Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1229985 (stock #pd641)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
Kodo Arts
$4800.00
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 : 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
$750.00
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 : 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 : 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.