Japanese ivory okimono of smiling Daikoku - one of 7 Gods of Happiness - holding a white rabbit in his hand, and with his foot on a bag of rice. The okimono is a joke on Daikoku’s sanity - he’s got the wrong rodent: rat is the standard companion of Daikoku (who, being the God of Wealth, is associated with rice, and rats thrive when there is abundance of grain)...
Japanese bronze okimono of a resting wild boar, its head raised and mouth open showing its teeth. Did not photograph well. Extraordinary quality work, superb face with alertly raised snout, sharply modeled hooves, perfectly sculpted coat, inlaid glass eyes with black pupils. Beautiful patina, pleasantly heavy, in perfect condition. Signed with raised characters MITSUMOTO SAKU (made by Mitsumoto) on the bottom. Probably the best piece of metalwork that I have ever had. Length 6 3/8 inches.
A lovely large incense burner “Koro” in the shape of black-spotted red rabbit. Raku ware. It bears a seal beneath reads Mokubei. Circa early 20th Century. Rabbit is a symbol of fertility and sensuality. There is a lid on its back with a ventilating hole and the inside of the lid is decorated with gold paint (kindei). The piece is in very good condition and accompanied ay a paulownia wood storage box.
H 5” x L 10 1/4” x W 5 7/8 (H 13.5cm x L 26.0cm x W15cm)
Salvaged vintage Japanese glass battery for some industrial-use, Showa period.
Broken, decayed, and beautiful as is.
Height: 19cm (7.48in)
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by Hayashi Heihachiro (1924-1980), Japan
L: 18.3cm, H: 9.3cm (7.20in, 3.66in)
The Ox porcelain okimono of 12-year Chinese zodiac by the master-hand who had been once apprenticed to Master potter Kusube Yaichi (1897-1984).
Elegant transparent blueish celadon coloring, and exquisite molding with tenderness by his sharp and aesthetic observant eye.
The carved seal at belly...
A bronze tree branch is the setting for these 2 pigions to rest. This bronze mixed/metal okimono is in overall good condition. Please see photo for minor oxidation spots on the male bird's feathers. Dates from the middle to late Showa period.
Length: 15 1/4"
Height: 9 1/4"
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Wooden Japanese good size okimono of a walking turtle with its head out of its shell. Excellent clever carving capturing the essence of the creature, made out of Japanese Yakushima cedar with its beautiful layered texture, wonderful depiction of its carapace. Eyes are inlaid with glass. Length 7 1/8 inches.
Lovely carp charger in fine relief carved against a backdrop of waves also in relief. Three dimension carving creates a stunning visual art deco effect. The detail and craftsmanship exact. Signed and dated Showa 42 (1967). Diameter:13" . Perfect condition.
Exceptional natural suiseki landscape stone that mimics the wonder of nature. Lines of quartz run through the rock making it look like miniature waterfalls. Sandstone. Length: 33cm x H: 16cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Another lovely suiseki from the collection Kodo Arts has acquired. Undulating layers of sandstone cascading down in replicating natures best. The stone has a viscuous sheen. H: 20cm x w:14cm. Ask for shipping quote.
Lovely rock landscape invoking a natural tranquility and quietness. This Suiseki is from a collection Kodo Arts reently acquired. The stone takes one to the canyons of North America. Condition excellent. Ask for shipping quote.
Kodo Arts has acquired a collection of fine suiseki rock art landscape pieces. This piece takes one to the canyons of North america. The wood base has a bit of wear. The rock is in absolute pristine condition. C.1970`s. Ask for shipping quote.
A pair of goldfish OKIMONO (kingyo) made of porcelain in naturalistic style. They are decorated with underglaze red and dark olive green respectively. Both signed: Hoshi. Made by the Japanese artist Kato Shuntei 1st (Yonezawa Soho) 1898-1959. Original fitted and signed kiri-box. L cm 13.7, 15.8 cm. Condition: perfect.
The title of the work is, Tenpyo no Shirabe, or the tune of the Tenpyo era which is during the 8th century (Nara Period). The Tenpyo period was an interesting period in Japanese history where various cultures from across Asia strongly influenced Japanese culture of the time and elevated it to the level that we see today...
This is nice Japanese miniature Bronze okimono of samurai hero.
He is 2,1.2in height, his chair is little smaller than 1in.
This okimono has nice old box too.
Nicely posed bronze crouching Shishi with a complacent face with his paw resting on the ball. This mytholocial Japanese Shishi who is the guardian at the temple entrance is also referred to as a Chinese fu dog or fu lion. Weighs unpacked 6 pounds 12 ounces.
Length: 9 1/2"
Height At Tail: 4 3/4"
Width: 5 1/2"
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A finely carved Okimono depicting an angry mother monkey. Crouched with front paw raised in an attitude of protection, with young on her back and shoulders, the attention to detail is note worthy. Fruitwood with ebony inset eyes. Unsigned.
Length 4.25" X Height 3.25". 1970's.
This is a sweet cast bronze okimono of a small woman in a simple kimono. Her hair style with bun and the simplicity of her kimono leads us to think it is of a grandmotherly woman in her 50s or 60s. When we first owned it we thought it was of a small girl – but the more we studied the face and the hairdo – the more we became convinced it is of an older woman.
The bronze measures 6 1/8” high by 3 1/4” wide by 2 ¼” deep...