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New York Chapter Meeting

  • Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Szechuan Gourmet Restaurant
Please join the
New York Chapter
of the International Netsuke Society
at its next meeting:
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2pm

Szechuan Gourmet
1395 Second Avenue (near 72nd/73rd Streets)
Restaurant phone:  212-737-1838

At our next meeting, our speaker will be Dieuwke Eijer, who will be giving a presentation in which she will give her recent thoughts on the subject of "Dutch Coins in Netsuke". Three years ago, Dieuwke gave a presentation at our Asia Week meeting called "Dutch Coins in Netsuke - Non-Legitimate Influence?" Dieuwke will be presenting her conclusions concerning the subject of her Asia Week talk. Here is Dieuwke's introduction to her presentation:

In March of 2012, I talked about the occurrence of Dutch coins imaged or even incorporated in Edo period netsuke. A publication followed in the Journal, indicating that this was a still ongoing research. Since the import of foreign currency was forbidden in Edo period Japan, the coins could only have been smuggled into the country. One of the questions was: how easy would it have been to smuggle? As I did not find a clear answer to that question, I could only present a theory. Meanwhile, after reading more and more on the subject, I was able to get a better idea of the possibilities to bring in coins that could be used as a model for netsuke or that could be transformed into a netsuke. It appeared that my theory was not entirely correct, or perhaps that it was entirely wrong. This is not a talk about objects per se; it is more a lesson in history. Dutch history, that is.

If you have any netsuke with Dutch coins or any other netsuke you would like to show to our group, please bring them with you.

Please bring cash for your food/drink.

RSVP to: Jeffrey Klotz, 973-616-2988 or jklotz@takaraasianart.com

I hope you will join us for Dieuwke's talk.

Best regards,

The International Netsuke Society is vehemently opposed to the trafficking, trade or commerce of illegal ivory, horn or any other illegal material. We support and comply with all international laws and regulations, including but not limited to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), the Endangered Species Act, and the African Elephant Conservation Act.