Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #529346 (stock #KA333)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Late Meiji Period lacquered reed letter box with exceptional worn patina. Inside is black lacquer. The woven reed and patina polish creates a fantastic effect. Some of the reed strips are worn but this only accents the beauty and aesthetic appeal. Inside black lacquer is in excellent condition. c.1900. (11" x 8" x2") (28cm x 20cm x 5cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1837 VR item #546204 (stock #KA220)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
In the original box signed "mukozuke" meaning set of side dishes, this set of 5 stunning antique Japanese oribe olive green and beige dishes has a beautiful rectangular design on the inside bottom flanked by connecting rings on each end. Each dish has three tiny legs. Oribe was a famed kiln center in Edo Japan 1614-1867 known for it's avant garde designs and elegant serving dishes. All 5 in perfect condition. c.1830. (5¾" x 4" x 2") (15cm x 10cm x 5cm). Shipping/Insurance included in price.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #612667 (stock #KA450)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Fabulous Japanese battledore hagoita by Yoshida Eiko, c.1877-1957. He studied under Sukarai Dozan. This hagoita is a 'kyogen-mono' style battledore which have kabuki play heroes in exaggerated poses. The doll itself is framed in a wooden glass enclosed case with a hole on the back for hanging. The doll is made from silk. The Japanese characters read, 'tenka taihe' which means for world peace. In the Edo and Meiji Periods, Japanese would go to the shrines at New Year's to pray not for themselves but for good harvests and everyones well-being. Very good condition. c.1915. (25½" x 12½" x 3½") (65cm x 32cm x 9cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1800 item #616300 (stock #KA227)
Kodo Arts
$1700.00
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 : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #621894 (stock #KA462)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Antique Japanese bronze suiban flower vessel for the tea ceremony. Beautiful diaper background design and raised flowers on the four corners. Signed on the bottom, "Togyokusai". Meiji Period, c.1900. (6½" x 5") (16cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #631101 (stock #KA476)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Japanese antique bronze zen sage riding a horse. Most of these scenes come from zen parables extolling the virtues of tranquility. This late 19th century bronze is a sage with a removable hat. There is a small hole where a pin could attach the sage to the horse but he sits perfectly balanced without it. Very elegant. c.1890. (11" x 9" x 5") (28cm x 23cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #635711 (stock #KA352)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
This antique Japanese Kunisada woodblock is a scene from a kabuki play performed in Kieigannen 1 (1848) at the Ichimura-za Kabuki Theater in Edo (Tokyo). Titled, 'Inazuma Byoshi' this play is the first kabuki play scripted from a novel. It was taken from a novel of the same name by the famous author, Santo Kyoden, written in 1806. The three kabuki actors are: Banto Shiuka, Ichikawa Danjuro, and Ichimura Hazaemon. Kunisada studied under Toyokuni and took the name Toyokuni III. Kunisada was born 1786 and died 1864. c.1848. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #635796 (stock #KA109)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
A rare antique Japanese tripod green overglazed shigaraki flower vase. Shigaraki is one of the seven main kilns of ancient Japan. The clays and ceramics were prized for tea utensils, tea storage and the tea ceremony. Most storage vessels used by the Imperial court in Kyoto came from Shigaraki. This vase is extremely rare and it is in excellent shape. c.1920. (12½" x 6") (31cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $90.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #637808 (stock #KA472)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
One of the best examples of Japanese bronzes we have seen in an increasingly sparse market, this beautiful piece is worth a second look. Deep, rich Meiji Period (c.1867-1912) bronze with carp swimming over waves in raised relief on one side; geese frolicing among grasses, also in raised relief on the other side. Handles come out of baku's (bad dream eaters) mouths. Absolutely stunning. c.1890. (10½" x 5½") (27cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $90.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #638348 (stock #KA61)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Prized for the wave patterns swirling around the base, this antique Japanese bronze usubata flower vase bespeaks a delicate balance of wabi sabi that lovers of the tea ceremony crave. In excellent condition, this piece was created around the turn of the century c.1900. (8" x 9") (20cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #642850 (stock #KA353)
Kodo Arts
$300.00
This Meiji Period Kunichika antique Japanese tryptich is a scene from a kabuki play, 'Hanamomen Kikyo Hata-Age' performed at the Nakamura-za Kabuki Theater in Edo (Tokyo). A play about the treachery of one of the first shogun Oda Nobunaga's top generals Akechi Mitsuhide, who plotted and assasinated Nobunaga in Kyoto. Hideyoshi, who later became the second shogun, proved his loyalty to Nobunaga by avenging his lord's diabolical fate and killing Mitsuhide. Kabuki actors Nakamura Shigan IV played Akechi Mitsuhide; Nakamura Sojuro I played Hideyoshi; Arashi Daizaburo IV played Misaho, the wife of Mitushide, and Nakamura Nakazo III played Matsushita Kaheiji, a retainer of Mitsuhide. Kunichika, whose real name is Oshima Yasohachi, was born 1835 and died in 1900. He first studied with Toyohara Chikanobu at the Hasegawa School and then with Toyokuni III (Kunisada ) in Edo from around 1850. Kunichika was known for his dramatic actor portraits. This original woodblock tryptich has (urauchi) backing paper for strength. c.1874. (3 prints each 14½" x 10") (3 prints each 37cm x 25cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #648013 (stock #KA436)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Exceptionally bold, Meiji period, large bronze antique Japanese vase with copper liner. On the vase are paulownia leaves in raised relief. Along with chrysanthemums, the paulownia leaf has been a symbol of the Imperial family for centuries. Hideyoshi, the second shogun of Japan, took it as his family crest. Legend holds that the paulownia is the only tree on which the mythical phoenix alights. Condition excellent with an unnoticable slight indent on one side. c.1895. (14" x 10") (34cm x 25cm). 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 #659528 (stock #KA489)
Kodo Arts
$325.00
Antique Japanese Buddhist bronze home altar incense burner with lotus flowers and leaves in raised relief. Elegant bronze in beautiful condition. c.1890. (5" x 5") (13cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $30.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1700 item #662486 (stock #KA479)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Signed on the bottom of the jizo bosatsu (bodhisattva) is the date in Japanese - Tenwa 1 which is 1681. This bodhisattva of compassion is the Kshitigarbha Bodhisattva. His vow is to save all sentient beings. Often seen in priestly garb with tonsured head and holding the 'Hoju' or buddhist jewel of wisdom. The bottom of the stand he sits on is intricately carved with buddhist clouds and lotus flowers. We don't believe it is the original stand but it is a perfect match. Hands in fantastic condition. (1681). (12" x 7") (30cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #668650 (stock #KA504)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fabulous Edo Period Japanese antique Imari bowl. In perfect condition, the bowl has three different scenes painted: swallows flying among mountains; camelia flowers against a red backdrop; and the auspicious pine, plum, and bamboo together symbolizing good fortune and prosperity. The lid also has the same three motifs. Absolutely stunning for Imari collectors. c.1850. (9" diameter x 7") (21cm diameter x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $95.
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.