Thanks again for you mail, the answer I got when having the staff checked was for example, by looking underneath it, it looks like it has been cut off with some kind of tool, you can see this because of the burn marks and that its not totally straight when standing. Also I was told that the wood and colour has worn off in places in a way that is not possible to forge. The reason I sent more pics was to be more reassured by others like yourself since the pics I sent before was not really up to standard. I will let you know when geting more info on this.
Thank you again.
I'm delighted that you were able to engage Mr. Holmstedt and to gather some further insight from his assessment of the Lengola post which you presented. This is a great first step in the right direction. However (and this is said with an attitude of interest not skepticism), I don't believe more on-line images will help to convey any additional compelling evidence...without commentary. On the other hand, it would be particularly illuminating if you can share any elements of the analysis that were brought to bear on the assessment in preliminarily confirming the post's authenticity or any future commentaries you receive. For instance: What characteristics suggest or denote authenticity in such a class of objects? What elements distinguish the particular example from other examples and would serve as a guide for consideration of related pieces? Usually, one will
receive a range of opinions as wide as the range of people queried. Somewhere within that range you/we/one may come closer to a cumulative and generative understanding and a deeper appreciation of the object. Any specific information you can share will, I think, be helpful to -- and appreciated by -- me and, I believe, any others with an interest in Lengola posts. I look forward to reading more details.