Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #941830 (stock #pd79)
Kodo Arts
$4500.00
This is the finest Shigaraki ceramic vase Kodo Arts has come across. Unbelievable nagashi blue and green glazes on a spectacular form. The natural overglazes during firing have produced an unreproduceable masterpiece of pottery. Signed on the bottom, Toho c. 1885. If we kept one piece this would be it. Perfect condition. Request shipping quote. (h:12" diam: 11")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #940639 (stock #pd62)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Just superb Edo Period zen buddhist travelling altar or zushi. The rounded contoured roof and the outstanding metal work on the door and hinges indicate a high level samurai or retainer. Thick black lacquer and fine gilt on the inside. The roof dates the piece to late edo period c. 1860. The altar on the inside has 2 pillars and a cross beam with painted buddhist symbols. Request shippng quote. (H:12"; W:8")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #940637 (stock #pd61)
Kodo Arts
$980.00
Rare zen buddhist butsudan altar or spirit house of this size. Usually much bigger. The outside is in black lacquer with copper metal fittings and the inside has a double set of doors with hand carved ornamental flowers in gilt gold. Excellent shape and condition.c. 1900. Request shipping quote. (H:22"; W:15")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #936007 (stock #pd43)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
Wonderful sitting buddha with background gold leaf design with swirling buddhist clouds. The facial expression very serene and rich patina from age. Meiji Period c. 1880. The buddha sits on a black lacquered stand with makie cranes in gold. the band around the stand has buddhist carvings but is missing a small part of the band in back. The top has been fixed but the fix can only be seen from behind. Shipping to usa/western europe $70. (h:32cm; w:20cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #933710 (stock #pd38)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Wonderful bronze craftmanship in this Edo Period c.1860 bronze zen buddhist altar temple flower case. The relief has a hawk in plum blossoms and mythical shishi lions as legs. Copper inset for the flowers. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $60. (h: 21cm; w:12)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #932719 (stock #pd34)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Simply superb Murashido bronze flower vase with original paulownia wood box. Murashido is a technique achieved by dipping the hot bronze in oil immediately after firing and then smoking with rice straw. This is a masterpiece of heavy bronze and a wonderful patina of colors. Shipping to usa /western europe $120. (w:26cm x h:31cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #930748 (stock #pd30)
Kodo Arts
$950.00
This is one of the most rare shippo you will find in Japan. An early Showa Period c.1930 cloisonne vase with an belt design made from egg shells. On the original kiri (paulownia ) wood box is the inscription, "Rankaku Obi Moyo" meaning a obi belt like pattern made from egg shells. Also "Sansai Shippo Kabin" , a three color cloisonne flower vase. Shipping to usa/western europe $95. (26cm x 26cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #930453 (stock #pd28)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Very rare murashido bronze flower vase with handles. Beautiful patina of a palate of colors achieved by coloring the hot bronze with straw smoke. The base has a chrysanthemum design and the condition is excellent with slight natural wear of the patina has allowed the original bronze to be seen. Shipping to usa/western europe $140 (h:44cm , w:30cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #928616 (stock #pd26)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Gorgeous zen buddhist temple altar stand which can be used for placement of deity or candle or anything of one's choice. Meiji Period c.1890 from a temple north of Tokyo. Purchased 5 from a temple and this is the last one left. Wood is hinoki japanese cypress and the lacquer is gold on the base, lotus leaf and black on the top. The stand is a lotus leaf, sacred symbol of purity in Buddhism. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $120. (h:66cm x dia:42cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1960 item #924266 (stock #pd20)
Kodo Arts
$770.00
Rich impact art deco plate from the pottery master Kanou Mitsuo. He was born and lived in Kyoto c.1903-1970. He was known for his tortoiseshell glazes. In 1949 he won first prize at the Nitten, Japan's prestigious Fine Arts Exhibition. Later he was asked to be the top judge in the event. The plate comes in the original signed kiri wood box and on the lid it reads, 'Bekkou Yu' tortoiseshell glaze, and 'Hirabachi' flat plate. Inside the lid is his name and hanko. $680 Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95. (dia:30cm; h:7cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1980 item #924110 (stock #pd18)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Gorgeous art deco Tamekichi Mitsui III signed Kutani plate. He received his artist's name Tamekichi III in 1961 from his teacher, and was soon afterward commissioned to create a plate for Edwin Reischhauer's visit in 1962. He was a favorite of the royal family who bought numerous pieces in 1976. Also from 1979-1988 Japanese Prime Ministers took his works abroad as gifts during state trips. He was a professor of art in Washington D.C. from 1997-2004 and had his own exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum in 2002. Perfect condition in a signed kiri wood box. $880. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $95
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #922455 (stock #pd15)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Unusual japanese bronze flower vase, signed with the original kiri (paulownia wood) tomobako box. On the lid of the box is the kanji 'Sentoku Tsubogata Hanaire' meaning the design is like a japanese tsubo or tea storage jar and smoked straw was used at the end of firing to achieve the rich colored markings and patina. The vase is a 'hanaire' meaning a flower vase. The hanko or seal of the artist is on the box but unfortunately we cant read it. perfect condition with karaki wood stand. $475 Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $75. (h:18cm x dia:15cm)
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #921315 (stock #pd13)
Kodo Arts
$660.00
Rich patina c.1930 murashi-do bronze flower vase. Signed by Masanori who is well known for his cloissonne vases, he is an artist supreme. The finish and mottled coloring creates an art deco effect and an elegant demeanor. Perfect condition. $660 Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $130. (h:22cm x w:21cm)
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #921025 (stock #pd12)
Kodo Arts
$580.00
Exceptional Yoshitora original woodblock scroll dated feb. 1866. Yoshitora's real name was Tatsugoro Nagashima and he was a pupil of Kuniyoshi. This woodblock scroll with vivid detail and color is of an 'oiran' the queen of the Geishas. This style of woodblock scroll is called 'Takenaga Hosho' indicating the long length of the woodblock and in this field the narrow width is called 'habahiro hashira-e' (pillar style). The woodblock is 71cm x 23cm, the entire scroll is 147cm x 37cm. Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $50.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #920760 (stock #pd8)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fabulous Akoda style Oribe koro/teaburi incense burner. The akoda style is a stylized chrysanthemum like shape made popular in Seto Yaki wares, especially popularized by Kato Esuke in the Taisho Period/Early Showa. In the signed original box, written on the cover is "Setoyaki Esuke Saku" seto ceramic by Esuke. "Akoda Nari Teaburi" An Akoda Style Ceramic. Finally, "Ishikawa" the name of the gentleman who commissioned the piece. Perfect condition. $880 (h:17cm x w:26cm) Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $140.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #919991 (stock #pd10)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Unusual bamboo flower basket from the Tohoku region of northern Japan. The age is early Taisho Period c.1915. The weave is a wonderful 'yotsume-ami' or same length warp and weft with a rich patina. The rim is a 'makibuchi' weave with superb technique. But what makes this basket so alluring are the wide bamboo iserts on the base. Made from 'susdake' or smoked farmhouse bamboo, the entire basket is a work of art and in excellent condition. (h:42cm x w:22cm) Shipping/insurance to usa/western europe $120
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #919337 (stock #pd4)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Rare Japanese lacquered letter box with beautiful raised maki-e maple trees, river and mountains. The scene is from the 'hyaku isshu' the classic 101 ancient great poems. The poem referred to in this poem is by the venerated Ariwara no Narihara. In the upper right hand corner of the box is the kanji with the first line of the poem, "Chihaya Furu Kamiyo" The river in the lower right hand corner has the last line of the poem, "Kuguru To Wa". Basically the poem says that in the ancient mystical age when only gods lived, to see the Tatsuta River dyed crimson red with maple leaves in a shibori pattern was something even the gods themselves could never see. The makie is executed perfectly with stunning maple leaves and a red flow of the imagination in the middle. A collector's piece. $1200. (h:44cm x w:34cm x d:13cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $95.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #918754 (stock #pd6)
Kodo Arts
$2400.00
The mother of all daruma wood carvings. On the back of this Edo Period c.1700 masterpiece is engraved 'Genroku 13' (c.1700) ,'Saigenshin Tsukuri' carved by Saigenshin, a famous zen monk of the time. Also 'Kyosagaju' meaning he was from a temple in the Saga District of Western Kyoto. The Carving is a magnificent flow of lines and expression. Definitely a museum quality piece. A few minor areas where the lacquer has worn away but in astonishingly great shape. $2400. (w:30cm x h:43cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $300.