Meiji Bijutsu
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.

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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 : 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 : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1323373
Meiji Bijutsu
$840.00
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. The base of the plate is unglazed and was probably placed directly ...

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
$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. The bamboo stem of the kiseru is intact, but the metallic mouthpiece and shank are lo...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1232577
Meiji Bijutsu
$790.00
A splendid bowl dating from the Goryeo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

Another fine example of the beauty of classic vessels made in Korea during the Goryeo dynasty (918-1392). First modeled after Chinese Yueh ware, Korean celadons have come to be known as some of the best of the genre, with original designs and a high level of craftsmanship, attained around the 11th century, that made them very popular, especially with Japanese tea practitioners of the 16th century.

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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. He and local potters began producing refined cobalt blue underglaze ce...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1322316
Meiji Bijutsu
$780.00
A very fine example of a Joseon period (1392-1891) chawan (tea bowl) made in the Mishima style of pottery, with light pink undertones. The bowl dates from the 16th to 17th century. With its wide shape, it is designed to be used during the hot summer months.

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The chawan is in very good condition.

Dimensions: 15.8 x 5 cm (6.3 x 2 in), weight 291 g (10.2 oz)

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