Shohin Hornbeam

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This is a little hornbeam that really has taken shape this year. I lost all the before pictures at BT but can show people what it looks like today.

Tree is 7 inches tall with a 1.75 inch trunk. The pot is dark green by Jim Barrett

Thanks, Al

The netsuke is a Japanese lady with a stringed instrument in a bag.
 

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That's a happy little hornbeam - very nice tree, Al. And nice display.

Can you explain the display for those of us unschooled in that visual language. I'd appreciate it.

Will
 

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Like Taiko drummers, many groups of muscians gather to play outdoors. This netsuki represents a lady that would belong to such a group. She may be waiting for her bandmates under the shade of the tree with the chirping of the birds nearby.

I have many netsuki in my collection. This one is playfull and not so serious.
 

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Very nice traditional display. I wish I could see the scroll a bit closer. That looks like a Korean hornbeam, yes? Very nice tree! Your netsuke appears to be a modern Chinese piece. The musical instrument she is carrying is (I think) a pipa, or liuqin (a smaller pipa), both are Chinese musical instruments.
 

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A freshly potted shohin hornbeam....
 

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Nice tree and display. How old is the netsuke ? Can we see more of your collection ? Where do you get your netsuke from ? Thx.
 

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Nice tree and display. How old is the netsuke ? Can we see more of your collection ? Where do you get your netsuke from ? Thx.

I will get some pictures together. I shop Ebay as well as antique stores. I also have two friends that are estate brokers that sell off estates for people that die. I have bought two large carved wood pieces that way as well as an antique Chinese bonsai stand.

Cheers, Al
 

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Awesome tree and display Smoke!! I meant to add that in when I posted my pics.. Sorry.. I love those HB's..
 

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