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Reading - Kin Gin Mokume gane


#1

This article from the japan times is interesting, wish there were
more pics though -

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fa20050209a2.htm

Laurie
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#2

Am I missing something?

Except perhaps in technique, how does kin gin mokumegane as
referenced in the article differ from the mokumegane being made in
the US of the same materials?

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fa20050209a2.htm

Pam Chott
www.songofthephoenix.com


#3
Except perhaps in technique, how does kin gin mokumegane as
referenced in the article differ from the mokumegane being made in
the US of the same materials?

No difference . It is my understanding that in the late 1970s Philip
Baldwin was the first to do gold silver mokume in the US. ( I have
seen the pieces) . I started doing gold silver mokume in the early
nineties. So it looks like the reporter and the artist have not
done their research.

Jim
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#4
        No difference . It is my understanding that in the late
1970s Philip Baldwin was the first to do gold silver mokume in the
US. ( I have seen the pieces) . I started doing gold silver mokume
in the early nineties.  So it looks like the reporter and the
artist have not done their research. 

And perhaps if the unfortunate artist had only known about Ganoksin
and Orchid, he’d not have had to labor so long and expensively in his
quest!

Pam Chott
www.songofthephoenix.com


#5

http://www.silversmithing.com/1mokume.htm is a link to the Society
of American Silversmiths. It leads to a history of mokume gane in
Japan and here with Sato Pijanowski and Gene Michael Pijanowski.

marilyn smith