All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1230825 (stock #pd650)
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1920 item #1230179 (stock #pd646)
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1229986 (stock #pd642)
Superb buddhist home shrine dated on the back Showa 10 (c.1936). It was custom made to celebrate a 33 year memorial ceremony. Black lacquer on wood with copper metal fittings outside. Inside elaborate carvings in gold gilt. Lattice doors open to reveal an altar space for one's dieties or offerings. Perfect size. 28" tall by 18" wide with doors closed. Excellent condition. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Lacquer : Pre 1920 item #1229985 (stock #pd641)
Exquisite pair of gold and black lacquered buddhist temple altar offering tables C. 1915. Gold gilt applied over balck lacquer with copper metal fittings. Tops are black lacquer. One table is slightly taller than the other. Excellent for end tables. Some lacquer wear (see pictures) but in very good shape. Wear areas can be waxed and aged upon request. 28" wide x 23" tall. Second table 24" tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1930 item #1229398 (stock #pd638)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1228307 (stock #pd636)
Fantastic Meiji Peiod Granite Bosatsu boddhisattva from the late 1800's. There is dried lichen from years of exposure to the elements. Facial expression is what caught us. Absolutely other worldly. Wisdom and playfulness from a serenity born of years of experience. H: 16" x W:10". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1228306 (stock #pd635)
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1940 item #1224146 (stock #pd627)
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 : Devotional Objects : Pre 1920 item #1219895 (stock #pd624)
Alsmost art deco gold gilt on wood buddhist temple offering tablet. Dated on the back Taisho 7 (C.1919). Intricate carving work and layers of fine lacquer. Has the Chrysanthemum crests which leads us to believe it had some connection to the Imperial temple network. Buddhist clouds in fine relief along with lotus leafs at the top. Height:32" x 10" wide. Ask for shipping quote from California.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1218922 (stock #pd620)
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1930 item #1218164 (stock #pd617)
Early Showa Period C.1930 black ad gold gilt lacquer on wood buddhist altar table. Usually a diety or offering was placed on top. The outstanding feature of this table is are the lotus leaves and flower carvings in detailed wood on the side panels. H:10" x 21". Great condition with slight csplit on the back. see pictures. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1216677 (stock #pd614)
Playful large bronze Hotei, one of the lucky gods of Japan who resembles the buddhist monk Jittoku. Taisho Period C.1920. Holding a gumbai in one hand and pointing at the moon with the other. The facial expression evokes much humor and joy. The detailed bronze work is in fine relief and great flow. Just makes you happy to be in his presence. H:31" x W:18". Ask for shipping quote from california warehouse.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1215207 (stock #pd606)
Fabulous thick bronze buddhist temple bell with the japanese iscription on the bell 'Tempo 14` C.1843. Also written is it is from Kodai-ji a sub temple of Daigo -ji a world heritage temple in south Kyoto. A temple made famous by Hideyoshi`s famous cherry blossom viewing party in 1598. The bell is thick hand - hammered bronze and has a deep lasting sound. Slight dent on bottom. 30cm in diameter; 20cm tall. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1208589 (stock #pd584)
Exceptional hand hammered bronze Shingon buddhist temple bell used for sutra chanting in Hensho-ji temple in Itabashi village in Tamba Han or prefecture north of Kyoto. Inscripted on the bell is the date Meiji period 2 nen or C.1870. It was donated by Eigen, a monk around the Nanzen-ji temple area of Kyoto. He seems to have been a leading figure of the time in the Buddhist world. Long sonorous sound and thick bronze. No cracks or holes. A slight dent near the bottom. (see pictures). With silk cushion. Diameter : 12" x H: 7 1/2 ". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1208207 (stock #pd579)
Fantastic sitting 'Jizo Bosatsu' Buddha holding the sacred wishing gem or 'Hoju' which symbolizes the eternal void. Lovely tranquil facial expression. Carving of the granite stone exceptional with the buddha sitting on a lotus petal stand and the lines of his robes in beautiful relief. Slight wear on his hands where he holds the 'hoju' but other wise excellent condition. Late Meiji Period C.1900. H:14" x W: 10". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.