Meiji Bijutsu
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1317566
Meiji Bijutsu
$780.00
A very fine Kozuka (handle for the knife that fits into the katana scabbard), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is decorated in a sublime way with three Shishi (mythical lions) and a shrub, made in relief and highlighted with inlaid gold and silver on a nanakoji (fish egg pattern) background.

Additional pictures available on request.

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The kozuka is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 9.7 x 1.5 x 0.7 cm (3.9 x ...

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...
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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1311604
Meiji Bijutsu
$760.00
A splendid porcelain chashinko (tea caddy for sencha), dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912). Sometsuke (underglaze cobalt blue) porcelain originated in China in the 13th century...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1257463
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A very attractive Kutani aka-e kashibachi (bowl for sweets) dating from the 19th century. It is signed "o Kutani Eiraku-zou" (made in Kutani by Eiraku). The bowl was made by Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896), most probably during his stay in the Kaga province (current Ishikawa prefecture) between 1866 and 1870.

Eiraku Wazen was a twelfth generation potter. His father Hozen (1795-1854) was the first to use the name Eiraku...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1278939
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A very fine set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case) signed Ichijo and dating from the late part of the Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.

The pipe is rather small but can be and has been used. The metallic "suikuchi" (mouthpiece) and "gankubi" (shank) are aesthetically pleasing, with rich contrasts of gold and black colors...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1900 item #1319927
Meiji Bijutsu
$750.00
A refined maki-e lacquer inro (traditional Japanese case) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The four compartment inro is decorated in sublime details and relief with the images of a small boat floating by a shore where pines and other plants abound. A roof can be seen through the foliage...

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 : 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 : 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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Bottles : Contemporary item #1310039
Meiji Bijutsu
$680.00
A fine Bizen tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) by renowned contemporary potter Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b. 1950). Please inquire if you have some questions.

The tokkuri is in perfect condition. It is signed and comes in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 13.8 x 9 cm (5.5 x 3.6 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1265149
Meiji Bijutsu
$660.00
A magnificent Imari porcelain bowl 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 bowl presents few and minor enamel losses (please see pictures 2 and 5); it is otherwise in very good condition.
Dimensions: ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1310464
Meiji Bijutsu
$650.00
A very fine iron tsuba dating from the Edo period (probably mid Edo) (1615-1868).

It is decorated with finely incised designs of phenixes among paulownia (kiri) flowers (front and back)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1800 item #1323003
Meiji Bijutsu
$650.00
A very fine teapot dating from the middle of the Edo period (1615-1868).

It is an Imari ware, from the historic Japanese porcelain production center in Kyushu. The pot is beautifully decorated with foliage and flowery motifs in the classic Imari palette of enamel colors, including green, red, pale blue and gold, and underglaze cobalt blue.

Please inquire if you have some questions.

The pot is in overall very good condition. The spout presents an original flaw (glaze skip), en...

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. That appellation comes from the name of a physician from the Edo period, Sodani Ha...

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. It is beautifully rendered with rather sub...