"Wild Plum Rendezvous" - 1994

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"Wild Plum Rendezvous" - 1994

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"Wild Plum Rendezvous"
#253 - 1994
Celadon
2.4 D x 1.4 H inches

This little carved piece was made after someone suggested that I make manju style netsuke. Back then, I could not find illustrations of manju in side-view, so I made a few "manju"-like fat little pots, not like the flatter forms as most manju are typically shaped.

The subjects are intricately interwoven all around the surface.  A combination of negative and positive relief, and areas where one overlaps the other create a greater feeling of depth to aid the imagination as when peering into the branches of a wild plum tree.  

The tree frogs emerge slightly from the shallow relief carving.  This is an example of the tendency I had at that time to carve in more sculptural expressions.

There is much to look at with this little piece.  There is even a moth in the glaze of the little button that serves as a cord attachment point.

 

Shipping and Policies 

I would like to explain the pricing of the vintage carved porcelain presented here.  When pieces were completed prices were assigned.  Now that two to three decades have passed, the original prices are outdated.  I have used a Department Of Labor inflation calculator to determine what the original prices would be in this year’s dollars.  The last calculations were done in 2017 for the current pricing. 

Hand-carving the small sculptural porcelain pieces took careful and time-consuming effort.  The more complex and detailed sculptural pieces have higher prices that are directly related to the amount of time that it took to reach completion.

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