Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #642087 (stock #KA191)
Kodo Arts
$570.00
A late Meiji Period dated (1890) Star Brand antique Japanese shop sign made by Yokaichi Oil Company selling sesame oil. Featuring the logo "Star Mark" in kanji and the name of the shop, Satouchi Sadajiru Merchant Shop. Fine black lacquer finish. (24" x 16") (60cm x 40cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #648377 (stock #KA293)
Kodo Arts
$490.00
Oozing craftsmanship and vibe of a different age and standard, this antique Japanese Edo Period negoro lacquer sweets box is an example of authentic negoro lacquerware. Layers of vermillion red lacquer were polished until the black lacquer patches below came to the surface to give negoro lacquer its distinctive appearrance. The technique was the trademark of Negoro-ji Temple in Wakayama Prefecture, a zen buddhist temple. The six legs of the box are also lacquered with maroon lacquer and are attached with copper sheaths and three copper diamonds on each leg. A small repair on the side of the top lid but virtually unnoticable and unobtrusive. Fabulous negoro piece. c.1860. (6¼" x 4½" x 3½") (16cm x 11cm x 9cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #663221 (stock #KA494)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Antique Japanese 'suzuri bako' letter writing box. Carved out of one piece of wood and then lacquered, the design is of Japanese plum blossoms. On the right are the Japanese characters, 'Kyoku Ten Koki o Gosen' which is the last line of a very famous poem by Fujita Toko, a samurai-statesman who played a huge role at the end of the Edo Period, to help end the shogunate system and open Japan to the west. He personally was instrumental in dealing with Admiral Perry. The poem extols the virtues of humanity and the spirit and was widely sung by samurai warriors at the end of the Edo Period. c.1875. (10" x 8½") (26cm x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #668223 (stock #KA499)
Kodo Arts
$660.00
Signed Meiji 22 this 'suiban' is produced by using old ship wood and then creating a honeycomb effect. The outside of the original box has the characters 'funamushi hirokuchi soguro kaki' meaning 'black lacquered flower vessel'. The inside of the lid has the date, Meiji 22, the artist's name, Morikoan and that it is made for a Mr. Morikawa. (1889). (16" x 12") (41cm x 30cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #670089 (stock #KA503)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Beautiful inlay of crushed shell, on the lovely antique Japanese lacquered vase, forms the rim with a thick black lacquered base. The insert is of copper. Great condition. c.1920. (7½" diameter x 8½") (19cm diameter x 21cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #675165 (stock #KA508)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Tranquil sitting Nyorai Zen Buddha on a tiered stand. Wood is hinoki or Japanese cypress. Beautifully lacquered with a gold gilt covering. The Buddha has a jeweled forehead and a swirling leaf backdrop. It sits on a lotus stand. The bottom of the stand is swirling Buddhist clouds. c.1885. (11" x 6") (28cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #713714 (stock #KA546)
Kodo Arts
$590.00
Rich layers of tsugaru lacquer have been applied to this 'suzuri bako' letter box. The ink stone was kept inside and the 'fude' writing brushes. This style of suzuri bako is extremely rare. Most are black or gold lacquered. Tsugaru lacquers were applied with a spatula to create an art deco effect. The lid is ever so slightly warped and hardly noticable. c.1930. (9½" x 7½ x 2") (24cm x 19cm x 5cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #716239 (stock #KA547)
Kodo Arts
$560.00
Dating from the late Meiji Period c.1890 this antique Japanese tray with its original paulownia wood box, is an auspicious tray for celebrations. Beautifully lacquered in elegant black, the tray is decorated with treasure symbols for good luck. In the center, in maki-e raised gold is the flaming jewel 'hoju' in Japanese. This is the wish granting sacred gem. A symbol of purity and the void, it represents the promise of being released from all desire. Other lucky symbols include scrolls, an ancient gagaku flute, and dharma wheel of the law. Excellent condition. c.1890. (8" x 8") (20cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $60.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #790355 (stock #KA599)
Kodo Arts
$440.00
In the original box from the turn of the century, c.1900, this elegant antique Japanese black lacquered sweets box has the Myriad Treasures associated with seven gods of good luck in raised gold maki-e on the lid. Among the treasures which are said to ensure prosperity, long life and general good fortune are: coral, rhinoceros horns, the hat and raincoat of invisibility, the purse of inexhaustible riches, the wish granting gem, scrolls and fans etc. On the box is written 'fukurokuju maki-e' the style of raised gold maki-e lacquering and 'shihogata ohira' the style of square sweets box. Beautiful condition. c.1900. (9½" x 4½") (24cm x 12cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #798970 (stock #KA372)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 #835187 (stock #KA629)
Kodo Arts
$780.00
Rare antique Japanese lacquer craftsman's chest for lacquer tools from the Meiji Period c.1890. Many layers of lacquer spills and drips have created this fantastic mosaic of lacquer collage on this small drawer chest. The condition is superb and the colors are a rainbow of a lifetime. c.1890. (13½" x 8" x 10½") (34cm x 20cm x 27cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #865742 (stock #KA655)
Kodo Arts
$590.00
One of the finest examples of Kamakurabori carving techniques we have seen. The chrysanthemum in raised relief on the tray is fabulous and the many layers of lacquer have created a Meiji Period c.1900 masterpiece. Excellent condition. (14" x 9") (36cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
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 #928616 (stock #pd26)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #960522 (stock #pd89)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1970 item #961472 (stock #pd94)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Brilliant Kamakurabori box with peonies carved in relief lacquered in red vermillion. The inside of the box is lacquered in black. The bottom of the box has the characters Showa 45 meaning it was carved in 1970, Spring by a Mr. Tami. The red hanko seal on the bottom reads "Kakakurabori" which is the specialized carving technique of this piece. Excellent condition. (H:17cm; length: 37cm) Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1012260 (stock #pd169)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #1014420 (stock #pd173)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
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.