Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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 : 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 : 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
$950.00
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1218922 (stock #pd620)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Eye-catching pair of early Showa Period c.1935 bronze buddhist temple altar candlestands. Lovely relief work with pair of cranes encircling the stem at the top. Moving down are Dakini goddesses in gassho. And the tripod legs with celestial elephants. Perfect condition. Each 22" high x 8" wide. Shipping from California warehouse. Ask for quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218862 (stock #pd619)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
The real McCoy bronze Ninomiya Kinjiro statue fired in the Taisho Period C.1920. Ninomiya Sontoku was born to a poor peasant family with a name of Kinjiro in Kayama (栢山) Ashigarakami-gun Sagami province. His father died when he was 14 and his mother died two years later. He was then placed in his uncle's household. While working in his uncle's land, Sontoku studied on his own. He later obtained abandoned land on his own and transformed it into agricultural land, eventually restoring his household on his own at the age of 20 and achieved considerable wealth as a landlord while in his 20s. He was then recruited to run his small feudal district which was facing considerable financial difficulty. He achieved this by reviving local economy, particularly through agricultural development. The daimyo, hearing of his achievement, eventually recruited Sontoku to run Odawara Domain then Sagami Province. It is said that during his administration a famine struck Odawara and Sontoku proposed opening up the public granaries to feed the starving populace. He was opposed by his fellow bureaucrats who reminded him that permission first had to be granted by the Shogun for commoners to have access to the rice stores. In that case, Sontoku replied, no one, including the bureaucrats, could eat the public rice before getting the Shogun's approval. They quickly changed their minds and decided that since it was an emergency, the people should be fed immediately. He was eventually entrusted with one of Shogunate's estate, which was great honour for someone of his low origin. His philosophy and methodology became a standard format in feudal land, developmental and economic management. The name "Sontoku" was given to him for his accomplishments. After his death, the emperor awarded him with Jyu Yoni, Lower Fourth Honour under the ritsuryō rank system. H:12" x 6" deep. Ask for shippig quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1218860 (stock #pd618)
Kodo Arts
$2200.00
Exceedingly rare buddhist temple transom in gold gilt on cypress wood. Middle ridges are red lacquered. Insets are round buddhist motifs in carved relief. Exceptional decor. On the back are iron hooks used to hang the transom. From a defunct temple in the Shigaraki area outside Kyoto. Edo Period, C. 1860. H:14" x Length: 43". Ask for shipping quote.
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1218162 (stock #pd616)
Kodo Arts
$610.00
Lovely ceramic kannon bosatsu diety fired in the Meiji Period C. 1875. Facial expression very tranquil and oozes the compassion and mercy the bosatsu is famous for. Fired with Hagi white and wood fired. H: 8" x 5". Condition perfect. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1218160 (stock #pd615)
Kodo Arts
$2000.00
Rare and exceptional Meiji Period C.1900 bronze 'usubata' flower vase with a dragon stand. The bronze cup sits in the dragon' s open mouth. The fine relief work on the dragon is superb. The dragon 's are glass. Excellent ondition. height 14"; diameter 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1215866 (stock #pd612)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Lovely standing iron garden lantern with different japanese auspicious motifs on each panel including plum , bamboo, and maple leaves on the roof in relief. 4 parts and stands 29" tall and 20" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1215864 (stock #pd611)
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One of the finest stone Jizo`s Kodo Arts has had in our collection. From the late !800`s, this granite stone bosatsu is a buddhist guardian diety for the protection of children. Lovely facial expression , holding a staff and very kind. 34" tall and 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1215338 (stock #pd610)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Very rare early 1600's samurai "kusari katabira" chainmail jacket. Japanese chain mail armor consisted primarily of chain sewn to cloth (and sometimes leather) and was worn as a type of defensive clothing. The chain in all armors seems to have been coated in black lacquer to protect it from rust as the Japanese environment is harsh and over 100 yrs later many such armors still have some or most of the black lacquer left intact. In addition, rectangular iron plates lacquered in gold gilt, , small hexagon armor plates or "kikko" would be attached to the chain or sewn to the fabric of the "kusari" garments. the kikko can be exposed or hidden between layers of cloth. Width:50"; Height:30" Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1213797 (stock #pd605)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Superb root-handle bamboo flower basket from the end of the 1920's. Round orb with double ami weft and warp weave. The root is a work of art in itself. . Very good condition. Diameter:31cm x H:54cm. Ask for shipping quote.