Meiji Bijutsu
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Cups : Contemporary item #1325958
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,170.00
This fantastic piece is part of a series of coffee wan (vessels) made by Suzuki Goro. Each is a real cup that can actually be used to drink coffee, tea or anything else for that matter. The potter has, as always, let his imagination run freely and playfully, and the results are as wonderful as amusing.

Each piece also validates Suzuki Goro as one of the great contemporary ceramists. Suzuki Goro, born in 1941, is a potter who goes beyond that appellation. He has developed a unique way of e...

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. The play of the vivid yellow glaze over a rough body, scattered with embedded stones, creates a spectacular vessel, whose thin, uneven mouth turns on unsettled sensations; that is the edgy ess...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1286753
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,130.00
A splendid set of one kushi (comb) and one kogai (hairpin) made in blond tortoise shell and gold lacquer, dating from the Meiji-Taisho period (1868-1926), signed Kozan.

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Both kushi and kogai are in excellent condition.
Dimensions: comb 9.1 x 4 cm (3.6 x 1.6 in); hairpin 14.8 x 1.2 cm (5.9 x 0.5 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1346940
Meiji Bijutsu
$960.00
A magnificent set of three Imari porcelain bowls dating from the end of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period, finely decorated with sublime patterns of flowers and foliage highlighted with a rich palette of colors, typical of high end Imari ware: from the vivid underglaze cobalt blue to the soft gold enamel.

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The bowls present few and minor enamel losses. The smaller bowl bears a small dent on the mouth rim. The set is otherwis...

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.

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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 : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pottery : Pre 1920 item #1322141
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A superb small pot made by renowned French Art Nouveau ceramist Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat (1844-1910). It is covered in the famed oxblood "Dalpayrat red" glaze.

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The pot is in very good condition; it is signed "13 Dalpayrat".
Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.4 cm (3.3 x 2.6 in); weight 208g (7.3 oz)

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1344538
Meiji Bijutsu
$880.00
A remarkable Ki-irabo chawan (yellow irabo tea bowl) by Kiyomizu Rokubei VI (1901-1980), a widely acclaimed sixth generation Kyoto potter, whose family has greatly influenced Japanese ceramics.

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The tea bowl is in excellent condition and bears the seal of its maker. It will be shipped with the original signed wooden box.

Dimensions: 11.5 x 9 cm (4.6 x 3.6 in)

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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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