Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #798970 (stock #KA372)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
From the late Edo c.1865 this is the best antique Japanese 'tsuno' face washing basin Kodo Arts has ever seen. Used in Kyoto by a Gion District geisha, the thickly black lacquered wood basin has maki-e gold swirling rivers and flowers on its banks throughout. The handles are exceptional, covered with floral copper fittings, the first of this kind Kodo Arts has ever come across. Usually they are just lacquered. Fabulous. c.1865. (13½" x 6½") (34cm x 17cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $70.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #790355 (stock #KA599)
Kodo Arts
$440.00
In the original box from the turn of the century, c.1900, this elegant antique Japanese black lacquered sweets box has the Myriad Treasures associated with seven gods of good luck in raised gold maki-e on the lid. Among the treasures which are said to ensure prosperity, long life and general good fortune are: coral, rhinoceros horns, the hat and raincoat of invisibility, the purse of inexhaustible riches, the wish granting gem, scrolls and fans etc. On the box is written 'fukurokuju maki-e' the style of raised gold maki-e lacquering and 'shihogata ohira' the style of square sweets box. Beautiful condition. c.1900. (9½" x 4½") (24cm x 12cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #788968 (stock #KA592)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Wonderful antique Japanese tea ceremony tray to serve sweets. Meiji Period c.1890 made of persimmons wood with rich patina and undulating edges. Inscripted on the tray in flowing japanese characters are the kanji reading 'sei ogi-zo' meaning realized sage and the maker's signature which we can't read. Excellent condition. c.1890. (15" x 7") (38cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $35.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Furniture : Pre 1900 item #786803 (stock #KA597)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Beautiful antique Japanese knarled root made of cherry wood. Used in the tea ceremony for bamboo basket or vase ikebana display. Late Meiji Period c.1895 with rich patina and fabulous asymetrical flow. Excellent condition with very tiny minor original wood splits on surface but these nicely add rather than detract. c.1895. (20" x 18" x 15") (50cm x 46cm x 38cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1900 item #783272 (stock #KA594)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
This antique Japanese turn of the century lovely bronze incense burner is a beautiful example of the Japanese lost-wax casting technique favored at the end of the Meiji Period, c.1900. The lid has a mythical shishi on the top and the base is on tripod legs with repeating diaper design and figures in raised relief. Two arms extend to the sides and these are plum branches. Very unusual. Perfect condition. c.1900. (3" x 6" x 5") (18cm x 15cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #780830 (stock #KA595)
Kodo Arts
$450.00
Brilliantly cloaked in trademark Mashiko brown, black and white, this tokkuri sake jug has three art deco circles and is in perfect condition. Mashiko is a famous kiln area in Gifu Prefecture. c.1920. (12" x 8") (30cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #779068 (stock #KA587)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
The most sensational antique Japanese bronze tea ceremony 'suiban' flower vessel we have seen here at Kodo Arts. Meiji Period c.1890 thick red bronze with especially spectacular bronze work on the corners. Legs are knarled roots and intertwined knot motif decorates all four corners in raised relief. Sides have swirling clouds and exquisite swallows also in raised relief. Perfect condition. c.1890. (15½" x 11" x 6") (39cm x 28cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $180.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #765694 (stock #KA585)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Almost art deco in appearance, this bronze Buddhist temple flower vase was used on the altar in a Buddhist temple. Wonderful Meiji Period c.1880 bronze, the vase has two hand-like decoration attachments off to the sides. On the vase itself are bamboo plants in relief against a lightning bolt diaper design. Bamboos were a symbol of flexibility and emptiness. The lightning bolt diaper is a well used Buddhist motif. Great condition. c.1880. (7" x 6") (18cm x 15cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $60.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #729807 (stock #KA563)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Outstanding craftsmanship has produced this fabulous bronze Buddhist Daruma-san. Rich patina and old Meiji Period bronze c.1880 have created a classic piece. Daruma is revered in Japan for bringing Buddhism to Japan and then his undying determination to achieve liberation and realization. c.1880. (15" x 6") (37cm x 16cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $120.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #716239 (stock #KA547)
Kodo Arts
$560.00
Dating from the late Meiji Period c.1890 this antique Japanese tray with its original paulownia wood box, is an auspicious tray for celebrations. Beautifully lacquered in elegant black, the tray is decorated with treasure symbols for good luck. In the center, in maki-e raised gold is the flaming jewel 'hoju' in Japanese. This is the wish granting sacred gem. A symbol of purity and the void, it represents the promise of being released from all desire. Other lucky symbols include scrolls, an ancient gagaku flute, and dharma wheel of the law. Excellent condition. c.1890. (8" x 8") (20cm x 20cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $60.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1930 item #713714 (stock #KA546)
Kodo Arts
$590.00
Rich layers of tsugaru lacquer have been applied to this 'suzuri bako' letter box. The ink stone was kept inside and the 'fude' writing brushes. This style of suzuri bako is extremely rare. Most are black or gold lacquered. Tsugaru lacquers were applied with a spatula to create an art deco effect. The lid is ever so slightly warped and hardly noticable. c.1930. (9½" x 7½ x 2") (24cm x 19cm x 5cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $50.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713387 (stock #KA544)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Uniquely figured diamond shaped bronze 'suiban' flower vessel for ikebana flower arrangement. Lovely Meiji Period c.1885 bronze featuring hexagonal diaper pattern representing tortoise shells and long life. Ever since the Nara Period, stylized tortoise shells have been a popular diaper design in Japanese art. Very rare design for a suiban flower vessel; most are rectangular. Excellent condition. c.1885. (18" x 13") (45cm x 32cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #713381 (stock #KA543)
Kodo Arts
$1250.00
Turn of the century antique Japanese bronze flower vase. Thick rings create an art deco feeling. Beautiful lines and rich coloration. c.1900. (9" x 5") (23cm x 11cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $80.
All Items : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #709607 (stock #KA548)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Born in 1948, Hideki Nishijima is one of Japan's foremost contemporary ceramic artists. He has won Japan's top ceramic prizes, including the Japan Crafts Prize and the Japanese Traditional Crafts Prize. This art deco vase with swirling lines is an examle of his superb artistry. Signed and in the original box, the characters read; HIDEKI, RYU MITSU willow kiln) TSUBO (vase) and KURO SAI SEN KOKU BUN (carved black colored lines). c.1988. (diameter 13½" x 14½") (diameter 34cm x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1837 VR item #691340 (stock #KA528)
Kodo Arts
$600.00
Fantastic antique Japanese Kuneyoshi woodblock of 'Oiran' the top of the geisha world in old Edo (now modern Tokyo). The detail and color are spectacular indicating an early run. Super condition with no 'uchi ura' backing. c.1810. (14½" x 10") (37cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $45.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #684541 (stock #KA521)
Kodo Arts
$680.00
Spectacular antique Japanese bronze Buddhist temple altar flower vase c.1865. Unusual mythical 'shishi' lion handles and mythical 'kirin' framed in raised relief. Excellent condition. c.1865. (5" x 5½") (13cm x 14cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Artisan and Design : Ceramics : Pottery : Vases : Pre 1990 item #677576 (stock #KA516)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
A Banko ceramic vase fired at the famous Banko Kilns in central Japan in 1989 (it says 'Heisei Gan' on the bottom meaning 1989), recently known for museum quality art deco vases. The kilns had their start in the Edo Period (17th, 18th and 19th centuries). This sensational modernistic piece is signed by Hiroshi Shimizu and in its original box. Shimizu, born in 1944, is from a long line of legendary Banko artists. His father was declared a human cultural asset by the Government. Hiroshi himself has won a number of awards and prizes including the Minister's Prize at the Nitten National Art competition. Also he won the prestigious Chunichi National Pottery Prize. The characters on the box read: 'Banko Tobun Tsubo' (Banko Vase) and the characters for 'Hiroshi'. Perfect condition. 1989. (15" diameter x 14") (38cm diameter x 36cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $160.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1900 item #676610 (stock #KA513)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Stellar antique Japanese 'ema' wood votive shrine painting signed and dated Meiji Period 30 (1897). The piece was commissioned by a Mr. Oka Yusai to be donated to a shrine. The characters on the actual painting read: 'Meiji 30 nen kugatsu' meaning Meiji Period 1897 September. 'Ho No' (donated) and 'Oju' the man who was commissioned and 'Oka Yusai' the donater. The scene is from a famous Genji Monogatari story of the Heike and Taira clans. After the Taira had been routed and were in full retreat, a woman from the retreating Taira clan taunted the pursuing Heike warriors to shoot an arrow into the full moon of her fan to show their true mettle. Minamoto Yoshitsune took up the challenge and rode his steed into the waves where from he launched a perfect strike. The painting is vivid with a bit of pigment loss. An impact piece. 1897. (31½" x 23½") (80cm x 59cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.