Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1282424 (stock #pd814)
Kodo Arts
$1,050.00
Regal signed bronze statue of a Meiji Period statesman as Japan transitioned from the samurai era to the modern era. Displaying all the dignity and experience of someone who has gone through many of lifes trials and tribulations, the artist Nakajima Toyo has captured the heart and wisdom expressed in this gentleman. Excellent condition. H:17" x 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1282423 (stock #pd811)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Invoking the feeling of an ascetic sage who has withdrawn from the world to the tea house to drink tea, this beautiful bronze hut koro or incense censor was used for the tea ceremony in the Taisho Period, C.1920. Most of these kind of bronzes these days are fakes; this one is the real McCoy. Wonderful bronze work on the roof ridge and the roof itself. Aka Do or red bronze was used and it creates a lovely patina on the hut walls. Comes with keyaki (zelkova ) wood stand. Hut is 5" tal and 4 " wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1281276 (stock #pd805)
Kodo Arts
$610.00
Quintessential Oribe tea ceremony sweets plates with feldspar iron markings of chrysanthemums and rich olive greens. Hanko seal on back. Set of 5 plates. No chips or cracks. Taisho Period C.1920. 6" long and about 4" deep. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1281273 (stock #pd806)
Kodo Arts
$285.00
Very rare dated Tempo 13 (C.1842) lacquered `Omiki` sacred sake lid for the offering to the Inari Shrine god, Inari Dai Myojin, the Shinto fox kami or god. Comes in the original paulownia wood box with cotton cover and inscription of town name (Toyoura Village, in Shiga province outside of Kyoto ) and donors name, Kita Tanaka. This was the lid for the sacred sake container. 9" long by 4 1/2". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280236 (stock #pd799)
Kodo Arts
$1,350.00
Fabulous old Taisho Period C.1915 bronze lantern. Lovely blue green patina from years outside. Almost art deco in appearance with outstanding lattice work. Bronze craftsmanship top notch. Door opens and latches are good. Stands on 3 legs. 10" tall x 9" wide. Ask for shipping quote from Californai warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1280233 (stock #pd803)
Kodo Arts
$1,400.00
Fantastic Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu in a zushi altar. Edo Period C.1865. This travelling altar has an inscription on the inside reading "Dai Hanya meaning heart sutra and the name of Myoshin-ji Temple in Kyoto. . The kannnon has many heads on her head. Her face is just lovely. It is old and the feet are broken as well as the stand she sits on. The zushi is in remarkably good condition with minor lacquer wear. Kannon is 12" tall. Zushi is 19" tall by 8" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1280230 (stock #pd802)
Kodo Arts
$1,375.00
Rare large Taisho Period C.1920 bronze vase with fabulous markings in relief. The aesthetic is absolutely brilliant. Excellent condition. Handles are mythical elephants. H:18" x 17" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1279503 (stock #pd800)
Kodo Arts
$800.00
One of a kind Meiji Period c.1900 shrine altar made of cedar with copper metal fittings. Chysanthemum on top front indicates connection with Imperial Family as does the picture of the Meiji Period Emperor on inside. The shrine is thin 6" and hangs on a wall. We thought if shelves were put in it it would make a handsome cabinet. H: 38" x W: 17". Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1279502 (stock #pd796)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Exceptional and rare Meiji Period C.1890 bronze Shachihoko or mythical dragon carp Koro or incense censor. . Shachi or Shachihoko were frequently used as roof ornaments in the Edo period (1600-1868) and found atop castles, tower gates, and samurai homes. These fish-shaped ornaments are placed at both ends of the main roof ridge, with the male Shachi placed on the left and the female Shachi on the right. The creatures are thought to provide protection against fire, as they are attributed with the power to control rain. This dragon /carp has a lid on the upper tail. Not sure if it is original or if it has been replaced. Piece is in excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1279011 (stock #pd791)
Kodo Arts
$1,400.00
Lovely painting of a white peackock on a rock mounted as a scroll. On silk and signed Shuha. Fantastic piece of art and the detail of the peackock is superb. Signed and comes in its original paulownia box which is encased in another lacquered paulownia box. Very good condition; see pictures . the edges have come off the scrool a bit. Ask for shipping quote. 220cm tall by 80cm wide.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1279009 (stock #pd793)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Early 1920`s Yamabushi Shinto ascetic`s pigrim coat with the Heart Sutra written on it. Made of asa or fiber, the Pilgrim would go around Shikoku to the 88 shrines there reciting the heart sutra and getting a temple stamp from each temple on the coat. Sanscrit letters on the sleave. Excellent condition. Has a silk brocade fastener to close. About 96cm tall by 90cm wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1278926 (stock #pd790)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Fabulous lacquered wood carving of a Rakan by Tamakaji Zokoku, the most famous lacquer carver of the 19th century. Was accorded samurai status in recognition of his work by the clan Lord in 1835. Was given the name Tamakaji in 1839. Works auctioned in Christies. Jūroku Rakan literally means “Sixteen Arhats.” The saintly ascetics who gathered at the death and nirvana (nehan 涅槃) of the Buddha Sakyamuni (Shaka 釈迦) and were ordered by him to remain in this world as witnesses to the truth of the Law or Buddhist teachings. Typical depictions in painting or sculpture show them with aged faces, emaciated bodies and the frugal clothing of Indian ascetics or wise men. Great condition with a bit of minor damage on one finger. Comes in original paulownia box. H: 55cm x W:18cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1278741 (stock #pd788)
Kodo Arts
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Very rare and unusual buddhist temple garden bronze turtle water spout. Lovely blue green patina from years outside on the turtles. Signed on the bottom ` Yoryo ` Mama turtle with baby turtle on its back. Little pegs on the back of the mama and tny holes in the baby`s feet keep it mounted. The tortoise has a thunder diaper design on its back. Thick bronze and very heavy. H:34cm x W:64". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1277813 (stock #pd786)
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Lovely set of buddhist temple altar wood flowers gold lacquered. Early Taisho Period C.1915. Pictured in two bronze flower vases also from the Taisho Period and dated. These bronze vases are sold separately as pd666. If purchased with the wood flowers a big discount is available. The flowers themselves are expertly carved and beautifully lacquered with gold gilt. Minor peeling on one stem. There are eight lotus flowers in each vase. The sizes vary but the longest is roughly 32" and the width of each set of flowers is roughly 22". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1277812 (stock #pd785)
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Wonderful Amida Buddha made of thick bronze signed on the back with the name: Fukui. We conservatively date it late 1800`s but it could be much older. Roughly cast but with fantastic simple beauty and depth. The more you look and be with this buddha, the more it`s essence of compassion and awareness permeates. Very mingei folk art and wabi -sabi. The hands in the zenjo-in mudra actually are detached. Very heavy but hollow inside so the amount of bronze is remarkable. Ask for shipping quote. H: 24" x W: 21".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1276353 (stock #pd782)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Large Bronze zen buddhaist temple bell from the late Meiji Period C.1910. Signed with the foundry stamp of ZENRYU and Ganso which means this foundry was the original maker of bronze buddhist bells from the early Edo Period. The sound is resonating and very deep. Goes on forever. Stiker is lacquered wood with goat skin. Minor dents here and there but no cracks and weird vibrations or sounds. Fabulous sound. Bell height:12" x diameter:11". Stand red lacquered. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1276352 (stock #pd781)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare bronze inspirational plaque that hung in the dojo main hall of a karate or sword training club in the late Meiji Period C.1890. Usually plaques in this style are wood. This is a mixture of metals that make up bronze with copper predominent. Metal copper fitting adorn the corners. The two kanji characters in the center are from the japanes words : IGEN meaning dignity and the qualities of leadership. The second kanji is from the japanese word: JINTOKU or human virtue, which in asian confucianism and samurai bushido codes is the highest human attribute of the spirit. THe sign reads: ITOKU. Nice bronzework in the corners and with a thick iron bar and hook in the back to hang it by. 25" high x 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1276351 (stock #pd780)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Thick bronze late Meiji Period C.1900 temple gong. Very good sound and in very good condition. No cracks or dents. Lovely blue green patina of the bronze from years of oxidation outside. H:15" x Diameter:10". Ask for shipping quote.