Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230179 (stock #pd646)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Beautiful pair of bronze buddhist temple lanterns in the original box dated Taisho 7 (1919). Condition excellent. Inside are oil wicks and a plate in one lamp; missing in the other. Stem has wonderful diaper design in relief. H:18" x diameter 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1229986 (stock #pd642)
Kodo Arts
$1300.00
Superb buddhist home shrine dated on the back Showa 10 (c.1936). It was custom made to celebrate a 33 year memorial ceremony. Black lacquer on wood with copper metal fittings outside. Inside elaborate carvings in gold gilt. Lattice doors open to reveal an altar space for one's dieties or offerings. Perfect size. 28" tall by 18" wide with doors closed. Excellent condition. 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 : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1229400 (stock #pd639)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Exceptional C. 1910 silk Japanese kinshi gold thread embroidery. The carp is swimming determindly to the top of the waterfall. Embroidered pines and buddhist clouds line the way. The carp is a symbol of courage in Japan. If the carp can make it over the top, it becomes a dragon and lives in the celestial realm as a protector of the buddha's teachings. Emboidery on silk. C. 1910. The frame is rough and should be replaced. Ask for shipping quote. H:64cm x W:54cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
Kodo Arts
$3800.00
Very rare and unusual zen buddhist temple lantern in original kiri (paulownia) wood box. Dated on the box, Showa 3 (1929). Bronze with rice paper lining. Electrical light was added. Wonderful condition with a few bronze spots. Ask for shipping quote. H:51cm x Diameter :33cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1910 item #1228308 (stock #pd637)
Kodo Arts
$395.00
Sensational wabi-sabi Oribe sweets plate for the first New Years tea ceremony, shaped in fan motif. Signed Chikusei. Oozes an esoteric japanese aesthetic from the past. Simple elegance. Rich oribe feldspar markings on a hagi backdrop. Has the kanji characters 'Gassho' meaning to celebrate New Years. Width: 9" x Length: 8". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1228307 (stock #pd636)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Fantastic Meiji Peiod Granite Bosatsu boddhisattva from the late 1800's. There is dried lichen from years of exposure to the elements. Facial expression is what caught us. Absolutely other worldly. Wisdom and playfulness from a serenity born of years of experience. H: 16" x W:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1228306 (stock #pd635)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
In Japanese mythology and folklore, Tenjin is the Shinto kami of scholarship, the deification of a scholar, poet, and politician named Sugawara no Michizane. Ten means sky and jin means god or deity. The original meaning of Tenjin, sky deity, is almost the same as that of Raijin (a god of thunder). Cows are a popular motif at Tenjin shrines, as they are believed to be his servants. In particular, statues of a nade-ushi, “stroking cow”, are meant to cure ills if you touch them. This wonderful bronze cow was was signed and made by the bronze artist Shiba in the early Showa Period C.1935. Comes in the original paulownia wood box which is also signed. 8" long and 4" deep. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1228304 (stock #pd634)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Exceptional C.1950 modern art deco bronze ikebana flower vase used for flower arrangements in the tea ceremony. This special vase has carp flowing around the vase over waves in fine relief. Two chrystal balls are ensconced in the bronze waves. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. H: 16" x diameter: 11".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1225874 (stock #pd633)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Taisho Period C.1920 wonder of inlay mother of pearl on black lacquer jubako food box. Definitely part of an aristocratic collection, each side of this 4 tiered food box is a masterpiece of inlay work. The work of a master artist. A few nicks on the corners but in remarkably great shape. See pictures. H:14" x W:10".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1225871 (stock #pd632)
Kodo Arts
Sold thank you
Museum quality temple carving from the late Meiji Period C. 1890. This piece was between the the two upper beams on the entrance of a temple. Carved from cypress wood on both sides to be seen from either side of the entrance either coming or going, the undulating waves and buddhist clouds evoke an almost art deco motif or art object. H: 39cm x W" 90cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1224948 (stock #pd631)
Kodo Arts
$580.00
Spectacular Meiji Period maru obi c.1900. Woven on both sides with a jacquard loom, the blue/green dyes make this a superb example of a Kyoto style obi. The motifs are fans with pine, plum, bamboo, chrysanthemum and cranes; all auspicious symbols of happiness and good fortune. Excellent condition. Can be made into table runners or hangings. Total length: 394cm woven on both sides. W:31 1/2cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1224146 (stock #pd627)
Kodo Arts
$595.00
Lovely buddhist japanese zushi or travelling altar. Made of cedar and many layers of black lacquer on the outside and gold gilt lacquer on the inside. Metal fittinga are bronze/copper. Inside opens and has intricately carved buddhist clouds on top and buddhist temple windows below. Perfect for one's personal diety or offering. H:51cm x W:25cm (doors closed). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1222951 (stock #pd629)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Exceedingly rare and unusual square bamboo flower basket for Ikebana flower arrangements in the tea ceremaony. Wide plaited strips of smoked bamboo (susudake) from old Minka farm house ceilings used to weave this stunning example of Taisho Period C. 1920 basketry art. The knot work is delicate and brilliant from the butterfly knots on the handle to the fine knots on each of the four corners and ornamentations. Excellent condition. Bamboo insert. H:16" x W:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1222950 (stock #pd628)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superbly executed ceramic monkey eating a berry with a whimsical expression of innocent delight. As an okimono or if incense was placed in the hollow cavity, would make a great incense burner as the scented smoke would exit holes in ears. Late Meiji or early Taisho Period, C.1900-1920. Great condition. H: 10" x W:5". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1219895 (stock #pd624)
Kodo Arts
$710.00
Alsmost art deco gold gilt on wood buddhist temple offering tablet. Dated on the back Taisho 7 (C.1919). Intricate carving work and layers of fine lacquer. Has the Chrysanthemum crests which leads us to believe it had some connection to the Imperial temple network. Buddhist clouds in fine relief along with lotus leafs at the top. Height:32" x 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1219894 (stock #pd623)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb Early Showa Period C.1935 wood lamp. Has the M crest which we think is the Morinaga Company logo, a major zaibatsu in Japan pre-war. We have added an electrical lighting source inside to highlight the shoji lattice work. Excellent shape and very little wear. 20" tall; 15" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1218923 (stock #pd621)
Kodo Arts
$995.00
Sensational bronze egret `Koro` incense burner from the Taisho Period C.1915. Used for the tea ceremony. Delicately balanced on two legs, the egret seems to bee feeding or looking for its feed. The movement in the sculpture is fantastic. In very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.