Meiji Bijutsu
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 : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280593
Meiji Bijutsu
$950.00
An attractive plate dating from the Chinese Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The thick body ware, decorated with overglaze red and green with motifs of birds and foliage, is a good example of potteries made in Zhangzhou (Swatow), China, towards the end of that era. Most of those wares were mass-produced to be exported to Southeast Asia and Japan.

As can be seen on the pictures, the enamel decoration has worn off in some spots...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1288300
Meiji Bijutsu
$890.00
A strikingly attractive Ko-tamba (old tamba) mizusashi (water jar for the Japanese tea ceremony). It dates from the early Edo period (1615-1868).

Tamba pottery is recognized as one of the oldest in Japan, its production having started during the late Heian to early Kamakura period (12th-13th century)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1278938
Meiji Bijutsu
$860.00
An attractive Southeast Asian bowl dating from the 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287258
Meiji Bijutsu
$800.00
A very attractive 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, with a small menuki carved in exquisite details, in the shape of a jovial character holding a fan. The reticulated ojime is equally exquisite, and the kiseru-zutsu is made of finely carved wood covered with lacquer...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1280594
Meiji Bijutsu
$760.00
A very fine blue and white porcelain bowl dating from the Ming period (1368-1644). The light vessel is decorated with the repeated motif of a dragon chasing the flaming pearl of wisdom, painted in underglaze cobalt blue.

The bowl is in very good condition, except for a minute crack on the mouth rim (see picture 7) and a few innocent dents in the foot rim...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1278939
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) signed Ichijo and dating from the late part of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

The pipe is rather small but can be and has been used. The metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) are aesthetically pleasing, with rich contrasts of gold and black colors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1282811
Meiji Bijutsu
$740.00
A very interesting Japanese antique inkwell, one of the best examples of the genre, crafted in the most exquisite way and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The inkwell is made in the shape of a fish basket filled with fish and at least one lobster. It is woven with fine bronze wires and the lid is shaped with red copper, bronze and brass. Each animal is carved in sublime details; the work of master craftsman, all the way to the bottom of the basket...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #1292802
Meiji Bijutsu
$740.00
A beautiful sometsuke plate made by Kondo Yuzo.

Kondo Yuzo (1902-1985) is one of the best-known Japanese potters of the 20th century. Born in Kyoto, his kiln was in the famous Kiyomizu temple area...

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 : Pre 1900 item #1273795
Meiji Bijutsu
$590.00
A splendid set of five mukozuke Imari porcelain cups (used to serve dishes during a tea ceremony) made towards the end of the Edo period. Each cup is delicately decorated by hand with a rich palette of enamel colors and cobalt blue underglaze.

The cups are signed with the left part of the "fuku" mark, generally found on Imari ware from that period.

The set is in very good condition with very little enamel loss...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1280591
Meiji Bijutsu
$490.00
A hichikiri is a traditional Japanese flute, a double reed, melodic instrument, usually made of bamboo and mainly used during Shinto ceremonies and folk music.

This particular flute dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is skillfully crafted; carved in minute details and decorated with bending black lacquered threads. Some of the threads are a little loose and present some innocent chips, signs of their age...

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 : Contemporary item #1292804
Meiji Bijutsu
$450.00
One of the most attractive chawan (tea bowls) I have seen by Shibuya Deishi. It have been used, as it should, and is starting to glow, as do vessels that go through time rich from having been taken care of. It is said that Hagi bowls have seven lives, and in each one they gain a degree of beauty. Six more to go.

Shibuya Deishi is a well known Hagi potter. He is a veteran craftsman and an industrious producer of Hagi ware and especially Oni-hagi ware. Winner of many local, as well as in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1283010
Meiji Bijutsu
$450.00
A very interesting yatate (portable writing set) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). The ink box was made with a fuchi (hilt collar) signed Soyo with kao. Yokoya Soyo (1700-1779) is a well known sword fitting master craftsman of the Edo period (1615-1868). The meticulously carved motifs of shishi (lion) seen on the side of the fuchi are a leitmotiv of his.

A small compass, with a five pointed star on its back, is attached to the yatate; it was most probably used by a soldier of t...