Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1149138 (stock #pd397)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
Stunning wood fired tea ceremony earthenware ceramic flower vase from Shino, one of the great kiln areas of Japan. C. 1860 Edo Period vase, it can be hung on a wall. The superb natural glaze patterns from the ash and heat have made a remarkable textured masterpiece. Comes in the original paulownia wood box. Ask for shipping quote. H:20cm x diameter : 10cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1144963 (stock #pd395)
Kodo Arts
$395.00
Finely carved 'jizo bosatsu' Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva from the Taisho Period c. 1920. Colorful buddhist robes and serene tranquil expression. This jizo bodhisatttva protects his vow to save all sentient beings in all Six Realms of rebirth. He carries a staff with metal rings and the flaming jewel symbolizing the Void. This bodhisattva is believed to protect children, relieve suffering and save sentient beings. Very good condition. H:10" x W"5". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1139714 (stock #pd392)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Outstanding and rare Meiji Period C. 1880 buddhist temple water bowl. Fabulous bronze work with mythical dragon handles and elephant tripod feet legs. Both sides of the bowl have mythical elephant faces with vine like runners in great relief. The rim is rimmed with lovely circle diaper. Ask for shipping quote. H:9" x W: 23" x Depth: 15"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1137586 (stock #pd388)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Fabulous Meiji Period C.1890 remnant from a temple roof. This gable is very well carved and has the wabi sabi patina of years of wear. The original green paint remains in places and the condition is excellent. H: 10" x W: 23". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1135809 (stock #pd382)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Wonderful goddess of mercy and compassion made of iron, C.1890. Buddhist bodhisattva with 11 bodhisattvas in her crown and holding a lotus leaf, symbol of purity. Looks like this piece was hung and could have been a gong in a buddhist temple. H: 13" x W: 6". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1132747 (stock #pd377)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Wonderful Meiji Period C.1909 painting of a white egret standing on bamboo by the acclaimed master Hishida Shunso (1874-1911). One of Okakura Tenshin's puils, he played a major role in the Meiji era innovation of Nihonga. His real name was Hishida Miyoji and he was also know for his numerous paintings of cats. He was commissioned by the Tokyo National Museum and in 1898 he joined Okakura Tenshin in establishing the Nihon Bijutsuin. In 1903-1905 he traveled extensively overseas holding exhibitions in The United States and Europe. He was awarded the Order Of Culture. Excellent condition. Looks to have been remounted. Has the original kiri wood box. H:6ft x W: 2ft. Ask for shipping.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1132323 (stock #pd379)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare and unusual Edo Period C.1960 fire brigade banner used to declare which fire brigade had rushed to the fire and heroically put it out first. Brocade stitching on silk cloth. six feet long and 20" wide it is an outstanding Japanese folk mingei piece. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1132320 (stock #pd378)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Wonderful carving of 'Tenjin' the Shinto god of learning. In ancient times he was unjustly exiled and became a hero in Japanese folklore. Is revered as the god of learning and many Shinto shrines all over Japan are dedicated to him. This piece is from the Taisho Period c. 1915. Cedar wood, gofun crushed oyster shell paint and glass eyes. Very regal with normal age wear. H: about 10" W: about 12". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1130357 (stock #pd369)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Fantastic wood carving of Kukai or later known as Kobo Daishi, the buddhist monk who brought esoteric Shingon Buddhism back from China to Japan. He established the headquarters on the sacred mountain of Mt. Koya near Nara. Carved in the late EDO Period c. 1860's, the statue has 'gi yaman' or original glass eyes. Kobo Daishi sits in his regal monk posture holding a sutra scroll. His right hand once held glass prayer beads. He sits on a wood gold lacquered temple stand which is intricately ornate. The condition of Kobo Daishi is good with a bit of wear behind his head. See pictures. H:about 24cm; W: about 28cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1129656 (stock #pd371)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Fascinating Taisho Period C.1920 tea ceremony bronze tripod incense censor. Almost art deco in design and feel. The Murashi-do bronze was dipped in hot oi at firing to create the mottled patinated colorings. The handles are elephant heads. The highlight of the piece is the very rare and exquisite square mouth and lid. The lid is adorned with a shishi lion which covers the hole the incense smoke wafts out of. Simply superb. To date we have never seen a square mouth incense koro. Ask for shipping quote. H:about 12cm; W:about 13cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1129650 (stock #pd370)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Esoteric Dainichi Nyorai buddha that stands for Vairochana - whom represents the cosmic life that surrounds us like the air we breathe. The proper name is Mahavairochana. His elaborately arranged hair is surmounted by a crown, and he wears jeweled ornaments. The remnants of which we can see on this buddha. He holds the wisdom mudra with the five fingers of the right hand wrapped around the left index finger. The buddha is from the end of the Edo Period C. 1860. The condition is excellent except for the head ornaments which are remnants. (see pictures) Ask for shipping quote. H:about 30cm; W:15cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #1127285 (stock #pd369)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Lovely late Meiji Period C.1895 bronze Shishi Fu-dog okimono. Lost wax cast in suberb dedail and expression. 'Aka bronze' (red bronze) which was the highest quality bronze of the era. Not a fake. H:about 10"; Length: about 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1124778 (stock #pd367)
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Very wabi sabi Taisho Period C.1920 iron tea ceremony tetsubin kettle used for making the green tea water. It is believed boiling water in these kettles confers on the participants long life. The kettle has characters in relief of a poem celebrating the mystical Horai Mountain in ancient China where the sages lived. It has the seal of Eirin, the foundry where it was made. Excellent condition, no leaks or cracks. Slight chip on the spout mouth or a firing scar, not sure which. Bronze lid with copper top. Ask for shipping quote. 26cm high ; 17cm wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1122382 (stock #pd361)
Kodo Arts
$800.00
First of its kind we have seen. A late Meiji Period C.1890 Tea Ceremony paulownia wood hibachi brazier with copper lining and bronze metal fittings. The brazier actually opens in half to reveal small compartments and shelves for Tea Ceremony implements. A museum piece. Inside the copper lining is a iron stand to hold the tea kettle over the charcoal. W:about 18"; H: about 13" ; Depth: about 12". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1122162 (stock #pd355)
Kodo Arts
$510.00
Lovely, small bronze 'Koro' incense burner, Taisho Period C.1920 with rare and unusual almost art deco lid configuration. Swirling strips of bronze with a mystical Fu Dog on top allow the wisps of incense to waft upwards. The body rests on three tripod legs and has a undulating flow. H:about 10cm; W: about 9cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1121543 (stock #pd354)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
The essence of Oribe pottery can be seen in this late Edo Period C.1860 brazier used for heating the old houses. The brown feldspar markings along with the trademark Oribe olive green glazes on a white hagi base truly epitomize a perfect pottery piece. A kiln scars which occured in the firing (or maybe they are chips) on the rim (see pictures) but they are so old they definitely are 'aji' or character. A museum piece. H: about 16"; W: about 14". ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1119842 (stock #pd352)
Kodo Arts
$795.00
Simple elegance envelops this wonderful late Meiji Period C.1910 bronze 'koro' crane incense burner. The piece has two parts; the top consisting of the crane's feathers and head, and the bottom which contains the ash. On the underside of the bottom in relief are the crane's legs tucked under. Typical understated japanese beauty. Used in the tea ceremony. 'Aka (red ) bronze. Not a fake. Excellent condition. H:about 11cm; W:about 18cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1117587 (stock #pd347)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Exceedingly rare Meiji Period c.1885 zen buddhist temple altar stands used for offerings. Japanese cypress wood carved and lacquered with layers of gold lacquer. The japanese characters on one side of each stand read: "Mitanisan Myohodoju" meaning belongs to Mitanisan Myohodo Temple and on the other "Seshu Tomachi - Saitotatsuji" the donator is Mr. Saitotatsuji of the town of Tomachi. Excellent condition except for a small break in the carving of one of the leg ornaments. See pictures. H: about 42cm; W: about 28cm. Ask for shipping quote.