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.

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

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...

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 : 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 : 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 : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1294158
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,880.00
A very fine example of a chaire (tea caddy) dating from the Momoyama period (1573-1615) to the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868). It is a classic piece, made in the Seto pottery tradition, from the Golden Age of tea ceremony ware.

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More pictures coming soon.

The chaire is in excellent condition and comes with a shifuku (silk pouch; later made)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1252333
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,760.00
A superb chawan (tea bowl) dating from the 18th century; middle to late Edo period (1615-1868).

It is a direct descendant of the Korean bowls sought after by the tea masters of the Momoyama period...

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 : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1492 item #1273801
Meiji Bijutsu
Price on Request
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 : 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.

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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...

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 : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224030
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,250.00
A very attractive 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. It was patronized by the leader of the Hosokawa clan of that period, Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1646), who was a tea practitioner and ordered a Korean potter named Sonkai to establish a kiln in the T...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1214590
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,220.00
A tsuba (sword guard) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868); probably early to mid-Edo. It is beautifully decorated with reliefs of two scrolls (one rolled, one open) on the front and a broom and a hat (?) on its back, with inlayed shakudo (red copper) and gold; an interesting combination of motifs.

The tsuba is signed Shoami on the right of the nakago-hitsu-ana with the two following characters hard to decipher.

The kaku-maru-gata (angled round shape) tsuba is in good condition...