Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #677576 (stock #KA516)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
A Banko ceramic vase fired at the famous Banko Kilns in central Japan in 1989 (it says 'Heisei Gan' on the bottom meaning 1989), recently known for museum quality art deco vases. The kilns had their start in the Edo Period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). This sensational modernistic piece is signed by Hiroshi Shimizu and in its original box. Shimizu, born in 1944, is from a long line of legendary Banko artists. His father was declared a human cultural asset by the Government. Hiroshi himself has won a number of awards and prizes including the Minister's Prize at the Nitten National Art competition. Also he won the prestigious Chunichi National Pottery Prize. The characters on the box read: 'Banko Tobun Tsubo' (Banko Vase) and the characters for 'Hiroshi'. Perfect condition. 1989. (15" diameter x 14") (38cm diameter x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $160.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #684541 (stock #KA521)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Spectacular antique Japanese bronze Buddhist temple altar flower vase c.1865. Unusual mythical 'shishi' lion handles and mythical 'kirin' framed in raised relief. Excellent condition. c.1865. (5" x 5½") (13cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #691340 (stock #KA528)
Kodo Arts
$600.00
Fantastic antique Japanese Kuneyoshi woodblock of 'Oiran' the top of the geisha world in old Edo (now modern Tokyo). The detail and color are spectacular indicating an early run. Super condition with no 'uchi ura' backing. c.1810. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #709607 (stock #KA548)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Born in 1948, Hideki Nishijima is one of Japan's foremost contemporary ceramic artists. He has won Japan's top ceramic prizes, including the Japan Crafts Prize and the Japanese Traditional Crafts Prize. This art deco vase with swirling lines is an examle of his superb artistry. Signed and in the original box, the characters read; HIDEKI, RYU MITSU willow kiln) TSUBO (vase) and KURO SAI SEN KOKU BUN (carved black colored lines). c.1988. (diameter 13½" x 14½") (diameter 34cm x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713381 (stock #KA543)
Kodo Arts
$1250.00
Turn of the century antique Japanese bronze flower vase. Thick rings create an art deco feeling. Beautiful lines and rich coloration. c.1900. (9" x 5") (23cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713387 (stock #KA544)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Uniquely figured diamond shaped bronze 'suiban' flower vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Lovely Meiji Period c.1885 bronze featuring hexagonal diaper pattern representing tortoise shells and long life. Ever since the Nara Period, stylized tortoise shells have been a popular diaper design in Japanese art. Very rare design for a suiban flower vessel; most are rectangular. Excellent condition. c.1885. (18" x 13") (45cm x 32cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
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.