At the dawn of the 20th century, Japan was transformed. Over 200 years of feudal society and isolation
ended and opened its doors to the world with a rapid industrialisation and westernisation, while the artists and craftsmen continued to polish their skills to the world top class and
inspired the western artists and art collectors. Still its heritage is much enjoyed and loved, as seen in the world leading Khalili collections.
Pick of this month
Immaculate Antique Japanese Cloisonné vase, from Meiji period. Beautifully finished with the detailed patterns and drawing at the edge of the vase, which shows its
quality and highest skilled craftsmanship. Capturing the fragile beauty of the flower and respecting the space and silence in expression, which is the characteristics of Rimpa school style
of Edo period. The style inspired and influenced European and American artists and later we can see the result in Art Nouveau.