Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1236512 (stock #pd666)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Superb set of bronze buddhist temple altar vases used to hold the gold gilt wooden lotus flowers on a huge buddhist temple table. Dated on the bottom Taisho 12 (C.1924). Also inscription of temple name, donor and bronze craftsman. Thick bronze with wonderful buddhist mythical elephant handles. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:30cm x diameter:24cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #1233902 (stock #pd663)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Nagasaki Sansai is a unique pottery style and firing technique that was popular in Japan in Nagasaki in the early 1900`s. The industry was wiped out in the war and revived afterwards by Eguchi Hiroshi. He was born C.1922 and died C.1988. He rebuilt the Nagasaki Kiln and brought Nagasaki Sansai back to prosperity. The Showa Emperor bought a piece in Showa 40 (1966). Nagasaki Sansai uses three colors and each piece is fired 3 x. As they get older the colors soften and natural tiny firing cracks emerge. This pair of fish are exceptional and representative pieces of Nagasaki Sansai. They come in a signed paulownia wood original box. Large fish: H:18cm x W:20cm; small fish: H:11cm x W:13cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1233806 (stock #pd659)
Kodo Arts
Sale Pending
Gorgeous buddhist temple lamp red lacquered with copper metal fittings and electric light. Showa period C.1935. The lamp shade is a an orb with curved ribs, a quite difficult construction feat. The light works. We have had the lamp shade repapered by a famous light shop in Kyoto with a stonger rice paper. H:94cm x Diameter 26cm. Excellent condition. Pair available. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1231698 (stock #pd651)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Rare and exceptional Otafuku mask by one of Japan's preeminent masters of the modern era, Tamaya Shoubei 7th. He was famouse in Gifu for his karakuri - ningyoshi (wind-up dolls). All painstakingly hand made and delicately constructed. He was chosen to restore the Chahakobi Ningyo, one of the first karakuri ningyos among others including a famous karakuri ningyo in the Gion Festival in Kyoto. This Otafuku mask was a side pleasure and it is signed on the back. Made of paulownia wood and gofun crushed oyster shell paint. Excelent condition. With wood box (not original). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1950 item #1231696 (stock #pd652)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb and meditative ceramic kannon, goddess of mercy and compassion from the famed Bizen kiln area in central Japan. Fired at the Kozan Kiln by Kozan II in C. 1950 and signed on the back of the piece. The tranquil expression and wisdom filled demeanor radiates. Large at 45cm tall and 16cm wide, this imposing ceramic piece is a masterpiece. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1230826 (stock #pd649)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
Very wabi sabi mingei bamboo ikebana flower basket from the Taisho Period. Susudake or smoked bamboo taken from old minka farmhouses ceilings was used in the construction of this masterpiece. Fabulous mixture of vertical inserts on the bottom with a plaited weave on the top. Butterfly knots adorn the handle while at the base of the handle an intricate series of rattan knots make up the insertion to the basket. H:13 1/2" x 6" width. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1229986 (stock #pd642)
Kodo Arts
$1300.00
Superb buddhist home shrine dated on the back Showa 10 (c.1936). It was custom made to celebrate a 33 year memorial ceremony. Black lacquer on wood with copper metal fittings outside. Inside elaborate carvings in gold gilt. Lattice doors open to reveal an altar space for one's dieties or offerings. Perfect size. 28" tall by 18" wide with doors closed. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
Kodo Arts
$3800.00
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1228306 (stock #pd635)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
In Japanese mythology and folklore, Tenjin is the Shinto kami of scholarship, the deification of a scholar, poet, and politician named Sugawara no Michizane. Ten means sky and jin means god or deity. The original meaning of Tenjin, sky deity, is almost the same as that of Raijin (a god of thunder). Cows are a popular motif at Tenjin shrines, as they are believed to be his servants. In particular, statues of a nade-ushi, “stroking cow”, are meant to cure ills if you touch them. This wonderful bronze cow was was signed and made by the bronze artist Shiba in the early Showa Period C.1935. Comes in the original paulownia wood box which is also signed. 8" long and 4" deep. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1228304 (stock #pd634)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Exceptional C.1950 modern art deco bronze ikebana flower vase used for flower arrangements in the tea ceremony. This special vase has carp flowing around the vase over waves in fine relief. Two chrystal balls are ensconced in the bronze waves. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. H: 16" x diameter: 11".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1224146 (stock #pd627)
Kodo Arts
$595.00
Lovely buddhist japanese zushi or travelling altar. Made of cedar and many layers of black lacquer on the outside and gold gilt lacquer on the inside. Metal fittinga are bronze/copper. Inside opens and has intricately carved buddhist clouds on top and buddhist temple windows below. Perfect for one's personal diety or offering. H:51cm x W:25cm (doors closed). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1219894 (stock #pd623)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb Early Showa Period C.1935 wood lamp. Has the M crest which we think is the Morinaga Company logo, a major zaibatsu in Japan pre-war. We have added an electrical lighting source inside to highlight the shoji lattice work. Excellent shape and very little wear. 20" tall; 15" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1218164 (stock #pd617)
Kodo Arts
$610.00
Early Showa Period C.1930 black ad gold gilt lacquer on wood buddhist altar table. Usually a diety or offering was placed on top. The outstanding feature of this table is are the lotus leaves and flower carvings in detailed wood on the side panels. H:10" x 21". Great condition with slight csplit on the back. see pictures. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1215866 (stock #pd612)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
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 : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1213797 (stock #pd605)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Superb root-handle bamboo flower basket from the end of the 1920's. Round orb with double ami weft and warp weave. The root is a work of art in itself. . Very good condition. Diameter:31cm x H:54cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1212697 (stock #pd600)
Kodo Arts
$3000.00
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 #1211712 (stock #pd594)
Kodo Arts
Sold
Wonderful Pre-war bronze garden lantern with fabulous bronze work of birds and lattice vines. The top has a thunder diaper design. Very good condition. C.1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1980 item #1211708 (stock #pd599)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
Sensational Yanase Asao signed plate from the Onta Yaki Kilns in Oita Prefecture in Kyushu. C.1975. Yanase Asao is 70 years old now and will most likely be designated a National Living Treasure. Onta pottery is famous for the subtle clays and white and green glazes. Bernard Leach, the famous potter studied Onta Yaki in Oita and it had a profound influence on his work. Plate is signed on the back next to a 'kama kizu' a small kiln scar when the plate was fired. Diameter: 19". Ask for shipping quote.