Meiji Bijutsu
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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)...
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...

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)...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1227435
Meiji Bijutsu
$430.00
A splendid set of two seto porcelain plates dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868).

Seto is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan and considered one of the “6 old kilns”...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1293681
Meiji Bijutsu
$400.00
A very attractive antique leather tabako-ire (tobacco pouch) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Although the pouch shows signs of its age, it is obviously made with fine leather. Its most remarkable feature, however, is its menuki (ornament) made in sublime details in the shape of a mantis; another wonderful example of the mastery of 19th century Japanese metal craftsmen.

As can be seen on the pictures, the pouch is to...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1837 VR item #1278937
Meiji Bijutsu
$400.00
A splendid ko-seto (old seto) dish, with a wonderful greenish glaze: an attractive characteristic of this ware, echoing the tones of Joseon ceramics. Though it seems to have been a humble utilitarian vessel, time has given it the noble air of tea room potteries through its sobriety and wabi-sabi appearance. In it, one may even see a moon peeking through dark clouds.

Please inquire if you have some questions.

The dish, which dates from the Edo period (1615-1868) shows old repairs (s...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1278936
Meiji Bijutsu
$390.00
A splendid kiseru (pipe) of very small size, which seems to have been used. It is made in a most refined way; the metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) skilfully carved with the motif of a single flower, separated by the bamboo stem. The kiseru dates from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

A great example of the mastery of Japanese metal craftsmen of the 19th century.

The kiseru is in very good condition. The mouthpiece and shank just ...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bowls : Pre 2000 item #1247225
Meiji Bijutsu
$390.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) by Kato Sho.

Kato Sho (1927-2001) was a major Seto potter, bestowed with some of the most important awards on the Japanese pottery scene and recognized as an Intangible Cultural Property of the Aichi prefecture in 2000; a great achievement. During his prolific career, he exposed in some of the best venues in Japan like the Asahi and Nitten expositions, and exhibited his work abroad as well: United States, Mexico, New Zealand and other countries.

Kindly in...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1273794
Meiji Bijutsu
$390.00
An exquisite set of five Imari porcelain cups made for the service of sencha. The set probably dates from the end of the 19th century (Meiji period). It is signed "Dai Min Nen Sei" (made in the great Ming dynasty), as it is a stylish emulation of Chinese porcelains of that era.

Each cup is decorated by hand with floral motifs rendered in a rich palette of enamel colors and underlined by the famed underglaze Imari blue.

There are a few innocent production flaws and very little ename...