Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1048463 (stock #pd223)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Serene and peaceful Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva or Jizo Bosatsu wood carving c.1920 Taisho Period with black lacquered robes and gold gilt chest and face. The Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva vowed to save all sentient beings in all six realms of rebirth between the time of Buddha's death and the appearance of Maitreya, the buddha of the future. The staff symbolizes his vow. This bosatsu is rare in that he has a halo with three sacred wishing gems. One hand is missing but other hand and feet in good condition. Comes in paulownia wood box. Ask for shipping quote. H:53 x W:19cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1048462 (stock #pd221)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Exquisite Meiji Period c.1900 Imari vase with chrysanthemum flowers and vines intertwined around the neck and huge peonies and small butterflies on the body. Immaculate condition and huge impact piece. Ask for shipping quote. H:63cm x diameter 33cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1045909 (stock #pd218)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Two huge coils of hand carved Tochigi wood 'juzu' or zen buddhist prayer beads from the late Meiji Period, c.1900. The lacquered box they came in is even better as it is lined with original woodblock pictures of geishas. The bigger coil, with slightly larger beads, when double-coiled stands 6ft. The smaller coil with slightly smaller beads when double coiled stands 5ft. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1045905 (stock #pd217)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Stunning lacquered buddhist altar in fantastic condition considering it is dated on the back 'Ganbun 2' C.1737. Copper metal fittings and inside has carved buddhist swirl and clouds in gold gilt. Both doors swing open on hinges. The inscription on the back also reads: Cho-mi-doshi jugatsu or october in the ancient zodiac calendar. Also "Koshi Masanao Haiko" commissioned by a Mr. Masanao Koshi. Ask for shipping quote. H:42cm x W:17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1045551 (stock #pd215)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Wonderful and rare wood carving of Kobo Daishi, the buddhist monk who went to China to bring back to Japan the teachings of Buddha. Late Meiji Period c. 1900 with glass eyes and glass 'juzu' prayer beads. In one hand he holds the vajra and the other, prayer beads. Sitting on an abbot's chair, black lacquered with copper metal fittings. The left hand has been reattached and one of the chair's metal fittings is slightly loose. Ask for shipping quote. H:58cm x 64cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1044415 (stock #pd210)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Late Taisho Period c.1920 bronze tea ceremony gong to call the participants to the tea ceremony. The gong has a dragon handle holding the bell suspended over a lotus leaf base with a bronze chain. Farther out on the dragon handle is a hole for another chain to hold a metal gong striker. We don't have the original metal striker but a iron striker is included. The sound is quite good. The gong itself has the goddess dakini in raised relief. The are some blue/green oxidization marks on the gong. Ask for shipping quote. H:35cm W:31cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1044187 (stock #pd214)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Very lovely full length silk maru obi from the early Taisho Period c.1915. The silk is gold with bamboo leaves with chrysanthemum flowers inside the leaves. Sprinkled around are pine leaf needles. Perfect condition. Woven on both sides. Length: 4 meters. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1043843 (stock #pd209)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Elegant, fine celadon porcelain flower vase dated Meiji Period 33 (c.1900). The delicate mouth and wings have buddhist cloud motif, and the legs have a juxtaposition of fading colors. In the original paulownia box, the kanji characters read: Sieji Kabin Ikko (celadon porcelain flower vase); Meiji 33 Nen Hachi Gatsu Ganjitsu Ko (Purchased on aug. 1, 1900); Hori-shi Yogu(commissioned by Mr. Hori). Ask for shipping quote. H:19cm; W:12cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1042419 (stock #pd207)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Absolutely fabulous bronze square-mouthed almost art deco flower vase in the original paulownia box, dated April, 1847. The kanji on the box reads: Koka 4 Nen Teimi Shigatsu, meaning 1847 in Edo Period in the 4th month (april) of the zodiac calendar. Hirota Gensho Motomu Nari meaning the piece was commissioned for a Mr. Hirota Gensho. On one side of the Kiri box is written: Sentoku Kabin, meaning it was a flower vase fired and colored with rice straw smoke. All 4 sides of the vase have a geometric design motif in relief extending to the top underside. Ask for shipping quote. H:20cm x W:25cm x Depth:25cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1039105 (stock #pd193)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
This is a rare ink stone signed on the back, "Choshu Akamagaseki" by "Suzuki Shikan". Choshu Han was the Edo Period feudal name for what is now Shimonoseki City at the southern tip of the main island of Japan, Honshu. Akamagaseki suzuri ink stones were prized ink stones from this region, being recognized throughout the country and usualy presented as gifts between daimyo lords and the shogun. Sumi ink blocks rubbed on this stone produced the best color for caligraphy and painting due to a fine grain. Ask for shipping quote. L:23cm x W: 13cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1920 item #1038447 (stock #pd192)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Elegant signed Satsu Tozan c.1920 Taisho Period Satsuma sweets bowl in its signed paulownia wood 'tomobako' original box. The box has the japanese characters "Satsu Tozan" and "Kashiki" sweets bowl, abd the kanji for Satsuma. Ask for shipping quote. Diameter 24cm x H:11cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1034164 (stock #pd202)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Remarkable bronze samurai statue executed in unbelievable detail and craftsmanship. This Meiji Period c.1890 statue of a samurai offering his sword and loyalty to his lord is a museum piece. The detail even on the sword with mt. fuji in raised relief is spectacular. The samurai stands on a bronze rock with bronze waves crashing about. His armor is finely detailed as his his flowing cap. Simply marvelous. Ask for shipping quote. H:25" x W:14"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1016485 (stock #pd182)
Kodo Arts
$480.00
Very charming two compartment bamboo tea ceremony utensil carrying basket, c.1915. Used for moon viewing and cherry blossom excursions where the tea ceremony was performed and the tea utensils could be fashionably carried. Beautiful weft diagonal weaves with lovely knot work on the handle. There is one shallow compartment on top and both top and bottom insides have silk cloth lining, albeit shredding a bit. Ask for shipping quote. (H:31cm x W:22cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1016033 (stock #pd180)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Sensational Edo Period paulownia wood carving of Daruma, the revered figure who brought buddhism from India to China and Japan. very playful expression of the teaching on his face and a great patina and wear of the ages. Ask for shipping quote. (H:27cm x W:16cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1015257 (stock #pd177)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Simply stunning late Edo Period C.1868 Tamba old tea leaf storage jar. Tamba which is north of Kyoto was one of the 7 great kiln areas for pottery and tea utensils in ancient Japan. This is a museum piece that somehow snuck through the cracks. The wood fired natural glazes are a wonder of creation. Ask for shipping quote. (H:34cm x W: 26cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1014785 (stock #pd175)
Kodo Arts
$390.00
Wabi-sabi Meiji Period c.1900 Oribe tea ceremony utensil with paulownia wood lid with bamboo handle. Lovely old oribe colors and iron feldspar markings. Shipping included. (W:7cm x D: 6cm x H:5cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1012262 (stock #pd170)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Rare antique Japanese bronze calligraphy ink pourer with long spout and large oval handle. The lid has a mythical 'shishi' lion on top. The ink pourer has four leaves; each with raised swirls and hearts on a geometrical thunderbolt diaper background pattern. Lovely. c.1880. (7" x 5") (18cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1012260 (stock #pd169)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fantastic one-of-a-kind antique Japanese Edo oil lamp box with raised gold gilt maki-e and raised lacquer clouds and lotus leaves floating and fluttering about. In the original box with the Japanese characters 'Kosome-un' written on the front. The meaning is the name of the maki-e cloud-lotus pattern. The second kanji is the name of the artist but unfortunately we can't read it. Lotus leaves and clouds in budddhist iconography were sacred and metaphors for purity. Open the top of the box and there is a small bronze oil refill pourer a bronze box. Flip open the bronze box and on the underside of the lid are two candle prongs. In Edo when 'andon' or oil lamps were used for lighting, the light person would walk around with this box and fill the lamps with oil and light them from the candles. Underneath are three drawers with bronze pulls. Museum quality. c.1850. (8½" x 5½" x 4½") (22cm x 16cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.