Hi All, I was watching this piece by AS and would not pay the asking price until my partner said why don't I contribute to it for your Christmas present? I was delighted ordered it from Japan and sat there chewing my fingernails hoping it did not get damaged.
It turned up and I did not have the guts to tell her that it is a copy and a pretty poor one at that.
About 12" (300mm) high, weighs a lot and at first glance on the internet I thought it was 'right' and the signature looked good. Comparing it to a real one (3rd image) from my collection there is no way AS would let something looking like this out of his workshop.
It remains on display but every time I look at it I feel a little sick.