Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #499259 (stock #KA67)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Signed 'Sesshu Komyoji', this antique Japanese bronze post top is from Komyoji temple in what was known as Sesshu in old Edo. It was one of the main stops on a buddhist pilgrimage of 33 temples in Wakayama Prefecture south of Kyoto. c.1850-1867. (15" x 6") (37cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $90.
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 1900 item #570841 (stock #KA110)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Meiji Period shrine roof gable has the "noshi" motif carved. Symbolizing abundance and celebration, this shrine gable comes from a shrine in a domain south of Kyoto. Made of Japanese hinoki (cypress) wood. c.1880. (36" x 8½" x 17") (1 metre 12cm x 43cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1970 item #602501 (stock #KA238)
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Sale Pending
Winner of the 45th Kyoto Kimono Association Prize for Best Art held at Kyoto's famous Hankyu Department Store in 1970. Signed box and signed vase by the artist 'Kozan'. Two lovely carp "koi" playfully swim around each other in stunning raised relief. Carp have been traditional symbols of courage in old Japan. A little wear but virtually invisible; an excellent example of post -war Kyoto artistry. c.1970. (12" x 8½") (30cm x 21cm ). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1900 item #606762 (stock #KA443)
Kodo Arts
$350.00
Japanese bamboo flower basket made from 'susdake' or smoked bamboo. In Meiji Period, bamboo framing in the ceilings of old Japanese farmhouses would age and color from the smoke of the hearth 'irori' and cooking fires. These pieces of bamboo were prized by bamboo basket makers for their patina. This basket is an excellent example. Wide strips interwoven with a plaited rattan handle. Great condition. c.1890. (20" x 8") (51cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
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 : Okimono : Pre 1910 item #632726 (stock #KA59 )
Kodo Arts
$480.00
A lost-wax cast bronze antique Japanese vase with a dragon wrapping around the body holding a buddhist jewel of compassion. Cloud handles and suns makes this a splendid piece. Unsigned. c.1910. (6½" x 5½") (17cm x 14cm). 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
$1100.00
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 : Wood : Pre 1920 item #639745 (stock #KA371)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Tripod handle with rich patina. This antique Japanese burlwood tray is a masterpiece. It was carved out of one piece of burlwood. c.1915. (11½" x 9") (29cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #639748 (stock #KA464)
Kodo Arts
$550.00
Rare brown and white oveglazes over a dark olive green base. Beautiful antique Japanese Shigaraki sake jug in excellent condition. c.1890. (11" x 7½") (28cm x 19cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
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.