Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1218862 (stock #pd619)
Kodo Arts
$675.00
The real McCoy bronze Ninomiya Kinjiro statue fired in the Taisho Period C.1920. Ninomiya Sontoku was born to a poor peasant family with a name of Kinjiro in Kayama (栢山) Ashigarakami-gun Sagami province. His father died when he was 14 and his mother died two years later. He was then placed in his uncle's household. While working in his uncle's land, Sontoku studied on his own. He later obtained abandoned land on his own and transformed it into agricultural land, eventually restoring his household on his own at the age of 20 and achieved considerable wealth as a landlord while in his 20s. He was then recruited to run his small feudal district which was facing considerable financial difficulty. He achieved this by reviving local economy, particularly through agricultural development. The daimyo, hearing of his achievement, eventually recruited Sontoku to run Odawara Domain then Sagami Province. It is said that during his administration a famine struck Odawara and Sontoku proposed opening up the public granaries to feed the starving populace. He was opposed by his fellow bureaucrats who reminded him that permission first had to be granted by the Shogun for commoners to have access to the rice stores. In that case, Sontoku replied, no one, including the bureaucrats, could eat the public rice before getting the Shogun's approval. They quickly changed their minds and decided that since it was an emergency, the people should be fed immediately. He was eventually entrusted with one of Shogunate's estate, which was great honour for someone of his low origin. His philosophy and methodology became a standard format in feudal land, developmental and economic management. The name "Sontoku" was given to him for his accomplishments. After his death, the emperor awarded him with Jyu Yoni, Lower Fourth Honour under the ritsuryō rank system. H:12" x 6" deep. Ask for shippig quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1218160 (stock #pd615)
Kodo Arts
$2000.00
Rare and exceptional Meiji Period C.1900 bronze 'usubata' flower vase with a dragon stand. The bronze cup sits in the dragon' s open mouth. The fine relief work on the dragon is superb. The dragon 's are glass. Excellent ondition. height 14"; diameter 10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1212697 (stock #pd600)
Kodo Arts
$3000.00
Impact, large bronze lantern from the 1950's. Thick bronze with hexagonal shape. One panel has the character 'hayashi' which means forest. One panel is a door that is hinged and opens. Inside at the top is a socket for light bulb. Needs to be re-wired for electric lighting but wires are thick and in good condition. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote. Stands 27" high and 24" in diameter.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1211712 (stock #pd594)
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Wonderful Pre-war bronze garden lantern with fabulous bronze work of birds and lattice vines. The top has a thunder diaper design. Very good condition. C.1930.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1210420 (stock #pd592)
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Exceptional Taisho Period C.1920 Bronze Garden Lantern. The round decorative middle piece aesthetically balances the simple top and base. In fine relief each panel has a scene; one is a sage, another is a dragon. The door opens to allow a lighting source. In the old days it was an oil dish and wick. Very good condition with some of the bronze patina on the middle piece worn away. see pictures. Diameter of the top:62cm;H:69cm. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1209487 (stock #pd587)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Superb Edo Period C.1860 bronze incense burner with silver repair on bottom. The incense burner rests on tripod legs with elephant head motif as well as two elephant handles with rings. The relief work on the rim is superb as well as the body relief. The best feature is the Edo Period repair with real silver on the bottom. Comes in original 'kiri' paulownia box. H:5" x Diameter: 9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1209469 (stock #pd586)
Kodo Arts
$575.00
Exceptional Taisho Period C.1920 bronze tea ceremony ikebana flower arrangement boat. hanging on tripod hand forged bronze link chain, the boat would welcome visitors to the tea ceremony hut. Perfect condition. W: 12" x W:5". ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1209466 (stock #pd585)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Exciting bronze garden lantern for hanging or stand alone on 4 legs. Features plum blossom - bamboo motif on the 4 panels in lovely relief on the four panels. Thunder diaper on the top and sides. Showa Period C.1935. Very good condition with a tinge of rust onthe roof. H:13" x W:11". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1206847 (stock #pd575)
Kodo Arts
$510.00
Fron one of Japan's premeier bronze masters, Nishio Zuiho, this long necked bronze flower vase with patinated reddish brown and brown hues is a lovely piece of art. His work was acclaimed in the mid to late 20th century. H:13" x W:7". Some discoloring on the under bottom. See pics. ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1205706 (stock #pd568)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Lovely Art Deco bronze flower vase from the early Showa period, C.1930. Base has a rim of jewel-like elegance in fine relief. The top rim also has a wonderful diaper motif. Very good condition. Ask for shipping quote form California warehouse. H:9" x Diameter: 8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Tea Articles : Pre 1910 item #1205704 (stock #pd567)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Sensational 'aka' bronze 'usubata' flower arrangement vessel for ikebana and tea ceremony. Late Meiji Period C.1910, this vase has cranes frolicing in waves in spectacular relief. Lovely detail and in 3D. Excellent condition. H:13" x diameter: 11". Shipping from California warehouse; ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1198883 (stock #pd561)
Kodo Arts
$2500.00
Decorative pair of bronze 'giboshi' temple post tops. Inscripted on the pair is the date: Showa 5 nen - C.1931 March. Also written is Kyoto City, and the name of the donor, Yamaguchi Gendo. Beautiful patina and in excellent condition. Diiameter: 7 1/2" x Height: 16". Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1198526 (stock #pd559)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Wabi sabi late Meiji Period C.1915 bronze lantern with a unique checkered pattern. Hinges and door workd. Inside was an oil dish for light. Has a lovely blue/green patina from age being hung outside. Condition good with a small crack here and there. Check pictures. H:16" x diameter: 11". Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1198133 (stock #pd558)
Kodo Arts
$1400.00
Fantastic rare bronze kettle store Meiji period C.1900 shop sign. Very lovely blue/green bronze patina from age. Quite big, 18" wide and 23" high. Thick bronze and in very good shape. See pictures. Shipping from our California warehouse. Ask for shipping quote.