory. What you see on the bottom is the Schreger lines. The piece is totally carved...thanks for looking any idea on the carver?
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 10 years ago
      No I have no idea who may have carved it. Perhaps someone in the asian community could help?? Interesting Schreger lines, I couldn't get them to conform to elephant or walrus in terms of the angle. Probably due to a digital image. Closest to elephant.
    4. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 10 years ago
      This is elephant tusks, they are greater then 90 degrees. If they are less then 90 degrees, they would be mammoth tusks. Actually, one of the most accurate ways to determine ivory pieces as that is very difficult to duplicate. They have tried and you will see uniformity in the lines that doesn't happen in nature.
    5. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 10 years ago
      thanks for the love agh...
    6. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 10 years ago
      Hey Jim, yes I agree African Elephant on this one. The yellowish coloring, it isn't clay white. Wow, thank you for the information on the Hotei. Yes, he does have a sack hanging down on his back. Thank you for the information. Would like to find out the carver to better date the piece. Thank you.
    7. NativeJewelerylovers NativeJewelerylovers, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the love Blunderbuss and Deanteaks

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