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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 : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 2000 item #1327619
Meiji Bijutsu
$850.00
This very attractive vase is the work of Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007) who was designated Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan (Living National Treasure) in 1996 for having developed a technique called Jomon Zogan.

That technique itself is based on one that originated in Korea where a slip, usually white, was applied to engraved potteries, as in the Mishima style of ceramics. For the engraving, Shimaoka uses ropes, as did potters during the Japanese Jomon era (ca 12000 BC – ...

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 : 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.

Inside, the li...

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 : 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. He was successful in mastering Chinese Ming dynasty pottery techniques, e...

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. The lacquered stem is in impeccable condition, but the mouthpiece is loose.

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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. On the opposite shore a bamboo grove seems to be bathed in sunlight.

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The inro bears a few de...

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. Another great example of the ...

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...

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. Yet, the light browns and...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1327083
Meiji Bijutsu
$680.00
A very attractive Persian sgraffito splashware bowl dating from the 10th century. This kind of pottery was made as an imitation of Chinese Tang dynasty sancai ware. The bowl has evidently been put back together but its colors are still vibrant (please refer to pictures for condition).

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Dimensions: 19 x 7.3 cm (7.6 x 2.9 in), weight 438 g (15.3 oz)

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