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Doris...I have three Japanese Shunga Rolls and a Japanese

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Hey Doris...I have three Japanese Shunga Rolls and a Japanese Bedside Book....are you comfortable researching those or not. They are rather X Rated Old Wood Blocks. I do not want to offend you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually they are Chinese...LOL
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for requesting me.
The Japanese created lots of art erotica. I have collected netsukes and have seen many suggestive ones.
Please send me descriptions and photos along with dimensions.
It may take a while to research them as there is not much information on them.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
The Asians are all known for art erotica.
Send ahead.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
In the interest of not putting pornographic pictures on the internet, please just describe your pieces - age, size, etc.
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I think you are going to need pictures to properly identify. Is there an email?
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
but please be aware that it can sometimes take 24 hours for me to receive the photos. They must first go to Just Answer.
It will be necessary to follow the instructions exactly or the photos will not get to me.
This is the official explanation of how to send photos via email:
Send the picture(s) to***@******.***
In the subject line put " Pictures for˜Doris in Antiques or Appraisals."
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In the body of the message put, your user name and name.
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Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with just answer,so they can verify who you are.
This method takes longer because the photos are sent to the Just Answer techs who must forward them to me.
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They will forward them to me and as soon as I get them I will contact you.
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just sent them Doris! :-)
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
While we wait, I have been researching Shunga hand scrolls and books.
Size is a large factor - number and size of pages and length of scrolls.
Also some are done on silk with paper backing.
Others are done straight on paper.
It will be helpful to have this information for each of your items.
Other factors include age and condition.
Perhaps, clues would come from how you acquired them and when.
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I included most of what you asked in the email. These items are from the same estate as the Nio heads and the Quan Yin figure you appraised. They belonged to Walter Lang (Hollywood Director) and his wife Fieldsie (Silent Movie Comedian). Their son Richard tossed their stuff in a shed and garage for decades....now I'm conducting his Estate Sale. I would imagine these scrolls to be acquired 1915-1930 as Walter and Fieldsie traveled a lot. I have a neat Xiangqi Chinese Chess Table from the same era that I can't find anywhere....if you are up to it...LOLDan
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
That's good to know.
I'm glad you are sending more information.
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Let me know when you get them...I'll send you a cool table top I think is really old later...xxxooooxxx
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
I am still waiting for the photos.
Best,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
I still do not have your photos. I have written "Help" to see where they are.
I have made a list of what the Shunga hand scrolls have been selling for at auction and their sizes.
I also have found auction values for Shunga books - one of which is called "pillow book." I found several auction prices for pages from Shunga books.
Do you want me to send you a list of what I have found? Then you can determine values for yourself?
Let me know.
Kind regards,
Doris
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
I just heard back from "Help."
Just Answer techs have not received your photos.
If you want me to send a list of values as described previously, then I can do that.
Or you can send your photos again. You will need to follow these instructions exactly or I will not get them -
This is the official explanation of how to send photos via email:
Send the picture to,***@******.***
In the subject line put " Pictures for˜Doris in Antiques or Appraisals."
.
In the body of the message put, your user name and name.
.
Make sure to send these from the same address that you registered with
just answer,so they can verify who you are.
This method takes longer because the photos are sent to the Just Answer
techs who must forward them to me.
.
They will forward them to me and as soon as I get them I will contact you.
Kind regards,
Doris
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LOL...that's exactly what I did. Someone in Tech is full of poop. :-)
I will resend.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 1 year ago.
I checked all my emails from the last day and 1/2 before I wrote this back to you.
They have not arrived.
Maybe they are having a good time in the tech department looking at them.
;D