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kaikaikiki MIYOSHI painting & merchandise distribution center had a barbecue party until morning. FIRE !
@mcachicago 📷 @aconceptstudio
@anabalolan in TOKYO nights !
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Here is two of BAKA people in NAKANO IZAKAYA !
We have a her show in NAKANO TOKYO My dream has come true!
Ａna ! you are the Special ！
& I have to say BIG appreciate who make this encounter @spoke_art Owner Mr.KEN you are the GREAT too !
It is a tooth extraction image!
Do not put it if you say such a thing! I'm sorry.
Once, it is self-taking!
A snapshot of this previous dentist,who make that she liked it @parishilton
Will she likes it this time?
This photo came from @mcachicago
He came truly!
The tragedy of an antique shop and the story of my tragicist who is collecting antiques.
At his own booth at the fair, however, he suddenly had a premonition and asked a friend who was knowledgeable about Seto ware to have a look at ut. Alas, the friend suspected it was a recent work―that is, a fake! So he rushed to take it down from his booth.
I had seen this Setoguro bowl on Instagram and was curious about the price, so I casually asked him on the final day of the antique fair whether it had been sold, and he confided the story above to me. There is an unwritten rule in the field of antiques that the deceived is the looser. To me, the earnest dealer’s sadness and the pitch black mentality of everyone involved in purposefully tricking him all seemed intriguing, and so I inquired about purchasing the fake. The dealer responded by offering me the said bowl free of charge, seeing it as a lesson for himself. I hesitated to receive what was essentially a lump of wasted money, $7,000 at that, but then I decided to cordially accept the offer, hoping that I could someday return the favor. In fact, I suspect that about 30% of my ceramics collection, at the very least, must be fakes. One day I intend to have a specialist thoroughly review and research my collection to have a clear conclusion, but in any case this time, it was an occasion where I intentionally tried to get involved in the “fake” side of the value system that mix facts and fiction. The concoction of values and the deals surrounding it intrigues me to no end.
This essay is a continuation and this is the first episode.
Today, I received the Setoguro matcha tea bowl from KAGEN,
an antique dealer in Oita Prefecture in Kyushu. A translation of the enclosed letter is as follows:
I appreciate your continuing business. I would like to thank you sincerely for stopping by the other day, as well as for the catalog. I have to say that your offer this time took me by surprise―this was the first time anyone had ever expressed interest in knowingly purchasing a fake. Your curiosity really blows my mind. I would like to make a gift of this bowl to you partly as a lesson to myself. It would make me feel better if it could serve as a reference of some kind to you. The incident made me painfully realize about my inexperience, leading me to some real soul-searching. I intend to take this positively as a great opportunity to further train myself in the trade. I continue to look to you for your advice. Thank you again.
This antique dealer had paid about $6,000 to obtain the said tea bowl from another dealer despite the fact it had been chipped, as it was supposedly over 400 years old with a venerable history. He then had the bowl repaired with kintsugi technique (the art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer mixed with gold) for more than $1,000 before gracefully exhibiting it at a prestigious antiques fair.
Continue to the second episode.