Meiji Bijutsu
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...

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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1247230
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,160.00
A splendid hachi (bowl) made by a well recognized master of the genre, Hayashi Kotaro (1940-1981), the brother and teacher of Hayashi Shotaro (b. 1947).

Hayashi Kotaro, though he passed away at a young age, was a prodigy, and in his short life still had a profound impact on Shino pottery and its modernizing. He exhibited at the prestigious Nihon Dento Kogei (National Traditional Arts and Crafts) exhibition and the Asahi Togei (Asahi Ceramics) exhibition...

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...

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 1900 item #1224029
Meiji Bijutsu
$940.00
A very splendid tsubo (jar) from the Takatori pottery tradition dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

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

Takatori ware was first made at the foot of Mount Takatori near Hakata in northern Kyushu, at the beginning of the 17th century. Like several pottery traditions born in Kyushu, the first Takatori kiln was established by a Korean potter...

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 : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1286752
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A sublime set of one kushi (comb) and one kogai (hairpin) made in gold and black lacquer, dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Please inquire if you have some questions.

The set is in very good condition...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1837 VR item #1221185
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A superb kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into the katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is magnificently decorated with the image of Bodhidharma (Daruma, in Japanese), considered the father of Zen Buddhism. The kozuka is made of silver and shakudo, with gold inlaid to highlight the robe and eyes of the patriarch. Bamboo leaves are also incised into the metal, above his head...
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 : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1293687
Meiji Bijutsu
$850.00
A very fine netsuke (button-like sculpted ornament), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is made in sublime details in the shape of two mushrooms entwined...
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 : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1294777
Meiji Bijutsu
$780.00
A very attractive small tsubo (pot) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) made in Seto porcelain and decorated in fine details in sometsuke (underglaze blue), with motifs of interesting looking birds flying in a bamboo grove.

In the beginning of the 19th century, a potter named Tamikichi Kato (1771-1824) brought the porcelain firing techniques back to the town of Seto, an important pottery production center...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1940 item #1253723
Meiji Bijutsu
$780.00
A splendid large Satsuma porcelain pot decorated with flowers and butterflies in that tradition's palette of rich and vivid colors painted over a finely crackled glaze. The vase dates from the early 20th century (Taisho-Showa periods).

Kindly inquire if you have some questions.

The pot which is quite heavy is signed "Satsuma Iso-sei" (made in Iso)...

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. The lacquered stem is in impeccable condition, but the mouthpiece is loose.

The tabako-ire...

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. Another great example of the ...