Meiji Bijutsu
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 : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1224033
Meiji Bijutsu
$690.00
A sublime Lacquer obon (tray) dating from the 19th century.

It is made with inlaid gold and nacre on black and red lacquer, using several maki-e techniques and decorated with a Noh theater mask representing Okina, floating above a piece of cloth and a cord with tassels. Okina is considered the oldest of the Noh characters, even pre-dating the genre. It is the face of an old man, actually a god, with a rich smile, symbolizing youth, longevity and abundance...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1214853
Meiji Bijutsu
$645.00
This amazing fuchi (collar that covers the opening of the Japanese sword handle) dates from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). It was made by a smith named Yoshiharu.

The fuchi is decorated in remarkable details with a dragon whose body meanders in and out of a cloud (unryu motif) on a background of finely made shakudo nanakoji...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1227434
Meiji Bijutsu
$645.00
An interesting and rare Seto chawan (tea bowl) from end of the Edo period (1615-1868), made in the Hakuan style.

Seto is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan and considered one of the “6 old kilns”. As early as the 13th century, glazed potteries were produced in Seto, thanks to the importing of new techniques from China by a potter called Toshiro.

Hakuan designates the shape of the bowl...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1296004
Meiji Bijutsu
$640.00
A wonderful porcelain vase from the Kutani tradition, one of the finest and most renown Japanese ceramics. It was made by a recognized craftsman named Shimizu Bizan (born Shimizu Tokutaro 1861-1926).

Shimizu Bizan learned painting and Satsuma porcelain techniques. These influences make for unique designs. This particular vase is decorated with two "Ho-o" (Fenghuang, in Chinese), one male and one female, a motif inspired by classic Chinese art...

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 : 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 : 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 : 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...

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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1227439
Meiji Bijutsu
$455.00
This elegant chawan (tea bowl) dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is of small size and was probably used as a tabi-chawan (travel bowl) or for an outdoor tea ceremony.

As many vessels of that era, it is unmarked and it is difficult to say where it was made, but its finely crackled glaze and abstract underglaze markings certainly make it an attractive bowl.

Please let me know if you have some questions.

The bowl is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a vintage ...

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...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1295863
Meiji Bijutsu
$440.00
A very attractive large plate made by Sakuma Totaro (1894-1977), a little known yet very important figure in the Mashiko pottery tradition.

It is thanks to Sakuma Totaro's familial kiln that Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was able to revive Mashiko pottery and because of their encounter that Sakuma Totaro became a potter of renown. Hamada Shoji started making potteries at the Sakuma kiln in 1924 and taught what he knew to Totaro.

In a way, Sakuma Totaro's style seems to precede Hamada's, a...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1296003
Meiji Bijutsu
$440.00
A very interesting koro (incense burner) made in the Satsuma style of ceramics and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The koro is decorated in relief enamels, with the usual gold highlights and sublimely hand-painted details depicting six saints, a girl and two dragons.

The incense burner shows some accidents (see picture 11) but very little enamel wear. It is in overall very good condition and a stunning decoration piece, if not used.

Please inquire if you have some qu...