Japanese Antiques

Japan is internationally famed for its artistry. Even today, Japenese arts and culture continues to fascinate and inspire global audiences. Situated in East Asia, Japanese art often blends native aesthetic and imported ideas. From the twentieth century onwards, Japanese innovation in art, architecture, and craft, has continued to influence makers internationally, especially Western designers ever since the conclusion of the Second World War. Japan's ever-changing landscape makes it a crucial artistic and political power, developing its own native style and encouraging the growth of those abroad.

Japanese antiques add a touch of refinement and elegance to any luxury interior. At Mayfair Gallery, we offer a beautiful selection of antique Japanese items, incorporating a multitude of stunning antique Japanese vases, bronze sculptures and larger items of furniture such as mother-of-pearl inlaid hardwood.

Our antiques originate from a variety of periods, including the Meiji era from 1868 to 1912. During this time, the Japanese government took a particular interest in the art export market, resulting in a multitude of artistic endeavours and high-quality artworks. It was during this period that Japanese cloisonne enamel reached its technical peak. Our selection of cloisonne antiques offers a range of styles, designs, and items.

Mayfair Gallery is also home to a selection of woodblock prints, made in Japan towards the end of the nineteenth century. As the Meiji period saw a huge development in social, economic, and political change, artistic production dramatically increased, and these woodblocks are no exception. Depicting interior scenes of courtly life and Japanese nobility, these woodblocks are skilfully executed, fine examples from an era of great cultural change. Browse our Japanese antiques for further insights into the Mayfair Gallery collection.

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  1. Japanese Interest 23
  2. Meiji 20
  3. Floral 8
  4. Birds / Ornithology 7
  5. Animal / Animalier 3
  6. Japonisme 3
  7. Figurative Art 1
  8. Landscape 1
  9. Louis XV 1
  10. Satsuma 1
  11. Shibayama 1
  12. Komai 1
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  1. Enamel - Cloisonné 10
  2. Enamel 4
  3. Porcelain 4
  4. Ormolu (Gilt Bronze) 4
  5. Patinated Bronze 3
  6. Paper 3
  7. Wood 2
  8. Bronze 2
  9. Gilt 2
  10. Mother-of-Pearl 1
  11. Silver 1
  12. Painted Wood 1
  13. Bone 1
  14. Metal 1
  15. Lacquer 1
  16. Brass 1
  17. Iron 1
  18. Goldstone 1
  19. Gold 1
  20. Glass 1
  21. Earthenware 1
  22. Ivory 1
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  1. Multi-coloured 15
  2. Gold 9
  3. Blue 8
  4. Brown 7
  5. Red 6
  6. Black 5
  7. Green 3
  8. Metallic 3
  9. Cream 2
  10. Pink 2
  11. Purple 2
  12. White 2
  13. Silver 1
  14. Yellow 1
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  1. Japanese 26
  2. Asian 5
  3. French 3
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  1. Late 19th Century 22
  2. 19th Century 2
  3. Early 20th Century 2
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