Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1278741 (stock #pd788)
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Very rare and unusual buddhist temple garden bronze turtle water spout. Lovely blue green patina from years outside on the turtles. Signed on the bottom ` Yoryo ` Mama turtle with baby turtle on its back. Little pegs on the back of the mama and tny holes in the baby`s feet keep it mounted. The tortoise has a thunder diaper design on its back. Thick bronze and very heavy. H:34cm x W:64". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1278010 (stock #pd787)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
Superb bronze Murashido flower vase signed by Yoshihisa and with the original paulownia wood box. Quite elegant. Showa Period C.1950. Perfect condition. The patinated coloring achieved from dipping the hot bronze in oils is fantastic. Very rich and deep. H: 5" x diameter: 4 1/2 ". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1277812 (stock #pd785)
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Wonderful Amida Buddha made of thick bronze signed on the back with the name: Fukui. We conservatively date it late 1800`s but it could be much older. Roughly cast but with fantastic simple beauty and depth. The more you look and be with this buddha, the more it`s essence of compassion and awareness permeates. Very mingei folk art and wabi -sabi. The hands in the zenjo-in mudra actually are detached. Very heavy but hollow inside so the amount of bronze is remarkable. Ask for shipping quote. H: 24" x W: 21".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1276355 (stock #pd783)
Kodo Arts
$350.00
Extremely elegant japanese bronze ikebana flower arrangement vase with inlay silver butterflies. Used for tea ceremony, this is the essence of the wabi - sabi japanese aesthitic. The butterfoies are done with minute lines and one bold silve inlay butterfly. Yhe bronzework on the vase itself is of the highest standard. H:142 x diameter:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1276353 (stock #pd782)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Large Bronze zen buddhaist temple bell from the late Meiji Period C.1910. Signed with the foundry stamp of ZENRYU and Ganso which means this foundry was the original maker of bronze buddhist bells from the early Edo Period. The sound is resonating and very deep. Goes on forever. Stiker is lacquered wood with goat skin. Minor dents here and there but no cracks and weird vibrations or sounds. Fabulous sound. Bell height:12" x diameter:11". Stand red lacquered. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1276352 (stock #pd781)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare bronze inspirational plaque that hung in the dojo main hall of a karate or sword training club in the late Meiji Period C.1890. Usually plaques in this style are wood. This is a mixture of metals that make up bronze with copper predominent. Metal copper fitting adorn the corners. The two kanji characters in the center are from the japanes words : IGEN meaning dignity and the qualities of leadership. The second kanji is from the japanese word: JINTOKU or human virtue, which in asian confucianism and samurai bushido codes is the highest human attribute of the spirit. THe sign reads: ITOKU. Nice bronzework in the corners and with a thick iron bar and hook in the back to hang it by. 25" high x 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1273166 (stock #pd767)
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Exceptional and important late Meiji Period C.1890 bronze lantern. Unique treasure symbols on the lower main body for auspicious luck and intricate diaper designs in the lattice work. Beautiful bronze metalwork with buddhist clouds and thick handle. Can be fitted for a light source upon request. H:62cm x diameter:35cm. Condition very good. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1273165 (stock #pd768)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Very unusual and playful bronze koro or incense burner from the lat Taisho Period C.1925. In the form of a Shishi or mythical Fu-dog, this lost wax cast bronze is exceptional in its form and creative shape. The top head comes off and the incense is inseted into ash and comes out his orifices. See pictures. 6" tall and 5" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1266310 (stock #pd766)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Great Showa Period bronze lantern that has a lighting source. Bronze with lattice of vines on the panels and can be hung or stands alone. Has a pair if desired. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1263299 (stock #pd759)
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Outstanding bronze Kannon goddess of mercy statue from a Japanese buddhist temple. Lifesize 51" tall and 15" wide. Intricately cast with very serene and compassionate face. holding lotus bud and leaf in left hand. These seem to have been added later. We date her at Taisho Period C.1920. The metalwork is superb. Inside has an iron bar surrounded by cement where she was installed at temple. Quite heavy. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263296 (stock #pd756)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Wonderful Taisho Period C.1920 Bronze lantern with the kiri or paulownia crest on four sides. This was the second shogun Hideyoshi`s family crest. Lovely patina from years of use. Hinge works adn doors opens smoothly. Can be fitted with electric source. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse. 15" tall; 12" diameter.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1261726 (stock #pd755)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Beautiful Japanese Buddhist Temple hanging bronze lamp. Kodo Arts added a lighting element and old rice paper. The latticed doors swing open and the tort oise diaper motif throws off a lovely soft light. Very good condition. H:15"x w:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1260831 (stock #pd747)
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Museum piece. Beautiful bronze buddhist diety, Kannon, a bodhisattva dedicated to saving all sentient beings. Taisho Period C.1915 rom a buddhist temple in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She is lifesize standing on a lotus pedestal holding a lotus blossom and budin her left hand. Expression is serene and full of compassion. The kourin or halo has buddhist clouds on it. One of a kind. excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote from our Kodo Arts warehouse in Calfifornia.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1257973 (stock #pd747)
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Exceedingly rare buddhit bronze temple lotus mizubachi from Nishi-Hogan-ji temple in Kyoto. Used to catch the rain from the huge temple tile roof, it is a very large bronze lotus shape with large lotus basin sitting on a lotus stand. A spout exits the water caught from the rain eaves at the temple. On the bottom of the upper basin is the nengo or date. Cast in Showa 24 (1949) for Nishi Hogan-ji temple in Kyoto, one of the most prestigeous and famous Tendai buddist temples in Kyoto. 100cm tall and 80cm in diameter. Thick bronze . Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1253270 (stock #pd729)
Kodo Arts
$495.00
Excellent sounding bronze temple bell used for sutra chanting in a buddhist zen temple. Sits on a silk cushion and comes with a wood striker lacquered and covered in goat skin. The sound is deep and reverberating. Very good condition. H: of bell only 9". Diameter:9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1253269 (stock #pd731)
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This japanese buddhist temple bell is dated on the bell Anei 2 C.1773. It is larger than most temple bells we have seen. On the bell is inscribed a Jodo-shu Sutra poem: the essence is the bell`s sound represents the Buddha`s voice or true word and is very deep and enlightened. It sounds in the 10 directions. This bell is signed by Ota Seibei Shigetsu, from one of the most famous Chudo Foundries & families famous in Edo Period. He made a reknown bell for Jakko-in in Ohara north of Kyoto. Estabished in C.1357, they were making bells and tea pots for over 400 years before they went out of business in 1961. They were connected to Enkoji Temple in Shiga. H:31" x Diameter:17". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1247490 (stock #pd719)
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Fantastic bronze garden lantern very unusual for its tall size and beautiful metalwork in the door panels. The top has paulownia leafs in relief and the rich patina on the bronze creates a lovely blue-green colorization. Showa Period C. 1950. H:32"x Diameter:24". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1900 item #1246753 (stock #pd713)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Museum quality bronze usubata flower arrangement vase. Signed Kanki, this thick Meiji Period C.1900 bronze flower vase has amazing waves in detail flowing throughout. Made by samurai sword makers turned bronze craftsman after the end of the samurai era, this usubata is epic. Perfect condition. H:12" x W: 13". Ask for shipping quote.