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New York Chapter Meeting

  • Sunday, February 19, 2012
  • 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Szechuan Chalet - 1395 Second Avenue (near 72nd/73rd Streets)


at its next meeting:  Sunday, February 19, 2012

at Szechuan Chalet

1395 Second Avenue (near 72nd/73rd Streets)

Restaurant phone:  212-737-1838

Our speaker at this meeting will be our own NYC chapter member, Dieuwke Eijer, who is also the author of the book Kagamibuta: Mirrors of Japanese Life and Legend.  The topic of Dieuwke’s presentation will be Serial work in Kagamibuta.  Here are Dieuwke’s comments about the talk she will present: 

I will discuss three types of serial work in kagamibuta. There are the identical kagamibuta, that look like they came out of a mold, almost ready to be sold. And then there are pieces that show a partially identical image, while the rest of each of those kagamibuta is more or less individually decorated. Some techniques encourage serializing and we do see them being used in these two groups.  A third group consists of images that definitely go back to one design, but the kagamibuta are manufactured in such techniques that make each of these kagamibuta a unique piece. Thus we may not realize, that they are – in a way – part of a series. If you have a kagamibuta in your collection that you suspect of being serial work, bring it!

If you have any other netsuke you would like to bring with you, please feel free to bring them. 

Dieuwke’s talks are always extremely interesting and informative, so please come join us at our meeting. 

Please also bring cash for your food/drink.

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

Best regards,


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