Meiji Bijutsu
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1291728
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,800.00
A superb example of the nobility of Momoyama period (1573-1615) pottery. This guinomi (sake cup) made in the Shino style of pottery was a witness to the unification of Japan by the samurai class lead by 3 formidable leaders: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Shino pottery was born during that period and was quickly adopted by tea masters and warriors alike. Its glaze is originally white, the first instance of such glaze used in Japanese pottery.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #1318977
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,000.00
A superb 15-16th century bronze statue of Buddha, made in the Lanna style (Chiang Saen school) of Northern Thailand. The Buddha is sitting in the “Earth as witness” (Bhumisparsha mudra) position, the right hand pointing towards the earth.

The statue presents a well balanced body and a beautifully serene face. Strong arms, large shoulders and chest, narrow waist and the end of the robe falling on the left shoulder, above the nipple; those are characteristics of Chiang Saen sculptures,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1322144
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,780.00
A very refined set of five light Nabeshima porcelain plates from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Each plate is decorated with stylized waves over a geometric pattern painted in underglaze cobalt blue, with motifs of flowers made in overglaze enamel. The back of the plates are decorated with the recognizable shippo and ribbon design, and the ring foot with comb design.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1322754
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,680.00
A wonderful work of art, probably dating from the 18th century, with Sino Tibetan origins. The finely carved lapis lazuli stone is framed in a beautifully engraved gilt bronze piece decorated with turquoises and red stones. The relief work seems to show a priest sitting in the lotus position, holding sacred tools.

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The plaque is in good condition with obvious traces of ageing and oxidat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1334954
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,600.00
A mesmerizing sandstone bust of a woman dating from the 11th to12th century, from the Madhya Pradesh state of India.

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The statue is mounted on a wooden stand. Kindly refer to pictures for condition.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm (4 x 9 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1323914
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,000.00
A superb Karatsu chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Japanese Momoyama period (1568-1600).

Light and of small size, it is very well balanced. It could have been used for outdoor tea ceremonies and would perfectly fit the hands of a lady.

The vessel is veiled by a thin milky white glaze that subdues the roughness of the clay without diminishing its inner-strength.

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The chawan shows tra...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Silver : Plate : Pre 1940 item #1337128
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,000.00
A very fine, original, and complete set of 12 silver plated knife-rests each cast as a different animal, dating from around 1930.

The set is from the famed Christofle Gallia collection. Christofle is a world known French manufacturer of silverware, founded in 1830.

The set was designed by Edouard Sandoz (1881-1971), in the late 1920’s.

Each knife-rest bears the Gallia mark and the hallmark of Christofle.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1324707
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,850.00
A very interesting and rare miniature bronze replica of what looks to be Mount Fuji, complete with the smaller Mount Hoei, a flank volcano, which appeared in the 1707 eruption during the Hoei era of the Edo period (1615-1868).

At the base of the volcano, trees made in relief may be seen; evidently the volcano is not shaped to scale but the image still conveys the magnificence of the sacred mountain.

The bronze dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), but the wooden base is probably l...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290422
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,800.00
A splendid porcelain pot made in the Satsuma tradition and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is decorated in sublime details with a rich palette of enamel colors, picturing flowers and butterflies; a wonderful example of the genre and certainly made by the hand of a master craftsman.

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The pot is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.7 cm (4.3 x 5 in), weight 355g (12.4 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1331150
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A splendid set of 10 Nabeshima mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). Each one is hand painted with elegant floral motifs on a very fine white porcelain.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ruled the Saga domain, located near Arita, moved the kiln they were patronizing deep into the mountains, in the Okawachiyama village,...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1312257
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,400.00
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the latter part of the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by the fifth heir of the Miwa kiln: Kanshichi Rikon ( - 1803).

The Miwa family has been one of the most prominent in Hagi pottery. The first potters of the lineage established a kiln near that town in 1663.

The bowl is in very good condition and very well balanced in the hands; a hard to see 15 mm hairline ends at a minute dent, which I believe is a kiln flaw.(see picture 2)

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1267458
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,380.00
A magnificent kogo (incense burner), designed in a most delicate fashion; probably one requiring some of the highest skills. It is an Imari ware, from the legendary Arita kilns of Kyushu, where some of the finest porcelains have been made since the beginning of the 17th century. This particular item dates from the end of end of the 19th century, the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The koro is decorated in sublime details with a palette of rich colors. The exquisitely carved motifs of phenixes...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1316699
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,350.00
A superb Hakeme chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese (1392-1897), 16th-17th century.

It is a very fine example of the genre, with a finely crackled glaze. The bowl presents hairlines and chips, marks of it age, and elegant repairs made with lacquer and gold.

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The bowl will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: 12.5 x 6.2 cm (5 x 2.5 in), w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1321582
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,350.00
A superb chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 16th-17th century. It presents finely crackled glaze and shows traces of old repairs with lacquer and gold (kintsugi).

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The bowl will be shipped in a vintage fitted wooden box.

Dimensions: 15.5 x 7.3 cm (6.2 x 2.9 in), weight 236 g (8.3 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1317108
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,260.00
A splendid mukozuke (cup to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) dating from the Momoyama period (1573-1615). It is made in the E-karatsu (picture-karatsu) style of pottery, lobed-shaped and decorated with stylized flowers; a superbly balanced ensemble.

Karatsu is the name of a small seaside city, located in the Northern part of Kyushu, the third largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It has been an important pottery production center since the 16th century. After having in...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1322141
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,850.00
A superb small pot made by renowned French Art Nouveau ceramist Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (1844-1910). It is covered in the famed oxblood "Dalpayrat red" glaze.

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The pot is in very good condition; it is signed "13 Dalpayrat".
Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.4 cm (3.3 x 2.6 in); weight 208g (7.3 oz)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Contemporary item #1340924
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,800.00
We continue our presentation of Ohi chawan (Ohi tea bowls) with yet another sublime vessel by Ohi Toshiro (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony,...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1333642
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,790.00
Another refined, and ephemerally light chawan (tea bowl) by Ohi Toshiro (b. 1927), the 10th Ohi Chozaemon. The Chozaemon family of potters has been associated with the world of the Japanese tea ceremony since the 17th century.

The Chozaemon lineage started with Hodoan (1631-1712), apprentice to the fourth heir of the Raku family of potters. In 1666, he accompanied Senso Shoshitsu (1622-1697), the fourth heir of the Urasenke school of Japanese tea ceremony, to the city of Kanazawa, the ca...