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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1296506
Meiji Bijutsu
$150.00
A superb delicate porcelain shuhai (sake cup) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912). It was made in the famous Kyoto Eiraku kiln at the time Eiraku Wazen (1823-1896) was running it.

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, especially Kinrande, in vogue in Kyoto at that time...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1296140
Meiji Bijutsu
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A superb cameo glass vase made by renown French artist Emile Gallé (1846-1904), one of the masters of art nouveau.

The vase is decorated with Abutilons, a motif that fits the elegant shape of the vase perfectly and whose soft orange tones radiate an air of peaceful melancholia.

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The vase is in excellent condition and signed Gallé.
Dimensions: 12.4 x 30.3 cm (5 x 12 in), weight 608g (1.3 lb)

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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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1296003
Meiji Bijutsu
$440.00
A very interesting koro (incense burner) made in the Satsuma style of ceramics and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The koro is decorated in relief enamels, with the usual gold highlights and sublimely hand-painted details depicting six saints, a girl and two dragons.

The incense burner shows some accidents (see picture 11) but very little enamel wear...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1950 item #1296002
Meiji Bijutsu
$380.00
A very attractive set of one kyusu (tea pot) and one yuzamashi (water cooler), used for sencha...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1296001
Meiji Bijutsu
$250.00
A very attractive set of 5 sencha cups dating from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).

Each cup is decorated by hand in sublime details, depicting birds flying over a lake around which cherry blossoms are in bloom...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1970 item #1296000
Meiji Bijutsu
$150.00
A very attractive vase from the Tomisen line, created by Tomimoto Kenkichi (1886-1963), one of the most famous Japanese ceramists of the 20th century and certainly a major influence on many potters. Tomimoto Kenkichi was a close friend of Bernard Leach...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1295863
Meiji Bijutsu
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A very attractive large plate made by Sakuma Totaro (1894-1977), a little known yet very important figure in the Mashiko pottery tradition.

It is thanks to Sakuma Totaro's familial kiln that Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) was able to revive Mashiko pottery and because of their encounter that Sakuma Totaro became a potter of renown...

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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1294158
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,880.00
A very fine example of a chaire (tea caddy) dating from the Momoyama period (1573-1615) to the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868). It is a classic piece, made in the Seto pottery tradition, from the Golden Age of tea ceremony ware.

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The chaire is in excellent condition and comes with a shifuku (silk pouch; later made)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1800 item #1293690
Meiji Bijutsu
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A splendid lacquer koro (incense burner) dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868). The name of the six-lobed-shape is "akoda", imitating the form of a melon or pumpkin.

The koro is decorated with gold and silver based lacquer on a typical black lacquer background; a beautiful example of the level of refinement of that era.

The incense burner shows innocent signs of its age; it is otherwise if very good condition. The removable lid is metallic...

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...
All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pre 2000 item #1293685
Meiji Bijutsu
$240.00
A splendid chaire (tea caddy) made by Ogawa Rakusan.

Shigaraki is one of the oldest pottery traditions in Japan. It is considered one of the six oldest with Bizen, Echizen, Tamba, Tokoname and Seto. Shigaraki ware is said to have been made in the Shigaraki village since the 8th century; yet that town has been known for its pottery since 1278, during the Kamakura period (1185-1333)...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1293681
Meiji Bijutsu
$400.00
A very attractive antique leather tabako-ire (tobacco pouch) dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868) to the beginning of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Although the pouch shows signs of its age, it is obviously made with fine leather...

All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Contemporary item #1292804
Meiji Bijutsu
$450.00
One of the most attractive chawan (tea bowls) I have seen by Shibuya Deishi. It have been used, as it should, and is starting to glow, as do vessels that go through time rich from having been taken care of. It is said that Hagi bowls have seven lives, and in each one they gain a degree of beauty. Six more to go.

Shibuya Deishi is a well known Hagi potter...

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 : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1292800
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,400.00
A very interesting chawan (tea bowl) dating from the end of the Momoyama period to the beginning of the Edo period. It is a ko-e-karatsu (old painted karatsu) pottery. Like older bowls, it is of small size, making it easy to carry around while traveling.

Karatsu is the name of a small seaside city, located in the Northern part of Kyushu, the third largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It has been an important pottery production center since the 16th century. After having invaded...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1292799
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,500.00
A splendid chawan (tea bowl) dating from the first part of the Korean Joseon dynasty (1392-1897). It is made in the hakeme style of pottery, where a white slip is applied, often in a circular manner, inside the bowl. It is a genre close to Zen calligraphy, and it was much appreciated by Japanese tea masters of the 16th and 17th century for that reason in particular.

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The bowl is in very good condition. Please look at the pictures for detail...