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Old 05-24-2015, 04:17 PM
 
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I have this figurine and know nothing about it. To me it looks like an old Japanese guy maybe made of brass but googling returns no matches. Help please!

Thanks!
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: NC
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Just a guess: brass netsuke
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:21 PM
 
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Just a guess: brass netsuke
Thank you, I have been searching that term that you used. Haven't been able to find one just like it. How might I go about determining a value for this thing. Is it worth much or should I just give it away?
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:42 PM
 
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You have to find comparables before you can come up with a price. Looks like mid to late 20th century tourist souvenir.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Does it have any identifying marks ? Such as country of origin, or a maker's name ?

What is it made of ? Looks like brass to me. The carving is not very sophisticated, kind of primitive, actually. Where did you get it ?

Jim B. In Toronto.
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Old 06-12-2015, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The wear might indicate that it had a lot of hand contact - like the end of a handle or the top of a post. Is there a hole in the bottom?
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Old 06-14-2015, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Looks like one of those Chinese road gardians to me. So top a walking stick would make sense. There are several with hats like that, but they are Chinese. While it's netsuke style, it doesn't speak to the usual Japanese sense of quality. Any marks?
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