Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1278926 (stock #pd790)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Fabulous lacquered wood carving of a Rakan by Tamakaji Zokoku, the most famous lacquer carver of the 19th century. Was accorded samurai status in recognition of his work by the clan Lord in 1835. Was given the name Tamakaji in 1839. Works auctioned in Christies. Jūroku Rakan literally means “Sixteen Arhats.” The saintly ascetics who gathered at the death and nirvana (nehan 涅槃) of the Buddha Sakyamuni (Shaka 釈迦) and were ordered by him to remain in this world as witnesses to the truth of the Law or Buddhist teachings. Typical depictions in painting or sculpture show them with aged faces, emaciated bodies and the frugal clothing of Indian ascetics or wise men. Great condition with a bit of minor damage on one finger. Comes in original paulownia box. H: 55cm x W:18cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1930 item #1278742 (stock #pd789)
Kodo Arts
$475.00
Sensational wood fired anagama Tamba Sembei Jar. C.1930. Fabulous natural glaze and organic Tamba markings. Excellent condition. Signed with hank or seal on bottom which we can`t read. H:35cm x diameter:23cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1278741 (stock #pd788)
Kodo Arts
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Very rare and unusual buddhist temple garden bronze turtle water spout. Lovely blue green patina from years outside on the turtles. Signed on the bottom ` Yoryo ` Mama turtle with baby turtle on its back. Little pegs on the back of the mama and tny holes in the baby`s feet keep it mounted. The tortoise has a thunder diaper design on its back. Thick bronze and very heavy. H:34cm x W:64". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1278010 (stock #pd787)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
Superb bronze Murashido flower vase signed by Yoshihisa and with the original paulownia wood box. Quite elegant. Showa Period C.1950. Perfect condition. The patinated coloring achieved from dipping the hot bronze in oils is fantastic. Very rich and deep. H: 5" x diameter: 4 1/2 ". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1277813 (stock #pd786)
Kodo Arts
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Lovely set of buddhist temple altar wood flowers gold lacquered. Early Taisho Period C.1915. Pictured in two bronze flower vases also from the Taisho Period and dated. These bronze vases are sold separately as pd666. If purchased with the wood flowers a big discount is available. The flowers themselves are expertly carved and beautifully lacquered with gold gilt. Minor peeling on one stem. There are eight lotus flowers in each vase. The sizes vary but the longest is roughly 32" and the width of each set of flowers is roughly 22". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1277812 (stock #pd785)
Kodo Arts
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Wonderful Amida Buddha made of thick bronze signed on the back with the name: Fukui. We conservatively date it late 1800`s but it could be much older. Roughly cast but with fantastic simple beauty and depth. The more you look and be with this buddha, the more it`s essence of compassion and awareness permeates. Very mingei folk art and wabi -sabi. The hands in the zenjo-in mudra actually are detached. Very heavy but hollow inside so the amount of bronze is remarkable. Ask for shipping quote. H: 24" x W: 21".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1276355 (stock #pd783)
Kodo Arts
$350.00
Extremely elegant japanese bronze ikebana flower arrangement vase with inlay silver butterflies. Used for tea ceremony, this is the essence of the wabi - sabi japanese aesthitic. The butterfoies are done with minute lines and one bold silve inlay butterfly. Yhe bronzework on the vase itself is of the highest standard. H:142 x diameter:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1276352 (stock #pd781)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare bronze inspirational plaque that hung in the dojo main hall of a karate or sword training club in the late Meiji Period C.1890. Usually plaques in this style are wood. This is a mixture of metals that make up bronze with copper predominent. Metal copper fitting adorn the corners. The two kanji characters in the center are from the japanes words : IGEN meaning dignity and the qualities of leadership. The second kanji is from the japanese word: JINTOKU or human virtue, which in asian confucianism and samurai bushido codes is the highest human attribute of the spirit. THe sign reads: ITOKU. Nice bronzework in the corners and with a thick iron bar and hook in the back to hang it by. 25" high x 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1276133 (stock #pd779)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Exquisite dochu hand hammered copper flower vase from the famed Gyokusendo Foundry in Niigata Prefecture of Japan. Showa Period C.1960. Loveyl drip glaze in relief and in perfect condition. Has the Gyokusendo seal on the bottom and comes in the original paulownia signed wood box. H:25cm x diamete:21cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1930 item #1273165 (stock #pd768)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Very unusual and playful bronze koro or incense burner from the lat Taisho Period C.1925. In the form of a Shishi or mythical Fu-dog, this lost wax cast bronze is exceptional in its form and creative shape. The top head comes off and the incense is inseted into ash and comes out his orifices. See pictures. 6" tall and 5" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #1273163 (stock #pd769)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
Lovely set of 5 Oribe ceramic tea ceremony sweets plates (set of 10 available). This famed stoneware with the trademark olive green glazes and feldspar iron geometric glazes makes a wonderful art deco impression. C.1915 earlier Taisho Period. 8" long x 4" wide. Seal on back. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1266311 (stock #pd765)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Fantastic cypress wood /lacquered buddhist dragon carving from the late Meiji Period c. 1890. The dragon resides in the celestial realm among buddhist clouds as the protector of the Buddha`s teachings. Great face and expression. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse. Length:28" x H:7".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1266310 (stock #pd766)
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Great Showa Period bronze lantern that has a lighting source. Bronze with lattice of vines on the panels and can be hung or stands alone. Has a pair if desired. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1265876 (stock #pd764)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Richly elegant buddhist temple lamp from the Taisho Period C.1920. The lamp has carved lacquered dragons on all sides of the middle and buddhist clouds and on top handle and base in gold lacquer. Sloping mesh cloth creates a soft lovely effect. Stunning. Comes in origial cedar wood box. Ask for shippig quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1265650 (stock #pd760)
Kodo Arts
$1,400.00
Fabulous pair of mother-of--pearl inlay red lacquered Late Meiji Period C.1910 peddler sweets boxes. Rope would have gone through the bases and the peddler would have carried the two boxes on a pole from village to village or through towns. Inside would have been stacking boxes to hold the sweets, usually omanjyu red bean paste sweets. Block Kanji design on sides and characters describing the shop the sweets were made from. Later it seems the the sweets shop changed hands in the Taisho Period and a paper was added with a more modern telephone #. On the inside base is written name Echigo so we know it was from that region. Slight lacquer wear but very good condition. Spectacular end tables. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1261726 (stock #pd755)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Beautiful Japanese Buddhist Temple hanging bronze lamp. Kodo Arts added a lighting element and old rice paper. The latticed doors swing open and the tort oise diaper motif throws off a lovely soft light. Very good condition. H:15"x w:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1261725 (stock #pd753)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Rich patina jizaikagi hearth fish from the Taisho Period C.1920. The pot stabalizers had an iron rod through the fish that went up into a long bamboo pole that had an iron hook on the bottom to hold the iron pot over the hearth fire in old japanese farm houses. Length: 11" x 7" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1260832 (stock #pd748)
Kodo Arts
$510.00
Very striking and unusual brass buddhist temple `koro` incense burner from the early Showa period, C.1935. Heavy brass handles and a pewter mon or crest of a paulownia leaf on the front. Tripod legs of mythical buddhist elephants. The paulownia crest was the crest of Hideyoshi the second shogun so most likely a temple related to that lineage. Signed on the back by Fukushima Tokuzo who had this made and donated to a temple to honor his ancestors. 18" tall x 17" wide. Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.