Grace Tsumugi Fine Art specializes in Japanese Antiques, particularly work of art from the late Edo period, the Meiji and Taisho eras, introducing lacquer, inro, metalwork, enamel, ceramics and also paintings, screens and textiles; including the works by the Imperial Court Artists. In addition, the gallery deals in works of art and craft from the 20th century to contemporary.
Tsumugi Shoji opened the gallery Grace Tsumugi Fine Art, at 8 Duke Street St. James’s, London in 2001. Whiles working for the leading Japanese Meiji art gallery in Mayfair as a specialist from 1989 to 2000, she was involved in researching private collections for their exhibitions and publications, including the John Young Collection: The Dragon King of the Sea, exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 1991; the Nasser D. Khalili Collection: Japanese Imperial Craftsmen at the British Museum in 1994, followed by the collection of 8 volumes: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Japanese Art – Meiji no Takara – Treasures of Imperial Japan in 1995. Not only introducing the finest objects for collectors and museums throughout the world, we work with Ayako Shoji of our Tokyo office G. T. ART JAPAN researching the records kept in Japan.
Grace Tsumugi Fine Art participated in various events and art fairs: The International Asian Art Fair in New York between 2004 and 2007, INS (International Netsuke Society) Conventions between 2001 to 2007, TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) Maastricht between 2011 and 2014 and Asian Art in London from 2002 until 2020. We are a member of BADA (British Antique Dealers Association) to support and advice genuine collectors of Japanese art.
We will hold a special exhibition in our gallery each year. Please go to ‘News & Exhibitions’ page for more information.
We look forward to welcoming you to our gallery.