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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1265650 (stock #pd760)
Kodo Arts
$1,100.00
Fabulous pair of mother-of--pearl inlay red lacquered Late Meiji Period C.1910 peddler sweets boxes. Rope would have gone through the bases and the peddler would have carried the two boxes on a pole from village to village or through towns. Inside would have been stacking boxes to hold the sweets, usually omanjyu red bean paste sweets. Block Kanji design on sides and characters describing the shop the sweets were made from. Later it seems the the sweets shop changed hands in the Taisho Period and a paper was added with a more modern telephone #. On the inside base is written name Echigo so we know it was from that region. Slight lacquer wear but very good condition. Spectacular end tables. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1263299 (stock #pd759)
Kodo Arts
Price on Request
Outstanding bronze Kannon goddess of mercy statue from a Japanese buddhist temple. Lifesize 51" tall and 15" wide. Intricately cast with very serene and compassionate face. holding lotus bud and leaf in left hand. These seem to have been added later. We date her at Taisho Period C.1920. The metalwork is superb. Inside has an iron bar surrounded by cement where she was installed at temple. Quite heavy. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1263296 (stock #pd756)
Kodo Arts
Sold, Thank You
Wonderful Taisho Period C.1920 Bronze lantern with the kiri or paulownia crest on four sides. This was the second shogun Hideyoshi`s family crest. Lovely patina from years of use. Hinge works adn doors opens smoothly. Can be fitted with electric source. Ask for shipping quote from California warehouse. 15" tall; 12" diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1261727 (stock #pd752)
Kodo Arts
$475.00
Lovely standing lacquered temple lamp. Base is chrysanthemum motif with copper metal fittings. The lamp has been repapered with reinforced rice paper making it very strong and preventing wrinkling. A lighting element has been added. Throws off a soft elegant light. Early Showa Period C.1930. H:42" x 11" wide. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1261726 (stock #pd755)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Beautiful Japanese Buddhist Temple hanging bronze lamp. Kodo Arts added a lighting element and old rice paper. The latticed doors swing open and the tort oise diaper motif throws off a lovely soft light. Very good condition. H:15"x w:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1261725 (stock #pd753)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Rich patina jizaikagi hearth fish from the Taisho Period C.1920. The pot stabalizers had an iron rod through the fish that went up into a long bamboo pole that had an iron hook on the bottom to hold the iron pot over the hearth fire in old japanese farm houses. Length: 11" x 7" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1900 item #1261723 (stock #pd749)
Kodo Arts
$610.00
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
$910.00
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 : 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
$3,000.00
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
$980.00
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
$580.00
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.