Meiji Bijutsu
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #1330727
Meiji Bijutsu
$6,500.00
A sublime koro (incense burner) made in the kyo-satsuma pottery tradition (satsuma ware from Kyoto) and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). Nishikite is a polychrome and enamel gold decoration technique developed by Nonomura Ninsei in the 17th century and later on taught to Satsuma potters from Kyushu.

The koro was entirely shaped and decorated by hand, in minute details and with the rich palette of 19th century Satsuma ware.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1322144
Meiji Bijutsu
$6,000.00
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 ru...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1920 item #1290528
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A wonderful pair of Satsuma porcelain vases dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912) and signed "Kakimoto-sei" (made by Kakimoto).

The vases are decorated using a rich palette of enamels colors, depicting various flowers and birds in sublime fashion, distinctive of the Golden Age of Satsuma pottery.

Satsuma pottery is a more than four hundred year old tradition. Like many others, that tradition was born at the end of the 16th century, after Japanese warlords came back from Korea with...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1322754
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,880.00
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 : 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.

This particul...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1313612
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,950.00
A very fine koro (incense burner); a Satsuma ware dating from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

It is decorated in sublime details, with the rich Satsuma palette: warm red, luxurious gold, deep blue and green over a creamy white glaze. The painting is signed Soshi (草志筆).

The koro is in very good condition, with very little enamel loss.

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The koro will be s...

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
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,500.00
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 : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1294158
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,880.00
A very fine example of a chaire (tea caddy) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is a classic piece, made in the Takatori pottery tradition, a favorite of tea master Kobori Enshu (1579-1647).

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The chaire is in excellent condition and comes with a shifuku (silk pouch; later made). It will be shipped in a fitted wooden box of high quality, also later made.
Dimensions: 6.1 x 7.9 cm (2.4 x 3.2 in), w...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1318353
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,850.00
A sublimely decorated Meiji period (1868-1912) box (probably made for cigarettes).

The motifs of flowers and flying birds are rendered in spectacular details, demonstrating the high level of craftsmanship of Japanese metalworkers of the end of the 19th century.

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The box is in overall good condition, with some inlaid gold loss. It opens and closes normally. Some wear and minute scratches ...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1800 item #1329994
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,850.00
A very attractive wakizashi (short sword) probably dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868). (There is a possibility the blade is much older, from the Kamakura period (1185-1333), but we prefer to play it safe).

The wakizashi is signed and comes with fine koshirae, a lacquer saya and an antique silk bag.

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The sword bears very little marks of corrosion (some lights and shadows are r...