All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1172420 (stock #pd461)
Simply spectacular Taisho Period C.1920 bronze garden lantern. Exquisite art deco twisting vines on two sides and woven bamboo on the other two sides all with with wave diaper on the main body and top. Sits on four legs and the top has a small hole to allow a chord and electrical light source. H:28cm x diameter:27cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1176588 (stock #pd481)
Extremely unusual shell shaped bronze 'usubata' ikebana flower vase from the late Meiji Period, C.1900. The bronze shell sits on a base of bronze waves creating a lovely art deco masterpiece. 3D and alive, there is wonderful depth and texture. H:27cm x W:39cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1150417 (stock #pd402)
Fabulous Taisho Period C.1920 Bronze Ho-o Phoenix bird on a bronze stand. The phoenix and stand come apart. Lost wax cast and the feathers and every detail in superb relief. The Ho-o was the mythical phoenix of the celestial realm protecting the buddha's teachings. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1175626 (stock #pd469)
Spectacular 'Wagumi' Japanese style 'hanakago' bamboo and wisteria flower basket. The fabulous interwoven juxtaposition of bamboo strips and wisteria creates a stunning masterpiece. The rim is layer on layer of bamboo and the whole is an artistic tour de force. Just lovely. H:49 x W:27
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1800 item #616300 (stock #KA227)
Having died in exile after being falsly accused, Sugawara Michizane (845-903) was deified by the emperor in 923 AD as the shinto god, Tenjin. Tenjin shrines were soon erected throught Japan. This antique Japanese Tenjin is from a Nara shinto shrine. Bits of wood are missing but this is natural due to age. The whole piece is stunning with great impact. The wood is Japanese cedar (sugi). Rice paper is still peeling from parts of the body. No worm damage. c.1795. (25" x 22" x 14") (62cm x 56cm x 35cm). Shipping/Insurance included in price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1074500 (stock #pd279)
Simply elegant bronze crane candlestand on a base with baby crane and turtle, the auspicious symbols of happiness and long life. C. 1910, the bronze is "aka do" a rich red bronze. The coloring is natural and not painted on. Finely detailed feathers and tail point to a the top class of bronzemanship. At the top lotus flowers adorn the candleholder. Ask for shipping quote. H:14" x W:7"
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 #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 : 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 : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #733861 (stock #KA560)
Unusual antique Japanese ceramic flower vase with hexigonal rim and Buddhist clouds in silver painted on as an overglaze. Rich hues and siver clouds give this vase a wonderful texture. Some age on the clouds but very intact. Exceptional piece. c.1915. (12½" x 11cm) (diameter 32cm x 28cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $130.
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 : 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.