Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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.
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
$610.00
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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1900 item #859876 (stock #KA392)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Thick antique Japanese 'aka' or red bronze which dates this piece to late Edo Period when red bronze was predominant. Wonderful raised gourd handle attachments anchor the bronze handle. Gourds were considered lucky charms in traditional Japan. The bronze lid is a dragon floating in buddhist clouds. All around the base in thick raised relief are maple leaves and two mythical treasure birds. Absolutely fantastic. c.1860. (9½" x 7" x 6½") (24cm x 18cm x 16cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $110.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1837 VR item #858439 (stock #KA656)
Kodo Arts
$1850.00
This carving out of Japanese 'kiri' or paulownia wood is from the early 1800's when a monk named Mokujiki was on a pilgrimage throught Japan and left carvings at temples he stayed at. This piece has no sanskrit around the halo as do most of Mokujiki's works and is not carved out of Japanese elm but the expression is very much like other Mokujiki works leading us to believe it is one of his works. A wonderful playful expression. c.1805. (18" x 8" x 7") (46cm x 20cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $150.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #857728 (stock #KA661)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
This is an ultimate example of the Japanese flower basket for use in the art of Ikebana and Tea. A rich patina and the essence of wabi-sabi. The basket is unsigned in the Japanese 'wagumi' style but it offers us a top class masterpiece. The bamboo has been aged and leeched and then woven using a fine plait and with intertwined bamboo swirling around the length of the basket. Absolutely great condition. c.1920. (21" x 7") (54cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $65.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1900 item #857432 (stock #KA446)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Japanese tea ceremony iron brazier with fantastic tetsu iron mizusashi inside with a poem of Japanese characters in raised relief. The characters explain the Tao of Tea, "Cha No Juttoku", the ten virtues of tea: balance of the five organs; honor all buddhas; respect parents; be aware of impurities; longevity; eliminate drowsiness; prevent disasters; follow the way of good; protect nature; promote peace. Japanese readings available upon request. Very heavy item. c.1890. (14" x12") (36cm x 30cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $260.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1920 item #856079 (stock #KA650)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Wonderful wood fired ash glaze with a dripping green overglaze which has created a fantastic Art Deco look. The Shigaraki kiln area is one of the most famous pottery traditions in Japan. They created the tea jars to transport tea leaves to Kyoto as well as sake jars and tsubos. Favored by the emperor and collectors. c.1920. (17" x 15") (43cm x 38cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $200.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1930 item #848348 (stock #KA643)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Wonderful vintage c.1930 ceramic 'Furojin' lucky god holding the Buddhist sacred wishing gem and the Buddhist symbol of release from desire. Beautiful green glaze, one of the hallmark glazes from the famed Kutani kiln. Signed on the bottom, 'Kutani Seiho Tsukuri' made by Kutani Seiho. Perfect condition. c.1939. (19" x 10" x 10") (48cm x 26cm x 26cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $190.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #844713 (stock #KA640 )
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Made for export, this beautiful Satsuma vase is signed on the bottom and features geisha's frolicing among wisteria. Blue borders with finely detailed work. Perfect condition. c.1920. (9" x 5") (23cm x 13cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $85.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #844376 (stock #KA639)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Lovely wood fired ash glaze on this pure Tamba yaki ceramic tea leaf storage jar from the Meiji Period, c.1885 make it a museum piece. Perfect condition. A Tamba ceramic collector's dream. c.1885. (12" x 7") (30cm x 18cm). EMS Shipping/Insurance to USA or Western Europe $100.