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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 : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1274028
Meiji Bijutsu
$19,800.00
A wonderful glasswork made by renown French multi-talented artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904), one of the masters of art nouveau.

This lamp, a true Art Nouveau gem, is decorated using carving and etching techniques developed by Gallé himself. It features motifs of plum flowers in bloom designed in sublime details.

The lamp shade, also beautifully made, rests on a very rare cubic foot. Most Gallé lamps of this kind have round feet.

Both foot and shade are signed "Gallé"...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1265953
Meiji Bijutsu
$6,800.00
A magnificent 19th century tansu (cabinet) made in maki-e lacquer. It is decorated in sublime details with pictures of roosters and a hen (bottom right), birds by a pond (bottom left), a spectacular view of Mount Fuji from the Suruga bay (top right), and a fall landscape of momiji (Japanese maple trees) (top right).

The inside of the cabinet, as well as the drawers are also decorated...

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 : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224032
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,600.00
A remarkable and rare Agano ware dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century...

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 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 : Decorative Art : Glass : French : Pre 1920 item #1262185
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,340.00
A very attractive veilleuse (side lamp) dating from the beginning of the 20th century, around 1920, towards the end of the Art Nouveau period.

It was made in the Daum crystal studio, in France...

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 : 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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1264482
Meiji Bijutsu
$690.00
A superb chawan (tea bowl) made in the late Edo period (1615-1868) in the Rakuzan pottery tradition by Nagaoka Sumiemon (either the 7th or 8th of the lineage).

The Rakuzan kiln was established in 1677 in the city of Matsue (current Shimane prefecture), under the patronage of the Matsudaira clan. It is heavily influenced by the Hagi tradition.

This particular vessel is a fine example of a tea ceremony bowl. Sitting on a strong kodai (foot), it shows poise...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1264477
Meiji Bijutsu
$620.00
A superb kiseru (pipe) with a heavy 18K gold mouthpiece, decorated with a couple of sublimely incised birds and foliage; the work of a skillful craftsman. Although it is signed, with time, the characters have become hard to decipher.

Only the shank of the pipe is a little loose...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1267212
Meiji Bijutsu
$560.00
An exquisite miniature porcelain by Yohei Seifu II (1844-1878).

Seifu Yohei II, who succeeded and took the name of his father to head the Kyoto family kiln, was a talented artist who is remembered for his mastery of sometsuke porcelain. He unfortunately died at a young age.

Please inquire is you have some questions.

The pot is signed under the lid and in excellent condition...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1960 item #1264475
Meiji Bijutsu
$560.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) made by a direct descendant of one of the founders of Hagi pottery, Sakakura Shinbei (1881-1960). Sakakura Shinbei is the 12th heir of that lineage of master potters and is credited with reviving the Hagi tradition.

This particular chawan is dressed with a typical soft Hagi glaze with milky and purple undertones. It presents a very well shaped kodai (foot) with an austere feel and yet soft shapes, the marks of a master potter.

Kindly inquire if you have...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Eastern Europe : Pre 1900 item #1217274
Meiji Bijutsu
$480.00
$480 - or Best Offer - Inventory being renewed

This remarkable jardinière (pot) is a world famous Zsolnay porcelain made at the end of the 19th century.

The Zsolnay factory was established in 1853, by Miklós Zsolnay, in the city of Pécs in Hungary, and gained fame after the Vienna and Paris World Fairs held in 1873 and 1878 respectively. The innovative designs of Zsolnay porcelains still make them well sought after items today.

This particular pot, is a great example ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1198073
Meiji Bijutsu
$475.00
Inventory being renewed - Please submit your Best Offer

This remarkable chawan (tea bowl) was made by a potter named Moritoki Taiyu. It is part of a series of bowls which come directly from his warehouse. Moritoki Taiyu was born in Bizen in 1920. At the age of 30, he began studying pottery, starting with Bizen ware and moving on to Mino ware (oribe, seto, shino...). Moritoki Taiyu is also known for his calligraphic works, which shows honesty, fortitude and dynamism, traits also found...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1247225
Meiji Bijutsu
$390.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) by Kato Sho.

Kato Sho (1927-2001) was a major Seto potter, bestowed with some of the most important awards on the Japanese pottery scene and recognized as an Intangible Cultural Property of the Aichi prefecture in 2000; a great achievement. During his prolific career, he exposed in some of the best venues in Japan like the Asahi and Nitten expositions, and exhibited his work abroad as well: United States, Mexico, New Zealand and other countries.

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