Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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 : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1970 item #923229 (stock #pd17)
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Wonderful lost wax cast bronze flower vase by the contemporary master Takenuma. This playful bronze vase has two frogs on lotus leaves in relief climbing up the vase. The vase itself show a textured drip glaze and has a musrashi -do coloring. c. 1970. Shippinginsurance to usa/western europe $100
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 : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #919339 (stock #pd9)
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Found in an old country house kura or family treasue store house. The father was a kyogen actor, and otafuku is also known as the character 'oto' in the comic kyogen plays. Most Japanese know 'Otafuku' as the bringer of good luck and happiness. The kanji letters mean big happiness. The mask is carved out of japanese cypress and the finish is made from gofun, crushed oyster shell and rice paste which creates a lovely patina. the age is obvious and in immaculate condition. (h:43cm x w:32cm x d:15cm) Shipping/Insurance to usa or western europe ask for quote.
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #891855 (stock #KA664)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Wonderful turn of the century c.1900 iron garden lantern. The hand forged iron and design throws off a dancing shadow with a light source. In excellent condition. (9" x 9") (23cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1960 item #874377 (stock #KA668)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This special art deco Kyoto fired ceramic flower vase is by one of the acclaimed Japanese potters of the last century, Shinkai Kanzan. He was born in 1912 and learned from Kiyomizu Rokubei VI, a Japanese National Treasue of ceramics. He came from a distinguished line of Kyoto artists, his grandfather being Seifu Yohei III a very famous Kyoto potter. Shinkan was awarded inumerable prizes, one being at the 1939 San Francisco Expo right before his career was interrupted and he was forced to go to Siberia with the military. He was in a Russian Gulag until 1948 when he came back to Japan and resumed his pottery. He won the Gold Prize at the 1951 Japanese Art Expo. Beautiful checkered pattern and in excellent condition. c.1960. (10" x 9") (26cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1950 item #869057 (stock #KA652)
Kodo Arts
$510.00
Wonderful wood fired ash glaze Shigaraki tsubo c.1950. The clay is rich with 'choseki' stone and creates a lovely texture. The firing in a nobori-gama climbing kiln produces organic shades and colorings. Perfect condition. c.1950. (14" x 13") (36cm x 33cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $140.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #869047 (stock #KA660)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This bold wagumi style Japanese bamboo flower basket epitomizes the free-wheeling styles prevelent at the turn of the century as compared to the rather stoic, finely woven Chinese influenced styles in the late 1800's. Thick diagonal inserts of thick smoked bamboo taken from old farmhouse kitchens. c.1920. Great condition. (17" x 10") (44cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $85.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #865742 (stock #KA655)
Kodo Arts
$590.00
One of the finest examples of Kamakurabori carving techniques we have seen. The chrysanthemum in raised relief on the tray is fabulous and the many layers of lacquer have created a Meiji Period c.1900 masterpiece. Excellent condition. (14" x 9") (36cm x 23cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $55.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #859879 (stock #KA653)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
This gorgeous bronze flower vase from the turn of the century c.1900, has exquisitely crafted bronze shishi or mythical lion handles that attach. The detail is quite extraordinary. The vase itself is of a thick 'aka-do' or red bronze which was the highest quality in the Meiji Period c.1868-1912. Great condition. (12" x 13") (30cm x 32cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $155.