Meiji Bijutsu
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : French : Pre 1950 item #1334950
Meiji Bijutsu
$850.00
This sublime vase with a wonderful crackled golden glaze was made by Robert Lallemant (1902-1954), ca 1930.

Robert Lallemant is a recognized designer/potter from the Art Deco era, an avant garde artist who has influenced many ceramists of the 20th century.

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The vase is signed T R LALLEMANT FRANCE. It is in excellent condition.

Dimensions: 14.7 x 14 cm (5.9 x 5.6 in), weight 830g (1....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1344885
Meiji Bijutsu
$850.00
An exquisite sake cup from the Korean pottery tradition called “Korai” in Japanese, dating from the early 17th century. Its superb pink robe is reminiscent of later made potteries by Dame Lucie Rie (1902-1995).

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The cup is in very good condition; it bears an old yet innocent chip at the mouth (please see picture9). It will be shipped with a later made fitted wooden box.

Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.7 cm (3 x 1.9 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
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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...

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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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1325924
Meiji Bijutsu
$780.00
A very attractive hanaire (vase) made by a legendary artist from the Hagi pottery tradition: Sakakura Shinbei (1917-1975), a fourteenth generation potter.

Sakakura Shinbei XIV became a Yamaguchi prefecture Intangible Cultural Asset Holder in 1972.

On this vase, the play between the silky white glaze and the strong lines of the square vase is quite remarkable.

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The vase is in overall very good condition; at a few spots around th...

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. In 1977, he became Preserver of Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) for the Sometsuke style of pottery.

This particular plate is a more sober work by the master, yet made with an always free hand.

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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.

Maki-e is a lacquer tec...