SPECIALISTS IN JAPANESE WORKS OF ART FROM THE MEIJI PERIOD
"OKIMONO" Japanese Art Of The Meiji Period (1868 - 1912)
The word Oki-Mono in Japanese literally means an object of display. This art form found its best expression during the Meiji Period.
The artists at this time were very highly skilled carvers and metalworkers producing fine objects; the subjects were mainly figure groups, genre scenes portraying Japanese life such as children, peasants, fishermen, bijin (beauties), Samurai, street entertainers, basket sellers, animals, mythological figures or groups.
Their main market was for the Western collectors which were completely fascinated by these exotic pieces, and were in a way allowed a little glimpse into the mysterious East. The appreciation for these beautiful objects continues to the present day, and I hope with this website to nurture the enormous interest in Japanese art of the Meiji Period.
Next FairsThe Art & Antiques Fair Olympia
27 June - 2 July 2017