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 : 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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1080919 (stock #pd293)
Exceptional Taisho Period c. 1910 'suzuri bako' maki-e lacquered caligraphy writing box. Sensational gold maki-e chrysanthemums some with silver leaf petals and some with raised maki-e or mother of pearl inlay. Chrysanthemum petals and leaves with gold maki-e and mother of pearl make up this elegant, rich mosiac. On the inside of the top are 3 gorgeous butterflies also in raised gold maki-e. The bottom inside has a silver ink pourer with a pine motif and a black nachi ink stone. The bottom of the bottom box has some worn away lacquer on the corners and on the top, one of the mother of pearl chrysanthemums has a crack. Otherwise in fabulous condition. Ask for shipping quote. L:29cm x w:24cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1065468 (stock #pd265)
Early Meiji Period c.1890 red negoro lacquered Shishi mythical lion head used in the festival dances. In pristine condition with horse hair and gold gilt eyes. Fabulous mingei folk art piece. H:18" x W:14". sk for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1155444 (stock #pd427)
Exceptionally lovely and well carved Kamakura-bori lacquered hibachi. Kamakura is religiuos center south of Tokyo where kamakura-bori was born in the Edo Period. After carving out of one piece of wood , usually gingo wood, the carving is lacquered and painstakingly polished. This large hibachi has peonies and sunflowers. C. 1930 with a bit of lacquer wear (see photos). Beautiful as a vase with flower displays. H:24cm x Diameter : 49cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1229985 (stock #pd641)
Exquisite pair of gold and black lacquered buddhist temple altar offering tables C. 1915. Gold gilt applied over balck lacquer with copper metal fittings. Tops are black lacquer. One table is slightly taller than the other. Excellent for end tables. Some lacquer wear (see pictures) but in very good shape. Wear areas can be waxed and aged upon request. 28" wide x 23" tall. Second table 24" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1800 item #1074753 (stock #pd283)
Unbelievable signed and dated C. 1705 , June, black lacquered zen buddhist temple stand. Also written on the underside is that it was donated to a zen priest on an auspicious day by a Mr. Ichiya Hachinobu from Okubiniro - cho in Osaka. The sides of the stand have transoms of intricately carved swallows frolicing among bamboo and plum blossoms. Some lacquer has worn away but in remarkably excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:53cm x Depth: 33cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1056427 (stock #pd241)
This exceptionally elegant antique Japanese 'rankauhari' white lacquered vanity box employs a rare white lacquer made form crushed quaill egg shells. Copies of this lacquering technique not using crushed egg shells will fade over time. This piece made in early Taisho Period c.1910 as a geisha's vanity box, still has the lovely original color and 'kagamakie' a sought after makie technique of raised gold pictures encased in fans and and circles on all sides in black and gold. All the auspicious symbols for good fortune and longevity: swallows and plum, cranes and pines, butterflies and rivers, peonies in raised gold. Some peeling and wear but for its age in very good condition. (9" x 9" x 7½") (23cm x 23cm x 19cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance. As for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1014420 (stock #pd173)
Exceptionally rare and important Edo Period lacquered tea ceremony sweets box. A fossilized mushroom has been black lacquered on the outside and red negoro lacquered on the inside and used for the tea ceremony. The red lacquered has peeled a bit on the inside but not bad for c. 1865 Edo Period museum piece. Ask for shipping quote. H:15cm x W: 21cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1233806 (stock #pd659)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #798970 (stock #KA372)
From the late Edo c.1865 this is the best antique Japanese 'tsuno' face washing basin Kodo Arts has ever seen. Used in Kyoto by a Gion District geisha, the thickly black lacquered wood basin has maki-e gold swirling rivers and flowers on its banks throughout. The handles are exceptional, covered with floral copper fittings, the first of this kind Kodo Arts has ever come across. Usually they are just lacquered. Fabulous. c.1865. (13½" x 6½") (34cm x 17cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1012260 (stock #pd169)
Fantastic one-of-a-kind antique Japanese Edo oil lamp box with raised gold gilt maki-e and raised lacquer clouds and lotus leaves floating and fluttering about. In the original box with the Japanese characters 'Kosome-un' written on the front. The meaning is the name of the maki-e cloud-lotus pattern. The second kanji is the name of the artist but unfortunately we can't read it. Lotus leaves and clouds in budddhist iconography were sacred and metaphors for purity. Open the top of the box and there is a small bronze oil refill pourer a bronze box. Flip open the bronze box and on the underside of the lid are two candle prongs. In Edo when 'andon' or oil lamps were used for lighting, the light person would walk around with this box and fill the lamps with oil and light them from the candles. Underneath are three drawers with bronze pulls. Museum quality. c.1850. (8½" x 5½" x 4½") (22cm x 16cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #960522 (stock #pd89)
Taisho Period Japanese lacquer craftsman's lacquer mixing bowl with years of lacquer producing an art deco masterpiece of colors and textures. C. 1920 from the wakasa nuri lacquer ware area on the sea of Japan. Very rare to find. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. (H:10cm; Diam.:25cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #928616 (stock #pd26)
Gorgeous zen buddhist temple altar stand which can be used for placement of deity or candle or anything of one's choice. Meiji Period c.1890 from a temple north of Tokyo. Purchased 5 from a temple and this is the last one left. Wood is hinoki japanese cypress and the lacquer is gold on the base, lotus leaf and black on the top. The stand is a lotus leaf, sacred symbol of purity in Buddhism. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $120. (h:66cm x dia:42cm)