Post by Dave Thatcher on May 16, 2016 17:31:41 GMT
Sometimes I firmly believe that dealers who list to odd fake are completely in the dark, however if you are going to make a statement that an item is edo period the seller should have some knowledge to stand behind this.
This is not edo period, the upper is reproduction.
"It is the visor of the Edo period. To Shunuri part of back there, such as lacquer cracks. Back in order to prevent flaking, it seems to have painted something transparent or lacquer. Black brush marks can be seen. Visor, is iron land in vertical portion of both. Vertical 18cm horizontal 16.5cm"
This is a good one. It has had its original paint removed and been allow to rust to a nice chocolate brown patina.
- The first clue that this was originally painted is that you can see the rivets, good tetsu-sabiji items have a little more care to them. - The pins that hold the nose in place are just bent round bars with no shape other than being cut back and crimped. - The trash, well we can all agree that this is well done. - The tare is original edo, they do this to trick you as reproduction menu are not built with old tare. You can spot that a tare has been donated when the odoshi fails to be thread into the lower lame of the men. - The inner surface has de-laminated. This is more than likely car body filler. You can see the holes that have been drilled, the body filler is very clear there, just behind the nose and inside the holes on the ears.