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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224029
Meiji Bijutsu
$940.00
A very splendid tsubo (jar) from the Takatori pottery tradition dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Takatori ware was first made at the foot of Mount Takatori near Hakata in northern Kyushu, at the beginning of the 17th century. Like several pottery traditions born in Kyushu, the first Takatori kiln was established by a Korean potter. The originator of that ware was named Palsan (later renamed Takatori ...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1224030
Meiji Bijutsu
$1,250.00
A very attractive and rare Agano ware dating from the Edo period (1615-1868).

This particular piece comes from the collection of an old Japanese family.

Agano ware has been made in the Chikuzen province (current Fukuoka prefecture) in northern Kyushu since the beginning of the 17th century. It was patronized by the leader of the Hosokawa clan of that period, Hosokawa Tadaoki (1563-1646), who was a tea practitioner and ordered a Korean potter named Sonkai to establish a kiln in the T...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1960 item #1227436
Meiji Bijutsu
$350.00
Here is a set of two Ki-seto chawan (tea bowls) dating from the middle of the 20th century.

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.

This particular set is made in the ki-seto (yellow seto) style, born during the Muromachi period (1337-1573) first as an imitation of Chinese cel...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1492 item #1253722
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A splendid chawan (tea 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.

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1253724
Meiji Bijutsu
$860.00
A very attractive lacquer takatsuki (footed tray) dating from the 19th century (end of Edo period to beginning of Meiji period). It is decorated with sublime details in maki-e gold with leaves floating over a stylized brook.

The takatsuki is in very good condition. It is signed under the tray. There are a few minute dents at its foot (see picture 7), hardly avoidable marks of its age. The tray will be shipped in the original signed wooden box.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 26.5 cm (11 x 10....

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1267458
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,380.00
A magnificent koro (incense burner), designed in a most delicate fashion; probably one requiring some of the highest skills. It is an Imari ware, from the legendary Arita kilns of Kyushu, where some of the finest porcelains have been made since the beginning of the 17th century. This particular item dates from the end of end of the 19th century, the Meiji period (1868-1912).

The koro is decorated in sublime details with a palette of rich colors. The exquisitely carved motifs of phenixes...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1278938
Meiji Bijutsu
$860.00
An attractive Southeast Asian bowl dating from the 19th century. It is made in the style of Chinese Ming dynasty celadon bowls, decorated with the lightly incised abstract motif of a phoenix in a cloud, under a finely crackled Eton blue glaze.

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The bowl is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 22.2 x 8.8 (8.88 x 3.5 in), weight 869g (1.9 lb)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287254
Meiji Bijutsu
$870.00
A superb set composed of a kiseru (pipe), a tabako-ire (pouch for tobacco) and a kiseruzutsu (pipe case). It dates from the Meiji period (1868-1912), with the case dating from at least the end of the Edo period (1615-1868). The tabako-ire is made of a finely preserved snake leather, with a menuki carved in fine details in the figure of a dragon wrapped around a single golden flower. The ojime is made of reticulated ivory, and the kiseru-zutsu of lacquered wood, sublimely decorated with red ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287256
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A very fine 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 pressed leather, painted to represent a garden scene, with a metallic ojime (cord fastener) decorated in minute details with black and gold lacquer. The kiseru-zutsu is made of lacquered wood and contains a kiseru. Its bamboo stem shows the usual marks of usage and a short crack near the shank, which also bears mar...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1287257
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A very fine 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 kiseruzutsu, made of stag antler, is finely carved in the figure of a woman dressed in a kimono. The leather pouch is covered with lacquered intertwined threads; the menuki made in the figure of a running shishi (lion) in exquisite details.

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The set is in very good condition. The ...

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 : Japanese : Inro and Sagemono : Pre 1920 item #1290420
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A remarkable kiseruzutsu (pipe case) dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912).

It is decorated in minute details with nuances of gold, black and red lacquer, and mother of pearl; a superb work with a high level of craftsmanship.

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The kiseruzutsu is signed and in excellent condition except for a couple of small mother of pearl inlays missing (see picture 12).
Dimensions: 20.8 cm (8.32 in)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1290422
Meiji Bijutsu
$2,800.00
A splendid porcelain pot made in the Satsuma tradition and dating from the Meiji period (1868-1912). It is decorated in sublime details with a rich palette of enamel colors, picturing flowers and butterflies; a wonderful example of the genre and certainly made by the hand of a master craftsman.

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The pot is in very good condition.
Dimensions: 10.8 x 12.7 cm (4.3 x 5 in), weight 355g (12.4 oz)

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1291727
Meiji Bijutsu
$370.00
A kaishi-ire is a pouch used during the Japanese tea ceremony to hold "kaishi" (paper) onto which sweets are placed. This particular pouch, which dates from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century (Meiji-Taisho periods) is bigger than most and could also have been used as a wallet, complete with a mirror. On the back of that mirror, along with markings, two turtles are depicted climbing a mound by a brook. The large carved character is read "kotobuki" (long life), a c...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1700 item #1291728
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$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.

This particul...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1292799
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$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...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1293681
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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. Its most remarkable feature, however, is its menuki (ornament) made in sublime details in the shape of a mantis; another wonderful example of the mastery of 19th century Japanese metal craftsmen.

As can be seen on the pictures, the pouch is to...

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. The two pieces are decorated by hand in sublime details with dragons painted in typical Kutani red and gold enamels.

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The set is in very good condition with almost no enamel wear.
Dimensions: kyusu 12.2 x 7.4 cm (4.9 x 3 in), yuzamashi 10.5 x 4.3 cm (4.2 x 1.7 in); weight kyushu 170g (6 oz), yuzamashi 87g (3 oz)

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