Meiji Bijutsu
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1273804
Meiji Bijutsu
$25,500.00
This very attractive chawan (tea bowl) is a true gem, a vessel made by one of Japan's greatest craftsmen, Arakawa Toyozo (1894-1985). He is credited with Kato Tokuro (1898-1985) for the revival of Mino ware from the ancient province of the same name (current Aichi and Gifu prefectures)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1281279
Meiji Bijutsu
$12,600.00
A sublime cameo glass vase made by renown French artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904), one of the masters of art nouveau.

The vase is finely decorated with motifs of liserons (morning glories), which come alive, when properly lit, like the real flowers.

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

The vase is in excellent condition and signed Gallé...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1275592
Meiji Bijutsu
$7,800.00
An exquisite two-fold screen dating from the middle to late Edo period (1615-1868). Although it bears no signature, it was surely made by a talented artist.

The painting represents a young boy sleeping under a tree, by a brook, at the feet of a wise man and a tiger both also resting...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1253725
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,660.00
A sublime work by Shindo Shinzan, a bronze artist from the Meiji-Taisho era, from the island of Sado, in the Sea of Japan.

The koro (incense burner) is made in the shape of a traditional Japanese country house, with a "gassho-zukuri" thatched roof, and fine details; in one corner of the house, vegetation can be seen growing all the way to the roof...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1492 item #1280588
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,400.00
A splendid wakizashi (short sword) signed Kanemoto. The Kanemoto school of swordmakers, whose forefather is “ Noshu-seki-Kanemoto ” (Kanemoto of Seki from the Mino province), is well known for the sharpness of its swords...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1940 item #1211213
Meiji Bijutsu
$2850.00
Here is one of the best known works by René Lalique called “Groupe de Six Moineaux” (group of six sparrows). René Lalique (1860-1945) was a world acclaimed jewel designer and glasswork maker. His works are still valued as some of the best art nouveau and art déco pieces of those eras.

This particular piece represents six sparrows with, amusingly, grave figures, in a line. In this model, the plinth is thinner than usual, as it was probably adapted to some kind of support...

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)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1290421
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,600.00
A very fine suzuribako (writing box) made in the maki-e style of lacquer and dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). It is decorated in minute details by the hand of a master craftsman, depicting a pine tree and rocks by a lakeside and two huts in the distance...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1273801
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,600.00
A splendid Tenmoku chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Chinese Song dynasty (960-1279).

Tenmoku (Tian-mu in Chinese) bowls were first brought to Japan by Zen monks on their return from studying in China. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Zen Buddhism became very influential, and tea drinking was popular with the nobility...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1267582
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,600.00
A strikingly beautiful set of five "warizansho" mukozuke (cups to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony) made in the "Chosen Karatsu" style of pottery. "Warizansho" means cracked Japanese pepper, from which this type of mukozuke takes its shape.

Chosen karatsu (literally Korean karatsu) was probably first made by Korean potters who were brought to Japan at the end of the 16th century...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1292799
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,500.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) dating from the first part of the Korean Joseon dynasty (1392-1897). It is made in the hakeme style of pottery, where a white slip is applied, often in a circular manner, inside the bowl. It is a genre close to Zen calligraphy, and it was much appreciated by Japanese tea masters of the 16th and 17th century for that reason in particular.

Please inquire if you have some questions.

The bowl is in very good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287255
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,500.00
An exquisite set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The tabako-ire is made of leather covered with green velvet, with a very attractive menuki carved in sublime details in the shape of three Noh theater masks depicting Okina (old man), Doji (young man) and possibly Deigan (beautiful woman)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1292800
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,400.00
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the end of the Momoyama period to the beginning of the Edo period. It is a ko-e-karatsu (old painted karatsu) pottery. Like older bowls, it is of small size, making it easy to carry around while traveling.

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 invaded...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #1242712
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,380.00
A spectacular woodblock print made by Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869), who studied with Hiroshige, from who he received his name. Hiroshige II's style is in many ways similar to his master's.

The Japanese title of this print is:

「源頼朝公京都上落之図」 「東海道吉田駅豊川之長橋」

Lord Minamoto Yoritomo going to Kyo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1280595
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,160.00
Remarkable Ki-irabo (yellow irabo) chawan (tea bowls) are few and far between, but this particular bowl, dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) is one such example.

The bowl was made at the Fujina kiln, which was located in the province of Izumo (current Shimane prefecture), in the town of Matsue. The play of the vivid yellow glaze over a rough body, scattered with embedded stones, creates a spectacular vessel, whose thin, uneven mouth turns on unsettled sensations; that is the edgy ess...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1264469
Meiji Bijutsu
$960.00
A very rare and sublimely decorated sashimi-bachi (platter to serve sashimi) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is a world renown Imari ware, a refined porcelain made in and around the town of Arita, Japan from the beginning of the 17th century.

This particular piece is decorated using a beautiful palette of rich colors, depicting a couple of birds perched on the remains of a dock, by a dormant lake. Although it does not bear its mark, because of its quality, there is a good ch...