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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1349822
Meiji Bijutsu
$7,800.00
A remarkable blue and white jar decorated with two dragons. The jar dates from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), probably 18th century.

The jar shows traces of old repairs made during the Japanese Edo period (1615-1868). They were made by literally stapling the broken or cracked pieces together.
In spite of these regrettable yet captivating flaws, the jar has kept its vibrant and noble aura.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1361530
Meiji Bijutsu
$6,300.00
A very interesting bronze incense burner (koro) dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912). It is made in the figure of the mythical three legged frog, Jin chan (or Chan Chu; Gamma Sennin, in Japanese) being ridden by Liu Haichan, the Immortal.

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The koro is in very good condition. The wooden stand is not included.
Dimensions: 16 x 17 (h) x 11 cm (6.4 x 6.8 x 4.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1348632
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A superb blue and white porcelain vase dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 17th-18th century.

The vase is remarkably well preserved, with a few innocent glaze skips; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 14 x 23.5 cm (5.6 x 9.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1349830
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A remarkable statuette of Akubi Daruma (yawning Daruma) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is made of copper, with amazing details. According to the legend, Indian Zen master Daruma (Bodhidharma) spent 9 years meditating facing a wall in a cave. Here, he is represented yawning, as awakening from his long contemplation. An often depicted humorous pose by the patriarch of Zen Buddhism, in Japanese folklore.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1800 item #1361260
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,800.00
A remarkable set of five mukozuke (dish for the Japanese tea ceremony) made in the Shino Oribe pottery tradition, quite an uncommon style, and dating from the beginning of the Edo period (1615-1868).

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The cups are in very good condition considered their age; one of them presents a couple of small, innocent dents, and another one a minute kiln flaw. There are two additional mukozuke, a little more damag...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1700 item #1278943
Meiji Bijutsu
$5,000.00
A truly magnificent and rare tsutsu (cylindrical) mukozuke, a cup to serve dishes during the Japanese tea ceremony. It dates from the Momoyama period (1573-1615), the Golden Age of tea ceremony ware; a period when warriors would lay down their swords to drink tea with their enemies, in tea rooms designed by tea master Sen-no-rikyu (1522-1591).

This particular cup is made in the Narumi Oribe tradition, one of the styles of Mino pottery usually characterized by the vivid contrast of green ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1350015
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,850.00
A very attractive bronze paperweight made in the shape of a Qilin, the mythical creature, symbol of good omen. It dates from the Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).

The creature is rendered in wonderful details and its natural patina gives it a noble air.

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The paperweight is in very good condition; please refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.7 cm (2.9 x 1.9 in), weight 196g (6.9 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1291728
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,800.00
A superb example of the nobility of Momoyama period (1573-1615) pottery. This guinomi (sake cup) made in the Shino style of pottery was a witness to the unification of Japan by the samurai class lead by 3 formidable leaders: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Shino pottery was born during that period and was quickly adopted by tea masters and warriors alike. Its glaze is originally white, the first instance of such glaze used in Japanese pottery.

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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1950 item #1364586
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,600.00
A sublime box made using the kinma lacquer technique, when patterns and motifs are incised and color-filled. It is the work of a craftsman named Hashizume Yoshio (1902-1981), who worked in Wakayama. The Hashizume studio is now run by his son Yasuo.

This particular box, decorated with motifs of “夏草” (natsukusa: literally summer herb), was selected to be exposed at the 5th Japan Fine Arts Exhibition (Nitten) in 1949.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1700 item #1355998
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,250.00
A sublime, and hard to find tokkuri (sake pouring vessel) dating from the early Edo period (1615-1868). This very attractive vessel is one of the earliest examples of porcelains made in the Arita and Imari regions, probably shaped by the first potters to make that kind of ceramics in Japan, after having been “relocated” there from Korea. The resemblance to Korean Joseon ware of the same period is striking, from the glaze to the “akikusamon” underglaze painted motif. The cookie-looking...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1353858
Meiji Bijutsu
$4,000.00
A very attractive statue representing the Goddess of Mercy “Guan Yin” (or Kwan Yin, Kannon, in Japanese) and dating from the Chinese Qing dynasty (1644-1912).

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The statue is in overall good condition and will come with the featured wooden stand; kindly refer to pictures for details and condition.
Dimensions: (with stand) 15 x 15.5 x 39 (h) cm (6 x 6.2 x 15.6 in); weight 3kg (6.6 lbs)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1342735
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,850.00
An exquisite two-fold screen (屏風: byobu) dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) made in the Rinpa school style.

The Rinpa school, also known as the Koetsu school, was created at the beginning of the Edo period by two genius artists of that era: Hon’ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu. Ogata Kenzan and Ogata Korin, later in the period, also had considerable influence in its consolidation as a recognized art movement.

This particular byobu presents flowery motifs and birds...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1363953
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,800.00
A sublime tanto (short sword) with a remarkable carving work signed Sukemune, and dating from the Momoyama period (1568-1600)

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Dimensions: whole blade 39.2 cm (15.7 in), nakago 9.2 cm (3.7 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1492 item #1334954
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,600.00
A mesmerizing sandstone bust of a woman dating from the 11th to12th century, from the Madhya Pradesh state of India.

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The statue is mounted on a wooden stand. Kindly refer to pictures for condition.

Dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm (4 x 9 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre AD 1000 item #1350102
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,500.00
A very fine terracotta statuette dating from the Chinese period of the Six Dynasties (220-589).

Please refer to pictures for condition. The statuette will be shipped in a fitted wooden box and the stand featured in the pictures.
Dimensions: 7.6 x 11.8 cm (3 x 4.7 in) (without stand)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1348561
Meiji Bijutsu
$3,400.00
A very fine plate dating from the Korean Joseon period (Richo, in Japanese; 1392-1897), 16th-17th century.

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The plate is in overall very good condition. It presents a few innocent hairlines and marks of old repairs with lacquer and gold; kindly refer to pictures for details.
Dimensions: 19.5 x 3.5 cm (7.8 x 1.4 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1357673
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,860.00
A very interesting small tanto (short blade), dating from the Edo period (1615-1868) with a saya (sheath) made of lacquer.

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Dimensions: 26.1 x 2.3 cm (10.4 x 0.9 in); with sheath: 30.5 x 3.7 cm (12.2 x 1.5 in); nakago 6.9 cm (2.8 in); weight 114g (4 oz); Mekugi-ana: 1

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1700 item #1365597
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,850.00
A superb celadon sake pouring flask (tokkuri, in Japanese), dating from the Korean Goryo (or Koryo) dynasty (918-1392).

As can be seen, the flask shows traces of its age, with visible hairlines and an old dent on the foot rim. The mouth presents a flaw present prior to glazing and firing. In spite of these innocent “imperfections”, the tokkuri has grown a noble aura, over several centuries.

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