All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #954060 (stock #pd68)
Rare bronze Meiji Period c. 1890 zen temple lotus water vase. The base is a lotus leaf as is the stem and upper bowl. The lotus being a symbol of enlightenment and realization in Buddhism. The detail and relief is absolutely stunning. Rich patina. Excellent condition. Ask for quote. (height: 10 1/2" ; base diam.: 8")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1008634 (stock #pd154)
Gorgeous Taisho Period, c.1915 bronze "usubata" flower vase used for the tea ceremony. Outstanding bronze craftsmanship with 'aka' or red bronze which was used in Japan prior to WW2. Signed on the bottom, 'Arahakasan' which was the Edo Period name for Shitenoji Temple in Osaka. Most likely belonged to the Temple. The flowing waves creates a beautiful contrasting asymmetry. Perfect condition. With paulownia wood original box. Not a replica! Ask for shipping quote. (H:27cm x W:32cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #965169 (stock #pd104)
Fantastic Meiji Period c.1885 earthenware storage jar from Shigaraki, one of Japan's pottery and cermics centers In Edo (17th, 18th) and Meiji Period 1868-1912. Wood fired in a 'nobori gama' climbing kiln, the natural ash glazes produce startling textures and patterns. The Shigaraki clays have 'choseki' or white stone which means long life. This tea leaf storage jar has a beautiful green glaze down the entire jar. Ask for a shipping quote. (H:30cm; diam.:23cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1205704 (stock #pd567)
Sensational 'aka' bronze 'usubata' flower arrangement vessel for ikebana and tea ceremony. Late Meiji Period C.1910, this vase has cranes frolicing in waves in spectacular relief. Lovely detail and in 3D. Excellent condition. H:13" x diameter: 11". Shipping from California warehouse; ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230179 (stock #pd646)
Beautiful pair of bronze buddhist temple lanterns in the original box dated Taisho 7 (1919). Condition excellent. Inside are oil wicks and a plate in one lamp; missing in the other. Stem has wonderful diaper design in relief. H:18" x diameter 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1238305 (stock #pd680)
Exceptionally rare zen buddhist temple roof tile form the Meiji Period C.1890 of a Flaming Jewel or Hoju in Japanese. Would have been at one of the four corners of the temple or the at the end of the roof crest. The flaming jewel or sacred wishing gem is found everywhere in Buddhist iconology as a symbol of the void and purity. This tile is made of clay. Very good condition which is remarkable. H:23" x W:26". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1237058 (stock #pd674)
Absolutely stunning large pair of cranes fabulously painted on silk. The matting is also very unique with a diaper motif of the seven treasures. Comes in a paulownia wood box. The painting has a red seal or hanko. The detail of their feathers and legs is brilliant. Huge impact. Total height:79" x width 21".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1076359 (stock #pd266)
Lovely Late Meiji Period c.1900 bronze flower vase with 3 cranes in superb raised relief flying over waves. The handles are are exquisitely shaped as mushrooms. The condition is excellent. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm ; W:17cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #827362 (stock #KA607)
Wonderful antique Japanese red bronze tea ceremony flower vase with cricket playfully leaping over tufts of grasses in raised relief. Signed 'Masanori Saku' made by Masanori on the original box along with the kanji 'Ho' or cricket and the characters, 'Ju Do Cha Bin ' tea ceremony vase. perfect condition. Meiji Period, c.1885. (8½" x 9")(22cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
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 : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #779068 (stock #KA587)
The most sensational antique Japanese bronze tea ceremony 'suiban' flower vessel we have seen here at Kodo Arts. Meiji Period c.1890 thick red bronze with especially spectacular bronze work on the corners. Legs are knarled roots and intertwined knot motif decorates all four corners in raised relief. Sides have swirling clouds and exquisite swallows also in raised relief. Perfect condition. c.1890. (15½" x 11" x 6") (39cm x 28cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $180.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713387 (stock #KA544)
Uniquely figured diamond shaped bronze 'suiban' flower vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Lovely Meiji Period c.1885 bronze featuring hexagonal diaper pattern representing tortoise shells and long life. Ever since the Nara Period, stylized tortoise shells have been a popular diaper design in Japanese art. Very rare design for a suiban flower vessel; most are rectangular. Excellent condition. c.1885. (18" x 13") (45cm x 32cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #786803 (stock #KA597)
Beautiful antique Japanese knarled root made of cherry wood. Used in the tea ceremony for bamboo basket or vase ikebana display. Late Meiji Period c.1895 with rich patina and fabulous asymetrical flow. Excellent condition with very tiny minor original wood splits on surface but these nicely add rather than detract. c.1895. (20" x 18" x 15") (50cm x 46cm x 38cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1198133 (stock #pd558)
Fantastic rare bronze kettle store Meiji period C.1900 shop sign. Very lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Quite big, 18" wide and 23" high. Thick bronze and in very good shape. See pictures. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1920 item #1279011 (stock #pd791)
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 : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #859876 (stock #KA392)
Thick antique Japanese 'aka' or red bronze which dates this piece to late Edo Period when red bronze was predominant. Wonderful raised gourd handle attachments anchor the bronze handle. Gourds were considered lucky charms in traditional Japan. The bronze lid is a dragon floating in buddhist clouds. All around the base in thick raised relief are maple leaves and two mythical treasure birds. Absolutely fantastic. c.1860. (9½" x 7" x 6½") (24cm x 18cm x 16cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1285363 (stock #pd798)
Fabulous Japanese Zen Buddhist travelling altar with standing buddha diety. Late Meiji Period C.1890 black lacquered outside with gold gilt on inside. Hanging ornaments on each side of the buddha. bronze/copper metal fittings on the zushi or altar doors. Very good condition. Roughly 15" x 15". Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1117587 (stock #pd347)
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.