Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237978 (stock #pd675)
Kodo Arts
$1600.00
Exceptional pair late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1870-1885 heavy bronze zen buddhist temple altar oil lamps. They both have the crest with the kanji meaning metal or gold. Rich patina from many years in temple candle and oil smoke. Excellent condition. Each lamp comes in 3 parts. H:50cm x diameter 15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1237977 (stock #pd678)
Kodo Arts
$1,200.00
Brilliant large zen buddhist temple altar table; wood covered in gold gilt lacquer and top in wakasa style lacquer. Finely detailed carvings inset and on the ends. The top has two tiers. See pictures. Remarkably good conditon. Taisho Period C.1912-1926. Ask for shipping quote. W:56cm; H:38cm; depth:20cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237059 (stock #pd665)
Kodo Arts
$3200.00
Very rare and exceptional Late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1880 bronze buddhist temple lantern. Originally held a small dish for an oil lamp. Thick heavy bronze that has oxidized with time to produce a lovely blue/green patina. On tripod legs with fantastic vine motif on the main body panels. Hinges on door still work. Lost wax cast. Just lovely. Height: 50cm x diameter:22cm. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1237058 (stock #pd674)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Absolutely stunning large pair of cranes fabulously painted on silk. The matting is also very unique with a diaper motif of the seven treasures. Comes in a paulownia wood box. The painting has a red seal or hanko. The detail of their feathers and legs is brilliant. Huge impact. Total height:79" x width 21".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1236928 (stock #pd667)
Kodo Arts
$1600.00
Superb mingei folk art keyaki (zelkova) wood hook to hold the pot over the hearth fire in an old japanese minka farmhouse. Known in Japanese as `jizaikagi` this hook is in the ebisu sytle and stands as a perfect art object in the art deco genre. Many now are reproductions but one can tell a real one by the rope wear. This one also has a hole in the crook of the curve. (see pictures) Smoked by years of farmhouse cooking fires, the patina is rich and lustrous. C.1890. Keyaki or zelcova is the highest quality wood in Japan. Large at a height of 43cm and a width of 46cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1236927 (stock #pd672)
Kodo Arts
$2000.00
Very unusual black lacquered wooden buddhist temple lamp we believe from a Shingon buddhist temple C.1950. Quite large at 80cm tall and a width of 62cm. Rich black lacquer on wood with six sided panels with a fine carved vine diaper motif. The front panel has a gold lacquered crest. The base has a hole for electrical chord and light source which we can install upon request. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #1236926 (stock #pd671)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Lovely pair of quail frolicing among flowers and chrysanthemums on silver leaf paper backing. A small screen from the Edo Period, C.1860, would have been used for a Girls Day doll festival. Painted in the Rimpa syle, its size perfect for over a couch. Length:110cm and height:40cm. Very good condition with silver leaf faded here and there and one small peeling of silk border. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1236925 (stock #pd673)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Dated bronze temple gong Meiji 38 (C.1906). The gong has a poem by the first prime minister of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, Ito Hirobumi and the caligraphy by the great Japanese caligrapher, Sugi Magoshichiro. Cast in bronze, it has a wooden mallet and o deep penetrating sound. Not sure if it was for a temple or tea house as the size is 15cm in diameter and a height of 27cm. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1236513 (stock #pd668)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Exquisite bronze Early Showa Period C.1930 Kannon Bodhisattva diety holding the sacred buddhist flaming jewel or wishing gem. On a magnificent lotus stand, the bronze work is in masterful detail and fine relief. The goddess of compassion and mercy, her facial expresion is sublime and exudes kindness. Signed on the base of the stand in the back. H:36cm x W:10cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1236512 (stock #pd666)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Superb set of bronze buddhist temple altar vases used to hold the gold gilt wooden lotus flowers on a huge buddhist temple table. Dated on the bottom Taisho 12 (C.1924). Also inscription of temple name, donor and bronze craftsman. Thick bronze with wonderful buddhist mythical elephant handles. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:30cm x diameter:24cm.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1236509 (stock #pd662)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very rare and unusual original woodblock from a scroll of a pantheon of bodhisattvas representing all the sentient beings who have become enlightened but come back to help other sentient beings become realized. Originally a scroll that has now been framed. Meiji Period, C.1900. Excellent detail and color. Condition of woodblock is excellent. Buyer might want to re frame it. Otherwise we can repaper the back of this one. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1233731 (stock #pd661)
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Superb representative bamboo flower basket of Shinshinsai of his award winning style and technique. He is exhibited on page 92 plate 36b in `Containing Beauty:Japanese Bamboo Flower Baskets. His signature is shown but the reading is wrong. They have Shinsai. It is Shinshinsai. He was a Taisho Period C.1920 bamboo basket maker in the Kansai area. This basket exhibits all his skill in a masterpiece basket. The handle has a rattan wrap with insect stiches interwoven. The torso has vertical inserts flowing to a hexogonal weave and then ends with a mat plaiting. Butterfly knots and more `mushi-kagari in\sect stiches on the base of the handle. The rim is a wonderful tight atebuchi rim. 20" tall x 9" diameter. Bamboo insert for flowers. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1233317 (stock #pd658)
Kodo Arts
$480.00
Shigaraki Sembei tsubo (sembei jar) which became popular in late 16th century for serving sembei rice crackers at a tea ceremony. They are shaped like a Katatsuki tea caddie with squared shoulders and a barrel-shaped torso cantilevered over distinctive tapered foot. This lovely c.1880 jar has trails of applied iron-ash glaze and kanji inscribed which we can`t read yet. Jars of this sort are in collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Later Sembei Jars were sent to Uji, the tea leaf growing area in S. Kyoto to be filled with tea and uncapped at special ceremonies in winter. H: 13" x W:6 1/2". Excellent condition. Ask for shiping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1231698 (stock #pd651)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Rare and exceptional Otafuku mask by one of Japan's preeminent masters of the modern era, Tamaya Shoubei 7th. He was famouse in Gifu for his karakuri - ningyoshi (wind-up dolls). All painstakingly hand made and delicately constructed. He was chosen to restore the Chahakobi Ningyo, one of the first karakuri ningyos among others including a famous karakuri ningyo in the Gion Festival in Kyoto. This Otafuku mask was a side pleasure and it is signed on the back. Made of paulownia wood and gofun crushed oyster shell paint. Excelent condition. With wood box (not original). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1950 item #1231696 (stock #pd652)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb and meditative ceramic kannon, goddess of mercy and compassion from the famed Bizen kiln area in central Japan. Fired at the Kozan Kiln by Kozan II in C. 1950 and signed on the back of the piece. The tranquil expression and wisdom filled demeanor radiates. Large at 45cm tall and 16cm wide, this imposing ceramic piece is a masterpiece. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1230825 (stock #pd650)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceptional large keyaki wood mask covered in negoro lacquer, C.1890. Aged and worn which adds to the character and allure. Tengu is a legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion as a supernatural being. It is a Shinto kami or god spirit of the forests and mountains; a vigilent protector of forests. Associated with the mountain buddhist and shinto ascetic practices of Shugendo. 19" and 13" wide. Ask for shipping quote. Original carving.
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.