Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1183537 (stock #pd504)
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Spectacular Meiji Period wood 'Yashiro' home shrine in gold gilt and lacquer. Exceptionally fine detail on the doors and windows; the windows slide up and the doors all open. Minute carvings above the doors and on the beams under the roof. Head piece on the roof also very fine and delicate. One of the most unusual pieces we have seen. H:28" x W:27cm. Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1183217 (stock #pd501)
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$880.00
Exceptionally fine Taisho Period c.1920 'hanakago' bamboo flower basket with some of the best knotwork Kodo Arts has seen. The weave is very fine and intricate throughout and the top of the handle has a spectacular double butterfly knot and each of the ribs on the main basket has a line of circular knots made of rattan that are extremely difficult even for a master basket maker. Sits on four legs. Two of the rattan wrappings have some wear but otherwise in great condition. The only thing more shocking than the quality of the work is that it isn't signed. H:11 1/2" x W:14". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1183216 (stock #pd502)
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$395.00
Very nice Shinto Shrine gong that hangs in front of the shrine altar with rope attached to be rung before offerings and prayer to alert the gods of supplication. Made of bronze c.1930 early Showa Period. H:12" x diameter:9". condition quite good. (see pictures). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1183211 (stock #pd500)
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$1200.00
Fabulous Bronze Showa Period C.1950 lantern with lotus flowers in 3D relief and vine lattice orb. Either papered or as is, with a light source inside would throw off a spectacular light and shadows. Thick bronze work and in excellent condition. Diameter:12" x H:14". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1182951 (stock #pd498)
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$810.00
Wonderful Taisho Period C.1920 bronze brazier that is perfect size for a floral display. The relief work is outstanding with each diaper pattern brilliantly sharp. The handles also done with exceptional finesse. Just a superb piece of bronze craftsmanship. H:10" x diameter:9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #1182833 (stock #pd496)
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Exceptionally rare 'tsuitate' wood carving C.1910 for the tea ceremony alcove display. Carved in wild , art deco waves out of 'keyaki wood' (zelkova) the carving sits also on a keyaki base. Gorgeous in both conception and executed carving. A stunnning sculpture. W:43" x H:18". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1182832 (stock #pd497)
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$1500.00
Large, thick bronze 'murashido' flower vase with patinated coloring and art deco look. 'Murashido' is a bronze finishing technique perfected in the Taisho Period c. 1912-1926 whereby hotly fired bronzes were dipped in a hot oil to achieve the spectacular coloring effects. This piece displays this genius and more. Would make an exceptional flower vase. Excellent condition with two tiny dents. (see pictures) Diameter: 14" x H:16". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1182534 (stock #pd492)
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$475.00
Absolutely lovely old Meiji Period C.1890 Oribe tea pot with the distinctive blue - green Oribe hues and feldspar brown markings that make Oribe so desirable. Comes in the original paulownia wood box. Great condition with a minor chip on the bottom of the lid which can't be seen from the outside. (see pictures). Outside perfect. H:12" x W:8 1/2". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1182531 (stock #pd499)
Kodo Arts
$4800.00
Exceptionally rare early Meiji Period zen temple votive placque dated C.1874. The frame is carved buddhist japanese cypress clouds in gold gilt lacquer with dragon heads intertwined at the top and bottom and the scaled body intertwined on the sides. The inside wood with the date C.1874 and donor was faded so Kodo Arts removed the wood and replaced it with a bevelled mirror. Absolutely stunning one of a kind museum piece mirror. Excellent condition with a minor chip here or there. H:42" x W:23". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1180912 (stock #pd490)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fabulous lost wax cast Meiji Period C. 1890 bronze 'Koro' incense censor. The bronze is 'aka-do' or high quality red bronze and was only used until the late 20's. This censor has a dragon wrapped base and birds and bamboo in exquisite relief on the censor body. Atop the lid sid a 'shi-shi' fu-dog also in great detail. The handles are unusual art deco with elphant heads. The entire censor sits a bit with a tilt to the right. Comes in the original, signed paulownia wood 'tomobako'. box. Lovely work. H: 33cm; W:16cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1910 item #1180909 (stock #pd491)
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$575.00
Wonderfully catching Okamoto Kiyohiko Taisho Period C.1910 landscape painting on silk. Okamoto 's real name was Soyama Suekichi b.1869 - d.1921. He was one of the leading landscape painters in the era. This lovely painting has a fascinating depth up through a ravine into a small village with the background mountains in mist. Quintessential japanese landscape at its best. We had it in our house and never tired of looking at it or enjoying the serene repose it afforded. Excellent condition. Total height: 194cm; width 55cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1178349 (stock #pd486)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Showa Period C. 1950 pair of bronze zen Buddhist temple lanterns. Hexagonal body with two doors that swing open and electric lighting capability. (we can have them fitted for electricity upon request)In perfect condition with normal bronze wear. H:24cm x W:13cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1178341 (stock #pd484)
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$880.00
Late Taisho Period C.1920 half-moon bamboo flower basket for ikebana. Bamboo is 'susudake' which is bamboo that has a rich patina from years of hearth smoke in an old farmhouse. When the bamboo from the roof was changed, basket makers prized the susudake for their baskets. This basket has a fabulous 'midare' irregular plaiting with bamboo inserts. H: 38cm x W: 39cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1177375 (stock #pd483)
Kodo Arts
$3500.00
Museum quality Edo Period C.1860 zen temple mizubachi. Lost wax cast with a great dragon spout in grand detail and spectacular shishi mythical lion ornament on the top of the lid. The diaper motif on the base is in raised relief and equally spectacular. The spigot on the dragon head is permanent so we are assuming that there was a constant water flow. Very slight indentation on one of the hanging jewels but so slight you can only see at the right angle. H:51cm x W: 43cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1176590 (stock #pd478)
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Rich hand-hammered copper flower vase with a mixed metal silver carp swimming in raised relief. Signed by the acclaimed Hiroshima metal artist 'Ito Sekko' who was born 1884-d.1972. His real name was Ito Takuro but took the artist name Sekko in Hiroshima in the early 30's. Called'Dochu' in Japanese, Dochu copperware is made of a specially alloyed copper sheet, first annealed then made into the form of a utensil. The alloyed copper sheet is placed on an anvil and is skillfully hammered or chiseled. Engraving and small metal fittings are applied to the surface of the utensil, which is then smoked with rice straw to fix the resin. Finally,it is polished with oil and fat so that tsuchime (the hammer patterns) show beautifully. To make tsuchime, it is hammered thou-sands of times; over ten thousand hammerings total are required for each work. This work demands a great deal of patience. Dochu utensils, Whether vases, ornament trays, pots, tea ceremony utensils, cake servers, or whatever they are, change to dark subdued tones from their original copper red, as time goes by. Thus a gracefulness emanates from them. The origin of dochu dates back to when Lord Asano moved to Hiroshima from Kishu Provincei (now Wakayama Prefecture and part of Mie Prefecture). He brought to Hiroshima a copper craftsman, Kiyoshi, who was immersed in his work day and night. The lord dubbed him dochu or Copper-worm. With the lord's protection given to dochu work, the technique developed, but it died out late in the Edo era. In 1902, the technique was again studied and restored by Takuro Ito, and it continues to this day. H:30cm x Diameter: 17cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1176589 (stock #pd482)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Great Taisho Period C.1920 'Koi' bronze carp swimming up the waterfall without the waterfall. Great patina. Actually holds water and is an ikebana flower vase for the tea ceremony. The carp represents courage and determination as it swims up the waterfall as depicted in many paintings and art works. Once over the top , it turns into a dragon and resides in the celestial realm protecting the buddha's teachings. Fine work on the scales and fins and fabulous expression. H:30cm W:16cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1176586 (stock #pd480)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. This mask carved in the late Meiji Period C.1910 is carved out of cypress and has some wear on the nose and stains but we think it just adds character. Her expression is sublime. H:46cm x W:40cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1176061 (stock #pd476)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very Japanese bronze round garden lantern which can be hung or rests on tripod legs. Inside is an electric light bulb. Previously had been lined with rice paper. (we can line again with rice paper on request)Has nicely designed lattice of vines on the main body and buttresses on the top. Early Showa Period C.1930. Made of Bronze. Lovely patina. H:29cm x diameter: 24cm. Ask for shipping quote.