All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1182531 (stock #pd499)
Exceptionally rare early Meiji Period zen temple votive placque dated C.1874. The frame is carved buddhist japanese cypress clouds in gold gilt lacquer with dragon heads intertwined at the top and bottom and the scaled body intertwined on the sides. The inside wood with the date C.1874 and donor was faded so Kodo Arts removed the wood and replaced it with a bevelled mirror. Absolutely stunning one of a kind museum piece mirror. Excellent condition with a minor chip here or there. H:42" x W:23". Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Earthenware : Pre 1900 item #941830 (stock #pd79)
This is the finest Shigaraki ceramic vase Kodo Arts has come across. Unbelievable nagashi blue and green glazes on a spectacular form. The natural overglazes during firing have produced an unreproduceable masterpiece of pottery. Signed on the bottom, Toho c. 1885. If we kept one piece this would be it. Perfect condition. Request shipping quote. (h:12" diam: 11")
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 : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1177375 (stock #pd483)
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1183542 (stock #pd505)
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1960 item #1212697 (stock #pd600)
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1064864 (stock #pd252)
Pair of rare negoro lacquered, wood Edo Period C.1860 zen buddhist temple altar candlestands. Fabulous buddhist cloud carvings in gold gilt at the base. Wood is Japanese cypress. H:23" x W:12". Great condition. One candlestand has a split at the top. (see picture). Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #1176050 (stock #pd475)
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 : Folk Art : Pre 1900 item #1238305 (stock #pd680)
Exceptionally rare zen buddhist temple roof tile form the Meiji Period C.1890 of a Flaming Jewel or Hoju in Japanese. Would have been at one of the four corners of the temple or the at the end of the roof crest. The flaming jewel or sacred wishing gem is found everywhere in Buddhist iconology as a symbol of the void and purity. This tile is made of clay. Very good condition which is remarkable. H:23" x W:26". Ask for shipping quote from our California warehouse.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1940 item #1198883 (stock #pd561)
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 1900 item #1237059 (stock #pd665)
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 : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #1048462 (stock #pd221)
Exquisite Meiji Period c.1900 Imari vase with chrysanthemum flowers and vines intertwined around the neck and huge peonies and small butterflies on the body. Immaculate condition and huge impact piece. Ask for shipping quote. H:63cm x diameter 33cm
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1139714 (stock #pd392)
Outstanding and rare Meiji Period C. 1880 buddhist temple water bowl. Fabulous bronze work with mythical dragon handles and elephant tripod feet legs. Both sides of the bowl have mythical elephant faces with vine like runners in great relief. The rim is rimmed with lovely circle diaper. Ask for shipping quote. H:9" x W: 23" x Depth: 15"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1910 item #1176586 (stock #pd480)
Also known as Uzumi or Okame, Otafuku is the name for the female half of a traditional Japanese Kyogen theatre pair She is considered to be the goddess of mirth and is frequently seen in Japanese art. Part of the Kyogen category of masks, this is a character used for the comic interlude in classic Noh plays. This mask carved in the late Meiji Period C.1910 is carved out of cypress and has some wear on the nose and stains but we think it just adds character. Her expression is sublime. H:46cm x W:40cm. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Devotional Objects : Pre 1900 item #940639 (stock #pd62)
Just superb Edo Period zen buddhist travelling altar or zushi. The rounded contoured roof and the outstanding metal work on the door and hinges indicate a high level samurai or retainer. Thick black lacquer and fine gilt on the inside. The roof dates the piece to late edo period c. 1860. The altar on the inside has 2 pillars and a cross beam with painted buddhist symbols. Request shippng quote. (H:12"; W:8")
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Sculpture : Pre 1700 item #918754 (stock #pd6)
The mother of all daruma wood carvings. On the back of this Edo Period c.1700 masterpiece is engraved 'Genroku 13' (c.1700) ,'Saigenshin Tsukuri' carved by Saigenshin, a famous zen monk of the time. Also 'Kyosagaju' meaning he was from a temple in the Saga District of Western Kyoto. The Carving is a magnificent flow of lines and expression. Definitely a museum quality piece. A few minor areas where the lacquer has worn away but in astonishingly great shape. $2400. (w:30cm x h:43cm). Shipping/insurance to usa or western europe $300.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1188613 (stock #pd518)
Museum piece Edo Period C.1865 kimono sample book with different designs of silk, embroidered, natural dyed masterpieces of the era. There are 49 pages with 46 samples. Most pages have samples 30" tall x 35" wide. Some pages have double samples 14" tall x 34" wide. The condition is stunningly excellent. Ask for shipping quote.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Folk Art : Pre 1920 item #1082896 (stock #pd298)
Huge impact large bronze Taisho Period c.1920 lantern. Lovely vine lattice metalworkwork on the sides and 4 stout legs. Can either stand alone or be hung. There is a hole for an electric chord on the top and the original paper on the inside is off. (we can repaper on request). Top has slight bend (as you can see in the pictures) but otherwise in great condition. H:37cm x W:29cm