Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1261723 (stock #pd749)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fantastic pair of stacking lacquered sweets boxes that would make great end tables. These boxes went inside of peddler`s boxes that were tied up by ropes and carried by pole through the villages in the Meiji Period, C.1900 to sell sweets. Thick red lacquer with gold swirls on top and kanji japanese characters on each box. 28" tall and 22" deep. Ask for shipping quote from our Califonia warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1260832 (stock #pd748)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1260831 (stock #pd747)
Kodo Arts
Sale Pending
Museum piece. Beautiful bronze buddhist diety, Kannon, a bodhisattva dedicated to saving all sentient beings. Taisho Period C.1915 rom a buddhist temple in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. She is lifesize standing on a lotus pedestal holding a lotus blossom and budin her left hand. Expression is serene and full of compassion. The kourin or halo has buddhist clouds on it. One of a kind. excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote from our Kodo Arts warehouse in Calfifornia.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1260826 (stock #pd751)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Signed Japanese Boy`s Day Banner from the Meiji Period C.1901 depicting the famous general Kusunoki Masashige in battle with his retainer. Kusonoki was a 14th century samurai who fought for Emperor Daigo in his attempt to wrest rulership of Japan from the Kamakura shogunate. He is the ideal of samurai loyalty and a model for young men. Signed by Seikyo with his hanko (seal) and dated kanoto ushi meaning C.1901. Very good condition and with the Mokko crest at top. The detail on armor and horse are exceptional. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1257973 (stock #pd747)
Kodo Arts
Price on Request
Exceedingly rare buddhit bronze temple lotus mizubachi from Nishi-Hogan-ji temple in Kyoto. Used to catch the rain from the huge temple tile roof, it is a very large bronze lotus shape with large lotus basin sitting on a lotus stand. A spout exits the water caught from the rain eaves at the temple. On the bottom of the upper basin is the nengo or date. Cast in Showa 24 (1949) for Nishi Hogan-ji temple in Kyoto, one of the most prestigeous and famous Tendai buddist temples in Kyoto. 100cm tall and 80cm in diameter. Thick bronze . Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1255535 (stock #pd741)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Wonderful mingei folk art wood & lacquer sake shop sign. Taisho Period, C.1915. The name of the sake is `Shirayuki` White Snow Sake. Red lettering on left side is is a poem: senshu kanshaku fuyo kiri meaning that even after 1000 years the makers wish this sake will be of the highest quality and shared and enjoyed by everyone. 21" tall and 16" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1255532 (stock #pd742)
Kodo Arts
$2,000.00
Exceptional Large shingon buddhist temple bell dated Meiji 44 (C.1912). Also inscribed is the temple from where it is from: Shinkou-Ji in Hisano village in Okayama Ken. The head monk`s name is also inscribed: Ota Ryonen. This temple was established in 739AD. The striker is also very large, lacquered wood with goat skin covering. We have had many bells over the years but this sound goes on forever. 38cm in diameter; 28cm tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1255052 (stock #pd739)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
C.1950 set of temple altar brass lotus flowers. Usually held in bronze flower vases. (we have upon request). All the 9 flowers of the set are in each bouquet. 11" tall and 5" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1255051 (stock #pd738)
Kodo Arts
$1,400.00
Fabulous and rare gold & black lacquered wood transom from a buddhist temple altar. Comes in original cedar box. C.1915. Very art deco in appearance with maki-e raised lacquer leaves and buddhist clouds in relief. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. W:40" x H:10".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1255049 (stock #pd737)
Kodo Arts
$780.00
Very serene, compassionate buddha in prayer gasho to bring salvation to all sentient beings. This C.1890 Jizo bodhisattva is a guardian diety. Wonderful in garden. Chips on nose and hands due to age but gives it character we think. Ask for shipping quote from California.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1254681 (stock #pd736)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Superb pair of temple metal lanterns from the Showa Period, C.1935. Quite elegant and wonderful thunder and diamond diaper designs on the panels. Excellent condition. Can be papered and electric lights installed upon request. Each 15" tall and 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1254678 (stock #pd734)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very fine example of Taisho Period C.1920 Japanese bamboo flower baskets. Two difficult techniques are employed in this Basket. A nawa-ami or twining technique is used as well as a mat plaiting (gozame-ami). With the nawa - ami , two or more wefts pass around the warps. In addition the wefts themselves move up and down over one another. A beautiful effect is achieved with both weaves. In addition, a root handle is used with a rich patina. Simplicity of the lines and unobtusive design creates a Ikebana dream. 18" tall and 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1254677 (stock #pd733)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Sensational Meiji Period C.1890 Imari Charger. Motif of Ikebana flower arangements. Very art deco and like a painting. Hand drawn with cobalt blues and fired at high temperatures. Signed by Fukuichi, a reknown Imari artist in Kyushu. 13"x 13". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1930 item #1253271 (stock #pd732)
Kodo Arts
$475.00
Very wabi-sabi signed Kato Josuke XX (20th) oribe flower vase for tea ceremony. Comes in signed origianl paulownia wood box. C.1930. The Kato family is a legendary Seto kiln family. Their Oribe work is the standard. Josuke is the father of Kato Sho another exceedingly famous potterer in the family. H:10" x w: 4". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1950 item #1253270 (stock #pd729)
Kodo Arts
$495.00
Excellent sounding bronze temple bell used for sutra chanting in a buddhist zen temple. Sits on a silk cushion and comes with a wood striker lacquered and covered in goat skin. The sound is deep and reverberating. Very good condition. H: of bell only 9". Diameter:9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1253269 (stock #pd731)
Kodo Arts
Price on Request
This japanese buddhist temple bell is dated on the bell Anei 2 C.1773. It is larger than most temple bells we have seen. On the bell is inscribed a Jodo-shu Sutra poem: the essence is the bell`s sound represents the Buddha`s voice or true word and is very deep and enlightened. It sounds in the 10 directions. This bell is signed by Ota Seibei Shigetsu, from one of the most famous Chudo Foundries & families famous in Edo Period. He made a reknown bell for Jakko-in in Ohara north of Kyoto. Estabished in C.1357, they were making bells and tea pots for over 400 years before they went out of business in 1961. They were connected to Enkoji Temple in Shiga. H:31" x Diameter:17". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1253267 (stock #pd730)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fabulous almost art deco old Japanese medicine shop kanban or shop sign. Meiji Period C.1900.This sign was made for the Tayama Yakuho Medicine shop in Awakuni the Meiji Period name for present day Awajishima island near Shikoku. The Medicine, Keishintan, was for the stomach. We can translate all the writing on the sign by request. H:16" x W:34" Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1252575 (stock #pd727)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Gorgeous and elegantly designed C. 1950 art deco lamp. Lacquered wood and rice paper. Electric light bulb with wiring ingeniously up the leg. Slight crack in base (see pictures). h:65cm x w:23cm. Ask for shipping quote.