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All Items : Artists : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Contemporary item #1327618
Meiji Bijutsu
$385.00
A superb tsubo (jar) with an elegant elongated mouth and serene reddish tones, made by a veteran of Bizen pottery, Horie Shozan.

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The tsubo is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 17.7 x 21.8 cm (7.1 x 8.7 in), Weight: 1.05 kg (2.3 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1327090
Meiji Bijutsu
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A kaishi-ire is a pouch used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold "kaishi" (paper) onto which sweets are placed. This particular one probably dates from the end of the Meiji period (1868-1912) to the Taisho period (1912-1926).

It figures a superb golden menuki (metallic ornament) made in the shape of a rooster, a hen and a chick, rendered in sublime details; the work of a master craftsman.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1327086
Meiji Bijutsu
$375.00
A beautiful turquoise blue oil lamp from the Persian Nishapur pottery tradition, dating from the 9th to 12th century. It is in overall very good condition (please refer to pictures for condition).

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Dimensions: 8.7 x 9.1 cm (3.5 x 3.6 in), weight 142 g (5 oz)

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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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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 : 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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1324707
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,860.00
A very interesting and rare miniature bronze replica of what looks to be Mount Fuji, complete with the smaller Mount Hoei, a flank volcano, which appeared in the 1707 eruption during the Hoei era of the Edo period (1615-1868).

At the base of the volcano, trees made in relief may be seen; evidently the volcano is not shaped to scale but the image still conveys the magnificence of the sacred mountain.

The bronze dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), but the wooden base is probably l...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1323914
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,000.00
A superb Karatsu chawan (tea bowl) dating from the Japanese Momoyama period (1568-1600).

Light and of small size, it is very well balanced. It could have been used for outdoor tea ceremonies and would perfectly fit the hands of a lady.

The vessel is veiled by a thin milky white glaze that subdues the roughness of the clay without diminishing its inner-strength.

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The chawan shows tra...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1323355
Meiji Bijutsu
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A finely carved netsuke made in the shape of a turtle carrying a sort of aquatic world on its shell. In Chinese mythology, in which Japan’s has roots, the turtle is a representation of the universe and the world which it carries.

One of the foot of the turtle is shorter than the others, which makes the netsuke lean, when put on a flat surface. Looking closely, it is not clear whether that is caused by a flaw or not. In any case, netsuke were not supposed to be presented in such ways, ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1323004
Meiji Bijutsu
$550.00
A rare set of two silver sake pouring flasks with handles dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

One of the flasks has a slightly smaller diameter and can be fit into the largest one.
Each bears the hallmark 純古堂 (junkodo).

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The set is in overall very good condition. Each flask shows a small bump at its base. They will be shipped in the original fitted wooden box, which lacks a lid.
Dimensions: 5.6 & ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Pre 1800 item #1322754
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,780.00
A wonderful work of art, probably dating from the 18th century, with Sino Tibetan origins. The finely carved lapis lazuli stone is framed in a beautifully engraved gilt bronze piece decorated with turquoises and red stones. The relief work seems to show a priest sitting in the lotus position, holding sacred tools.

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The plaque is in good condition with obvious traces of ageing and oxidat...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1322425
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,200.00
A superb soribachi (warped bowl) made in the Tamba pottery tradition, and dating from the Edo period (1615-1868). The very attractive vessel shows a wide range of tones and textures and mesmerizes with every turn and touch, inside and out.
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The bowl is in overall very good condition, with one visible old chip on its base (please refer to picture). It will be shipped in an antique fitted wooden box.
Dimensions: with stands 27.5 x 14....

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1322144
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,780.00
A very refined set of five light Nabeshima porcelain plates from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

Each plate is decorated with stylized waves over a geometric pattern painted in underglaze cobalt blue, with motifs of flowers made in overglaze enamel. The back of the plates are decorated with the recognizable shippo and ribbon design, and the ring foot with comb design.

Nabeshima porcelain is world-known for its high level of quality. At the end of the 17th century, the Nabeshima clan who ...

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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1322139
Meiji Bijutsu
$455.00
This elegant chawan (tea bowl) dates from the Edo period (1615-1868). It is of small size and was probably used as a tabi-chawan (travel bowl) or for an outdoor tea ceremony.

As many vessels of that era, it is unmarked and it is difficult to say where it was made, but its finely crackled glaze and abstract underglaze markings certainly make it an attractive bowl.

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The bowl is in excellent condition and will be shipped in a vintage woode...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1321591
Meiji Bijutsu
$480.00
An interesting Japanese champleve enamel brass vase made in the Chinese Han dynasty style, dating from the beginning of the 20th century.

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The vase is in overall good condition but shows marks of its age (please refer to pictures).

Dimensions: 18 x 12.6 cm (7.2 x 5 in), weight 744 g (26 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1321586
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,180.00
A very interesting Imari bowl, dating from the end of the Edo period (1615-1868; Bakufu). The bowl depicts a map of the Japanese island of Kyushu, onto which the name of ancient provinces is written (e.g. Bungo, Buzen, Chikugo, Chikuzen, Satsuma…).

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The bowl presents very few flaws (kindly refer to pictures). It will be shipped in a worn antique wooden box, which bears the seal of its make...