Welcome to Steve Sly Japanese Art
My objective is to share with you the absolute passion that I have for the superb works of art produced in Japan during the Meiji period (1868 -1912) by artists and craftsmen who possessed truly amazing technical and artistic abilities.
It is my firm belief that these works of art, whether they be metalwork, enamel, sculptures, netsuke, lacquer or other medium, represent some of the very finest treasures ever made by man.
Without doubt, the exceptional metalwork produced by Japanese master craftsmen during the Meiji period is my absolute passion. I find the gorgeousRead More
Highly skilled Japanese artisans have been producing exquisite Ceramics using a variety of techniques and in widely differing styles for manyRead More
Okimono can be loosely translated as “object for display” or “standing object” but is more easily understood if described as aRead More
It would be difficult to argue the facts that Japanese cloisonné of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was certainly the last, if not theRead More
Let me at the outset say that in the opinion of many Japanese collectors, fine quality lacquer is currently the most undervalued, under-rated andRead More
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Dear Friends Welcome to our February newsletter With the antiques industry traditionally quieter at this time of year, and a large swathe of UK an
Welcome to our December newsletter It is hard to believe that I am writing our last newsletter of 2017, it seems only moments ago we were sharing h
Dear Friends With the “apparent” UK Summer break coming to an end , the little loves going back to school 😊 and early signs of Autumn in the
With the Summer season of shows now firmly behind us we continue in our quest to scour the globe for world class objects from the Meiji period. A r