Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1261723 (stock #pd749)
Kodo Arts
$880
Fantastic pair of stacking lacquered sweets boxes that would make great end tables. These boxes went inside of peddler`s boxes that were tied up by ropes and carried by pole through the villages in the Meiji Period, C.1900 to sell sweets. Thick red lacquer with gold swirls on top and kanji japanese characters on each box. 28" tall and 22" deep. Ask for shipping quote from our Califonia warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1229985 (stock #pd641)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Exquisite pair of gold and black lacquered buddhist temple altar offering tables C. 1915. Gold gilt applied over balck lacquer with copper metal fittings. Tops are black lacquer. One table is slightly taller than the other. Excellent for end tables. Some lacquer wear (see pictures) but in very good shape. Wear areas can be waxed and aged upon request. 28" wide x 23" tall. Second table 24" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1225874 (stock #pd633)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Taisho Period C.1920 wonder of inlay mother of pearl on black lacquer jubako food box. Definitely part of an aristocratic collection, each side of this 4 tiered food box is a masterpiece of inlay work. The work of a master artist. A few nicks on the corners but in remarkably great shape. See pictures. H:14" x W:10".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1080919 (stock #pd293)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceptional Taisho Period c. 1910 'suzuri bako' maki-e lacquered caligraphy writing box. Sensational gold maki-e chrysanthemums some with silver leaf petals and some with raised maki-e or mother of pearl inlay. Chrysanthemum petals and leaves with gold maki-e and mother of pearl make up this elegant, rich mosiac. On the inside of the top are 3 gorgeous butterflies also in raised gold maki-e. The bottom inside has a silver ink pourer with a pine motif and a black nachi ink stone. The bottom of the bottom box has some worn away lacquer on the corners and on the top, one of the mother of pearl chrysanthemums has a crack. Otherwise in fabulous condition. Ask for shipping quote. L:29cm x w:24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1056427 (stock #pd241)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
This exceptionally elegant antique Japanese 'rankauhari' white lacquered vanity box employs a rare white lacquer made form crushed quaill egg shells. Copies of this lacquering technique not using crushed egg shells will fade over time. This piece made in early Taisho Period c.1910 as a geisha's vanity box, still has the lovely original color and 'kagamakie' a sought after makie technique of raised gold pictures encased in fans and and circles on all sides in black and gold. All the auspicious symbols for good fortune and longevity: swallows and plum, cranes and pines, butterflies and rivers, peonies in raised gold. Some peeling and wear but for its age in very good condition. (9" x 9" x 7½") (23cm x 23cm x 19cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance. As for shipping quote.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #960522 (stock #pd89)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Taisho Period Japanese lacquer craftsman's lacquer mixing bowl with years of lacquer producing an art deco masterpiece of colors and textures. C. 1920 from the wakasa nuri lacquer ware area on the sea of Japan. Very rare to find. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. (H:10cm; Diam.:25cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Rare Japanese lacquered letter box with beautiful raised maki-e maple trees, river and mountains. The scene is from the 'hyaku isshu' the classic 101 ancient great poems. The poem referred to in this poem is by the venerated Ariwara no Narihara. In the upper right hand corner of the box is the kanji with the first line of the poem, "Chihaya Furu Kamiyo" The river in the lower right hand corner has the last line of the poem, "Kuguru To Wa". Basically the poem says that in the ancient mystical age when only gods lived, to see the Tatsuta River dyed crimson red with maple leaves in a shibori pattern was something even the gods themselves could never see. The makie is executed perfectly with stunning maple leaves and a red flow of the imagination in the middle. A collector's piece. $1200. (h:44cm x w:34cm x d:13cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #865742 (stock #KA655)
Kodo Arts
$590.00
One of the finest examples of Kamakurabori carving techniques we have seen. The chrysanthemum in raised relief on the tray is fabulous and the many layers of lacquer have created a Meiji Period c.1900 masterpiece. Excellent condition. (14" x 9") (36cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #835187 (stock #KA629)
Kodo Arts
$780.00
Rare antique Japanese lacquer craftsman's chest for lacquer tools from the Meiji Period c.1890. Many layers of lacquer spills and drips have created this fantastic mosaic of lacquer collage on this small drawer chest. The condition is superb and the colors are a rainbow of a lifetime. c.1890. (13½" x 8" x 10½") (34cm x 20cm x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #798970 (stock #KA372)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
From the late Edo c.1865 this is the best antique Japanese 'tsuno' face washing basin Kodo Arts has ever seen. Used in Kyoto by a Gion District geisha, the thickly black lacquered wood basin has maki-e gold swirling rivers and flowers on its banks throughout. The handles are exceptional, covered with floral copper fittings, the first of this kind Kodo Arts has ever come across. Usually they are just lacquered. Fabulous. c.1865. (13½" x 6½") (34cm x 17cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #790355 (stock #KA599)
Kodo Arts
$440.00
In the original box from the turn of the century, c.1900, this elegant antique Japanese black lacquered sweets box has the Myriad Treasures associated with seven gods of good luck in raised gold maki-e on the lid. Among the treasures which are said to ensure prosperity, long life and general good fortune are: coral, rhinoceros horns, the hat and raincoat of invisibility, the purse of inexhaustible riches, the wish granting gem, scrolls and fans etc. On the box is written 'fukurokuju maki-e' the style of raised gold maki-e lacquering and 'shihogata ohira' the style of square sweets box. Beautiful condition. c.1900. (9½" x 4½") (24cm x 12cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #716239 (stock #KA547)
Kodo Arts
$560.00
Dating from the late Meiji Period c.1890 this antique Japanese tray with its original paulownia wood box, is an auspicious tray for celebrations. Beautifully lacquered in elegant black, the tray is decorated with treasure symbols for good luck. In the center, in maki-e raised gold is the flaming jewel 'hoju' in Japanese. This is the wish granting sacred gem. A symbol of purity and the void, it represents the promise of being released from all desire. Other lucky symbols include scrolls, an ancient gagaku flute, and dharma wheel of the law. Excellent condition. c.1890. (8" x 8") (20cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $60.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #670089 (stock #KA503)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Beautiful inlay of crushed shell, on the lovely antique Japanese lacquered vase, forms the rim with a thick black lacquered base. The insert is of copper. Great condition. c.1920. (7½" diameter x 8½") (19cm diameter x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #648377 (stock #KA293)
Kodo Arts
$490.00
Oozing craftsmanship and vibe of a different age and standard, this antique Japanese Edo Period negoro lacquer sweets box is an example of authentic negoro lacquerware. Layers of vermillion red lacquer were polished until the black lacquer patches below came to the surface to give negoro lacquer its distinctive appearrance. The technique was the trademark of Negoro-ji Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, a zen buddhist temple. The six legs of the box are also lacquered with maroon lacquer and are attached with copper sheaths and three copper diamonds on each leg. A small repair on the side of the top lid but virtually unnoticable and unobtrusive. Fabulous negoro piece. c.1860. (6¼" x 4½" x 3½") (16cm x 11cm x 9cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #642087 (stock #KA191)
Kodo Arts
$570.00
A late Meiji Period dated (1890) Star Brand antique Japanese shop sign made by Yokaichi Oil Company selling sesame oil. Featuring the logo "Star Mark" in kanji and the name of the shop, Satouchi Sadajiru Merchant Shop. Fine black lacquer finish. (24" x 16") (60cm x 40cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #529346 (stock #KA333)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Late Meiji Period lacquered reed letter box with exceptional worn patina. Inside is black lacquer. The woven reed and patina polish creates a fantastic effect. Some of the reed strips are worn but this only accents the beauty and aesthetic appeal. Inside black lacquer is in excellent condition. c.1900. (11" x 8" x2") (28cm x 20cm x 5cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.