All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
Very rare and unusual zen buddhist temple lantern in original kiri (paulownia) wood box. Dated on the box, Showa 3 (1929). Bronze with rice paper lining. Electrical light was added. Wonderful condition with a few bronze spots. Ask for shipping quote. H:51cm x Diameter :33cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1212697 (stock #pd600)
Impact, large bronze lantern from the 1950's. Thick bronze with hexagonal shape. One panel has the character 'hayashi' which means forest. One panel is a door that is hinged and opens. Inside at the top is a socket for light bulb. Needs to be re-wired for electric lighting but wires are thick and in good condition. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. Stands 27" high and 24" in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1198883 (stock #pd561)
Decorative pair of bronze 'giboshi' temple post tops. Inscripted on the pair is the date: Showa 5 nen - C.1931 March. Also written is Kyoto City, and the name of the donor, Yamaguchi Gendo. Beautiful patina and in excellent condition. Diiameter: 7 1/2" x Height: 16". Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1191894 (stock #pd530)
Exceptionaly large buddhist temple bronze bell with a sound equally as large and beautiful. Diameter is 43cm and height is 31cm. Sits on a silk cushion and comes with red lacquered wood striker. THe foundry mark is on the bell. Showa Period C. 1935. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1061847 (stock #pd246)
Quite exceptional murashi-do bronze hibachi in the original box signed and dated Taisho Period 11 April (c.1922). Heavy red bronze was used and when the bronze is red hot it is dipped in hot oil to achieve the mottled colorations of the metal. The piece is then smoked with rice straw for setting and more coloring. Would be stunning as a dinner table center piece with flowers. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:29cm x diameter: 27cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #964568 (stock #pd99)
Exceptional bronze craftsmanship from one of Japan's premier post war bronze masters, Sawada Seiko. Born in 1894, Sawada was awarded numerous Art prizes and was asked to judge most of the important, prestigeous art competitions. This fabulous bronze vase c. 1950 has wave diaper motif around the neck with swallows in raised relief. The handles are mythical buddhist elephants. Slight bronze discoloration from age. H:56cm; diameter: 38cm. Shipping/insurance included.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1236927 (stock #pd672)
Very unusual black lacquered wooden buddhist temple lamp we believe from a Shingon buddhist temple C.1950. Quite large at 80cm tall and a width of 62cm. Rich black lacquer on wood with six sided panels with a fine carved vine diaper motif. The front panel has a gold lacquered crest. The base has a hole for electrical chord and light source which we can install upon request. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1074330 (stock #pd276)
Absolutely sensational signed Kyokugeisai bamboo flower basket made in the taisho Period c.1912-1926. Free style "wagumi" weaves letting the artist conjure up his own aesthetic. The warp and weft weaves create a dynamic textured mosaic. Used smoked bamboo susudake from old farmhouse roofs. Ask for shipping quote. H:15"x W:10"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1150674 (stock #pd405)
Wonderful tripod legged bronze 'koro' incense burner in the chinese style. The lid has three lotus blossoms at the top on a thunder diaper motif. The handles are also lotus blossoms and leaves. The bronze is very sold and the three tripod legs add an art deco feel. The lid has a bit of an undulation near the lotus blossoms and the lid has to be shifted to shut properly. Ask for shipping quote. H: 34cm x w:36cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1252228 (stock #pd626)
Stunning Imari charger with original paulownia wood box signed and dated C.1951. This plate was the work of Ogata Koen who won the Saga Prefecture Mayor prize with this plate in 1951. This launched him on a distinguished career and established him as the preeminent Imari artisan of the day. From Arita in Kyushu in southern Japan, this is the home of Imari. This is by far the best Imari Kodo Arts has ever seen. Diameter:38cm. With paulownia signed original box. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1215866 (stock #pd612)
Lovely standing iron garden lantern with different japanese auspicious motifs on each panel including plum , bamboo, and maple leaves on the roof in relief. 4 parts and stands 29" tall and 20" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1980 item #1038448 (stock #pd194)
Sensational 'Hakudo' white bronze (alloy of bronze and nickel) flower vase by the renown master Tadao Shoda. Shoda is from Sano City in Tochigi Prefecture which has a 1000 year history of being the home of the famous Tenmyo cast metal works. Most of the highest quality weapons of the Kamakura and Edo Periods came from these masters. Shoda won the Sano Renaissance Gold Prize. This elegant flower vase has textured sides sandwiched between smooth white bronze tapered sides. The original paulownia box is signed and reads, "Hakudo Hanaire" white bronze flower vase by Tadao Shoda. Ask for shipping quote. H:26cm x W:13cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1193091 (stock #pd543)
Exceptional Showa Period C.1935 kura treasure house bronze doors on a hand forged iron lattice. The rich blue/green patina of the bronze from age has given these doors a fantastic art deco look. Displayed as art they make a wonderful presentation. H: 64cm x W: 53cm each. Condition is excellent. Ask for shipping quote. (free shipping to our california warehouse)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1182832 (stock #pd497)
Large, thick bronze 'murashido' flower vase with patinated coloring and art deco look. 'Murashido' is a bronze finishing technique perfected in the Taisho Period c. 1912-1926 whereby hotly fired bronzes were dipped in a hot oil to achieve the spectacular coloring effects. This piece displays this genius and more. Would make an exceptional flower vase. Excellent condition with two tiny dents. (see pictures) Diameter: 14" x H:16". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1950 item #1157893 (stock #pd441)
Fabulous Ono Chikkyo b.1889-1979 egret on branch under whispering willow branches. Chikkyo studied under Takeuchi Seiho, one of the most important and famous Japanese painters in Kyoto before WWII. His "Shima Nisaku" painting received the Bunten gold medal in 1916 and after that his career took off. There is the Chikkyo Art Museum in Okayama, south of Kyoto and the retrospective " Ono Chikkyo - 120 Years After His Birth" was recently held in March , 2010. Painting H:133cm x W:31.2cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1163329 (stock #pd446)
Lovely pair of Showa Period C.1930 lanterns with electricity and small bulbs inside. Throws of a beautiful ambient light. Made of metal with mesh sides on the hexagon shape. One side is a door that opens with the inscription explaining these lamps were donated to Shofuku-ji Temple by Mt.Koya-san in honor of the 1150 year memorial of Kobotaishi, the revered monk who brought Tendai Buddhism to Mt. Koya from China. Great condition. H:14" x W:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #848348 (stock #KA643)
Wonderful vintage c.1930 ceramic 'Furojin' lucky god holding the Buddhist sacred wishing gem and the Buddhist symbol of release from desire. Beautiful green glaze, one of the hallmark glazes from the famed Kutani kiln. Signed on the bottom, 'Kutani Seiho Tsukuri' made by Kutani Seiho. Perfect condition. c.1939. (19" x 10" x 10") (48cm x 26cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $190.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1980 item #1281586 (stock #pd807)
Lovely and tranquil lacquered wood buddha on a lotus stand with background halo. Excellent condition and the buddha is superbly carved. We date it post war. Facial expression is very peaceful. Height of whole piece is 24". Buddha is roughtly 11" tall. Width is 15". Ask for shipping quote.