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The State Hermitage Museum

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The Art of Japan in the Meiji Period

The exhibition features some 700 objects produced by renowned masters of the late 19th – early 20th century, showcasing the most popular techniques of those times: vases and incense burners with cloisonné and wireless enamels; inlaid, engraved and damascened sculptures and vessels from non-ferrous alloys; brightly painted ceramic ware from Satsuma Province; caskets and cabinets decorated with gold lacquers, tortoiseshell and ivory inlays. Exhibits include works by ‘Imperial’ masters, suppliers to the court and prize winners of national and international exhibitions. Read More.

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Pair of vases (early 1900s), Kawade Shibataro. Private collection. © The State Hermitage Museum, 2016.

Ryōshibako box (c. 1866–99). Private collection. © The State Hermitage Museum, 2016.

Owl

Owl (c. 1900), Hideyoshi. Private collection. © The State Hermitage Museum, 2016.

Suzuribako writing box (c. 1866–99). Private collection. © The State Hermitage Museum, 2016.

Buddha Shakyamuni

Buddha Shakyamuni (mid 19th century), Meibidō. Private collection. © The State Hermitage Museum, 2016.

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