Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1239010 (stock #pd607)
Kodo Arts
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Very rare zen buddhist temple dragon water spout used at the entrance of temples and shrines as a water faucet into a stone basin used to purify ones hands and mouth before entering the temple or shrine. Meiji period C.1890. Perfect condition. Length:33" x H:12". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1238306 (stock #pd626)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Exceedingly rare bronze oil lamp from the Meiji Period C.1910. Almost art deco with delicate lattcie panels and fine bronze tassles dangling from the roof ends. We added an electric light source inside. The base has images in fine relief. Extraordinary. H:14" x W:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237978 (stock #pd675)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Exceptional pair late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1870-1885 heavy bronze zen buddhist temple altar oil lamps. They both have the crest with the kanji meaning metal or gold. Rich patina from many years in temple candle and oil smoke. Excellent condition. Each lamp comes in 3 parts. H:50cm x diameter 15cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1237059 (stock #pd665)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Very rare and exceptional Late Edo/Early Meiji Period C.1880 bronze buddhist temple lantern. Originally held a small dish for an oil lamp. Thick heavy bronze that has oxidized with time to produce a lovely blue/green patina. On tripod legs with fantastic vine motif on the main body panels. Hinges on door still work. Lost wax cast. Just lovely. Height: 50cm x diameter:22cm. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1236925 (stock #pd673)
Kodo Arts
$850.00
Dated bronze temple gong Meiji 38 (C.1906). The gong has a poem by the first prime minister of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, Ito Hirobumi and the caligraphy by the great Japanese caligrapher, Sugi Magoshichiro. Cast in bronze, it has a wooden mallet and o deep penetrating sound. Not sure if it was for a temple or tea house as the size is 15cm in diameter and a height of 27cm. Perfect condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1236513 (stock #pd668)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Exquisite bronze Early Showa Period C.1930 Kannon Bodhisattva diety holding the sacred buddhist flaming jewel or wishing gem. On a magnificent lotus stand, the bronze work is in masterful detail and fine relief. The goddess of compassion and mercy, her facial expresion is sublime and exudes kindness. Signed on the base of the stand in the back. H:36cm x W:10cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1236512 (stock #pd666)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Superb set of bronze buddhist temple altar vases used to hold the gold gilt wooden lotus flowers on a huge buddhist temple table. Dated on the bottom Taisho 12 (C.1924). Also inscription of temple name, donor and bronze craftsman. Thick bronze with wonderful buddhist mythical elephant handles. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:30cm x diameter:24cm.
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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230179 (stock #pd646)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Beautiful pair of bronze buddhist temple lanterns in the original box dated Taisho 7 (1919). Condition excellent. Inside are oil wicks and a plate in one lamp; missing in the other. Stem has wonderful diaper design in relief. H:18" x diameter 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
Kodo Arts
$3800.00
Very rare and unusual zen buddhist temple lantern in original kiri (paulownia) wood box. Dated on the box, Showa 3 (1929). Bronze with rice paper lining. Electrical light was added. Wonderful condition with a few bronze spots. Ask for shipping quote. H:51cm x Diameter :33cm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1228306 (stock #pd635)
Kodo Arts
$375.00
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 was was signed and made by the bronze artist Shiba in the early Showa Period C.1935. Comes in the original paulownia wood box which is also signed. 8" long and 4" deep. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1228304 (stock #pd634)
Kodo Arts
$525.00
Exceptional C.1950 modern art deco bronze ikebana flower vase used for flower arrangements in the tea ceremony. This special vase has carp flowing around the vase over waves in fine relief. Two chrystal balls are ensconced in the bronze waves. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. H: 16" x diameter: 11".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1224146 (stock #pd627)
Kodo Arts
$595.00
Lovely buddhist japanese zushi or travelling altar. Made of cedar and many layers of black lacquer on the outside and gold gilt lacquer on the inside. Metal fittinga are bronze/copper. Inside opens and has intricately carved buddhist clouds on top and buddhist temple windows below. Perfect for one's personal diety or offering. H:51cm x W:25cm (doors closed). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1218923 (stock #pd621)
Kodo Arts
$995.00
Sensational bronze egret `Koro` incense burner from the Taisho Period C.1915. Used for the tea ceremony. Delicately balanced on two legs, the egret seems to bee feeding or looking for its feed. The movement in the sculpture is fantastic. In very good condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1218922 (stock #pd620)
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Eye-catching pair of early Showa Period c.1935 bronze buddhist temple altar candlestands. Lovely relief work with pair of cranes encircling the stem at the top. Moving down are Dakini goddesses in gassho. And the tripod legs with celestial elephants. Perfect condition. Each 22" high x 8" wide. Shipping from California warehouse. Ask for quote.