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. Although it does not bear its mark, because of its quality, there is a good ch...

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. The originator of that ware was named Palsan (later renamed Takatori ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1286751
Meiji Bijutsu
$930.00
A remarkable lacquer kushi (comb) decorated in a most sublime way, dating from the Meiji-Taisho period (1868-1926), signed.

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The kushi is in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 10.9 x 5.8 cm (4.4 x 2.3 in)

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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. The superbly designed kozuka is a work of superior craftsmanship.

The handle is ...

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).

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The set is in very good condition. One of the extremity of the kogai was apparently cut and sharpened, probably to make it fit into the end piece, which means the kogai used to be longer.
Dimensions: comb 8.3 x 3.1 cm (3.3 x 1.2 in); hairpin 13.7 x 1.1 cm (5.5 x 0.44 in)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1980 item #1312255
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A wonderful set of one kushi (comb) and one kogai (hair pin) made in the maki-e style of lacquer.

The flowery motifs are rendered in sublime details, with inlaid gold lacquer and coloured mother-of-pearl, by the hand of a master craftsman.

The set dates from the middle of the 20th century.

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The kushi is signed Tei-saku (made by Tei), and the kogai Kanmyosai Tei-zo.
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1316591
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A very interesting silver tumbler dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

It is decorated with mythical creatures among which a magnificent dragon. Each is rendered in very fine details; the work of a master craftsman. The tumbler bears the mark of its maker on the base.

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The cup is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.2 cm (2 x 2.9 in), weight 46g (1.61 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1320286
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A rare and very interesting ko-hirado (old hirado) porcelain box made in the shape of a crustacean. Although the piece is rather figurative, it is very much lifelike with details including crabs and barnacle-like creatures, one of which,on the lid, has a movable part; a rare feature on ceramic works.

The box dates from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). Hirado pottery has a 400 year history. The city of Hirado is located in the Northwestern part of the island of Kyushu, the third big...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287254
Meiji Bijutsu
$870.00
A superb set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case). It dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), with the case dating from at least the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). The tabako-ire is made of a finely preserved snake leather, with a menuki carved in fine details in the figure of a dragon wrapped around a single golden flower. The ojime is made of reticulated ivory, and the kiseru-zutsu of lacquered wood, sublimely decorated with red ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1253724
Meiji Bijutsu
$860.00
A very attractive lacquer takatsuki (footed tray) dating from the 19th century (end of Edo period to beginning of Meiji period). It is decorated with sublime details in maki-e gold with leaves floating over a stylized brook.

The takatsuki is in very good condition. It is signed under the tray. There are a few minute dents at its foot (see picture 7), hardly avoidable marks of its age. The tray will be shipped in the original signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 26.5 cm (11 x 10....

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. It is made in the style of Chinese Ming dynasty celadon bowls, decorated with the lightly incised abstract motif of a phoenix in a cloud, under a finely crackled Eton blue glaze.

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The bowl is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 22.2 x 8.8 (8.88 x 3.5 in), weight 869g (1.9 lb)

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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1315815
Meiji Bijutsu
$860.00
A superb hanaire (vase) by world renown Bizen potter Mori Togaku (b. 1937). He is heir to one of the oldest potter families of Bizen, and a builder of gigantic kilns. Mori Togaku has studied the old ways of making Bizen pottery. His works are inspired by classic forms but are very much contemporary, living artpieces.

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The vase is in perfect condition. It is signed and will be shipped in a sig...

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. The beautifully crafted objet is a splendid example of the level of mastery of Japanese craftsmen from that era.

The netsuke is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 5.5 x 2.7 cm (2.2 x 1.1 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1156385
Meiji Bijutsu
$840.00
This wonderful suiteki (water dropper) dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made in the Hirado style of pottery, a 400 year-old tradition. The city of Hirado is located in the Northwestern part of the island of Kyushu, the third biggest island of the Japanese archipelago. At the end of the 16th century, Korean potters brought from Korea by the Hirado feudal lord settled there and started making potteries for the use of his clan. Later, the production was commercialized and Hirado p...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Metals : Bronze : Pre 1930 item #1320441
Meiji Bijutsu
$840.00
A superb bronze car mascot from the art deco period, signed Gehel and numbered 123. It can certainly be used as a paperweight.

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The mascot is in very good condition with few marks of oxidation.
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.5 cm (3.8 x 2.6 in), weight 541g (19 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1331417
Meiji Bijutsu
$840.00
A superb set of one kushi (comb) and one kogai (hair pin) made in the maki-e style of lacquer. The set dates from Meiji period (1868-1912).

Flowery motifs and calligraphed fan paper are rendered in sublime details with gold lacquer and mother of pearl, on the front of the comb. Similarly beautiful motifs of flowers and pines can be seen on the other side.

The hair pin, decorated with incised lacquer, also shows remarkable craftsmanship.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1317083
Meiji Bijutsu
$820.00
Was $1650

A superb cigarette box dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is decorated with a single golden dragon rendered in sublime details in the fashion of the famed Komai house of Kyoto. The box is signed.

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The box is in very good condition but shows signs of its age. Please refer to pictures for condition.

Dimensions: 14.8 x 11.7 x 8.3 cm (5.9 x 4.7 x 3.3 in), weight 1 ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287258
Meiji Bijutsu
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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. The bamboo stem of the kiseru is intact, but the metallic mouthpiece and shank are lo...