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    Posted 6 years ago

    anatex
    (2 items)

    Japanese Carved Ivory - 3 1/2 Inches
    I would like to know more about.
    Could anybody help me Identify this piece. Thank you

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    Comments

    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      It's plastic. Sad because elephants are killed everyday for ivory, yet the general public cannot distinguish it from plastic.

      T A
    2. anatex, 6 years ago
      This piece it was from a Woman that pass last year and the family that is in Japan ask me to sell all her things because they can not take to Japan.

      I don't understand you commentary.
      I don't know any about Antique, or Ivory. Yes, I am General Public, that is the reason I am asking. I thought there was nothing wrong with that.

      I am not asking anything on this place. It is not HELPING. Sorry if I offended you with my ignorant question.
    3. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      I hope it is really old as it's stunning it has so much detail in it & that is what I just see in the photo I hope you get it worked out
    4. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      There is nothing wrong with you or your question. You called it ivory, I told you it was plastic. (My commentary was just that, commentary. It wasn't directed at YOU).

      T A
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 6 years ago
      For comparison:

      http://www.ivoryandart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/mammoth_ivory_P1020737_big1.jpg

      T A
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      I'm with TubeAmp on material! Knowing material is very important in description of a piece...
      The RHPP test would say... (red hot pin poke!)
      This is called an Okimono.
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Same here, but read carefully description, seller doesn't know about it and settled his price from a "similar subject" which went at auction... man made material too, certainly not bone...
      http://www.cafr.ebay.ca/itm/Japanese-Netsuke-Katabori-Okimono-Mask-Seller-Merchant-/261693653445
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      An interesting reading:
      https://www.isa-appraisers.org/content/documents/n._sandfield_netsuke_handout.pdf
    9. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      kyratango and oldandsilly, thank you both for helping this poster with your wonderful information and knowledge which you so generously shared and in such a kind and thoughtful manner. I learned a lot from you both in those links and your discussion. You are both assets to this site. :)
    10. grendel67, 6 years ago
      Kyratango, I would not do a RHPP on ivory one its not needed there are plenty of visual clues to tell if something is ivory or bone. This site will help id real or fake ivory . http://www.realorrepro.com/article/Ivory-genuine-fake--confusing
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      @Grendel: agree with you, RHPP is the ultimate test.
      Full information on ivory identification :
      https://cites.org/sites/default/files/eng/resources/pub/E-Ivory-guide.pdf

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