Japanese Antiques by Kodo Arts
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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1191027 (stock #pd523)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Exceptional, fine bronze sage holding a mythical turtle, both symbols of wisdom, long life and immortality. Taisho Period C. 1920. We purchase figures only if the bronze detail and facial expression is superior. This piece meets the criteria handsomely. The craftsmanship is of the highest class and it is signed. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote. H:31cm x W:12cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Pre 1930 item #1188860 (stock #pd519)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Stylish and very art deco Showa Period C.1930 bronze hanging lamp. The top has undulating waves in the cast and is attached to the body by rings. The the top lip of the main body has holes at intervals and the main body has almost what looks like kanji japanese characters with rice paper covering. We have never seen a bronze lantern in this style. H:37cm x W:24cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1183542 (stock #pd505)
Kodo Arts
$3200.00
Important, rare bronze plated Meiji Period C.1885 'zeni-bako' money box that was kept before the shrine altar to accept offerings. Usually they are made of keyaki wood but this wood money box is covered in bronze with thick bronze nails. The front has a crest and two japanese characters in relief "HO" and "NO" meaning offerings from the heart. The back has a drawer at the bottom to remove the money. We put a thick piece of glass of the slats on top to make a stunning coffee table. (glass easily removed). H:25" x W:39". Ask for shipping quote from our california warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1950 item #1183211 (stock #pd500)
Kodo Arts
$1200.00
Fabulous Bronze Showa Period C.1950 lantern with lotus flowers in 3D relief and vine lattice orb. Either papered or as is, with a light source inside would throw off a spectacular light and shadows. Thick bronze work and in excellent condition. Diameter:12" x H:14". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1910 item #1182951 (stock #pd498)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Wonderful Taisho Period C.1920 bronze brazier that is perfect size for a floral display. The relief work is outstanding with each diaper pattern brilliantly sharp. The handles also done with exceptional finesse. Just a superb piece of bronze craftsmanship. H:10" x diameter:9". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1182832 (stock #pd497)
Kodo Arts
$1500.00
Large, thick bronze 'murashido' flower vase with patinated coloring and art deco look. 'Murashido' is a bronze finishing technique perfected in the Taisho Period c. 1912-1926 whereby hotly fired bronzes were dipped in a hot oil to achieve the spectacular coloring effects. This piece displays this genius and more. Would make an exceptional flower vase. Excellent condition with two tiny dents. (see pictures) Diameter: 14" x H:16". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1180912 (stock #pd490)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Fabulous lost wax cast Meiji Period C. 1890 bronze 'Koro' incense censor. The bronze is 'aka-do' or high quality red bronze and was only used until the late 20's. This censor has a dragon wrapped base and birds and bamboo in exquisite relief on the censor body. Atop the lid sid a 'shi-shi' fu-dog also in great detail. The handles are unusual art deco with elphant heads. The entire censor sits a bit with a tilt to the right. Comes in the original, signed paulownia wood 'tomobako'. box. Lovely work. H: 33cm; W:16cm
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1950 item #1178349 (stock #pd486)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Showa Period C. 1950 pair of bronze zen Buddhist temple lanterns. Hexagonal body with two doors that swing open and electric lighting capability. (we can have them fitted for electricity upon request)In perfect condition with normal bronze wear. H:24cm x W:13cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1177375 (stock #pd483)
Kodo Arts
$3500.00
Museum quality Edo Period C.1860 zen temple mizubachi. Lost wax cast with a great dragon spout in grand detail and spectacular shishi mythical lion ornament on the top of the lid. The diaper motif on the base is in raised relief and equally spectacular. The spigot on the dragon head is permanent so we are assuming that there was a constant water flow. Very slight indentation on one of the hanging jewels but so slight you can only see at the right angle. H:51cm x W: 43cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1176589 (stock #pd482)
Kodo Arts
$880.00
Great Taisho Period C.1920 'Koi' bronze carp swimming up the waterfall without the waterfall. Great patina. Actually holds water and is an ikebana flower vase for the tea ceremony. The carp represents courage and determination as it swims up the waterfall as depicted in many paintings and art works. Once over the top , it turns into a dragon and resides in the celestial realm protecting the buddha's teachings. Fine work on the scales and fins and fabulous expression. H:30cm W:16cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1930 item #1176061 (stock #pd476)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very Japanese bronze round garden lantern which can be hung or rests on tripod legs. Inside is an electric light bulb. Previously had been lined with rice paper. (we can line again with rice paper on request)Has nicely designed lattice of vines on the main body and buttresses on the top. Early Showa Period C.1930. Made of Bronze. Lovely patina. H:29cm x diameter: 24cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1176050 (stock #pd475)
Kodo Arts
$2800.00
Museum piece bronze temple lantern dated Bunsei 13 ( Edo Period C. 1830). Inscription on the base reads: Bunsei 13, Year of the tiger, November, Auspicious Day. Gosho - machi ( Gosho village) Shoei-Ji (Shoei Temple). Shoei Temple is a Jodo -shu temple in Nara established in C.1100. It was rebuilt in C.1577. The lantern is bronze with a chrysanthemum motif and lined with old rice paper. In unbelievably great condition. H: 76cm x diameter: 28cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Okimono : Pre 1920 item #1175630 (stock #pd470)
Kodo Arts
$1100.00
Beautiful bronze Noh Theater figure 'Okina' by the acclaimed craftsman "Shusei". His signature is on the back. The detailed bronze work is superb and the detachable face mask catches the character of 'Okina' sublimely. Made in the late Taisho Period C.1920. With a light source in front, the shadows will dance. H:32cm x W:27cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1172420 (stock #pd461)
Kodo Arts
$1800.00
Simply spectacular Taisho Period C.1920 bronze garden lantern. Exquisite art deco twisting vines on two sides and woven bamboo on the other two sides all with with wave diaper on the main body and top. Sits on four legs and the top has a small hole to allow a chord and electrical light source. H:28cm x diameter:27cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1960 item #1158740 (stock #pd436)
Kodo Arts
$595.00
Absolutely wabi-sabi murashi-do bronze flower vase in its original paulownia wood box. Dated Showa 27 (c.1953) the kanji on the box reads it was a dediction for a new building in Osaka for the Osaka Bank. Made by Shobi-Do, the premier maker of fine silver and bronze works in Osaka in the post-war era. Murashi-do is a bronze patinated technique where the bronze is dipped in hot oil after firing to achieve the lovely coloring effects. H:27cm x diameter 9cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1157574 (stock #pd435)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Wabi - sabi Meiji Period c.1900 'aka' red bronze 'koro' incense burner. Square on four legs, the entire body has the thunder diaper motif and swirling flowers and geometrical designs. The lid has a mythical, playful 'shishi' lion. The legs all are adorned with mythical elephant heads. One end has been repaired, and the repair has been done with silver and a long time ago. Actually adds to the patina. H:16cm x W:20cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1940 item #1156518 (stock #pd430)
Kodo Arts
$750.00
Very unusual round windows with undulating pattern. Showa Period c.1935 with electrical lighting possibility. Hangs from a bronze chain. Bottom opens to change light bulb. H:27cm x W:24cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1156517 (stock #pd429)
Kodo Arts
$810.00
Sensational patinated 'Murashi-do' bronze flower vase with mythical lion handles and geometrical diaper design circling the middle. The vase is dipped in hot oil right after firing to achieve the colorings. This particular piece is outstanding. Taisho Period C.1912 - 1926. H: 19cm x diameter: 29cm. Ask for shipping quote.