"Grapevine Walker  &  Rolled Grape Leaf" - 1993 & 1994

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"Grapevine Walker  &  Rolled Grape Leaf" - 1993 & 1994

3,650.00

Grapevine Walker  &  Rolled Grape Leaf
Netsuke & Ojime
#233 & #247 - 1993 & 1994
Unglazed Porcelain

1.75 x 1.0 x 0.4   &  0.6 x 0.6 x 0.4 inches

Tree frogs are among my favorite creatures and are often found as subjects for my carving compositions. Watching new growth in the spring time fascinates me. As buds form and grow into the infant leaves on bare vines, I appreciate their compactly formed shapes at the tips of the grapevines.

Sanded to produce a very smooth quality to the surface, much like polishing stone, they are surprisingly pleasant to touch.  As porcelain is nearly completely vitrified, a bit of translucence  can be perceived in good light.

 

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  Now that two to three decades have passed, the original prices are outdated.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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