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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 : 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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1043845 (stock #pd211)
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$325.00
Distinguished black lacquered buddhist sutra book box c. 1950. Many layers of black and gold lacquer over cypress wood with gold flower motif in raised maki-e and the paulownia crest and flower crest at the end of the box. Ask for shipping quote. L:27cm x W:22cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1093416 (stock #pd317)
Kodo Arts
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Sensational and rare buddhist temple altar gong used for ceremonies and sutra chanting. C.1915 Taisho Period black lacquered wood stand with copper metal fittings holds bronze gong. Flaming jewel crown in gold lacquer adorns the top. Excellent condition minus the two ends of the flaming jewel which are both chipped. Ask for shipping quote. H:110cm x W:41cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1236511 (stock #pd669)
Kodo Arts
$695.00
Important gold gilt and black lacquered Meiji Period C.1890 buddhist temple lotus stand for diety or incense censor. Exceptional wood carving of lotus flowers and petals on the face and lotus petals in gold gilt on the rim. Slight lacquer wear here and there, but excellent condition. W:37cm x H:19cm x D:17cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1229985 (stock #pd641)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1165766 (stock #pd451)
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Elegant Taisho Period C.1920 red negoro lacquered table with copper metal fittings. Very good condition. The negoro lacquer technique was developed by zen monks at Negoro-ji Temple in Wakayama in the Edo period to support the temple. It is many layers of lacquer burnished to achive a special red patina. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1910 item #1056427 (stock #pd241)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
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)
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.
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1224946 (stock #pd630)
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Lovely pair of gold gilt lacquered candlestands with original paulownia wood box, dated Showa 9 (1935). On the box lid is the inscription: Butsugu (buddhist candlestands); the date and Kiku To Bako: chrysanthemum lantern box. The base of each candlestand is the chrysanthemum motif, symbolic of the Imperial family leading us to believe these candlestands were in one of the buddhist temples connected to the Imperial family. Metal fittings are brass. H:60cm x diameter of base:14cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1095825 (stock #pd311)
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One of the finest and biggest zen buddhist 'zushi' travelling altars we have ever seen. C. 1860 late Edo Period. Most likely the owner was a high ranking samurai. The altar stands 69cm tall and 47cm wide. The metal fittings are copper and exceptional. Inside is a gold gilt inner chamber. The condition is very good. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #1155444 (stock #pd427)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
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 : Tea Articles : Pre 1920 item #1150413 (stock #pd401)
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Very rare and exceptional Late Taisho Period C. 1915 set of 4 lacquered tea cups made from the culm of Madake bamboo. First we have ever seen. The rich patina on the bamboo indicates much use. Just lovely to behold let alone use. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1233806 (stock #pd659)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
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 : Lacquer : Pre 1940 item #1165019 (stock #pd454)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Lovely black lacquered 'suzuri bako' caligraphy letter writing box with maki-e 'raised gold lacquered' bamboo on the outside and swallows frolicing on the inside of the box top. Ink dropper inside. Taisho Period C. 1935. Very good condition with normal wear on bottom. Ask for shipping quote. (in our US California warehouse). L: 11" W: 9".
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 : 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.