Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1233806 (stock #pd659)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Gorgeous buddhist temple lamp red lacquered with copper metal fittings and electric light. Showa period C.1935. The lamp shade is a an orb with curved ribs, a quite difficult construction feat. The light works. We have had the lamp shade repapered by a famous light shop in Kyoto with a stonger rice paper. H:94cm x Diameter 26cm. Excellent condition. Pair available. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1233804 (stock #pd660)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Museum quality bronze buddhist offering set for a buddhist altar. A flower vase, candlestand, and incense censer all with inlayed cranes and turtles, auspicious symbols of happiness, longevity and celebration. Original paulownia wood box dated Meiji 16 (1884, June) with the inscription of a hexogon cast 'Rokkaku Rougata Bori' and colored with straw smoke after firing to achieve the brown finish 'Sentoku Sangusoku'. Signed by the maker, Munesada Nakao. Vase: H:18cm x W:14cm; candlestand:H:20cm x W:8cm; censer:H13cm x W:11cm. Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #1233731 (stock #pd661)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Superb representative bamboo flower basket of Shinshinsai of his award winning style and technique. He is exhibited on page 92 plate 36b in `Containing Beauty:Japanese Bamboo Flower Baskets. His signature is shown but the reading is wrong. They have Shinsai. It is Shinshinsai. He was a Taisho Period C.1920 bamboo basket maker in the Kansai area. This basket exhibits all his skill in a masterpiece basket. The handle has a rattan wrap with insect stiches interwoven. The torso has vertical inserts flowing to a hexogonal weave and then ends with a mat plaiting. Butterfly knots and more `mushi-kagari in\sect stiches on the base of the handle. The rim is a wonderful tight atebuchi rim. 20" tall x 9" diameter. Bamboo insert for flowers. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1910 item #1233318 (stock #pd656)
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In Japanese mythology and folklore, Tenjin is the Shinto kami of scholarship, the deification of a scholar, poet, and politician named Sugawara no Michizane. Ten means sky and jin means god or deity. The original meaning of Tenjin, sky deity, is almost the same as that of Raijin (a god of thunder). Cows are a popular motif at Tenjin shrines, as they are believed to be his servants. In particular, statues of a nade-ushi, “stroking cow”, are meant to cure ills if you touch them. This wonderful bronze cow is huge and was in its own shrine inside a Shinto Shrine dedicated to Tenjin (like the Kitano Shrine in Kyoto). The bronze work is outstanding with great detail on the rope and ripples on his back and face. Sits on a purple silk cushion. Length:36" x Depth:15" x Height:11". Great condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #1233317 (stock #pd658)
Kodo Arts
$610.00
Shigaraki Sembei tsubo (sembei jar) which became popular in late 16th century for serving sembei rice crackers at a tea ceremony. They are shaped like a Katatsuki tea caddie with squared shoulders and a barrel-shaped torso cantilevered over distinctive tapered foot. This lovely c.1880 jar has trails of applied iron-ash glaze and kanji inscribed which we can`t read yet. Jars of this sort are in collections at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Later Sembei Jars were sent to Uji, the tea leaf growing area in S. Kyoto to be filled with tea and uncapped at special ceremonies in winter. H: 13" x W:6 1/2". Excellent condition. Ask for shiping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1233071 (stock #pd657)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Absolutely rare, almost art deco Meiji Period C. 1890 kanban shop sign advertising eye drop medicine (seimyosui) for the Maru Gyoku company being sold at the Alb Drug Store in Kobe, Japan. All kinds of kanji stating the name of the sign maker etc. Carved on both sides. We can translate all upon request. H:140cm x W:46cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1232468 (stock #pd655)
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Deep reverberating bronze buddhist temple bell c. 1945. Inscribed on the bell are the foundry's name: Betsusei Shingen. Sits on a silk bell cushion and comes with lacquered wood striker covered in goat skin. The sound is deep and true due to the thickness of the bronze and continues quite a long time. Sound guaranteed. No cracks or breaks. Bell height:7 1/2". Diameter:9 1/2". Total height with cushion 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1920 item #1232466 (stock #pd654)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
This fantastic red Raku ceramic gourd flower vase was made by the legendary craftsman of Raku ware: Ogawa Choraku (1874-1939), the founder of the Choraku lineage of raku potters. Choraku studied under Keinyu (11th Raku) and Konyu (12th Raku) of the Raku family, and in 1904, with the support of Konyu, founded his own kiln in Kyoto. He received the name Choraku in 1906, by Choyuken, the head of a very influential tea ceremony association; raku ware makers are usually very close to tea ceremony circles and Buddhist temples, for the three are intimately bound spiritually. There are currently very few makers of raku chawan, about 50, and only 10 of them are well known. Choraku bowls and flower vases are very much appreciated and highly prized. Choraku had his good friend and reknown makie-e artist write what looks to be a short poem or proverb on the vase. The C.1920 vase bears the potter’s seal and is in perfect condition. It comes with the signed original paulownia wood box. The vase is 10" tall and 8" wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1970 item #1231698 (stock #pd651)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Rare and exceptional Otafuku mask by one of Japan's preeminent masters of the modern era, Tamaya Shoubei 7th. He was famouse in Gifu for his karakuri - ningyoshi (wind-up dolls). All painstakingly hand made and delicately constructed. He was chosen to restore the Chahakobi Ningyo, one of the first karakuri ningyos among others including a famous karakuri ningyo in the Gion Festival in Kyoto. This Otafuku mask was a side pleasure and it is signed on the back. Made of paulownia wood and gofun crushed oyster shell paint. Excelent condition. With wood box (not original). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1231697 (stock #pd653)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Meiji Period C.1890 sitting stone buddhist jizo or bodhisattva. A guardian diety to protect in the afterlife. In Buddha posture holding staff and hoju, the sacred wishing gem. Licken is all over this stone figure and expression bespeaks the wisdom of a master. Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings that forgo the nirvanic realm to come back and help sentient beings out of compassion. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote. (free shipping to our california warehouse).
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1950 item #1231696 (stock #pd652)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Superb and meditative ceramic kannon, goddess of mercy and compassion from the famed Bizen kiln area in central Japan. Fired at the Kozan Kiln by Kozan II in C. 1950 and signed on the back of the piece. The tranquil expression and wisdom filled demeanor radiates. Large at 45cm tall and 16cm wide, this imposing ceramic piece is a masterpiece. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1940 item #1230827 (stock #pd648)
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Outstanding example of Japanese suiseki viewing stones. Set in a cherry wood Daiza or stand, this stone evokes a montain terrain of solitude and tranquility. Wonderful balance and white lines throughout the stone attest to its high quality and precision. H:6" x W9". See pictures for condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Baskets : Pre 1930 item #1230826 (stock #pd649)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
Very wabi sabi mingei bamboo ikebana flower basket from the Taisho Period. Susudake or smoked bamboo taken from old minka farmhouses ceilings was used in the construction of this masterpiece. Fabulous mixture of vertical inserts on the bottom with a plaited weave on the top. Butterfly knots adorn the handle while at the base of the handle an intricate series of rattan knots make up the insertion to the basket. H:13 1/2" x 6" width. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1230825 (stock #pd650)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceptional large keyaki wood mask covered in negoro lacquer, C.1890. Aged and worn which adds to the character and allure. Tengu is a legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion as a supernatural being. It is a Shinto kami or god spirit of the forests and mountains; a vigilent protector of forests. Associated with the mountain buddhist and shinto ascetic practices of Shugendo. 19" and 13" wide. Ask for shipping quote. Original carving.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1230824 (stock #pd647)
Kodo Arts
$650.00
Extremely rare 3 mingei folk festival bunraku puppet heads carved out of keyaki wood and painted with gofun crushed oyster shell and natural pigments. C. 1880. See pictures for condition. Ask for shipping quote. Heads are 7" tall and 5" wide.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Paintings : Pre 1930 item #1230183 (stock #pd643)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Fabulous and regal painting of a samurai in full battle gear atop a white stallion. Early Showa Period, C. 1930. The detail is superb and the horse especially is a masterpiece. Signed and in the origina box. Condition is excellent and the silk textile matting is a perfect compliment to the painting. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1930 item #1230182 (stock #pd645)
Kodo Arts
$225.00
Very rare set of 5 Taisho Period C.1925 kimono stencil carver's tools from Izu, the historical center of stencil production in old Japan. Each tool is hand-made and has a different end configuration for carving different fine patterns out of the smoked mulberry paper stencils were carved out of. Length 6 1/2". Shipping included.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230180 (stock #pd644)
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Fantastic wabi-sabi Japanese Taisho Period C.1920 bronze koro incense burner on keyaki (zelkova) wood stand. Each side of the hut has different design motif; happy god, moon, doors. Condition is excellent. H:5 1/2" x 7". Ask for shipping quote.