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Posted 6 years ago

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I just picked these up recently and I'm crazy about them. I've tried to look them up but I haven't had a lot of luck. I am hoping someone here can tell me if they are real.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 6 years ago
    They don't look real, but look for the grain lines to see if they're ivory. Its netsuke by the way, pronounced "net-skay."
  2. cogito cogito, 5 years ago
    Real, but sadly just not old. Likely 20th century tourist piece. Shunga netsuke like this are almost always tourist pieces. The true Japanese shunga netsuke are much, much more subtle in conveying erotic content.
  3. Stillwater Stillwater, 5 years ago
    Yeah you can tell by the way its been stained too.

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