japanese art / bronzes and vases

This section shows Japanese bronzes of the end of Meiji Period (1868-1911), Taisho (1912-1925) and Showa (1926-1989).

These three periods which represent almost entirely the 20th century, could be compared to our Decò, Liberty and Modernism.

The collection of bronzes which you may find in our gallery show a wide range of subjects; some show animals and plants while some others include and almost abstract and geometric shapes which recall our Decò style.

The mastery of Japanese bronze makers can be detected by their skilled use of different alloys and wide variety of processes which produce extraordinary patinas.